'Star Trek' chat: Monday, April 27, at 1

"Star Trek" lovers unite. Boston Globe writer — and fellow Trekkie — Charles P. Pierce was online to discuss his obsession with the original series, why it still matters, and why Spock was so cool. Pierce reflects on these points in the Globe magazine piece "Spock Value" (April 26).

The transcript follows.

More about Charles P. Pierce:

Pierce is a Globe magazine staff writer and author, who also writes for Esquire, Slate, and other publications, and is a regular guest on the NPR program, "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me."