Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Trivial Hoot Four

In our last installment we asked how many episodes of the original series did the Enterprise visit the planet Vulcan. You certainly remember that we only see the surface of Vulcan in one episode, Amok Time. But Enterprise visits a second time. In Journey to Babel the ship stops at Vulcan to pick up Ambassador Sarek and his wife Amanda. You may recall Kirk offering Spock the chance to beam down and visit his parents while they were there, at which point Spock reveals his relation to the ambassador and his wife. Cue dramatic music, go to commercial. So there's your answer, two.

Here's the new question. Stretch your brain and see if you can get this one. Please tell me where you will find the following list of items: one forty-five caliber automatic; two boxes of ammunition; four days' concentrated emergency rations; one drug issue containing antibiotics, morphine, vitamin pills, pep pills, sleeping pills, tranquilizer pills; one miniature combination Russian phrase book and Bible; one hundred dollars in rubles; one hundred dollars in gold; nine packs of chewing gum; one issue of prophylactics; three lipsticks; three pair of nylon stockings.

Yeah, sounds like someone's planning a great weekend.


David said...

That sounds pretty similar to the survival kit inventory Slim Pickens (can't remember his character name) read off from to the crew of his B-52 after getting the go-code in Dr. Strangelove. I wonder if he had the kit with him when he 'dropped in' on the local Russian missile base?

Glenn Whidden said...

Wahoo! You got that one fast David. That's two for you, making you a double certified smart person. Hoot!