mabfan (Michael A. Burstein) (mabfan) wrote,
mabfan (Michael A. Burstein)
mabfan

West Wing, Star Trek, and Asteroids

kradical's recent post with the cover of his book ARTICLES OF THE FEDERATION, which he describes as his "Star Trek meets West Wing novel," made me reconsider last night's asteroid plot on West Wing. How would the Federation handle it? Probably like this:

Admiral: "Sir, there's a 400 m asteroid heading towards the Earth."
President: "So? Blast it."
Admiral (after using his communicator to contact the closest starship, which uses its phasers and photon torpedos): "It's gone, sir."
President: "Good. I don't know why you even bother telling me about planet-killing asteroids anymore."

Keith, if you choose to use this, I want 0.1% :-)
Tags: science-fiction, silly, space, television
Subscribe

  • Carrie Fisher (1956-2016)

    The summer of 1989 was a strange one for me. I had spent a little less than half the summer hanging around my childhood home in New York City and…

  • Joel David Burstein (December 11, 1929 - November 2, 1990)

    Twenty-six years ago today, my father died. It feels odd acknowledging this anniversary today, because time has worn away at the emotional pain and…

  • Yom Kippur Thoughts 5777

    Yom Kippur begins tonight, and I haven't really had the time since Rosh Hashanah to contemplate what that should mean for me spiritually. What…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Comments allowed for friends only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments