I'm not really all that mysterious

To Boldly Go

The Internet was abuzz earlier this month with the announcement from CBS that they were working on a new Star Trek series as the flagship of their streaming service.

On one hand, there is a significant dearth of straight-up science fiction on TV right now.

On the other hand, I am not a great fan of the ST:TOS reboot movies. (They are entertaining, but they basically threw out all the things that make Trek what it is and turned them into generic interstellar shoot-‘em-ups.)

Alex Edwards posts an open letter to Alex Kurtzman & CBS.

Postscript: everyone sane hates “Threshold” (ST:VOY S2E15) in which Tom Paris manages to reach Warp 10 then turns himself and Captain Janeway into lizards salamanders, but I got a real kick out of the convergence of Warp 10 with how the Infinite Improbability Drive from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy works.

As soon as the ship’s drive reaches infinite Improbability, it passes through every conceivable point in every conceivable universe simultaneously.

how the Infinite Improbability Drive works (on the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Wiki)

Given the likely influence of Star Trek on The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, I found it fitting.

And if anything, the Infinite Improbability Drive would definitely explain the transformation into lizards salamanders far better than whatever biological hypothesis they came up with on Voyager.

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