William Shatner Gives Recognition To Dal Grad’s Star Trek Class In Korea


Roger Thompson (BA (Hons)’91, MA’94) has received even more recognition for his unique classes at Kyung Hee University in Korea. His Ethics of Star Trek class has been acknowledged by William Shatner, who wrote “So I understand that you are Korea’s first Star Trek professor? That must have a good story behind it. I wish you well and hope you have a wonderful day!” The noted Hollywood director Ralph Senensky, who directed seven episodes of Star Trek, called the class “more than impressive”. Sean Kenney, who played Fleet Captain Pike, said “If I were there, I would definitely enroll in your class. Thanks again for your effort to keep Star Trek alive,” and even Governor General Her Excellency Julie Payette wrote “Professor Roger Thompson, live long and prosper!” As regards his civics class, Mary Badham, (Scout in “To Kill A Mockingbird”), said “Professor Thompson, Atticus would approve of you as a civics professor.” Finally, he has received encouragement from Apollo astronaut Charlie Duke, who said: “Professor Thompson, may you continue to teach patriotism, loyalty and courage! Aim high!”