06 September 2010

Spudship Enterprise?

Meanwhile the http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1308820/Monster-veg-grower-shows-world-record-breaking-potato-shaped-like-Starship-Enterprise.html Mail has an item about a humungous potato which weighs in at over 8lb (About 3.3kg).A veritable monster but the headline and the copy gives the impression that this fine tuber somehow looks like the Starship Enterprise

Err I think not even if it had taken a huge kicking off the Klingons (pre-Khitomer), Romulans, Cardassians and the Dominion!


On the other hand perhaps they were referring to the Enterprise D after saucer separation...




God I need to watch less telly...

13 comments:

Andrew Scott said...

Well I can see what the Mail is getting at Jams (which is not something I can say very often). It's one lesser known aspect of the defence repertoire you know... if the photon torpedoes haven't done the job, if the shields have failed, if the dilithium crystals are too degraded to power the full invisibility cloaking device... last chance option: "Scotty - pretend we're a spud!" Well, you know, it's worth a try when the chips are down (ho ho).

jams o donnell said...

Ah I never thought of that Andrew. That explains the tuber class of starships including the USS Maris Piper

Andrew Scott said...

I've had a look through common potato varieties Jams. USS Rocket and USS Pentland Javelin sound appropriate (sound rather suspicious actually). I think there was that episode where Kirk cried: "Mashed potato Scotty! Mashed potato!" and Scotty cried back: "I'm givin' you all ah can Captain but the masher just cannae take it!" You remember?

susan said...

I was going to make a comment about the damn thing looking like a staple for a good dinner for a family of 12 but I didn't because Andrew's comment amused me.

Renegade Eye said...

Did you have Mr Potato Head in the UK as a kid?

jams o donnell said...

Ah yes Andrew I remember that episode clearly. The Tetraspuddium containment failed when they were trying to escape the Tholian web

Haha he came up with a good one eh Susan?

Oh yes we did Ren!

Claude said...

As long as I don't have to peel the potato, it could be what it wants to be.

jams o donnell said...

Ah no! The peel cloak is a secret Federation weapon!

Stan said...

I'm no Trek nut, but that's a magnificent spudulacrum. It should be preserved — at least for the next generation.

Knatolee said...

I grew some large potatoes, but nothing as impressive as THAT!

jams o donnell said...

Now that could be a fine enterprise Stan!

It's a monster eh Knatolee?

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Oh... and I thought it's another Jesus. Or Elvis...

jams o donnell said...

Ah Snoopy there has to be the odd simulacrum that features neither!