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.)