Star Trek: Voyager premiered on January 16, 1995 to considerable initial excitement, although reactions to the show were mixed. Some were excited by the idea of a female captain (with Kate Mulgrew as Kathryn Janeway), though others did not care for her character. Promised more conflict and an “edgier” show by producers, with the idea of a Starfleet ship lost in the Delta Quadrant and having to work with members of a Marquis crew.
The first fan-run Star Trek con is generally noted as having been held January 21 – January 23, 1972 at the Statler Hilton Hotel in New York City. Gene Roddenberry, Majel Barrett, D.C. Fontana and Isaac Asimov were in attendance.
Star Trek’s presence on LiveJournal dates to at least January 23, 2001, with the creation of the community trekkies.
January 20, 1920 Deforrest Kelley, Doctor McCoy on Tv’s original “Star Trek”
January 20,1930- Edwin “Buzz Aldrin, Astronaut, walked on the moon
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Don’t you just love it when Star Trek’s fiction becomes reality? It’s happening more and more. The latest case in point: the transparent aluminum that “Professor Scott” swapped for plexiglass in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. According to the Daily Mail newspaper in England, it’s not quite there yet, but it’s inching closer, as scientists have devised a transparent aluminum-based ceramic – aluminium oxynitride — that’s almost as strong as metallic aluminum. Referred to as AION, the material is four times harder than fused silica glass, 85 per cent as hard as sapphire and stable up to a temperature of 1,200C. And how strong is AION? Strong enough, at 1.6 inches thick, to stop .50-caliber bullets which can easily penetrate more than twice that thickness of conventional laminated glass armor. Continue reading