Portlanders have put a spin on many things – coffee, beer, fashion – but the one thing we really rock is Star Trek.
Yep, we love Captain Kirk and his crew of endearing characters. Yep, we pack a public park to watch local theater community actors perform episodes of the 1960's TV series. And, yep, we are proud in-your-face Shatner lovers.
The episode: The Trouble with Tribbles
"When the U.S.S. Enterprise receives a top-priority order to protect a shipment of quadrotriticale grain on Deep Space Station K-7, Kirk is irritated to be guarding a shipment of "wheat." But the shipment is meant for famine-struck Sherman's Planet, and Klingons are taking shore leave on the space station.
"Another problem arises when a space trader, Cyrano Jones, gives Uhura a purring ball of fluff known as a tribble. Charmed by the creature, Uhura takes it back to the Enterprise. However, as McCoy soon learns, tribbles are born pregnant and the more they eat ... and they eat constantly ... the more they multiply. Soon the starship is overrun by the furry creatures." - from StarTrek.com
Take in the view from the crowd during the final performance of Trek in the Park. After five years, the creators behind the brilliance (Atomic Arts) are moving on to new adventures, so in honor of the final season, we salute and thank you, Portlanders of Awesome.
Dr. McCoy: Do you know what you get if you feed a tribble too much?
Capt. Kirk: A fat tribble.
Dr. McCoy: No. You get a whole bunch of hungry little tribbles.
Capt. Kirk: Well, Bones, all I can suggest... is you open up a maternity ward.
Over and out.
Photos by Jedidiah Fugle.