Last week I had completed one of the great Nerd Quests. I stood on the bridge of the Enterprise. In fact it was the Enterprise that actually sailed. That's right folks I am talking about the air craft carrier CNV 65, not NCC 1701. I still call it a win.
If you have never see an air craft carrier in real life, that fucker is huge.
On Saturday Dec 1st 2012, the Enterprise was inactivated and will soon be retired and cut into scrap metal. It was the first Nuclear powered carrier and had a 52 year life.
Why should I care you say? Well it is still the fucking Enterprise. And I stood on the bridge while it was still an active vessal, I also sat in the captains chair. It was pretty damn cool. Since I will most likely never stand on the bridge of the starship Enterprise I feel that this Nerd Quest was completed to satisfaction.
Don't fret though, as the Enterprise name will not be out of the fleet for long. The next carrier to be built, CVN 80, will bear the name and continue the legacy.
This was my view for most of the week.
Anyway this was a bit of a detour from the Comics, Games, and Booze ethos, but I hope you enjoyed seeing a piece of ancillary Nerd history. If you want to see the ceremony head over to the Navy website. Be aware it is a whole lot of talky talky.