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November 1999



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Trivia Challenge

by Edward Goss,

The Next Generation

This is the latest in ATPM’s series of Trivia Challenges. Answers to this month’s Trivia Challenge will be found in the next issue of ATPM. If you have any suggestions for future Trivia Challenges, or wish to comment about almost anything, please e-mail me at

I would like to congratulate Floridian Adam B. Mark and Frenchman Jean-Michel Thodo as winners of last month’s ATPM Trivia Challenge. Your ATPM t-shirts are on the way!

This month’s prize is a world-famous ATPM t-shirt! The ultra-cool, 100% cotton t-shirt emblazoned with the ATPM logo on the front and our logo and motto on the back goes to the first two correct entries I receive. Send your answers to All readers are eligible to win once every 12 months.

This month’s Trivia Challenge is submitted by British reader John Precedo. As well as being a big Star Trek fan, John runs Draconis Trading at If you are interested in submitting a Trivia Challenge, contact me at for details.

So strap on your phasers and warm up your tricorders as you take part in:

Trivia Challenge 5.11—The Next Generation

1. Which is the only TNG episode in which Captain Picard makes entries in a “Military Log” rather than his “Captain’s Log”?

A.Best of Both Worlds Part I

B. Gambit Part II

C. Unification Part I

D. Yesterday’s Enterprise

2. In the episode “The Offspring”, Data creates a daughter named “Lal.” What does her name mean?

A. Bajoran for “child”

B. Hindi for “beloved”

C. Sanskrit for “daughter”

D. Urdu for “love”

3. In the episode “Darmok,” Picard and the captain of the Tamarian vessel are beamed onto a nearby planet to fight a monster together. What is the Tamarian captain's name?

A. Dathon

B. Darmok

C. Jalad

D. Tama

4. What is the name of the farming planet that Worf grew up on?

A. Altair III

B. Gault

C. Khitomer

D. Straleb

5. What was Keiko O’Brien’s maiden name?

A. Ishikawa

B. Obachan

C. Ogawa

D. Onizuka

6. In the episode “Cause and Effect,” the Enterprise meets another ship that has been caught in a time-loop in the Typhon Expanse for 80 years. What is its name?

A. USS Berlin

B. USS Bozeman

C. USS Brattain

D. USS Denver

7. In the episode “The Next Phase,” two characters are thought to have died in a transporter accident. Who are they?

A. Geordi and Counsellor Troi

B. Riker and Doctor Selar

C. Doctor Crusher and Worf

D. Ro Laren and Geordi

8. What is the motto of Starfleet Academy?

A. Alea iacta est

B. Ex astra, scientia

C. Per ardua, ad astra

D. Semper cedentia retro

9. What is the name of the transport ship that Scotty is on when it crashes into the Dyson Sphere in “Relics”?

A. USS Akagi

B. USS Gage

C. USS Jenolan

D. USS Zapata

10. What is the name of Jean-Luc Picard's older brother?

A. Maurice

B. Paul

C. Rene

D. Robert

11. In the episode “Tapestry,” we see how a young Jean-Luc Picard was stabbed through the heart while fighting...?

A. Four Anticans

B. Three Nausicaans

C. A pair of Yridians

D. A single Lyaaran

12. What does the name of the Klingon weapon “the bat’tleh” actually mean?

A. “Deadly Weapon”

B. “Sword of Honor”

C. “Warrior's Blade”

D. “Killer of Tyrants”

13. In the episode “The Defector,” we find out what Riker’s previous assignment was. Which ship was it?

A. USS Gandhi

B. USS Hood

C. USS Kyushu

D.USS Melbourne

14. What was the name of the Neutral Zone border-world where a Romulan ship crashed in “The Enemy”?

A. Acamar III

B. El-Adrel

C. Galorndon Core

D. Nelvana III

15. What is the name of the Klingon ship that Riker served aboard in “A Matter of Honor”?

A. IKC Bortas

B. IKC Brak’lul

C. IKC Pagh

D. IKC T’Ong


Last Month’s Answers 5.10—The “ist” List




Coin Collector




Stamp Collector




Plant Scientist




A Boxer




Studies Insects




Studies Birds




Medicinal Healer




Studies Fish




Social Moderate




Studies Languages




Earth Historian




Studies The Environment

The Rules

Each question has only one correct answer. The answers are stored in a hermetically sealed envelope guarded by a devoted Bengal cat named “Kira” who lives in our house.

This Month’s CD Recommendation

Brand New Day” by Sting—another eclectic collection of intriguing forays into various musical genres from Sting. With Stevie Wonder, James Taylor, Branford Marsalis, and a veritable cast of thousands, this is an album that both demands and greatly rewards repeated playings. Stevie Wonder’s harmonica work in the title track alone is worth the price of the CD!

Parting Pointer

The “Parting Pointer” is ATPM’s “Tips and Tricks” section. If you have a pointer that you would like to share with other readers to make their Mac experience easier or more enjoyable, please send it to me at Here’s this month’s “Parting Pointer”:

Anarchie lets you use pattern matching in its path boxes (the little browser-style text boxes at the tops of its windows). For instance, if you connect to by typing*07* into the path box you will be shown a list of all ATPM back issues published in July.

Regular Expressions are a language for specifying patterns of text to match. For instance, # matches a number and .* matches zero or more non-return characters. BBEdit is probably the easiest way to try them out on the Mac. Its user manual and Apple Guide explain the basics well. Strictly speaking, Anarchie does not support regular expressions—they’re actually just wildcards (which are not as powerful).

Copyright © 1999 Edward Goss,

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