Good morning and Happy Monday! I think Mondays will be brighter at least for the Trekkies among us, because Star Trek Discovery is on Sunday nights. Now, we have Star Trek to talk about on Mondays! Woo-hoo! http://www.cbs.com/shows/star-trek-discovery/
I’m still tweaking this blog, so I don’t know if this will go on the weekly posting schedule or not. But, today I do feel compelled. As expected, James Frain was freaking awesome as Sarek, who is Mr. Spock’s biological father. His mother was human, Amanda.The cool thing is the star of the show, Michael Burnham, is Sarek’s honorary daughter. This makes her Spock’s honorary sister. Very cool indeed.
Sarek and Michael made a brilliant father/daughter relationship. Star Trek has several of these jewels, another favorite being Data and Lal from The Next Generation. http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/The_Offspring_(episode)
I remember when Captain Kirk’s son turned up in The Wrath of Kahn and I wondered what if he’d had a daughter instead? Ever notice how back in the day, the secret kid was always a son? Like the adventurer was aging and regretting and then suddenly an adult son turns up, having been conveniently raised by his mother? No dirty diapers or staying faithful during dangerous pregnancies or angsty teenagers? Yeah, Indiana Jones had one of those too.
Now, it’s cool for a dad to have a daughter too. (And to change diapers, but I talk that kind of thing on Saturdays.)
I loved the scene in which Michael is struggling with her emotions as a child on Vulcan. Sarek wants to help her, but he can’t really comprehend the emotional side of her struggle. Michael desperately wants to succeed and make her ‘daddy’ proud but she’s a human in a Vulcan world. She cries. It’s clear these two love each other, though they don’t always understand. Isn’t that how it is in real life?
You don’t need to understand or have anything in common at all to love someone.
Happy Monday. 😉