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A Treat for Trekkies

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We live in a beautiful age for nerds. Just like your favorite superheros, you can never be sure that something is dead. Star Wars returned after 20 years of relative inactivity (though it’s questionable whether or not that was a good idea). Jean Grey, though currently dead, has died in so many forms that it’s impossible to believe she won’t return. You can’t keep popular series like Buffy (or even unfairly unpopular series like Firefly) from finding new life in movies and comics. But the big daddy of them all is Star Trek. From a series that lasted 3 years, 10 films, 6 series and countless books and fan fictions have sprung.

Despite this vast universe, Star Trek fans are experiencing a low these days. There’s a movie in the works that’s supposed to reinvent the genre – but it’s not due out until late 2008, When Enterprise was cancelled in 2005, it was the first time there hadn’t been a Star Trek series on the air since 1987 – nearly 20 years.