Actually, if you refer to Fowler's Modern English Usage
, third edition, you will find that splitting the infinitive
is perfectly acceptable usage. And read 'Is Data Human? The Metaphysics of Star Trek
' for an interesting and topical discussion on whether Data is a thing or not. Not to be pedantic
, of course. :-)
Apart from this, of course, the original text was written to epitomise the fact that Star Trek is not just a "Wagon Train to the Stars", as Gene Roddenberry originally referred to it, but is a voyage of discovery, a meeting of cultures, a search for inner truths, and "the greatest thirty year thought experiment" ever conceived. I believe that it has acomplished this quite well.
It is said that the biggest compliment an idea can receive is that it is called a cliché. So many words of wisdom from Star Trek have accomplished this: be it the aforementioned introduction, or the ubiquitous and universally accepted "Beam me up, Scotty!"
It is in this spirit that I leave you with this word: