A Feature Review of
The Gospel According to Star Trek: The Original Crew
Reviewed by Rob O’Lynn
“Space…the final frontier.” For over 50 years—five decades—that phrase has gathered generations of fans around their televisions and in the cinemas to join in the ongoing mission of the starship Enterprise as it seeks out new life and new civilizations, as it boldly goes where no one has gone before! Wow, I am getting chills just typing it out.
Culturally speaking, Star Trek is at the pinnacle. It has survived cancellations, mockumentaries and a bottomed-out fan base, only to become an endearing icon on the cultural landscape. There are countless streams in which the Enterprise sails: television and films, merchandising, publishing, discography (of which the most awesome is this album), and, of course, conventions. To be quite poignant, Star Trek has gone where, culturally, no one had gone before.