The Wrath of NerdsPosted: April 15, 2005
I've been awful busy these past few days and haven't had time to blog, but RegretTheError had this gem (another one!):
Attention, Star Trek fans: No more calls or e-mails, please! Captain Kirk did not often “cloak” the Starship Enterprise to make it invisible, as was erroneously reported in the “Biz Buzz” feature in yesterday's Business section. In fact, the first known use of cloaking technology was by the Romulans in 2266, according to “The Star Trek Encyclopedia: A Reference Guide to the Future.” Kirk and Commander Spock were sent on a mission to steal a cloaking device from the Romulans in 2268 during the first Star Trek series. And Klingons used cloaking in the movie “Star Trek III: The Search for Spock.” This prompted theories of a Romulan-Klingon alliance, in which the Romulans may have traded their cloaking secrets for warp drive, reports An-swers.com. The [Newark] Star-Ledger really, really regrets the error.
Star Trek fans: don't let this half-assed apology stop your perfectly justified boycott! These devils must pay for their ignorance! Saddle up – lock and load! Resistance is Futile! And so forth.