Monday, 8 September 2014

The Daily Teaser — 8-9-2014: Star Trekking … !

Oh … 

That’s how much it weighs … 

Sorry, I get confusing, don’t I … ?

I’ll be frank, first thing in  the morning, I usually like having the radio on.

THIS time of the day … ?

This time of day, and by default, I’ll be doing what I am now: listening to Radio 4’s Today programme.

And, according to a quick snippet I caught as I turned on the radio … ?

The Earth has a mass of — as the scientist put it — “7, followed by 24 zeros, kilograms”.   Or 7*10E24, if you want to put it that way.

Or 7, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000 (7 septillion) kg.

That is a heck of a lot of zeros … !

~≈Ø≈~
But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring five out of five.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video

Q1) 8th September saw the US debut of the original series of Star Trek.   In which year of the 1960s?
Q2) The man who created the series was Gene … who … ?
Q3) The original series is set on a spaceship called the USS … what … ?
Q4) The ship’s captain was played by William Shatner: what was the Captain’s name … ?
Q5) The very first (broadcast) episode was called The Man Trap.  The alien creature in The Man Trap was a creature that drained people of what: salt, blood or sugar?
Q6) In that first episode, the ship’s science officer — Mr Spock — survives being attacked by the alien creature.   Spock is of mixed race: his mother was human, and his father, what … ?
Q7) Who played Spock in the original series?
Q8) The ship’s Chief Medical Officer — Dr Leonard H. McCoy — was played by DeForest Kelley.   What was Dr McCoy’s nickname?
Q9) The heroes of the series were all members of what: the Federation, Starfleet or the National Union of Mineworkers?
Q10) Finally … How many of the Star Trek spin off movies focused on the original series characters,  as played by the original actors: five, six or seven?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 7th September, 1893, saw the founding of the Genoa Cricket and Athletic Club: by a group of British expatriates.   The club is now one of Italy’s oldest what?
Q2) 7th September, 1940, saw the start of the London Blitz: the bombing of London, by the German air force.   What was the name of the (then) German air force?
A2) The Luftwaffe.
Q3) 7th September, 1952, saw Prime Minister Aly Maher o usted from his post: after a bloodless coup.   Which North African country had he been Prime Minister of?
A3) Egypt.
Q4) 7th September, 1953, saw Nikita Khrushchev named as First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.   Who succeeded him, in 1964?
Q5) Finally … 7th September, 2013, saw the Liberal Party of Australia win the Australian General Election.   Who was named as Australia’s Prime Minister as a result: Julia Gillard, Kevin Rudd or Tony Abbott.
I’ll leave you with this tune … 


And with The Firm’s biggest hit† … 


And with this observation …
“‘Fascinating’ is a word I use for the unexpected. In this case, I should think ‘interesting’ would suffice.”
Mr Spock, in the episode, The Squire Of Gothos.
Have a good day.









*        Oh, VERY true, Debbi!   (Oh, enjoy the tunes, today … !)

†        I don’t know how true it is: but hoary old Trekkie myth says that Nichelle Nichols — the original Lieutenant Uhura — uses her verse of Star Trekkin’ — or a version of it — as her answer phone message.   (Actually, I know Grahame, of The Firm: he was very pleased to hear that.   Can’t think who told him … )

3 comments:

Mr Strict said...

1> 1966.
2> Roddenberry.
3> Enterprise.
4> Captain James T Kirk.
5> Salt.
6> Vulcan.
7> Leonard Nimoy
8> Bones
9> Starfleet
10> Five.

Polly said...

Q1) 8th September saw the US debut of the original series of Star Trek. In which year of the 1960s? :1966
Q2) The man who created the series was Gene … who … ? :Roddenberry
Q3) The original series is set on a spaceship called the USS … what … ? :Enterprise
Q4) The ship’s captain was played by William Shatner: what was the Captain’s name … ? :James T.(Tiberius) Kirk
Q5) The very first (broadcast) episode was called The Man Trap. The alien creature in The Man Trap was a creature that drained people of what: salt, blood or sugar?:salt
Q6) In that first episode, the ship’s science officer — Mr Spock — survives being attacked by the alien creature. Spock is of mixed race: his mother was human, and his father, what … ? :Vulcan
Q7) Who played Spock in the original series? :Leonard Nimoy
Q8) The ship’s Chief Medical Officer — Dr Leonard H. McCoy — was played by DeForest Kelley. What was Dr McCoy’s nickname? :"Bones" (Allegedly short for "Sawbones")
Q9) The heroes of the series were all members of what: the Federation, Starfleet or the National Union of Mineworkers? :Starfleet
Q10) Finally … How many of the Star Trek spin off movies focused on the original series characters, as played by the original actors: five, six or seven? :Six. (Sue lost interest after VI and I say "Generations" didn't focus on the OS cast)

Debbi said...

Awesomely geeky quiz!

1. 1966
2. Roddenberry
3. Enterprise
4. James Tiberius Kirk
5. salt
6. Vulcan
7. Leonard Nimoy
8. Bones
9. Starfleet
10. Six