Archive for April 8, 2012

Election Year Special: Obama is a Trekkie!

We just read this post over at TrekNews, one of the TrekQuesters’ favorite Star Trek blogs. Whether you’re planning to vote Red or Blue this November, it’s great to see the President of the United States giving a Vulcan salute while hugging our favorite communications officer.

President Obama hugging Uhura and giving a Vulcan salute

According to the article, Obama told Nichelle Nichols during their White House meeting that he is not only a big Star Trek fan, but that he used to have a huge crush on her. We wonder what Obama’s hotness ratings would have been this week’s episode? Does he prefer her original gold mini-dress, or the more familiar red version?

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Episode 6: “The Naked Time”

The Naked Time Sulu with a Sword

Madness reigns as the Enterprise crew faces its inner demons under the influence of a strange alien disease.

On this Special Easter Edition of The TrekQuest Podcast, orange shower curtains can’t protect Spock and expendable crewman Joe from contacting a psychosis-inducing red liquid substance. Passed through contact, the disease is shared with Sulu, our newest navigator Kevin Thomas Riley, Nurse Chappel, Spock, and eventually Captain Kirk himself. Strangely, Bones seems completely immune to the emotionally-inflating disease, perhaps because he is so over-emotional to begin with.

The TrekQuesters had a great time discussing this episode’s classic scenes, from Sulu running around shirtless with a fencing sword to Spock crying like a baby (and then punching Kirk across a table). Even Uhura got a chance to tell Kirk off in this show, a moment we’re sure Nichelle Nichols enjoyed immensely.

Do you know how many bobby pins are in Nurse Chappel’s hair? Do you have a better body than Sulu? Could you beat Kevin Riley at “I’ll take you home again Kathleen” karaoke? Let us know your thoughts in the comments or send us an email at

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The Naked Time Star Trek Episode Review