Some of my earliest memories are of watching the original Star Trek in syndication. I watched it with my dad, who grew up with the original series, and I fell in love with the idea of what Star Trek showed me. A world where humanity had finally figured out their issues and were off exploring the stars. From that humble beginning, I got into the Star Trek novels, then the Next Generation. It blew me away, it was a Star Trek of my very own. I was glued to the set when it was on the air, had the technical manuals, and even worked on learning Klingon. I’ll admit, DS9 took a season or two to grow on me, and Voyager had some great characters, and some classic episodes, but much like the crew, I kinda felt they were just… lost in places. I loved most of Enterprise, though I kind of feel like they suffered from trying to be episodic while also having an actual plot arc that was interesting to me.
I will confess I’m mostly letting Discovery pass me by at the moment, but that’s mostly a principle issue relating to “Why do I want another streaming service for this one thing? Put it on TV, put it on Netflix, or I’ll buy it on Amazon later.”
As to my prop building experience, I’ve built model kits for decades, then got into computer art and animation as a hobby. Last year for Christmas I bought myself a tiny little 3d printer to see how I liked it… then I had to have a bigger one, and now I’m making plans for a custom built machine to satisfy my making needs!
As for what I want to learn, mostly I want to hone my CAD skills, and pick up any and all pointers I can about finishing props.
Thanks for your time, and Live Long and Prosper.