I was born at just the right time to be able to grow up enjoying folling the adventures of Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the Enterprise in Star Trek – The Next Generation.

Much like my previous Friday Flashback post on Into the Eagles Nest, I was around Cole’s age when the series started and got hooked, although I wouldn’t consider myself a true Trekkie – Star Trek uniforms were rather hard to come by in South Africa in the late 80′s and early 90′s.

Well, tonight I introduced Cole to the best series on TV when I was his age, starting with the first ever episode, Encounter at Farpoint.

It is rather funny to watch the dated special effects, which I grew up believing were superb, but it is still so fun to watch, but then maybe that is just nostalgia talking. I also do not remember Deanna Troi’s uniform being quite so short. No wonder the male officers had a thing for her!

Captain Picard was a big hero for me growing up, so I have no need to say ehich camp I am in in the Picard vs Kirk debate…