Young man/old man

I got into "Star Trek" through the movies, sometime after five and before six. Just a big Star Trek: The Movies fan as a kid. Of course, the themes in movies two through five are aging. And not just any aging, Captain Kirk aging. Shatner was fifty-one in Star Trek II. Most of my thoughts about getting older came from II. It only get better a few years later with Magnolia, when I looked to Jason Robards’s Earl Partridge on his death bed. Death scenes were a big deal when I was in my teens–like as a movie fan. We all wanted awesome death scenes, though nothing beats HAL. Like I’ve been thinking about aging since I was a pre-teen and it’s always been fifties, seventies, never thirties, forties. That trepidation came later.

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