I am 10 years old, sitting in front of a console TV, watching a first-season episode of Star Trek. The situation is dire, as the Enterprise is being sucked into an inescapable black hole. Captain Kirk, acting on instinct, had ordered the crew to veer off-course in order to save a distressed ship, whose commander (an alien female) happens to be stunningly beautiful, despite being bald and green. Overcoming the different-species-cultural-barrier problem, Kirk and the alien commander hit it off immediately. But Kirk has put the Enterprise in the… Continue reading Dependence