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amateurr

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Russian
I have a question concerning the name of the show "Star Trek" . In my native language the show sounds like Star Track (way, road) or something but if i get it right it has something to do with a long difficult journey. So I think it implies "journey". What do you think?
 
  • Foygl

    Member
    Danish
    Yes, you are very right. A trek is a very slow or difficult journey. Using the word star in the name as well connects it to the space and universe, which could imply that the trek is extraordinarily difficult and complex, or just that the trek is going on among the stars.
     

    bibliolept

    Senior Member
    AE, Español
    trek:

    - any long and difficult trip
    - a journey by ox wagon (especially an organized migration by a group of settlers)
    The second definition is interesting as it relates to the tidbit below:

    As early as 1960, Gene Roddenberry had put together a proposal for the science fiction series which would become Star Trek. Although he publicly marketed it as a Western in outer space, a so-called "Wagon Train to the Stars" ...
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_trek#Conception_and_setting
     
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