Monday, October 01, 2007

Hey Hoshi, translate this!

We all know that, in the original series of "Star Trek", Doctor McCoy cured his patients with a selection of rejected, exotic salt shakers, originally purchased for use in the episode, "The Man Trap". And then, in "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home", McCoy cured Chekov's brain with a piece of a Klingon Bird of Prey model ship.

But Hoshi Sato found a 22nd century use for toilet cleaners!

Universal translator
Universal translator from "Star Trek: Enterprise".

Mineral magnet
Mineral magnet toilet cleaner, in the latest "Penny Miller" catalogue
(Spring 2007) that landed on my doorstep this week. Obviously, this handy
little device was the basis for the mould of the Universal Translator, as
seen in "Star Trek: Enterprise".


Ambassador Thoris
Andorian Ambassador Thoris, feeling flushed
with his trusty mineral magnet toilet cleaner...,
er, Universal Translator.
("Terra Prime", ENT.)

3 comments:

Patrick said...

Do you suppose that the translator will filter out profanity? Or else it can help keep their clothes fresh
Patrick

Therin of Andor said...

Undoubtedly useful for cleaning up poo jokes!

a.f.wilson said...

...but was he blue BEFORE the toilet bowl cleaner was stuck on him?