I recently realized why a Star Trek fan is held as the ultimate geek. I was watching TV with a female Indian friend and suddenly Voyager came on. Being a Trekkie - I naturally switched to that channel.
"Uffo, what is this? Is that Obama?"
"Er, no." I replied. "That's Tuvok. He's a Vulcan."
"A what? And why is that... my God! A talking fish!"
"That's not a talking fish." I tried to explain. "It's a Talaxian."
I then launched into a "history" lesson.
"Vulcans are a race of intelligent aliens who control their emotions, while Talaxians are a group of another aliens in the Delta Quadrant."
"I see." Probably did not. "And that man with the triangle on his forehead?"
"That's Chakotay. He's an Indian."
"Aboriginal Indian." I hastened to explain. "Not your Indian Indian." I did not add that I have yet to meet a native Indian who had a triangle tattoo on his forehead.
"What's happening here?"
"Oh," I was recalling the episode. "It's a time warp field. Their ship has encounter a, er, anomaly in the, er, space-time continuum ..."
"You know, if they are going back in time, why are they going back to Earth? You said they are 75,000 miles from Earth...."
Not miles dear, I thought, light years.
"Er, I don't know!" (cheaper to shoot episode in LA I guess).
You know what, Bidaii now sounds much more interesting.