U.S. military forces are watching ''Enterprise''; are they cribbing from it?

By Sunny Lee
Updated October 05, 2001 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Maybe the Pentagon should host the next Trekkie convention. Recent news reports reveal that U.S. military radio broadcasts in Afghanistan included this warning to the Taliban: ”Resistance is futile.” As legions of ”Star Trek” fans know, that phrase was used by the Borg in a 1990 episode of ”Star Trek: The Next Generation.” ”It wasn’t a conscious quote from ‘Star Trek,”’ insists Pentagon spokesman Lieut. Col. George Rhynedance. ”In the context of war, it’s a very common phrase.” But that’s not the military’s only ”Trek” connection: Personnel aboard the USS Enterprise in the Indian Ocean have been enjoying tapes of UPN’s aptly named new ”Trek” series.

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