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Offline Zach

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Repost: Star Trek TOS Trivia Competition
« on: 17 April 2009 10:40 AM »
Star Trek TOS Trivia Competition

This competition is really simple - all you have to do is answer ten questions relating to  "The Original Series" and you will be entered into our draw.

What can I win?

Not only do we have two first prizes in this competition, but we also have several runners up prizes!

1st Prize - Star Trek Original Series Season 1 Blu-Ray Set (Click for Details)

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1st Prize - Star Trek Movies 1-6 Blu-Ray Set (Click for Details)

Runner Up Prizes

5 Star Trek Bottle Coolers with Star Trek Bottle Opener!


Rules and Terms:

Only one entry per person.  Blu-ray sets are limited to Region 2 (UK and Europe) so if you are outside of this area, you should check your Blu-ray player to see if it can play discs from all regions.  Hailing Frequency / CBS accepts no responsability if the Blu-Ray sets do not play on your player.

All answers should be sent to "competition@hailingfrequency.co.uk" with the words "Trivia Competition" in the subject line.

Competition Closes April 25th 2009 at 00:00 GMT

Without Further Delay - Here are the Trivia Questions!

1) What is the name of the Original Series episode in which Sulu is famous for going topless and terrorising the crew of the Enterprise with a fencing sword?

2) Listen to this clip from Star Trek VI – The Undiscovered Country – What does Captain Sulu proclaim next? (http://hailingfrequency.co.uk/competitions/question2.mp3)

3)  In the original series episode “Whom Gods Destroy” – what classic battle maneuver did Captain Kirk perform to defeat the Romulan Vessels that were attacking his ship?

4) During the course of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” – How many original series cast guest starred on the show and who were they?

5) How was the Original Enterprise, Registry NCC 1701 (No Bloody A, B, C or D) – Destroyed?

6) Hikaru Sulu had a daughter – What was her name?

7) In Trouble with Tribbles – What did Scotty do with all of the Tribbles?

8) How did Captain Kirk defeat the “Kobyashi Maru” scenario at Starfleet Academy?

9) On stardate 3141.9, the Enterprise discovered a ship from earths past, carrying Generically Engineered Augments from earths Eugenics Wars – What was the name of the ship?

10) What was the name of the first known silicon based species to be discovered in Star Trek?

Note: One of these Ten Questions is an Evil "Trick" Question - Do you know which it is?

All answers should be sent to "competition@hailingfrequency.co.uk" with the words "Trivia Competition" in the subject line.

Good Luck Everyone!

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Re: Repost: Star Trek TOS Trivia Competition
« Reply #1 on: 29 April 2009 02:41 PM »
This competition is now finished.  Winners will be notified by e-mail and asked to provide names and addresses for shipping.


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Correct Competition Answers
« Reply #2 on: 29 April 2009 04:34 PM »
The correct answers for this competition were:

1) The Naked Time

2) "Fly her apart then!"

3) TRICK QUESTION - There were no Romulans in this Episode, however Captain Kirk did use a Romulan Scenario to identify the Captain and the correct answer was "The Cochrane Deceleration Maneuver"

4) We were looking at least 4 correct answers out of these 5:  Leonard Nimoy (Spock), James Doohan (Scotty), DeForrest Kelley (Mccoy), Majel Barret (Nurse Chapel, The Computer, Lwaxana Troi), Mark Leonard (Sarek)

5) Self Destruct

6) Demora Sulu

7) Beamed them into the Klingon Ships Engine Room (It was the only humane thing to do!)

8) Kirk Reprogrammed the Scenario aka Cheated

9) SS Botany Bay

10) Horta

We recieved dozens of correct entries - all correct entries we're placed into a Random Chooser script and winners were chosen randomly.   

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Re: Repost: Star Trek TOS Trivia Competition
« Reply #3 on: 29 April 2009 04:41 PM »
That competition was really good fun, congrats to all the other winners. :) :startrek080:

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Re: Repost: Star Trek TOS Trivia Competition
« Reply #4 on: 29 April 2009 07:33 PM »
 Congratulations to all the winners. :startrek078:
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Re: Repost: Star Trek TOS Trivia Competition
« Reply #5 on: 08 May 2009 12:40 PM »
A silicon virus was the first silicon based life form to be discovered in the Star Trek universe on Enterprise, but it did not get a name..

if by "Star Trek" one means "TOS" then Horta would be correct :)
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Re: Repost: Star Trek TOS Trivia Competition
« Reply #6 on: 08 May 2009 01:24 PM »
A silicon virus was the first silicon based life form to be discovered in the Star Trek universe on Enterprise, but it did not get a name..

if by "Star Trek" one means "TOS" then Horta would be correct :)
As far as I know, the jury is still out on the question for a virus is technically a "lifeform"

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Re: Repost: Star Trek TOS Trivia Competition
« Reply #7 on: 13 May 2009 11:51 PM »
A silicon virus was the first silicon based life form to be discovered in the Star Trek universe on Enterprise, but it did not get a name..

if by "Star Trek" one means "TOS" then Horta would be correct :)
As far as I know, the jury is still out on the question for a virus is technically a "lifeform"
Quite true; a common criterion for something to be considered alive is that it has its own metabolism and reproductive systems, whereas viruses ("viri"...?) rely on their host organisms to function.  These criteria seem to live on for a few more centuries, as Dr. Crusher stated them in the TNG episode "The Quality of Life".  Interestingly, though, in this episode the following was also said:
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Dr. Farallon:  There is a big difference between Data and a tool.
Data:  Doctor, there is a big difference between you and a virus, but both are alive.
Of course, Data's interpretation need not be the definitive one; after all, it wasn't long before he said this that he had to inquire as to what a lifeform actually was.
On a side note, I find it strange that they chose to focus on "life", here, rather than sentience.  It hardly seems like a good idea to defend the rights of the exocomps by giving them a status that they apparently share with viruses (which we have little concern with killing off in large numbers), or by pointing out that they have features that they arguably share with fire but not with Data (who arguably cannot truly reproduce).

Of course, in Star Trek, people seem quite willing to assign the title of "lifeform" to just about everything they come across, ranging from sentient crystals to coffee nebulae, wherefore one wouldn't expect them to be all that picky.

Memory Alpha states that "Silicon-based life was thought to be physiologically impossible before the discovery of the Horta of Janus VI. It is not possible for silicon life to evolve in an oxygen atmosphere."...  ...but I'm not sure if this was ever stated in an episode or if it's just something the person who wrote that article deduced.
Interestingly, Memory Alpha's article on silicon-based life turns up a third option, namely some "Martian insects" that "were discovered after they were uncovered by a sandstorm in the year 2021. This date of discovery of a silicon-based lifeform would contradict the fact that silicon-based life was considered only a theoretical possibility until 2267, as established in TOS: "The Devil in the Dark"."  I don't know exactly what was said in that episode, but on the discussion page somebody claims that McCoy said "Silicon-based life is physiologically impossible, especially in an oxygen atmosphere."

Personally, I answered Horta because it was the only silicon-based lifeform that came to mind, and I knew it to be from TOS.
...and I'm not exactly going to complain if this was wrong, for reasons made obvious in the attached picture ;)

Anyhow, my congratulations go out to the other winners, my thanks to the great people at Hailing Frequency and the community here...
...and to all others a happy Thursday (GMT +2)!  ;)

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Re: Repost: Star Trek TOS Trivia Competition
« Reply #8 on: 14 May 2009 09:51 AM »
Nice picture Fraek!  Glad you like the Boxset :)