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Fall Hammer's Star Trek-Athon Day Six

O.k. I am knee deep into the second season, and things are getting weird, "I, Mudd" will start off this portion of our journey in this Wagon Train of the Stars, and ends with a Piece of the Action", where Kirk introduces the game of Fizzbin. 

Here are the official rules of Fizzbin as found in a Ferengi Book of Gaming*

Each player gets six cards, except for the player on the dealer's right, who gets seven. The second card is turned up, except on Tuesdays. the Dealer deals the two players two jacks, which are a "half-fizzbin". If a player is dealt only one one jack, then the dealer will warn that a third jack is a "shralk" and is grounds for disqualification. With two jacks, one wants a king and a deuce, except at night, when one wants a queen and a four. The dealer may now ignore the disqualification rule, and deal a third jack, had a king been dealt instead of a jack, the player would get another card, except when it is dark, in which case he would have to give it back. The top hand is a "royal fizzbin", but the odds of getting one are "astronomical" The last card dealt is called “kronk”, that is purposely dealt to the floor. At this point in the game it is advised that you make a tactical maneuver to end the game. 

*Ferengi Book of Gaming, I made this up, but it should be a thing.  

Here are the episodes on the schedule today:


"I, Mudd"


November 3, 1967

Captain Kirk and the crew has a second run in with the con man, Harry Mudd, this time finding him as the king of a planet of androids.




November 10, 1967

A shuttle crew from the Enterprise encounters a castaway (who appears to be Zefram Cochrane, the inventor of warp drive) and his mysterious alien companion.


"Journey to Babel"


November 17, 1967

While transporting dignitaries to an important peace conference the Enterprise is pursued by a mysterious vessel and an assassin is discovered among the passengers.


"Friday's Child"


December 1, 1967

The crew of the Enterprise become entangled in a planet's tribal power struggle.


"The Deadly Years"


December 8, 1967

Strange radiation exposes the command crew of the Enterprise to the effects of rapid aging.




December 15, 1967

Captain Kirk becomes obsessed with destroying a murderous entity that killed many of the crew of his old ship.


"Wolf in the Fold"


December 22, 1967

Mr. Scott is implicated in a series of bizarre murders.


"The Trouble With Tribbles"


December 29, 1967

Tribbles – purring, limbless, and fertile – disrupt the exploitation of a disputed planet between the Klingons and Federation.


"The Gamesters of Triskelion"


January 5, 1968

Captain Kirk, Chekhov and Uhura are kidnapped by powerful disembodied aliens and forced to fight in gladiatorial contests for the aliens' gambling entertainment.


"A Piece of the Action"


January 12, 1968

The Enterprise visits a planet with a violent culture based on Americas 1920s prohibition era.


I want to mention that tibit of of Star Trek in the news today about the naming of one of Pluto's moons as Vulcan. Can I get a Star Trek Squeeee, please. Here is a link back the Io9 article: 

Have Trekkies taken over the voting on the naming of Pluto’s new moons?

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