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A new Star Trek movie comes out today!!!!
Wait? You already knew that? Darn. The Internet just can’t keep up with newspapers and TV. (Especially in this economy.)
Even if you knew about the movie, I’ll bet you didn’t know the director is Jewish? (Oh. You knew that too? I feel small.) BUT. I bet you didn’t know J.J. Abrams is in an interfaith marriage!
Yup, the newly appointed Geek Lord and Overseer is married to a Catholic woman, as he told the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles:
No, he is not boldly going where no interfaith marriage has gone before. Instead, despite his fantastic success and potential for assassination by a man in a homemade Klingon suit, he’s just like most intermarried people: proud of his heritage and exploring how it can best be transmitted to his children.
With all this Star Trek talk, you might assume that I am a Trekkie. I’m not. But Ruth Abrams, our managing editor, is. I’m hoping she sees the new movie soon. One, so she can write about it for us, and find some way to connect time-traveling Romulans with intermarriage in the Jewish community, and two, so I can see her jump up and down like a monkey on Red Bull. Susan Edni, our delightful administrative assistant, is not a Trekkie but the only actor she finds more smoldering than William Shatner is Patrick Stewart. (She’s British. They eat steak and kidney pie. Forgive her.) And coincidentally, we’ve nicknamed one of our internal projects “IFF Enterprise” and there is an unopened Enterprise model sitting on a shelf in our COO’s office. Yes, we’re weird.
Oh, one more thing. In case you were wondering, the picture above is of a creature from the Gorn Homeworld. Read the Wikipedia entry. You won’t be disappointed.
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