The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

1 October 2006

The shuttlecraft is up on blocks

Gene Roddenberry's idea for Star Trek was inclusive and embracing: the Federation was open to all. (Well, except Romulans, Klingons and such, and even the Klingons came around eventually.) It seems inevitable, therefore, that at some point there must have been a redneck or two at Starfleet Academy. You'd spot him on the bridge immediately:

  • He hangs fuzzy dice over the view screen.
  • He refers to the Mutara Nebula as a "swamp."
  • He has the sensor array repaired with a bent coat hanger and aluminum foil.
  • He says "Yee-Ha!" instead of "Engage."

Just let the Borg try to assimilate that.

(Via Dr. B.)

Posted at 10:11 AM to Listing to One Side


* A starship on cement blocks in his front yard.

* Marries an alien who also happens to be his cousin.

* We finally find out how those pointy sideburns would look ith a mullet.

Posted by: McGehee at 9:29 PM on 1 October 2006