Yes, my brother and I are both Star Trek Geeks, growing up with the same original toys that Sheldon and Leonard now fight over on “The Big Bang Theory.” I therefore can’t help feeling a sense of ownership over the series—both Trek and Big Bang— having played with the now-vintage toys first-hand.
Note that my brother was a bit of a comedian, and my favorite memory of playing with his Star Trek Enterprise playset was the day he pretended that Kirk got gassed out in the transporter chamber by noxious farts.
We were young.
Upon seeing Sheldon on Big Bang playing with that authentic 1970s transporter chamber, which was basically a card board and vinyl-covered box with a psychedelic spinning panel, the moment came right back to me: Jimmy making Kirk pass out in the transporter chamber.
Jim is now an Emmy winning cameraman. Last month, he built a two-foot long model of the Enterprise, coincidentally finishing it on the day Leonard Nimoy died. He was so excited about the results of his handiwork, he filmed it with his professional camera equipment.
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I can almost see little Red Shirts in there.
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