[Medium Story] Classes and objects: A Starfleet analogy

I was working with a fellow student to help them understand the concepts of classes and objects. The best way I could think to do it was to use an analogy. After using the analogy with them, it occurred to me that it might be helpful to others, as well. So, I decided to turn my analogy into a blog post. Please share with anyone you think may benefit. Thank you.