The tall, used-to-be-handsome captain stands on his bridge as the U.F.O. Sloth shoots through the darkness of space. That’s right, Captain Quirk is at the helm. Again. The ship is hurtling through the universe at Warp 9 toward its next destination.

outer space

What destination? Unknown. This is a voyage of exploration, of discovery.

That’s probably why everyone is drunk.

What could possible be more boring that traveling endlessly through the void of space looking for something, anything to break up the monotony?

Quirk has this command because it was the only way to get him out from underfoot at headquarters. The crew, comprised of whack jobs, bizarre misfits, malcontents, substance abusers, and dunderheads, could care less where they go as long as they don’t run out of booze.

Shatner - Kirk

Maybe they’ll find new planets. Maybe they’ll just wander endlessly around intergalactic space until they run out of fuel, get old, and pass away.

Back at headquarters, either outcome will be welcomed.

This is the Quirk I know and love. Captain Quirk. A man’s man. A lady’s man. A leader. Going nowhere, but doing it with style, authority and zest.


  1. Garry Armstrong February 11, 2016 / 12:21 pm

    Denny Crane. Denny Crane. Denny Crane.


  2. angloswiss February 11, 2016 / 1:10 pm

    Are you serious? – sounds more like the government to me. I remember a job I had many years ago. It was the conference department of a big shipping company in London. Anyhow my boss was a specialist for Russian – spoke the language fluently and kept his eye on the Russian merhant shipping movements. I remember he always said when a Russian cargo ship was having problems, it was generally because the crew were all drunk, together with the captain. They sent him to Russia once in a delegation, he came back, but I think one of them didn’t and spent a few years in the Lubljanke for spionage – yes that was the swinging sixties with all the trimmings.


    • Marilyn Armstrong February 11, 2016 / 2:33 pm

      You never know. Maybe the crew of the Sloth are really Russian spies, though I think they are too inept, stupid, and drunk to do any serious espionage 🙂


  3. swo8 February 11, 2016 / 3:30 pm

    I always liked him. He was a Canadian and played a lawyer after the intergalactic stint.


  4. jcalberta February 11, 2016 / 5:52 pm

    This guy is like 80 years old … and still rambling on like a kid. Amazing!
    Not to mention Star Trek itself. What an phenomenon!
    And they tried to toss that thing.


    • Marilyn Armstrong February 11, 2016 / 6:27 pm

      They did toss it. But it turned out to be more of a boomerang than a frisbee 🙂


  5. evilsquirrel13 February 11, 2016 / 9:14 pm

    That looks like the face of a Captain who just realized he’d sacrificed the last of his red shirted ensigns. Now, he’s the next one to get phasered…


    • Marilyn Armstrong February 11, 2016 / 9:18 pm

      And it couldn’t happen to a better Captain. My favorite Quirk 🙂


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