Spock’s Booger

I can’t really remember when it happened. In fact, I’d forgotten about it completely until I was abruptly given a reminder. But it happened. And I admit it. I dared Dayton Ward to make Spock say the word “booger” in a Star Trek novel. More than dare, I told him I’d give him a shiny new dollar […]

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Spock and Roll

Right now I am listening to an iTunes playlist made up of every track in my music library that contains the word Spock in the title. It’s two and a half hours long. Granted there are some duplicates – Leonard Nimoy’s “Spock Thoughts” appears on three separate albums in my collection and I somehow have five versions of […]

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Starfleet’s Greatest Captain

Caveat: I haven’t read a lot of Star Trek fiction. Before 1988, I remember reading the novelizations of the first three movies. There were also a few original novels – definitely Spock Must Die, and Enterprise, and a couple of others. I’d have to look through a full list of Trek novels to jog my memory. I know […]

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Klingons Fart in Airlocks

Funny what sticks with you. When I was 12 I cashed out a savings bond given to me by my grandfather. I used the proceeds to buy Star Trek books. I still don’t regret it. Whenever we’d go to the mall bookstores (remember when there were competing bookstores in a mall? Good times…)  I’d hit the science […]

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Boldly Go

In fourth grade, I sold tribbles to my classmates. On Star Trek, they were cute alien creatures that gave Captain Kirk and his crew no end of trouble. In real life, they were balls of fake fur stuffed with foam rubber, sewed together with Mom’s help and marketed to my friends as ideal gifts. I’m […]

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