It was 45 years ago last night that Star Trek was first broadcast, which means that it was 45 years ago this morning that kids first went to school and asked each other if they’d seen Star Trek. By the time I was born, Star Trek was no longer in production, but reruns of it were on TV all the time. So wherever nerds gathered, it was steady a topic of conversation. The show is now so old, and the spinoff shows and other attempts to cash in on its success were so tedious, that I’m always surprised when anyone younger than me expresses interest in it. It really was a good show, though.