Well, here it is, the moment you've - well, that I've been waiting for: the last inductee into the TV Crossover Hall of Fame for 2004!
All year we've been celebrating the original 'Star Trek' as this was the 35th anniversary of the show's cancellation by the suits on the Peacock Throne.
Usually in December, we've tried to keep close to the theme of the holidays for this induction berth. Santa Claus, God the Father and the Son, Bob Hope, Dick Clark, Ebenezer Scrooge.....
It would have been nice to induct an elf eventually, but since we don't have one of those, how about a pointy-eared hobgoblin?
Mr. Spock was the half-human Vulcan who served as First Officer aboard the Starship Enterprise under the command of James T. Kirk. He gave his life to save his fellow crew members and stored his soul, his katra, in the mind of Dr. Leonard McCoy. Thanks to the scientific marvels of Project Genesis and the powers of Vulcan mysticism, his body was reborn and reunited with his mind and soul.
Many decades later, Spock continued to serve the Federation by working undercover on the Romulan homeworld in an effort to bring about social change to the long-sundered kin of the Vulcans.
We may not have seen the last of Spock in the Trek Universe; only Time - and other network suits - can truly say.
But in the meantime, we honor his contributions to the TV Universe by inducting him into the TV Crossover Hall of Fame.
'Star Trek - The Animated Series'
'Star Trek: The Next Generation'
'Star Trek: The Motion Picture'
'Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan'
'Star Trek: The Search For Spock'
'Star Trek: The Voyage Home'
'Star Trek: The Final Frontier'
'Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country'
And live long and prosper......