Douglas G. Wilson
douglas at NB.NET
Thu Sep 18 12:32:15 UTC 2003
>Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 08:30:20 -0400
>To: dave at wilton.net
>From: "Douglas G. Wilson" <douglas at nb.net>
>Subject: Re: Herb <snip>
>>There was a Star Trek:TOS (The Original Series) episode, "The Way To Eden"
>>(aired Feb 1969) where a group of bohemian "space hippies" used the name
>>"Herbert" as an epithet for (as defined by Spock) "a minor official
>>notorious for his rigid and limited patterns of thought."
>There are a number of 'inside jokes' in "Star Trek", I'm told. Herbert
>Solow apparently was a production executive. Possibly this name was the
>I wonder whether this would have propagated. I didn't remember it, and I
>saw the "Eden" episode ... among others.
>-- Doug Wilson
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