Yes, Captain

As a kid, I was NOT a fan of Star Trek. I WAS a fan of Star Wars, and it used to bug me royally when people would confuse the two or mistake me for a Trekkie. After I married Al, however, Star Trek started to grow on me a little. It's still probably not a show I'd ever watch on my own, but I enjoy watching it with Al, who explains all the relationships between the characters and the significance of the plots, the gadgets, and the locations to me as we're watching. I like that he likes it, and that I can understand each episode without having to watch every other episode. His enthusiasm for it is contagious, at least for the duration of an episode.

So all that's by way of saying, if I'd come across this quiz on ratphooey's blog before I met Al, I would have just moved on to the next blog in my RSS reader. But because I read it today, after almost 4 years of marriage to Al and a good number of Star Trek episodes from each generation, I clicked the link to take the quiz. Here are the results:

You are Jean-Luc Picard

Jean-Luc Picard
An Expendable Character (Redshirt)
Deanna Troi
Will Riker
James T. Kirk (Captain)
Geordi LaForge
Mr. Sulu
Leonard McCoy (Bones)
Beverly Crusher
Mr. Scott

A lover of Shakespeare and other fine literature. You have a decisive mind and a firm hand in dealing with others.

Click here to take the Star Trek Personality Quiz

Interestingly, the first time I took it, it came up as a tie between completely expendable redshirt guy and Jean Luc Picard, but for some reason redshirt trumped Picard, and I only got to see the description of Mr. Expendable. After reading the description, however, I figured out which factor to adjust*, and I knocked it down a notch to get the Picard description, which actually sounds a bit more like me. :)

*I'd put ABSOLUTELY YES for "Do you often go unnoticed?", which was probably a stretch. My reason for doing so was that people often bump into me—physically bump into me—and then seem startled, like they hadn't seen me walking down the street toward them until they ran right into me. However, I think it's not an ABSOLUTELY YES situation, since there are probably ten times as many people who *do* notice me as who slam into me as if I were invisible. Thus I think the Picard designation is probably the right one, and Expendable Guy probably shouldn't even be ranked as high as he is.

Posted by Lori in bloggity goodness and me, me, me and television at 9:32 PM on August 5, 2006


You are tall and stunning and have purple hair. Who on earth could possibly NOT notice you?

You're a total Picard. :-)

Posted by: ratphooey [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 6, 2006 6:28 AM

Have you ever seen "Galaxy Quest"? The expendable guy's name really is Guy. So best.

Posted by: Mrs. Kennedy [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 6, 2006 11:58 AM

I have seen Galaxy Quest, but I'd forgotten about Guy. Funny movie!

Posted by: Lori [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 6, 2006 5:01 PM

I remain, since 1980, strictly a Star Wars fan. Any talk about Star Trek ends up sounding like the adults in a Peanuts special.


Posted by: madge at August 6, 2006 7:06 PM

No need to apologize. I still see Star Wars and Star Trek as totally and completely unrelated (and I confess I'm a bit unsure of who a few of the characters on the list are).

Posted by: Lori [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 6, 2006 7:55 PM

I'm not sure if the link isn't working, or if it's just not working for me, but I can't take the quiz and I'm dying to take it!

Posted by: Josie [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 7, 2006 5:54 PM

Oh fart, it looks like they've taken it down. (I got the link directly from the site -- it was in the "paste this into your website!" code they provided.)

Posted by: Lori [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 7, 2006 6:52 PM

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