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1x06 “Lethe” promo trailer

In Greek mythology, Lethe was one of the five rivers of the underworld of Hades. The Lethe flowed around the cave of Hypnos and through the Underworld, where all those who drank from it experienced complete forgetfulness. Lethe was also the name of the Greek spirit of forgetfulness and oblivion, with whom the river was often identified. In Classical Greek, the word lethe literally means “oblivion”, “forgetfulness”, or “concealment”.
  • Harry Mudd: “I don’t know, I didn’t expect some kind of Spanish Inquisition”
  • Scotty: “NOBODY expects the Spanish Inquisition! Our chief weapon is surprise…surprise and fear…fear and surprise…. Our two weapons are fear and surprise…and ruthless efficiency…. Our *three* weapons are fear, surprise, and ruthless efficiency…and an almost fanatical devotion to the Pope…. Our *four*…no… *Amongst* our weapons…. Amongst our weaponry…are such elements as fear, surprise..

What I love about the original series and spirk is that after months of not being that involved in it or focusing on another fandom I can come back and feel safe and warm and happy with the series and characters I love. I can live knowing Kirk loves Spock and vice versa and that he blew up the Enterprise for him and how Spock heard Jim wanting him from lightyears away. I can go back to a place where diversity and love are common place and wordly issues don’t exist on Earth. It makes me so happy, and sometimes I just need to express how much Star Trek means to me. The new series are great, but the original series is always what I go back to first and foremost.