STAR TREK FEST...Stardate 41022.6...Laila's Log.

Laila's Log, Stardate 41022.6.  Per Captain Picard's orders, we set out in a small scout vessel.  Our mission: to search the Gamma Quadrant for Captain Zena Nix.  After hopping through the Bajoran wormhole, we came upon her abandoned ship, her entire crew in a state of cryogenic stasis, waiting for first contact.  And the captain now looked like this....

In order to avoid assimilation we had to divulge all our Star Trek secrets, and, most important, never let go of the pink tribble.

Favorite Star Trek Characters:

#1) Captain James T. Kirk.  (Funny womanizer who doesn't take any guff.)  I have enclosed some fun quotes from a few of the characters.

"Mr. Spock, the women on your planet are logical. That's the only planet in the galaxy that can make that claim." -- Kirk (Elaan of Troyius)

Kirk: Damn it, Bones, you're a doctor. You know that pain and guilt can't be taken away with a wave of a magic wand. They're the things we carry with us, the things that make us who we are. If we lose them, we lose ourselves. I don't want my pain taken away! I need my pain!

#2) Dr. Leonard Mccoy.  (He is good to the last drop, a man of honor,
and he cracks me up.)

  • "I signed aboard this ship to practice medicine, not to have my atoms scattered back and forth across space by this gadget." -- McCoy (Space Seed)
  • "By golly, Jim... I'm beginning to think I can cure a rainy day!" -- McCoy (The Devil in the Dark) 

#3) Spock.  (Everything must be logical, yet his human side is quick to interfere.)

Kirk: Spock, where the hell’s the power you promised?
Spock: One damn minute, Admiral. -Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

Live long and prosper.  Well yeah, they're born pregnant.

#4) Captain Jean Luc Picard.  (The man has read everything from Shakespeare to the sticky notes in my purse.)

Make it so Number One.

They made a great couple.

#5) Lieutenant Commander Data.  (He has earned a place in Star Trek history.)

An android who would love to be human and has a chip that gives him human emotions. 
Does anyone remember the name of his cat?

You're skilled in how many ways of pleasing a woman?? :)

Characters who received an honorable metion. (Both from DS9)

1) Jadzia Dax.  (She's beautiful, funny, and I always wanted her spots.  Who cares that there's a worm living inside her filling her with past life memories. She was cool.)

There was no excuse for killing her off.


Odo...Mercury-like guy who turns from liquid to solid and blends in. 
He had the hots form Kyra, and she wouldn't give him the time of day.

BONUS: Best Villains Ever.

The all-knowing Q.

Tell me you don't love to hate him.


Borg Queen

She was cool.

One little tribble
Another little tribble.

Burried in tribbles.

#1 Best Star Trek episode ever:  The Trouble with Tribbles.  This goes hand in had with DS9 remake: Trials and Tribble-ations.  (Fun Tribble Pics Ahead.)

#2 Best Episode: Mirror Mirror.

Kirk, Scotty, and Uhura trade places with their doubles from an alternate universe.

Next Generation has a similar episode that tied for number 2.  All the actors come together in this one.

#3 Best Episode: Friday's Child

The Enterpise becomes involed in a power struggle.  Klingons are involed. 
A newborn baby gets named after Mccoy and Kirk.  Even in the future there exists baby talk.

#4 Best Episode: Return to Tomorrow.

Kirk and Spock allow their bodies to be used by intelligent beings to build themselves bodies. 
Way cool.

#5 Best Episode: Mudd's Women

Wives for sale, and a little pill that makes you pretty.

BONUS EPISODES: This is for hubby who was a sport and helped me search for some of these. 
The City in the Edge of Forever.

Doctor Mccoy goes back in time.  Kirk goes to find him.
I think he likes this one because Joan Collins is in it.

Shore Leave.  We both liked this one.

Imagine a planet where you can live out all your desires just my thinking them up.

Now for favorite movies.  Brought to you by...



A bunch of whale save the Earth.  Kirk and Spock practice colorful metaphors.
Spocks swims in his undies.
And I rewound it ten times just to hear Kirk say "double dumbass on you."


Picard and crew go back in time to stop the borg from assimilating Earth.
This is our first appearance of the Borg Sphere.  Check it out.


The new Star Trek rocks!

Wait, where's my pink tribble?
Where are my tribbles?!

"Just before they went into warp, I beamed the whole kit and kaboodle into their engine room, where they'll be no tribble at all."


We will add your individuality to our own. 
You will become part of our collective.
Resistance is futile.

We have been assimilated.
We are now 2 of 420.

Hold on to your tribble or you might be next.

Hope everyone enjoyed the show.

Have a great Monday!



  1. I am truly in pink tribble heaven!! Thank you for a fabulous pink tribble tribute to trekkers tremendous titbits!! Take care

  2. Awesome, Laila! That was so much fun. Very clever. ;)
    Loved the tribbles and prolly remember that one the most from my childhood. Loved the colorful metaphors in Star Trek 4. Classic.
    And of course love to hate Q. I even had a cat named Q. Hee hee.

