Mankind is finally going nowhere—more than half a century after Star Trek first entered the soul of pop culture.
The successful destruction of SpaceX by four tourists over a three-day orbiting weekend sparked interest in space travel. He told SpaceX reporters that they can take five to six private trips a year and that number will increase if needed. Also, NASA is preparing to build a habitat on the Moon in 2024 and on Mars in 2030. Suddenly, planetary jockeys are a fact and no longer confined to the science fiction that inspired them.
Decades later, business is booming, thanks to SpaceX’s billionaire Elon Musk, Virgin Galactic’s Richard Branson and Blue Origin’s Jeff Bezos — all science fiction fans.
When I was given an interview with George Talkie, who starred lightly in Star Trek: The Original Series, I jumped in. A descriptive character in Star Trek Fleet Command, he shared with me his thoughts on a game that is no longer cross-platform, the evolution of technology, the promise and threats of AI, and the challenges that come with researching the planet we are on. . He played a little on TV.
TAKEI: Transporter. As a serious traveler I hate airport mismanagement – losing suitcases, shaking doors, canceling flights. Anything that gets me there without a hitch would be great, including stepping on the pad, glancing for a while, and then reaching my destination. I firmly believe that Luddites like Dr. McCoy will oppose the regulation of their molecules, but I accept it.
One of the most memorable AI characters in the original series is a transporter named “The Guardian of Forever” who takes Captain Kirk and Spock in time. Kirk is in love and has to choose between his personal happiness and the consequences of moving on with time.
Generation after generation, evil AIs have been wrestling with the supercomputers controlling the ship and the androids trying to seduce the crew. Do you think show creator Gene Roddenbury is concerned about AI becoming a threat to its existence?
Aside from science fiction, I personally believe that AI cannot be the enemy. It is simply a tool for determining the outcome of human judgment.
The New York Times has an excellent article about AI writing its own code and poetry, but it does so based on the information people give. AI should not be seen as a form of creative mind, rather it is an important aid in helping to explore the problems of the universe.
Now we have entered the era of space tourism. Are you interested in climbing?
In some cases, I feel lost. Jean’s son Ray Roddenberry took me and my husband Pratt to the Zero-G Experience in Las Vegas. After a vague crushing feeling that some people had actually missed breakfast, there was an incredibly lighter feeling than the air when we were floating. I wonder what the galaxy should look like.
Star Trek progressed beyond its time in many ways, but what most people didn’t realize was that it was performed by comedian Lucille Paul, best known for his role in the sitcom, I Love Lucy. What’s the story then?
Lucille Paul, a talented businesswoman, negotiated the rights to her show with her husband and co-star Desi Arnas and turned a profit with Desilo Productions. After their divorce, she took over the studio and named Hollywood screenwriter Herb Solo as production head, bringing her Star Trek pitches from Jean. When the network rejected the first pilot, he agreed for a second, which was unusual, but he got the network, and I added it.
An interesting side story is that Jeannie’s girlfriend (and later husband) appeared in the first pilot as a second pilot, but the network wanted that role as a man, so Jeanne gave her a blonde wig. Gave. And made her a nurse to cast her in the series. In addition, the show undergoes a variety of changes from season to season. Jean felt that television was being wasted on pointless experimental programs and wanted to address the civil rights and anti-war movements. Luckily, Lucille Paul made it possible.
How do you feel about being a playable character in the Star Trek Fleet Command game?
I love Zulu, the first graduate of Starfleet Academy, and he achieved his ambition to be the captain of his star and I hope the players enjoy the journey.
What do you see as the greatest threat to humanity as we travel to explore the unknown?
Wherever we go, we must be aware of people’s worst mistakes because they are likely to be our worst enemies.
When I was five years old, in response to the attack on Pearl Harbor, soldiers came to our door on our orders and kicked us out of the house at gunpoint. I will never forget the fear that morning I was stuck in that truck with my mom, my little brother, my sister and dad, with only the things we could carry.
We are citizens of the United States of America, but for any reason other than our race, we are branded as enemies of the state. The government confiscated our bank account, took our house and sent us away from Los Angeles. We were sent to the land of Arkansas and were behind barbed wire for four long years.
When we were finally released, we were given $25 to live in extreme poverty and a bus ticket to Skid Row. We struggled for many years, but my father worked as a dishwasher and took us to Barrio, where he started a business and eventually returned to where we lived.
This is the story of the lives of 120,000 innocent Japanese Americans in one second. We must not forget that this order came from Franklin Delano Roosevelt.