Star Trek and Literature by BarkerC

Champion(s):

ChernicoffS
Lock him up.


Runner(s)-Up:

KroegerJ
Strength and Honor


Quiz Description

Given clues, name the following about real-world literary references in the Star Trek universe.

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Questions:

The last words uttered by Khan Noonien Singh before the Genesis Device destroys the USS Reliant are "From hell's heart, I stab at thee; for hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee." These lines originally appeared in Chapter 135 of what 1851 American novel?

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Moby-Dick or The Whale

18 years prior to the Battle of the Mutara Nebula, Khan, when offered exile on Ceti Alpha V, asks Kirk if he has read this author.

Scotty later confesses to Kirk he doesn't understand the reference, until Kirk quotes it directly for him: "It is better to rule in Hell than serve in Heaven."

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John Milton

In "Time's Arrow", Samuel Clemens readily accepts that Data was from the future as he had written what 1889 novel about time travel and the use of future technology to solve past problems.

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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

In "Improbable Cause", Bashir believed the moral of this fable to be that lying too much will cause people to never believe a person, whereas Garak, in addition to finding the story to be incredibly dark for children, believed the moral was to not tell the same lie twice.

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The Boy Who Cried Wolf

In the Battle of Khitomer in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Klingon General Chang, played by Shakespearean actor Christopher Plummer, quotes four of Shakespeare's plays over the open channel to the Enterprise.

He fires a shot while cloaked, and shouts "Cry ‘havoc!’ and let slip the dogs of war", quoting Act III, Scene I of this tragedy.

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Julius Caesar

Also in Star Trek VI Spock states "An ancestor of mine maintained that if you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains – however improbable – must be the truth."

This ancestor is likely what fictional character, later a holodeck favorite of Lt. Commander Data's

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Sherlock Holmes

At the conclusion of Star Trek VI, when Chekov asks for orders after Starfleet command has ordered the Enterprise back to Spacedock for decommissioning, Kirk says "Second star to the right. And straight on 'til morning.", an adaptation of a quote from a work by what English author?

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J.M. Barrie

In 2373, Maquis leader Michael Eddington sends this specific 1862 French novel to Captain Sisko, casting himself as the hero and Sisko as his relentless pursuer. No word if Quark was considered to be Thenardier in this scenario.

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Les Miserables

"All I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by" appeared on both of the dedication plaques of both USS Enterprise-A and the USS Defiant. A favorite 20th century poem of Captain Kirk, name either the English poet who wrote the line or the poem that contains the line quoted. (edited at 5:36 pm, October 4, 2016 (PDT))

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"Sea-Fever" by John Masefield

The USS Thunderchild, part of the Starfleet armada that opposes the Borg in Star Trek: First Contact is named for the HMS Thunderchild, an ironclad steamer that destroys a pair of Martian fighting machines in this 1898 English novel.

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The War of the Worlds

Starfleet has a fondness for the phrase "Fortune favors the bold", as it was the ship's motto of the USS Columbia NX-02, as well as the end of a mission briefing by Captain Benjamin Sisko during the assault to retake Deep Space Nine.

The original Latin phrase "audentes fortuna juvat" appears in what 1st century BC poem?

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The Aeneid

The dedication plaque of USS Voyager contains the line "For I dipt in to the future, far as Human eye could see; Saw the vision of the world, and all the wonder that would be". Name either the 19th century English poet who wrote the line or the poem from which it was lifted.

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"Locksley Hall" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (edited at 3:57 am, October 5, 2016 (PDT))