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Old August 17 2008, 04:58 PM   #1
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Golf in Trek

Has the sport of golf ever appeared in a trek book.If not it would be cool to here it mentioned like Riker hitting the links in the holodeck.Some college football would be cool too.This isen't story ideas just curious on sports in the Trek lit world.I'm sick of baseball and really bored today.
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Old August 17 2008, 05:27 PM   #2
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There's a rather bizarre golf sequence in John M. Ford's How Much for Just the Planet? Other than that, the only golf reference I'm aware of in ST was in "I, Mudd."
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Old August 17 2008, 05:33 PM   #3
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There are references to golf in the SCE eBook War Stories Book 2, which was printed in dead-tree form in the collection Wildfire.
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Old August 17 2008, 06:08 PM   #4
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Screw golf.

I want to hear about volleyball. Beach volleyball. Women's beach volleyball.
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Old August 17 2008, 06:21 PM   #5
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Yeah, I've been wondering about sports in Trek too. I've been watching the Olympics while also reading Trek, and together they got me wondering if they've ever had any of this kind of stuff in Trek Lit.
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Old August 17 2008, 06:26 PM   #6
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Re: Golf in Trek

Dayton Ward wrote: View Post
Screw golf.

I want to hear about volleyball. Beach volleyball. Women's beach volleyball.
Screw hearing about women's beach volleyball...
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Old August 17 2008, 06:42 PM   #7
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There's a rather bizarre golf sequence in John M. Ford's How Much for Just the Planet? Other than that, the only golf reference I'm aware of in ST was in "I, Mudd."
This is the greatest Chekov scene in all of history. Also, the greatest golf scene.
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Old August 17 2008, 07:16 PM   #8
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No woman's beach volleyball for me, thanks. Is there men's beach volleyball? I wanna see that.

Hmmmm... seriously. What are the sports mentioned in fiction or film? Picard rode horses, Archer watched water polo. Riker liked a lot of sports, according to Memory Alpha. Anything else I'm forgetting?
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Old August 17 2008, 07:27 PM   #9
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Re: Golf in Trek

Sisko and baseball.
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Old August 17 2008, 07:28 PM   #10
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"There are FOUR lights." *whacks the ball*

Sports in Trek? There are a few invented ones, like Parises Squares (which I don't think we've ever actually seen) and Velocity (played by Janeway and Seven). There's that game Bashir liked to play, not sure if it was made up or not or not, about playing tennis off a wall. We know that people still ski and swim, although it's unclear whether there are still competitions. Fencing (Picard and Guinan). And then there's darts (Bashir and O'Brien), whose tournaments appear on TSN, but whose status as a sport I've always found dubious.

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Old August 17 2008, 07:31 PM   #11
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There's that game Bashir liked to play, not sure if it was made up or not or not, about playing tennis off a wall.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racquetball
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Old August 17 2008, 07:33 PM   #12
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Sisko and baseball.
I was trying to ignore baseball. I think the last game I've actually sat through is when the '84 Detroit Tigers won the World Series. It's duller'n'dishwater for me...
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Old August 17 2008, 07:38 PM   #13
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There's that game Bashir liked to play, not sure if it was made up or not or not, about playing tennis off a wall.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racquetball
Actually, Bashir played springball, which is a Bajoran sport, but similar to racquetball.

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Sisko and baseball.
I was trying to ignore baseball. I think the last game I've actually sat through is when the '84 Detroit Tigers won the World Series. It's duller'n'dishwater for me...
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Old August 17 2008, 07:38 PM   #14
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Re: Golf in Trek

DS9 also gave us springball, a sport as Bajoran as Mom, hasparat, and katterpod pie.

I think it was also established that Chakotay boxed for the Academy boxing team in the VOY episode "UPN-Mandated WWE Promotional Crossover".

In prose, we learn Sonya Gomez's sister was a professional soccer player in, I think, Breakdowns.
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Old August 17 2008, 07:41 PM   #15
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soccer's also mentioned as played professionally in ... uh... that season 2 episode where they crash on that planet led by that luddite bitch that locks Sisko in the box...(Sanctuary?)

ah, "Paradise"...
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