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Today is the 4th of July – celebrated as Independence Day in the USA. In the future history of Star Trek, the USA ceased to exist after World War III, but the principles that founded the nation lived on. And being that James T. Kirk was born in Iowa (he only works in outer space) he shows pride for the former nation in a patriotic speech from the episode “The Omega Glory.” Watch it below.
Kirk Gets Patriotic
In the 24th episode of the original Star Trek’s second season the crew once again found an example of Hodgkin’s Law of Parallel Planetary Development on Omega IV which evolved much like Earth except that two groups Yangs (or ‘Yankee’ Americans) and Kohms (for Communists) are at endless war with each other – a war that Earth avoided. Eventually Kirk ignored the prime directive (again) and decided to get them to all stop fighting – and he did this by explaining the true meaning of preamble to the Constitution of the United States (which they had turned into "holy words" only to be seen by chiefs). Kirk set them straight – in one of his most Shatnerian of speeches…
Happy Omega Glory Day From TrekMovie.com
The Omega Glory: The Poster
You can celebrate Omega Glory Day everyday with the retro “The Omega Glory” poster, part of the QMx retro poster series.
The above poster is part of Retro TOS Poster Set #8 which also includes posters for “Bread and Circuses,” “A Piece of the Action,” and “For the World Is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky.” You can also pick up the designs on shot glasses. Both available at Entertainment Earth.