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[Comments] (4) : The TiVo picked up "Amok Time", the classic original Trek where Kirk and Spock go mano-a-mano with sharp Vulcan sticks as the famous Star Trek fight choreography song goes Dah dah DAH DAH DAH DAH DAH dah dah dah dah, and I got to thinking, wouldn't the new Priceline commercials be a lot better if they took this for their model? "But I'm the VOICE... of Priceline!" [scrash!] "Take that, Bill!" "My SUIT! You've ruined my SUIT!"

PS: Bonus fanboy quiz: IMDB trivia for Enterprise says that T'Pol was originally named T'Pau in tribute to the T'Pau character in "Amok Time". They changed her name so they wouldn't have to pay royalties to Theodore Sturgeon (author of AT) for every episode of Enterprise. To my knowledge this is the second time this (renaming a Trek character so as not to have to pay royalties) has happened. What's the other time?

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Posted by Kristofer Straub at Mon Jul 12 2004 22:17

The other one was Counselor Deanna Troi, renamed from Counselor Spider-Man "McDonald's" Troi.

Posted by Brendan at Mon Jul 12 2004 22:41

I think this is one of those trick contests where after you win, you have the sobering realization that you actually lost.

Posted by Kevin Maples at Tue Jul 13 2004 14:30

A: the other time was when they changed the name of Bock to Spock
that was to avoid german purity laws, iirc.

Posted by Factitious at Wed Jul 14 2004 10:31

The professor who taught my Chaucer class last semester created Reginald Barclay. Not that that answers your question, as far as I know.

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