Is the Pentagon channeling ''Star Trek''?
U.S. military forces are watching ''Enterprise''; are they cribbing from it?
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.