I've been watching some shows over the last few days celebrating the 40th anniversary of Star Trek's arrival. It's a show I've always loved and it certainly examines some issues in a unique way.
Imagine my surprise, then, when I discovered an old VHS tape of a Star Trek film that only 4 people know about. It's actually a souvenir tape we made when we went to Universal Studios about 10 years ago. They blue-screen you into a short episode and it's actually quite thrilling to see yourself on-screen with those famous characters. Especially if you're a total geek - which I am.
My one consolation about being pure ham on the bone in the 'film' is that my sister was sliced ham. Acting so bad it looks like a parody of a spoof of a B-film. My kids saw it for the first time yesterday and they believed we'd actually been in a Star Trek film, bless 'em. They also thought it was funny.
One poignant moment was seeing my mother alive and well - she died just over 5 years ago - and acting even worse than me and my sister. My wife's acting was worse still.
To be fair, neither of them was a Star Trek fan at the time - and it shows!