Now, let me tell you about one of the reasons why I love my husband:
I have seen quite a bit of Star Trek, which includes TNG, Voyager, Enterprise, the movies etc. I haven't seen the original series... yet. I generally have a lot of questions and TC knows (or at least can make an educated guess at) the right answer. Throughout the six movies, I had him pause at least 10+ times per movie to ask questions. Normally I wouldn't stop someone to ask questions about movies, but he's seen them all before and he likes talking about them. One of the things he asked me was what exactly I liked about the movies. It took me a while to figure it out. I really enjoy the act of discovery. My favorite part about superhero movies is when new superheroes are just discovering their abilities. I really enjoy the Star Trek series because they are always discovering new things. What I liked about the movies is that they take an idea and then they look at it from a different angle. Example: in the fourth movie, The Voyage Home, an alien device comes to Earth and sends a message. The message is not for the humans, it's for a much older creature. I've seen so many scifi movies, and in general, aliens send messages to humans. That's a selfish way of looking at things, if you ask me. Anyway, back to the movies. The writing is clever and the actor dynamic is awesome. The first couple movies were harder for me to get in to, but I really liked the other ones.
[This is the point where I stopped writing to go to bed.]
As it turns out, Star Trek has taught me a lot about myself. I've always known what I like about superhero movies, but watching these movies has taught me that I actually really like the act of discovery. It's part of the reason that I like traveling. It also explains why I like to learn things on my own without anyone showing me how to do it. I also really like teaching other people, which goes with this. Teaching is not that I get to discover new things (although that is part of it), but I get to witness others discovering things. I like piecing together languages, it's a form of discovery for me. I love learning. I thank Star Trek for this discovery about myself. :)
*Also, if you're wondering, the title is from the fifth movie, The Final Frontier.