Hollywood Werewolf wrote:
The notion of evaluating cultures in such a manner didn't seem that inappropriate when the episode first aired. What struck me was the name Richter. I thought his scale was used to measure earthquakes!
always seemed to fall back on this nomenclature. I recall one episode where Scotty said a gigantic solar flare was a "such-and-such on the Ritter Scale". Not exactly the same, but so close as to make you wonder why they didn't just use something else.