  3. Wonderful post, Laila. I love your pictures and your humor. And you reminded me of some episodes I loved, too, but forgot.

    Sucks to get old.

  4. Oh, and Data's cat's name was Spot. Seems appropriate that the android who wanted to be a man should give his cat a traditional dog's name. I wonder if the cat had delusions about being a dog ...

  5. LOL. Great post. I love Star Trek! Especially anything with Captain Pickard. He's my captain.

  6. Spot! The cat was Spot.
    And how can one not like the DS9 return to Tribbles? That episode was hilarious.

  7. Awesomeness, Laila. I liked the new movie as well, thought it did the series justice. And Jean-Luc could read from the phone book and make it sound amazing, not to mention that he makes torture look easy. "There are FOUR lights!!"

  8. Except for the tribbles, most of that went right over my head.

  9. Data and Q were my childhood crushes. Yes, I said that out loud :)

    Stopping by from L.G.'s blog :)

  10. Wow! Now that's a thorough blog! Well done. All hail the ink tribble.

  11. OMGosh that's a way long post LOL! Full of tribbles. I loved Kira too. Great Captain Nix Borg Queen. :O)

  12. OMG. I'm in Tribble heaven! I want a pink one!

    I so loved this post. You've made my day!

  13. Borg Queen, ewwww! So many tribbles... I'm drooling.

  14. trials and tribble-tions...
    great share of the star trek universe.


  15. I will reply to all comments after I'm done checking out everybody's Trekkie blogs. :)

  16. I like the pink tribble pic-- and was happy to see you get lots of use out of it. ;)

  17. DATA'S DAY was one of my favorite STAR TREK episode. And Gypsy, my cat, was sure SPOT was a reincarnated her! Great post, Laila, Roland

  18. Ha! Fun post! "Double dumbass on you!" Forgot all about that.


  19. Awesome post. I loved your blurbs on everything (and the tribble pictures were hilarious). It seems they are still quite popular in the trekkie universe.

    And nice characters to pick as your favorites- we have a few of the same :)

  20. H-ha. Awesome post, Laila!! I have no idea where to begin. You completely captured why I loved it, why my mother loved (Make it so number one), and why we're all so excited to do this fest.

  21. Enjoyed your list and your presentation very much.

  22. Whew! You love you some Star Trek.

    Captain Kirk and Spock will always be my favs. :)

  23. Lol, lol, lol! Louv the comments, the pics, everything:) Great post!

  24. Very fun post! But you simply cannot go wrong with a Star Trek post!! It's fun, nostalgic and popular all in one. It's bound to get tons of hits even without the blogfest! So GREAT! Cheers!

  25. So many tribbles! *LOL* Data's cat was Spot. And yes, I loved to hate Q!

  26. I love Captain Picard, Data, Kirk, and even the Borg Queen. What an adventure it was to watch all these shows, only to be able to do it again with my sons. Excellent pics, Laila. Girl, you rock.

  27. Okay, for starters...big smile for everyone. I've had a blast visiting each Trekkie blog.
    Today I'm having Direct TV installed so will be leaving work early. My non-Trekkie Blorgeroo friends, I won't be able to visit you till tomorrow but I will stop by. Thank you all for leaving your comments. My responses are below.

    @Old Kitty. Glad to make your heaven.

    @PK. I love it that your cat was named Q.

    @Kelley. Ah, a Vulcan response.

    @Donna. Yup, I knew his name...just testing you. You're not old...just distracted.

    @Tim. Glad you enjoyed it.

    @Alex. I had not doubt you'd know Spot. Yes, the tribble were awesome!

    @Julie. Wasn't he great, a learned man if I ever met one. I enjoyed him.

    @Nancy. You should sit through a marathon...I'm tellin you you'd be hooked.

    @Samantha. I know you enjoyed the picture of the shirtless Q then.

    @Stephen. Pinky was the greatest.

    @Madeleine. Once I started I couldn't stop.

    @Ellie. Glad I made your day..this was totally for you.

    @Milo. Feel free to take a pink one.

    @Jeremy. Glad you enjoyed the flight.

    @Michael. Thank you for liking Jadzia.

    @Suze. Pink tribbles make everyone smile.

    @Roland. It took a lot of patience for that cat to understand cool Data.

    @Dan. That was totally the best part of that movie.

    @Morgan. Great minds think alike. Glad you enjoyed it.

    @Isis. Glad I was able to encompass Trekkie greatness for you.

    @Wendy. I aim to please.

    @LG. You know it. I had the hots for Kirk for a while.

    @Mark. Glad you liked it. I think I put too much time into it. This stuff is addicting.

    @Danette. I know it, and there was much diverstity in the other blogs.

