Star Trek in Second Life|
Okay, I am not a Trekkie. See, I don't even know if I spelled it right. Honestly, I'm not. But... I do like Star Trek. I don't know where the line is drawn, but I've never been to a convention, never wished I could meet the stars and have never worn Spock ears... to the best of my recollection.
I love Original Star Trek. I like Next Generation. I never got into Voyager (though one of my all time favourite episodes is Voyager's 'Blink of an Eye') or Deep Space Nine, and just because I know the names doesn't make me a Trekkie. I hated the theme to Enterprise (the series) for about three episodes, then I downloaded it to listen to whenever I want.
I simply like Star Trek. There are people who don't obsess over the show, but still like, even love, it. Count me in with them.
That being said... they have Star Trek in Second Life!
I went to the main museum to check it out. They even give you free uniforms, though they didn't have the original show uniforms! What a bummer! I wanted to dress like Uhura, but instead I opted for the Voyager uniform, because the NG uniform didn't look right on the shoulders. The black bar should cover the top of your arms, not stop where they start. ...I'm just saying...
My spiffy Voyager uniform
While I was walking around, someone told me they liked my sim. I had to tell them, 'Not mine. I'm just dressing the part." Okay, that was a little embarrassing.
After a walk through the museum, with many, many displays with notecards and sound effects about all the different series, I set out to find old Star Trek, Original Star Trek, real Star Trek.
I found it at Minshara and beamed onto the NC-1701 (if that's right, be surprised, I'm not sure I even spelled Uhura right!).
Arriving in the transporter room
The replica is a little cramped, but I imagine the set was as well. I walked around the transporter room, sickbay, the halls and finally realized I'd missed the bridge when leaving the transporter room.
I went back and found it. I stood at Spock's position. I couldn't sit in Uhura's chair, because there was a plush Uhura already on duty. :)
Then, I did the unthinkable... I sat in Kirk's chair. I felt like I was going to get in trouble, but that was just me, and I had to do it.
Me starring at NGC 604
Next, I went where many women have gone before - Kirk's quarters.
This is an exact replica of each room and I took a seat at Kirk's desk to do a little research.
"Computer, file on Harry Mudd"
If you like Star Trek, even a little, don't be embarrassed, have a look:
Star Trek Museum
Original Trek replica