You May Be A Geek If…

You may be a geek (to say nothing of a Trekkie) if, when working on the index of a book you edited on religion and science fiction, and you wonder – even if only for a moment – whether it is OK to put a reference to imperial Spock from the parallel universe in the index under “Spock” or whether he needs a separate entry of his own.

OK, if that happens to you, then you are a geek – no maybes and no room for doubt, if there was any previously.

(Yes, the thought really did cross my mind. And for me, the interesting question is how many readers will think “Well of course you thought that, it’s only logical” and how many will think “Seriously?!”)

In honor of such moments of geekiness, here is some music from the band with the most appropriate name for such an occasion: Spock’s Beard.

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  • JSA

    Separate entry, obviously!

  • Beau Quilter

    No worries. When friends and family call me a geek, I take it as a compliment.

  • Kevin

    That was my favorite episode of Star Trek as a child!

    And I think it does warrant a separate entry

  • Anonymous

    When will the book be published?

  • James Pate

    And don’t forget that Star Trek: Enterprise had an episode about the Imperial timeline!

  • James F. McGrath

    The folks from Deep Space Nine also ended up in that universe once, too, didn’t they.

    • Amanda Mac

      Actually, five times.  The episodes: Crossover; Through the Looking Glass; Shattered Mirror; Resurrection (mirror universe comes to DS9); The Emperor’s New Cloak
      It’s really, really sad that I know that, isn’t it?

  • James F. McGrath

    Wow, I need to go back and watch more DS9, clearly!

    I’ve never thought more highly of you, Amanda! :-)

  • James F. McGrath

    P. S. For those who may be interested, the book should be available in a matter of months – certainly sometime in the Fall. I finished the indexing today, and that’s the last thing that needed to be done!