2 June 2008

Raumschiff Enterprise

From an interview with Natascha Kampusch, the Austrian girl who was abducted and made to live in a basement for 8 years:

Kampusch says that she found her moral bearings by watching Star Trek. “I watched a lot of Star Trek and you have a complete philosophy of life in there, even if it’s a bit idiotic and very much of its time. It had this kind of ethical and moral dimension, which I learnt from. For example, when you visit another planet you don’t question the practices of other civilisations and you don’t interfere – you shouldn’t get involved.

Of course, she’s not the first Star Trek fan to have spent 8 years living in someone’s basement.

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