    @Christine. Well, you do know they multiply. You remembered Spot...good.

    @Joylene. Thanks. I think this is one series that needs to be passed down through every generation.

    Continue to live long and prosper and lay of the colorful metaphors. ...^-^...

  28. Unfortunately for me, Star Trek never caught my interest although I certainly appreciate that it has captivated so many people over so many years. That's a pretty amazing feat.

  29. Tribbles are fab. I enjoyed your list. We had a lot of episodes in common. My husband loved the Mudd episodes. It was so hard to pick just 5. The Kirk is my fav, too.

  30. Tribbles are just hairballs from Data's cat! Loved the post. Very funny.

  31. I am just loving your posts. That insane brand of 'stream of consciousness'. I appreciate that I can't finish your sentences in my head.

  32. well played, well played answers here

  33. Holy Cannoli, what a great post! *still grinning, ear to ear*

  34. Hairball from Data's cat? ROFL!!! Oh, my...

    Laila, looks like you've it all down! I'm right alongside you. I love just about everything in Star Trek. How can I just pin it down to one or a few things? AAAA!

    Can Alex save Winter from the darkness that hunts her?
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  35. Great post! The dialogue in The Voyage Home was just delicious wasn't it? I couldn't disagree with most of your choices - but no, I don't love to hate Q. I just straight hate him!

  36. Great choices! I'm a huge fan of the original and the new movie too! The castings are so eerily familiar that it's perfect! :)

    Love the Tribbles!!

  37. Excellent reviews character to character, without a doubt my favorite is Spock. A wonderful post.

  38. What a great post! Loved your choices.

  39. Spot! Tribbles EVERYWHERE! Evil Spock! Borg Queen!... what's not to love - great choices :)

  40. I too have difficulty hearing over the roar of awesome that is my life.

  41. Yes this is an awesome post… I am off to plug my DVD in right now… maybe episode 47.

  42. Wow! Laila. That was one heck of a list. Bonus points!! ;)
    Loved your perspective!


  43. Laila! I love this post!! :) So fun, and loved the pink tribbles throughout. That was such a fun episode, the original and DS9's flashback. And looks like someone beat me to it, but glad to know I remembered Data's cat's name correctly - Spot. Tribble long and prosper!

  44. I had a giggle at the pink tribble...

  45. I've never seen Star Trek before--*ducks*--but after reading this post, I feel like I've experienced some small part of it! :)

  46. @Lisa. Too bad. There are so many aspects to love.

    @M Pax. Yes we do. Mudd got his at the end though. I was glad for that.

    @Clarissa. Hairball. LOL. That's a lot of spewing for that poor cat.

    @KAL. Happy to keep you guessing.

    @J littlejohn. Glad you think so.

    @Huntress. Do keep on grinning.

    @Elizabeth. It's like opening a bag of potato chips.

    @Simon. Sorry to hear to hate Q.

    @Amy. I hope they come out with a part two soon.

    @Leovi. Spock is always a logical choice.

    @Belle. Glad you liked it.

    @jemi. I know, there's too much to choose from.

    @Libby. LOL. You go girl.

    @Jeff. Plug it in and ejoy your show.

    @msmatch. Thank you for knowing that.

    @Jimmy. Thank you for enjoying my post.

    @Donea. I'm happy you'r a true Trekkie.

    @Lynda. I think I'll print one out and stick it on my bulletin board.

    @Carrie. Oh, you have to, you really do. It's an experience.

    Take care all of you. ...^-^...

  47. Laila-- What a great list. I really enjoyed reading this. Your pictures were great too.

  48. I just did this one on another blog. I was supposed to do it on my own blog? Ooops!


  49. @msmariah. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

    @Norma. Yup. Darn it, ill have to go check it out then.

    ...^-^...I'll be around bright eyed and bushy tailed tomorrow.

  50. Great lists! My favorite movies:
    1. The new Star Trek (I was surprised that I liked it as much as I did)
    2. Star Trek II-The Wrath of Khan and Chest Implants
    3. Star Trek First Contact With a Sexy Borg
    4. Star Trek IV-The Voyage Home With Whales
    5. Star Trek VI-Klingons Get Destroyed, Then Get Sappy

    Most godawful drek:
    1. Star Trek-The Motion Picture
    2. Star Trek-The Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    3. Star Trek III-The Search For Spock
    4. Star Trek-The Search For My Car Keys
    5. Star Trek V-WTF Is This Mess?

  51. Wow. That must have took you a while to put that post together. Good job. Data's cat was named Spot, wasn't it?

  52. Wow! Very well done!

    And I definitely love to hate that man ;)

  53. Looks like a popular post--you sure don't need little old me anymore. I don't appreciate Star Trek at all and can't remember much of it. Congratulations on having a very successful day!

  54. That was a really fun listing! Thanks for participating in the blogfest and helping us relive great Star Trek memories!

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