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Stormcatcher

To me he was my first idol. I had been a follower of Star Trek since its first broadcast in Germany when I was 9 years old. I could relate to him - I was socially awkward, loved science and reading and did not understand how the 'human mind' worked. I still remember vividly replaying Star Trek episodes with my youngest cousin, who is barely one year older than I. As we both were fans of Spock, there was always a competition about who was the more convincing one. We used to wear light blue pullovers and cut out pointy shapes from cardboard and sticking those behind our ears to show our Vulcan heritage... We kept losing the 'ears' when running around the gardens and woods, but that did not stop us from feeling very alien. I only missed two episodes when I was on holiday with my parents and we had no access to TV for two weeks. I hated that holiday! If only RIP would mean 'return if possible'...