I always considered the Tale of Earendil and Star Trek:The Final Frontier as complementaries of eachoter. Both describe a journey, not merely a voyage that was never attempted before but also a spiritual journey, in which the hero ascends beyond his doubts and weaknesses. Both tales are of hope, as Earendil brought Men and Elves and Valar together to fight united for a single cause, Kirk brought Humans and Romulans and Klingons together for the first time to fight for a common goal. And both heroes sailed if not the best ship of their worlds (that award still goes to the Teleri swan ships and the Enterprise-D), but the most legendary: the Vingilot and the Enterprise.
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