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Star Trek afternoons

May 27th, 2005

All these warm, sunny days make me think of being 12 years old, cool and happy watching television for hours in our dark, cocoon-like basement. No exercise, no running around sweating at the park, just Froot Loops and the tube. We’d watch my sister’s favorite, Speed Racer, then Gilligan’s Island, the Brady Bunch was next, I think, followed by Star Trek, then Emergency…

Ah… Johnny Gage, you fox you. But Star Trek, that was the best. The comforting theme music, the Troglodytes, the Tribbles. The sexy girls, the fake rocks, the fights.

“I’m a doctor, not a mechanic.”
— “The Doomsday Machine”, when asked if he had heard of
the idea of a doomsday machine.

“I’m a doctor, not an escalator.”
— “Friday’s Child”, when asked to help the very pregnant
Ellen up a steep incline.

“I’m a doctor, not a bricklayer.”
— Devil in the Dark”, when asked to patch up the Horta.

“I’m a doctor, not an engineer.”
— “Mirror, Mirror”, when asked by Scotty for help in
Engineering aboard the ISS Enterprise.

“I’m a doctor, not a coalminer.”
— “The Empath”, on being beneath the surface of Minara 2.

“I’m a surgeon, not a psychiatrist.”
— “City on the Edge of Forever”, on Edith Keeler’s remark
that Kirk talked strangely.

“I’m no magician, Spock, just an old country doctor.”
— “The Deadly Years”, to Spock while trying to cure the
aging effects of the rogue comet near Gamma Hydra 4.

“What am I, a doctor or a moonshuttle conductor?”
— “The Corbomite Maneuver”, when Kirk rushed off from a
physical exam to answer the alert.


  1. Roxie says

    Damn it Jim! Where do you find those quotes?

    May 29th, 2005 | #

  2. Wacky Mommy says

    Wacky Daddy, but of course…

    May 29th, 2005 | #

  3. Roxie says

    He has risen to the top of Trekkie “Geekitude”. Hail to the King of all that’s Star Trek!

    May 30th, 2005 | #

  4. Wacky Mommy says


    there, did I recreate the theme music? PHONE IS WORKING AGAIN! Not that i need to make any calls. But it’s nice to have the option.

    update on garden:

    Corn is growing, growing and needs to be thinned soon. One basil plant is looking good; the other is mildewy and buggy and probably won’t make it. Peas are podding. Tomatoes, check. Potatoes, check. Pepper? Good. Squash? Fantastic. Strawberries and raspberries are setting fruit like crazy.

    And we planted a pumpkin patch yesterday!

    happy day to all of you!


    May 30th, 2005 | #

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