From: Lex Lamb [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Friday rant over. I never got this Scotty/Star Trek/engineer stereotype
thing, though - are the Russians and Japanese famous for their navigational
skills, the Irish for their medical knowledge... or the Canadians for their
We could now boldly go into Gene Rodenberry's vision of the future - the
inclusion of a Russian as part of an international crew when the Cold War
was on, (it would probably be an Afghan nowadays),black crew in positions of
authority etc. etc. And Irish nurses are a commonplace in British hospitals
and probably in some American ones, people being one of Irelands great
exports until recently so that eplains that one.
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