Dear Captain Kirk,
Since it is William Shatner’s birthday, I thought I’d write to say, "Hi." And that I love and appreciate you. See, some people think you were the worst of the Star Trek captains (ok, besides that Enterprise crap, but F that). I don’t think that’s true. I think you are the badass Captain who boldly went where no man had gone before. And you managed to punch a lot of aliens in the face in the process. And get a lot of alien ladies into the bedroom. And most of all, you made out with Uhura. She’s one hell of a babe, so salutes to you.
For all of these reasons, I don’t think you’re a bad Star Trek captain at all. You don’t see them making a gritty reboot of Deep Space Nine (although that was pretty gritty to start with). No! They are making a reboot of you!
So happy birthday to William Shatner and thank you Captain Kirk for rocking our collective geeky imaginations.
- Ethan Lewis