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Wednesday, January 2
Yesterday we talked about the influence of "Star Trek" on real-world technology. But it had other influences, too. As a little girl, Mae Jemison was surprised to see a black woman, Lt. Uhura, on the deck of the Enterprise. This inspired an interest in space, and she became the first black American female astronaut. She also appeared as Ensign Palmer on an episode of "Next Generation."
Setting aside "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," Mel Blanc's only work for Disney was the hiccups for Gideon.
A) The cat in "Pinocchio"
B) A circus performer in "Dumbo"
C) A henchman in "Peter Pan"
D) A "Merry Man" in "Robin Hood"
Previous answer: The tricorder was just a saltshaker.
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