Ted Cruz Gives Harvard Prof a History Lesson | The Resurgent: One of my favorite moments from the original Star Trek happened in the episode “The Trouble With Tribbles,” when Captain Kirk, Mister Spock and Ensign Pavel Chekov are discussing Sherman’s Planet, which has caused a rather bothersome interstellar dispute:
SPOCK: Sherman’s Planet is claimed by both sides, our Federation and the Klingon Empire. We do have the better claim.
CHEKOV: The area was first mapped by the famous Russian astronomer Ivan Borkoff almost two hundred–
KIRK: John Burke.
CHEKOV: Burke, sir? I don’t think so. I’m sure it was–
SPOCK: John Burke was the Chief Astronomer at the Royal Academy in old Britain at the time.
CHEKOV: Oh, Royal Academy. Well…
KIRK: Is the rest of your history that faulty, Ensign?
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