Topic: "Doohan's Delight" (3)
One way to make Frodo angry is to tell him that your interests only include "Non-Fiction." Frodo places his hands behind his back and paces all about when someone tells him they only read biographies, history, and science. The creative power of the mind is responsible for music, poetry, dreams, stories around the campfire, tall tales, and fiction. Without that which is omitted by some there would be no Peter Pan, no Juliet, no Casey, no Medusa, perhaps no Frodo, and even, arguably, no Adam or Eve. How much poorer, dear reader, would our lives be?
Frodo loves to dream about things the way they might have been. The future according to Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, Bones, and Scotty, where diversity is part of a "Federation," is a stark contrast to the divisive country in which we currently live, and the divided world that frames its' existence. Perhaps, thinks Frodo, the unknown could be the great adventure that approximates that one actual shining moment in July, 1969, when all the world stopped, and watched, as one of us stepped onto the lunar surface. What a grand and wonderful future would lie in front of those who follow us.
They will get there without Scotty, but perhaps they will meet up with him again. This week, a private service sent a retrievable rocket into space in order to deposit the ashes of more than 200 Earthlings who sought eternal rest in man's final frontier, The remains of the real honest-to-goodness astronaut, Gordon Cooper, traveled with those of James Doohan, the erstwhile Chief Engineer of the Starship Enterprise, to ever search the heavens.
It would be disingenuous of Frodo to conclude his words here with the most famous of lines from "Star Trek." If Frodo were writing an end to the adventure series, a piece of fiction, he would have George W. Bush absorbed into the Borg. Of course, he's probably already there.