Today in Star Trek future history is "First Contact Day". Regardless of your timeline, on April 5th, 2063 Dr. Zefram Cochrane is to became the first man to break the warp barrier (with a little help from the crew of the NCC-1701E), which will catch the notice of some passing Vulcans who initiate the ‘first contact’ between humans and aliens…and the beginnings of the United Federation of Planets and all that came with it.
The fateful moment
The following scene from Star Trek First Contact is one of the more powerful in all Trek film history, culminating the best of the TNG era films. The moment of Humans and Vulcans meeting for the first time, in friendship, you see in an instant the entirety of Gene Roddenberry’s message of a humanity that will eventually (after many struggles) come together into an optimistic future.
Learn more about the ‘First Contact’ (links from our friends at Memory Alpha)
First Contact Day Sale at Official Star Trek Store
To celebrate First Contact Day, CBS Consumer Products is offering out-of-this world deals in the StarTrek.com store. Trekkies can grab Star Trek VIII: First Contact on Blu-ray and DVD at 45% off (get it, 4/5?), or purchase an exclusive First Contact shirt for only $19.99. All items are available HERE.
First Contact sale at official Star Trek Store
How will you celebrate?
Planning a First Contact viewing party? Going to finally go up to that girl/guy and make your own ‘first contact’? Share your ideas with your fellow Trekkies.