Monday, September 24, 2007

The Etymology of Star Trek: Engage

Silliness that comes to mind when your infant decides to be awake at 5 in the morning and you just can't make the tea strong enough. I've not (yet) played rugby myself, though I expect our eldest to encounter it in school in the next few years. Listening to the referee tell the lads to engage, all I could think of was Captain Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation. Sad, I know.

But then the question came to mind: was this where Gene Roddenberry got the use of the word for the show? The standard play of a rugby match?


  1. Beautiful! Love PAtrick Stewart/Picard. Wish my mum had married him!

  2. What in the name of sweet flaming Nicolas Cage on a bicycle have I just watched?

  3. Even better: Patrick Stewart on Sesame Street, with a kids' version of Macbeth.

    "B ... or not B ..."