Cord Devlin

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This is the story of a boy named Cord,

Who on family trips could become quite bored.

 

Frequently abroad for dad’s International Diplomacy,

Cord had to make time at the American Embassy.

 

One day, however, he chanced to view,

An old TV show from out of the blue.

 

There were funny names like Kirk and Spock,

But the science fiction was far from Schlock.

 

Star Trek had starships, aliens and planets galore,

And featured a crew that thirsted for more.

Star Trek 1979

In 1979 I graduated college so to all outward appearances I was an adult. However, seething under the surface of this grown up was a rabid Star Trek fan who had closely followed the rumors of a big screen production of the old show. Several of my classmates anticipated reliving the wonders of life in Star Fleet ten years after the show was cancelled. Funny how most of the engineering class had that in common. Could it be why we went into that technical discipline in the first place?