One of the genres that I enjoy is Sci-Fi. Years ago, I was fascinated with Star Wars, Buck Rogers, and Battlestar Galactica. But my favorite was Star Trek - both the original and The Next Generation. After The Next Generation, I was glued to Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise. I couldn’t get enough of space faring humans who encountered advanced alien civilizations. So it stands to reason that when I write Sci-Fi stories there will be a strong Star Trek influence.
Someone might say that I was a trekker, not that I would admit it. My iPad has the Starfleet Personal Access Display Device (PADD), which is so cool! This was the device the crew always walked around with and pressed digital buttons to access information. And this App is the Official and Canon version so all the information pertains to the Star Trek TV series and the films.
Now, before you say aha! Let me explain that the iPad was given to me and it already had the PADD App installed. On the other hand, the Tricorder App was mysteriously downloaded into my phone - those darned Nanites! I might as well play with it, I don't believe in being wasteful. Especially after those hard working Nanites went through all the trouble.