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#StarTrek50: Ten times Spock perfectly summed up what it's like to be a student

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Today marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most iconic television shows of all time, Star Trek. 

Created by Gene Roddenberry in 1966, this sci-fi classic has created an enormous legacy, spawning several spin-off series, films and reboots that continue to fuel and delight the 'Trekkie' fandom half a century later.

As well as inventing a number of now-legendary quotes and phrases, the show also introduced us to some truly iconic characters, including everybody's favourite Vulcan, Spock.

Brought to life by the late, great Leonard Nimoy, Spock's deadpan logic continues to be as sharp, entertaining and oddly relateable as it was in 1966.

While Spock faltered to truly understand the emotions of the average human, his similarity to the average student is actually pretty uncanny... as we attempt to convey below.

1. When you sit through the first lecture of the new semester and struggle to figure out if this new module you're taking is interesting, confusing, or both.

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2. When that one guy in your seminar group butts in to disprove or disagree with the point that you (reluctantly) made (...because the tutor picked on you).

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3. When you find out some juicy gossip as you continue to climb the social ladder in your quest to be the ultimate BNOC. 

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4. When you're stood just a little too close to the confetti/snow machine at the Christmas ball. 

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5. When you're trying to gear yourself up for a 9am, running on three hours sleep and a hangover.

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6. When your parents, tutors and friends (naively) tell you to "stay calm" during exam season and the run-up to essay deadlines.

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7. When you're sat your laptop desperately trying to come up with a good point to make in your essay and you just keep coming up blank with nothing more to show than a 100 word 'introduction' and a stress-headache

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8. When you get an essay back that you actually (miraculously) did well on.

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9. Or alternatively, when you get an essay back and the marker questions more than a few of your points (which you totally wrote in a hurry at 2am, desperately trying to bulk up the word count with long words and facetious ideas that sounded good in your tired, caffeine-addled brain at the time)

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10. When you try to make friends with/secretly adopt just about any animal that comes your way because you miss your pets at home.

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Happy 50th Birthday Star Trek!

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