Down visiting my chums and meeting little Finlay, their new arrival, recently. I saw this in our store – a Starfleet teddy bear (it looks a little like Shatner but is a better actor) and couldn’t resist getting it for him. I’d forgotten that curiously intense way that babies look at you – like really look at you, unblinking, as if they’re trying to figure out who and what you are (or maybe just trying to focus since their eyesight is only about 10% of adult acuity, around the same as most adults staggering home from the pub on a Friday but not as cute with us). And the way their heads wobble around like a bobblehead figure or one those nodding dogs in cars. And then there’s the way they reduce adults to gibbering nonsense when they smile at us.