The U.S.S. Enterprise. You have to love her. She looks terrific warping, firing photon torpedoes, submerged in water, and even on fire, doomed and crashing. What a girl. How many ships can do all of that and look amazing doing it?
With the arrival of Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) who could possibly have imagined the seeds of a story by Carey Wilber and the legendary Gene L. Coon (1924-1973; the other great Gene) captured for the Star Trek: The Original Series Season One episode Space Seed (February 1967) would endure and span more than forty-five years? Like Star Trek itself, those are inspired ideas and characters that have truly stood the test of time.