We had our own palate-cleanser on Bloggers Row today when Tommy Christopher and I debated the nature of the Star Trek universe. Do any other series actually exist other than the original series, or do people really buy into all of the various versions of Trek? Why does Jean-Luc Picard claim that the Federation has gone beyond money while the Ferengi trade for gold-plated latinum? Does the Holodeck mean the end of civilization?

Most of all, should the upcoming “reboot” movie be retitled Trekformers?

Tommy notes with some justification that we seem to reverse political roles when it comes to Trek. All I can say is that we didn’t see Tommy get this exercised during his three days of immersion in the conservative environment, so perhaps we’re beginning to discover his inner Right-think.