My friend, Taylor, and I have been friends since the beginning of high school. We met in beginning band class. I was told that my lips were “too fat” to play the flute, so I was sent to the trombone section.
Fortunately, there was someone else in the trombone section: Taylor. Not only that, but he liked Star Trek! We amused ourselves for two interminable semesters by drawing starships during the (frequent) rests for the brass.
We graduated from high school and Taylor’s gone on to become a digital artist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I’m an -at least enthusiastic- amateur graphic designer, but I went to school for mechanical engineering and physics. What I missed in perspective I gained in the ability to come up with pseudo-plausible technobabble. And I can make computers have perspective for me. So there.
Taylor and I got to talking about a year ago about doing a loving spoof of Star Trek in-universe. Something which included things we liked and tackled some annoying loose ends. Something that suggested possibilities that made us laugh so hard we had to take breaks to de-seize our thorax muscles.
And so, as artistically and humorously bankrupt as I am, I have decided to embark upon my own, copyright-free, loving spoof of a certain science-fiction franchise. Thinly-veiled references and analogs will abound. I’ll make sure to point them out.
The good news is that copyright-free-ness will allow me to sell tee-shirts etc. The bad news is that the references will require some work on your behalf. Strap on your geek-helms.