This is Just Loonie

153340_rev-135153491_hero-135The official Royal Canadian mint has issued, and is selling, real currency coins to commemorate the 5oth anniversary of Star Trek, some in the shape of the Star Trek delta.

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7 Comments

  1. Eugene R.

    The irony, of course, being that the United Federation of Planets does not have a monetary system. Unless you count quatloos, that is.

  2. What’s the exchange rate between quatloos and gold-pressed latinum?

    • Eugene R.

      Official exchange or “behind the bar” transaction? For the latter, just ask Morn and he’ll tell you the going rate.

      • Just had a thought: any connection between Morn and Cheers’ Norm? Name, size, loquaciousness, likeability, bar stool …

      • Eugene R.

        According to Wikipedia (“List of recurring Star Trek: Deep Space Nine characters”), yes, “Morn” is a deliberate anagram of “Norm” in homage to the Cheers character.

  3. I’d say “who knew?”, but apparently everyone but me did.

    • Eugene R.

      Well, if they ever had a scene in which everyone at Quark’s shouted out “Morn!” upon his arrival, I missed it. So mark me down as “less uninformed”, too.

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