(originally posted at This is My Joystick!, here.)
This summer, I was able to watch the original Star Trek for the first time. In doing so, I found I was making some interesting comparisons to a modern day video game. Of course, Star Trek has had great influence on the sci-fi genre, so it’s not surprising I found quite a few correlations between the popular sixties TV show and the video game Mass Effect. But besides the general similarities, one fascinating connection stood out, and it has everything to do with the show’s lead character, Captain James T. Kirk.