Happy birthday, Star Trek! It's Sept. 8 and that means another year has rolled around since 9/8/66—43 of them to be exact.
We make such a big deal out of even the "off-year" birthdays now that it makes you wonder what Star Trek did on its "Big 21"? Go out and get drunk? Prove that it was a grownup now?
Let's see, that would have been 1987 ... Hmm, oh yeah. Star Trek went out and pulled a party that lasted seven years—it premiered The Next Generation the week of Sept. 27, and showed the world how to do it again. Way to grow up, Gene's baby.
H/t to squiddo.com for the Trek cake photo!