Site ColumnsBy T'Bonz
November 16, 2007 - 5:39 PM
Autumn has finally arrived in South Florida. Even though the calendar says November, not September, in Florida it does not transition from the dog days of summer (May-October) to autumn until the first front comes through that drops the both the humidity and the temperature. Sometimes one will get a temperature drop, but it will be humid. Or the humidity will drop a bit, but it's still too warm to turn off the air conditioner. Today the magical combination finally happened.
I ran around the house, opening the windows. The air conditioner has been switched off for the first time since early May. It's glorious out; cool, dry and with a brilliant blue sky unmarred by the presence of any clouds whatsoever.
Opening the blinds and windows brought an unexpected visitor, who perched outside of the family room window for several moments watching my birds, who were equally fascinated with the colorful visitor. His bright red color reminded me that Christmas is just around the corner.
Sometimes I've thought about the worlds and climates of Star Trek and wondered how someone from one planet would adapt to the climate of another. Would Vulcans shiver in San Francisco on a pleasant spring day? Would a human on Vulcan suffer heatstroke while the locals were reaching for their sweaters and jackets? What about those serving on starships? How would it be determined which temperature was optimal for all of the different beings serving on a ship? Would postings be assigned based on both the need for the same type of breathable air and climate?
I have no answers but no doubt some author has already addressed this in a story. I do know one thing. After over twenty years in the heat of South Florida, when retirement comes, I'm heading for cooler climes. Vulcan no, Breen perhaps.
Trek BBS Today
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Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items from November 2005:
Luther Admits Orion Slave Girl Was Once Nerdy
Being an Orion slave girl on Star Trek: Enterprise has opened doors for Bobbi Sue Luther that she never would have dreamed, the actress revealed.
If Dominic Keating Could Be God For A Day
Dominic Keating (Malcolm Reed) would like to make the world a better place...and he wouldn't mind driving a Lamborghini, the Star Trek: Enterprise actor admitted.
Star Trek Trivia Game To Offer Rewards For Mobile Users
A new Star Trek trivia game is about to arrive for mobile phones and World Wide Web users. Sennari Entertainment has acquired a license for Star Trek from Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products for its PrizePlay Mobile Game Series, allowing the company to create prize-based games in both mobile and web versions.
Below are the results of the most recent TrekToday poll:
Monday, November 19th is the birthday of Robert Beltran (Chakotay) and Terry Farrell (Jadzia Dax). Tuesday, November 20th is the birthday of William "Bill" Theiss, designer of the elegant costumes on the original series. Wednesday, November 21st is the birthday of both Alexander Siddig (Julian Bashir) and Laurence Luckinbill (Sybok).