Wednesday, August 23, 2006
one last Masefield note
In case any of you were wondering what my weird fascination with this Masefield character is, I can tell you: it's 'Star Trek'!
Masefield is one of the only poets mentioned by name in the 'Star Trek' universe, specifically in the much-maligned 'Star Trek V' when Kirk quotes from a line of the poem herein posted. Kirk quotes the line, McCoy misidentifies it as Melville, and Spock corrects him with Masefield.
Now be on your guard, fellow Trek-geeks! Tell me this:
1. 'Star Trek V' is the first time Masefield is named in Star Trek, but it's not the first time Kirk REFERENCES the poet - who can tell me the other time?
2. Who can tell me three other poets mentioned by name in 'Star Trek'? Excluding Shakespeare, of course, and also excluding non-human poets, ya frickin nerds ...
You can draw from the movies or any of the series, and the first person to get 1 and 2 gets a free book!
(and also, for those of you who seem intent on emailing me privately about every post: feel free to actually post a comment for all to see! Much as I like all the new friends I'm making, this IS supposed to be a place where I talk and you all talk too, right? So don't be bashful ...)
at 1:27 PM