The desire to merge, to unify, to become one with another being has always been a part of the passionate human existence. More than just an insurance of the continuance of the species, our deepest connections reach beyond the mere physical, into the depths of the mind, psyche, and spirit. Union - in myriad forms and for myriad reasons - is not merely a recurring theme in Star Trek: it is a raison d'etre.
Science fiction writers (and those who wrote Star Trek scripts are no different) are often fascinated with the variety and depth of attraction and connection between humans and other beings and the endless number of ways in which one being can bond with another, each one of which can be called "love." Transcending race, gender, creed, appearance, and ideology, Star Trek purports that love in all forms is something to be celebrated, not feared.
In this incredible scene, the merging of man and machine is spellbinding. V-ger's mechanical probe, Ilia, and the human Commander Decker begin the spectacular journey into oneness which will create a new lifeform. From its rich palette of emotional, physical, and mental experience, Star Trek once again manifests its own credo: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations.
~ Skybox Movie description copy, written for Paramount Studios by Harrison Solow (under a different name):
*"one's not half two. it's two are halves of one..." - ee cummings
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