Piscataway, NJ -9 Feb. 2009- Staff. Richard Perkins never though he would set any records, but this local student has reached a milestone few others could conceive of: a cumulative 27293 minutes of Star Trek in less than three weeks.
Armed with nothing more than a library card, a freezer full of prepared meals and a non-functioning cellphone, Perkins began with classic Star Trek and moved in ascending order through Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. “I lost a bet a little while ago with some buddies, and since I didn’t have class for a while, I decided to go for it,” Perkins remarked.
Each Star Trek series lasted several seasons, with each episode nearing 1 hour. Perkins accomplished his feat by watching nearly round the clock and ordering food over the Internet. Despite his victory, Perkins has no plans to attempt other TV series. “Man, I was about to collapse. This was way worse than playing Halo Pong,” he added.