Trek Questions you're too embarrassed to ask ;)
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Join Date: Jan 2013
02-07-2013, 05:25 AM
Heres one that has bugged me for awhile. Seriously, even as a kid in the 70's it bugged me on the Original series....
I believe the episode was the "Squire of Gothos" but I could be wrong about that....but I do know that at the end Captain Kirk was talking about the pranks kids play to Spock. He mentioned things that he did as a kid and I suppose assumed SPock might have done like "Dipping little girls pigtails in inkwells".
Ummmm...ok, Kirk lives in the 23rd century right? Its 2013 right now...when was the last time you saw a freakin' inkwell? I was born in 1964 and I didn't see an inkwell ONCE in my own childhood. As a matter of fact I've only met a handful of people that know what a dip pen looks like and they (like myself) only know because we use them for pen and ink cartooning.
Even as a kid I was like "How the heck would Kirk know anything about a prank that was probably popular by children before my grandfather's time?"