Friday, August 19, 2011

Future Birthplace of Kirk

In Star Trek lore, the legendary Captain James T. Kirk is born in Riverside, Iowa to the parents of George and Winona Kirk. This bit of lore has floated around the Star Trek books for years but was more or less codified thanks to JJ Abrams Star Trek reboot. It seems the city decided to commemorate this "historic" occasion with the pretty plaque to the left. (via Gizmodo)

1 comment:

  1. Actually, doesn't the reboot establish he was actually from outer space but only grew up in Iowa?