Hitchhiker references? SW? Humanx?

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by hbquikcomjamesl, Jun 29, 2019.

  1. Silvercrest

    Silvercrest Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 4, 2003
    I believe Riker referred to Holmes as "history's greatest detective", or words to that effect, in an early episode. I suppose that phrasing could still be taken in ways that don't require him to be a real person.
  2. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

    Mar 15, 2001
    Sure it can, and is. After all, "detective" is a category of fictional protagonist as well as a real profession.

    For that matter, the Holmes stories did have a real-world impact on detective work. At the time they were published, many of the scientific and forensic techniques Holmes used in the stories were still not widely known or used; police still relied primarily on eyewitness accounts and confessions (which were coerced even more commonly than they still are today). But the stories were so popular that they inspired real detectives to follow Holmes's lead and adopt the methods of forensics and criminal deduction that we take for granted today.
  3. Mister Spock

    Mister Spock Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Nov 24, 2013
    North London, England
    In The Schizoid Man, there's a certificate hanging on Dr. Graves' office wall naming him 'Humanoid of the Year' for his contributions to the Proxima Centauri Interplanetary Bowling League and Marching Band. Its signed by several employees of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation - Tricia McMillan (Vice President of Advanced Research), Ford Prefect (Product Manager, Artificial Intelligence Division) and Arthur Dent (Vice President of Android Production).

    The references I know are mostly from Okudagrams:
    • Sirius Cybernetics Corporation executives ended up in the same hospital as the lawyers who drafted the Treaty of Armens in 2255. (The Ensigns of Command)
    • USS Heart of Gold received orders from Dent Arthur Dent in 2364. (Conspiracy)
    • The company also had a branch on Deep Space Nine, according to the directory on the Promenade.
  4. F. King Daniel

    F. King Daniel Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Nov 5, 2008
    King Daniel Beyond
    Just gonna leave this here