Band Kid 2 : "Cool, me too. I use my left hand though."
It is a universe very much centered on social rather than scientific possibilities, due to various budget constraints it could not portray very many non-humanoid lifeforms that weren't energy beings. It attempts to seem scientifically sophisticated via copious amounts of technobabble that has only a tenuous link to theoretical concepts of today. It's spacecraft suffer the same problems as Star Wars, having low range weapons of poor firepower. Kinetic weapons are few and far between despite being superior in almost every way to phasers, and as in Star Wars, melee weapons larger than a knife make a mysterious return. The human political system is more akin to a socialist dictatorship than a free and fair society, and one can only hope that the Borg (Who would have their asses kicked by 21st century armies, btw) will assimilate them all and end the entire melodrama.
2. One of several shows that feature spandex-wearing people from "the future". Characterized by total lack of plot, total lack of acting ability by leads, terrible dialogue, "alien" races with identical-to-human behaviors and norms, a tendency to always be on one of UPN, Sci-Fi, TNN, or WB late=nights, and complete overuse of the "ass-shot" (a camera shot where the actor is zoomed in or out on using the ass as a focal point).
3. Starting point of Willaim Shattner's career.
2. I was watching UPN at 3 am when Star-Trek came on, but I wound up watching the Home-Shopping Network, because at least they have decent cinematography.
3. Willaim Shattner was on Star-Trek? You mean that guy who does spoken versions of rap songs?
Me: I'm sorry, it's against my every princples.
MR. Him: `Eowyn, you dang Star Wars fan.