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Discover your “Star Trek” name

If you enter “Spokane Washington” and click on “male,” it says you are “A'trom,” a Klingon.

“Paul Turner” gets you “Koss, a Vulcan.”

But this might be less than pure science. I know. You're shocked.

I did some repeat entries and suspect the name/identity generator has very few names in its translations data base.

Do bartenders find it amusing…

When self-styled humorists order tranya?

Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra

Here's a chance for you to brush up on your Tamarian language skills.

(This relates to a remarkable 1991 episode of “Star Trek: The Next Generation.”)

Peering into the make-believe future

If warp drive is going to be developed in Montana, what futuristic technology should we expect to be invented in Idaho?

Have felines perfected this technology?

How else would you explain your neighbor's cat being able to get in your house without you noticing?

Collect them all

If you had purchased this whole set of trading cards back in 1967 and preserved it as a collectible…well, there's no use talking about that now. Once you have used them in your bike spokes, they aren't worth much. 

Wish your office layout looked like this?

Where would you sit? Would it force you to say things like “Engage” and “Make it so”?

Where can you obtain tranya?

You know, to toast the New Year “Star Trek”-style.

Maybe Safeway has it.

What if Tiberius was your middle name?

How might your life have been different?

James T. Kirk

Does it bug University of Montana folks…

…that warp drive propulsion was developed in Bozeman?

(Or pehaps I should say WILL be developed. In the “Star Trek” canon, it happens about 50 years from now.)

Nominations sought

Pine cones are to (fill in the blank with the name of a Spokane area lawn obsessive) as Tribbles were to Capt. James Tiberius Kirk.

Slice out. 

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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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