Re: Why No "Captains' Table" Story For Spock?
I always figured the bartender/owner 'Cap' to be a Q.
One of the first series of stories pretty heavily hinted that it was simply future tech. I think the exchange was about only being able to tell the captain(pike, I think) the place or the time due to the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, and if he wanted to know the time, "hold on to your hat".
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