Thursday, October 7, 2010

E Plebnista....

From Star Trek (the original, thank-you-very-much), the Preamble to the Constitution, as read by William Shatner as Captain Kirk.  His commentary as he reads were just spot-on considering our time in history.  How the meaning of the words got blurred through the centuries.....  Gene Roddenberry was genius (and prescient)!!  We still say the words We the People instead of E Plebnista, but those who are sworn to uphold them have lost the meaning and do not understand or wish to abide by them.  Shatner may have been (and still is) an overactor extraordinaire, but this was inspired.

2 comments:

Linoge said...

The man overacted to the extreme... but, on occasion, he was damned impressive.

Midwest Chick said...

Yep. I even liked him on Boston Legal sometimes. I'll reiterate and say that Roddenberry did seem to have a common meme of self-governance and freedom in most of the original episodes.