It turns out that Stephen Fry, the British actor, author humorist and all around intellectual, is a Star Trek fan. In our video of the day (which was actually recorded last year) Fry explains how "most of human history and art can be expressed through Star Trek."
Stephen Fry explains how all life can be explained through Star Trek
In the video below Stephen Fry talks about Star Trek and how it relates to all of human history. If you wanted to know how Star Trek can be tied to 19th century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche and to ancient Greek philosophy, then this is the video for you.
(NOTE: just the first 4 minutes cover Trek)
This is actually not our first encounter with Stephen Fry’s Trek-love. He is currently working on a BBC Documentary show called "Planet Word," which explores language. Earlier this year Fry traveled to Washington DC to film a segment on the Klingon language for his upcoming BBC documentary series Planet Word. For the segment, Fry himself joined in a performance of Shakespeare’s Hamlet (in the original Klingon).
Stephen Fry as Klingon
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