Trek house rules
For a long time, I’ve been intermittently collecting fortune-cookie fortunes that I find entertaining with phrases like in bed or between the sheets added.
The other day, Kam came up with a new-to-us variation: adding between the sheets after lines of dialogue in Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes.
I didn’t write down any examples at the time, but here are a couple of examples from s2e20, “The Emissary”:
- The rendezvous will be a bit tricky, so it is imperative you reach the intercept point on schedule.
- The envoy will fill you in.
- Probe is coming up to starboard.
- I’m concerned that you’re working yourself too hard.
The game kept us giggling through a couple of episodes.
(For more of my puerile-humor streak, see also Column iii, where I wrote about replacing words from Trek quotes with the word pants.)