|I Love Sci-Fi/Fantasy Because...|
...of Kirk, Captain James Tiberius--the only man to ever win the no-win scenario. (And in two different timelines!)
Back in the 1960s, sci-fi wasn't exactly mainstream. Gene Roddenberry pitched the concept of Star Trek to NBC as a wagon train through the stars. The "western" setting even surfaced in an episode or two.
|William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk|
He was a worthy competitor at chess, but poker was his game. And he bluffed the best of them.
Roddenberry, through Kirk and his crew, opened the door for science fiction to go mainstream. Yet another reason I love science fiction and fantasy.