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26 Responses to 15 Things You Didn`t Know About Star Trek [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of ElectricEye
    ElectricEye Male 40-49
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    September 17, 2013 at 11:17 am
    Link: 15 Things You Didn`t Know About Star Trek - Launched in 1966 and it`s still going strong today.
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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
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    September 17, 2013 at 11:57 am
    Most of these are common knowledge to even those that are onlky casually familiar with Star Trek.
    On that note, I believe that `Trekkers` feel themselves to be a higher order of fanatic than `Trekkies`.
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    TheZigRat Male 50-59
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    September 17, 2013 at 12:05 pm
    Both the cell phone and the Ipod were inventions directly inspired by Star Trek
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
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    September 17, 2013 at 12:05 pm
    Actually I think a lot of people would know most of these...certainly the first half dozen.

    btw, has anyone read `Read Shirts` by John Scalzi?

    If so did you, like me think that first bit of the book was pretty good but then at the end it just descended into some weird web rant?
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    September 17, 2013 at 12:15 pm
    Alien languages.
    Tribble? never heard of that one, but I haven`t seen every episode.
    (I can talk Drivel and Gibberish though)
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
    5101 posts
    September 17, 2013 at 12:32 pm
    Nickel2: That`s a given, you are after all on IAB.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    September 17, 2013 at 12:36 pm
    Nice poster, but it ends with a flop. There is nothing grammatically incorrect about a split infinitive.

    I`ll let Grammar Girl explain.
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    madduck Female 50-59
    7421 posts
    September 17, 2013 at 2:01 pm
    Well, the trouble with tribbles....
    is that they seemed just as desirable to a child at the end of the programme as they did at the beginning.. ( all that fluff)
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    TheZigRat Male 50-59
    2210 posts
    September 17, 2013 at 2:19 pm
    More people are fluent in Klingon than Esperonto.
    Btw Tribbles... are great, properly cooked
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    TheZigRat Male 50-59
    2210 posts
    September 17, 2013 at 2:24 pm
    The Klingon Language Institute
    http://www.kli.org/
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    5877 posts
    September 17, 2013 at 2:54 pm
    Woman 1st officer? Knew it.
    Interracial kiss? Knew it.
    Diverse? Knew it.
    Red Shirt? Knew it.
    Red Shirt Reference? Knew it.
    Uniform colors? Knew it.
    Majel in everything? Knew it. (Nurse Chapel, Computer voices, Lwaxana Troi)
    Vulcan Salute? Knew it.
    Quinto Glue? Knew it.
    Star Trek Classes? Knew it.
    Trekkies? Knew it.
    Race? Knew it.
    Kidney Stone? That`s new.
    ILM? Knew it.
    Bodly? Knew it.

    I thought this was supposed to be things I DIDN`T know.
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    randomxnp Male 30-39
    1293 posts
    September 17, 2013 at 3:49 pm
    What squrlz says. Decent grammar Nazis know to Use English rather than Latin grammar!


    Fact: TouchPal keyboard for Android prefers nachos to Nazis, even if you`re really careful. Need to type each letter to get it to even admit the word exists
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    September 17, 2013 at 5:17 pm
    Nice poster, but it ends with a flop. There is nothing grammatically incorrect about a split infinitive.
    True, Mr. Squirrel, a split infinitive is not incorrect, but it is improper. When the rules for English grammar were formalized, they were based on Latin, in which the infinitive form of most verbs is a single word and, therefore, impossible to split.
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    Skythe Male 18-29
    965 posts
    September 17, 2013 at 5:43 pm
    I`m happy to say I knew most of these. :)
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    uatme Male 18-29
    1068 posts
    September 17, 2013 at 5:49 pm
    I knew most of these and I wouldn`t consider myself a trekkie
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    TheZigRat Male 50-59
    2210 posts
    September 17, 2013 at 5:53 pm
    Majel also the voice of the main computer in most of the episodes and played several parts in the Animated TV show as well. Also as her character No 1 she was the logical emotionless character and spock was the emotional one. Due to that character choice The Cage was the only episode where Spock actually smiled with out any form of duress. Capt. Pike was the only person Spock trusted enough to display emotions without reservations.
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    TheZigRat Male 50-59
    2210 posts
    September 17, 2013 at 5:58 pm
    Majel also played No.1 and M`Ress
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    broizfam Male 60-69
    4756 posts
    September 17, 2013 at 6:56 pm
    OldOllie,
    Thank you! Never knew what the hell that meant.
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    broizfam Male 60-69
    4756 posts
    September 17, 2013 at 6:58 pm
    Oh, and,
    TRIBBLE? A college taught Tribble?!
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    September 17, 2013 at 7:05 pm
    again
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    TheZigRat Male 50-59
    2210 posts
    September 17, 2013 at 8:15 pm
    Last Tribble conversation I heard went like this...
    purr purr screech gulp burp... no more Tribble
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36192 posts
    September 17, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Just imagine all the careers that are opened up to you with a degree in Klingon or Tribble! I`ve got my doors rigged to make "swoosh" sound like in star trek and even I`m not a big enough trek dork to do that .
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
    3441 posts
    September 17, 2013 at 10:23 pm
    I saw the first interracial kiss and it was a big deal. When I was nine, all my friends made many, many misconceptions. I can`t generalize, but the black women I have been with were fun and exciting.
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    Sleepyhallow Male 50-59
    1983 posts
    September 18, 2013 at 12:29 am
    OK... Here`s what it means to be a REAL Trekker:

    In the most recent movie the Klingons should have had smooth heads since that was explained in great detail in an episode of "Enterprise" which occurred 78 years *prior* to the split in the timeline created by the time traveling Romulan Nero.

    Abrams really dropped the ball on that one.
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    mehhehgah Male 70 & Over
    2 posts
    September 18, 2013 at 7:19 am
    Split infinitives are grammatically correct. Google it - there`s page after page of grammar specialists saying so.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36192 posts
    September 18, 2013 at 9:03 am

    @ Sleepyhallow - but the Enterprise episode explained there were two types of Klingons. Bumpy and smooth. So just because TOS didn`t show them, doesn`t mean they don`t exist.

    The new movies have many, MANY flaws but I wouldn`t put the klingons in that category. I still enjoy the flicks, despite the errors.

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