A half-human, half-Vulcan. A captain with a smirk and blue eyes that seem almost photoshopped. A cranky doctor. A talented pilot. An expert in linguistics. And a curly-haired Russian whiz kid.
These are the members of the bridge crew of the Starship Enterprise, their stories depicted on television and movie screens for the past 50 years.
In April 2009 I couldn't tell you anything about these characters.
In May 2009 I essentially adopted them as my extended family members and could tell you everything about them. And I still can.