The universe of Star Trek, as envisioned by Gene Roddenberry, is a pretty optimistic place. The nations of Earth are united and most, if not all, forms of racism and sexism have been overcome. However, even a utopian galaxy likely has its share of heartbreak.
That idea was trending on social media recently with the hashtag #StarTrekBreakUps. The hashtag invited social media users to share how to break up Star Trek style with other fans.
The result was a series of puns, references, GIFs, memes and other fun bits of fun Star Trek fandom ephemera that serve to help let your significant other know that you're interested in boldly going on without them.
The responses span across Star Trek fandom, with references to Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and even some love for the often overlooked Star Trek: Voyager. We've compiled some of the standouts for every Star Trek fans enjoyment, amusement, or enlightenment.
Keep reading on below to see some of the highlights of the #StarTrekBreakUps trend.
"My boyfriend did not survive the transporter test program and his molecules were scattered across the asteroid field." #StarTrekBreakUps— @midnight (@midnight) July 3, 2017
Set phasers to "dumped"#StarTrekBreakups— Corey Miller (@StopEatingBees) July 3, 2017
"It's time for you to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go away." #StarTrekBreakUps— Lubo (@lEtoileduWord) July 4, 2017
#StarTrekBreakUps I'm afraid you're not Starfleet material.— C. Key (@Lharles) July 4, 2017
#StarTrekBreakUps— STEVE POLGAR (@steve_polgar) July 5, 2017
" It's not you, it's me, I never should have violated the prime directive and get involved with you . "
I'm afraid this will have to be our last stardate #StarTrekBreakUps— MikealaSunshine (@Alohababe2011) July 3, 2017
"I think we should beam up other people." #StarTrekBreakUps— charliecapen (@charliecapen) July 3, 2017
Live Long and Single #StarTrekBreakups— J Anthony (@unkiejayjay) July 3, 2017
“I have been, and always shall be, your friend.” #StarTrekBreakUps— Reuben Crimp (@RCrimp) July 4, 2017
Hey, why don't you, uhh, try this red shirt on? #StarTrekBreakups— Seth Goodtime (@SethGoodtime) July 3, 2017
#StarTrekBreakups— CapAble PrimeApe (@RefinedPrimitiv) July 4, 2017
She can't hold it, Captain! She's breaking up!
I just Khan't be with you anymore #StarTrekBreakups— Molly Ligon (@mollyligonn) July 3, 2017
"It's Janeway or the highway." #StarTrekBreakUps— Lubo (@lEtoileduWord) July 4, 2017