Thursday, February 10, 2011

The OTHER Trek anniversary this week... sorta

While *I* had presumed the focus of attention in Trekland was on the decade birthday of one occasion this week in particular ... it turns out a lot of pop-culture brainpower was devoted to something else:  the annual recall of the first invasion of Beatlemania to America, as the Fab Four landed in New York City on Feb. 7, 1964, for the storied Ed Sullivan Show appearance and debut tour that changed the culture.

So, I guess I can share the bill... since this too is vitally important to Trekland. Thanks to one of my Tweklanders, @Grimation, who jogged my memory—but no, it was not for the Vulcan haircuts. Something much more profound—and I'm just shocked, shocked, that the entire Treknological world missed it. I can even visually chart it in the form of a mathematical progression:

b > d > c

In which b = Beatles, d = Davy Jones (of the Monkees, natch) and c = Chekov (fake Beatle wig, or no.)

Here—let me go to the digital artboard:

Any questions?

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