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Happy New Year December 31, 2009

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: List,TrekMovie.com , trackback

2009 has a been a great year for Star Trek. The new Star Trek movie is just part of an overall resurgence of Trek with a new kind of enthusiasm. So tonight Trekkies should go out and celebrate the year that was, and look forward to a bright future for Star Trek. The staff at TrekMovie.com wishes all of you a happy new year. And for those imbibing on this evening, TrekMovie reposts our previous guide to Trek’s greatest moments in drinking!



Scotty shows em how its done – TOS: "By Any Other Name"
Our favorite chief engineer drinks Tomar the Kelvan under the table only to pass out moments later.

Kirk goes on a bender – TOS: "The Enemy Within"
A split [evil] Kirk storms sickbay, grabs Saurian Brandy, assaults crewmembers, and violates poor Yeoman Rand’s personal space (to say the least)

Ale lubricates cultural exchange – STVI: The Undiscovered Country
The Romulan Ale flowed freely during the Klingon/Federation dinner aboard the Enterprise-A which resulted in the entire senior staff being hung over the next morning. "Do you know anything about a radiation surge, Chekov?’
"Only the size of my head."

Picard brothers get messy drunk – TNG: "Family"
With the TNG era synthehol was invented so we don’t see a lot of drunken escapades. One that was significant is when Captain Picard returns home after his Borg transformation and subsequent rescue. He and his older brother Robert get quite drunk on their family wine and have an emotionally cleansing scene where both old and new emotional scars are dealt with for the first time.

Scotty toasts the 1701 – TNG: "Relics"
Being stuck inside a transporter buffer left Scotty with a powerful thirst, and he found solace in a bottle of real Aldebaran whiskey, which he proceeded to polish off on the holodeck, with a little help from Picard.

Miles and Julian sing – DS9: "Explorers"
While Sisko and son are away from the station on their solar sail and Keiko is off doing her own thing, Star Trek’s ultimate buddies got together at Miles’ place to figure out who can hold their booze better, the Irish or the English…the both lost and celebrated with a rousing rendition of "Jerusalem ."

Worf brings the bloodwine – DS9: "Way of the Warrior"
Get any two Klingons together and add some bloodwine, and you got yourself a party. Soon after Worf joined DS9, he got his old pal Huraga lubricated with a few bottles of booze and the information started flowing, along with the traditional Klingon drinking songs.

Warp pioneer gets Betazed hammered – Star Trek First Contact
Zefram Cochrane is perhaps the most famous drunk for not being a drunk. History had ignored his heavy drinking until the TNG crew was forced to follow a Borg sphere back to the time of first contact. The same movie also gives us Deanna Troi "blending" in as she tries to go shot for shot with Cochrane.

Neelix as wingman – VOY: "Somone To Watch Over Me"
Kids in the Hall vet Scott Thompson comes on board the Voyager as Tomin, who is supposed to be from a very conservative race, but he ends up using his time on board like a weekend in Vegas. Good thing Neelix was around as his designated driver or everyone would have ended up in big trouble.

Doc drinks for Seven – VOY: "Body and Soul"
Seven of Nine and the Holo Doctor and Harry all find themselves prisoners of some foreheads of the week, but this time the twist is that the Doc program is ‘inside’ Seven. While there he finds out how fun a replicator can be and  proceeds to over indulge on pretty much everything, including the Champagne.

Reed and Trip bond – ENT: "Shuttlepod One"
Malcolm Reed and Trip Tucker didn’t get along too well on Enterprise, until they got stuck in a shuttle for a few days where they thought they were going to die. Eventually they find a bottle of bourbon and the next thing you know they are as thick as thieves, with Reed outing himself as a lover of T’Pol’s ‘bum’ (unfortunately, unlike Trip, Malcolm had to satisfy himself with fantasies about T’Pol and her backside).

Archer’s Barfight – ENT: "First Flight"
In a flashback, Jonathan Archer remembers his old friend A.G. Robinson, who was the first to break the Warp 2 barrier. But things were always happy between the two. While Archer was drowning his sorrows at the 602 club he got into it with A.G. and  after A.G. talked smack about Archer’s dad the fists started flying, but Trip had his priorities right, making sure that no beer was spilled (see below).


And the lesson is…drink responsibly and have fun

Happy New Year from TrekMovie.com!


Thanks to TrekCore.com for screen caps


1. Lousy Canadian - December 31, 2009

Best wishes to you all from one Lousy Canadian to another! :)

Cheers! :D

2. The Gorn Identity - December 31, 2009

2009 has been a GREAT year for Star Trek. Here’s hoping 2010 will be just as good. Happy New Year, Trekkies!

3. Esatrekker - December 31, 2009

It’s uh…it’s uh…it’s GREEN!

Happy New Year!

4. Chris LaRoche - December 31, 2009

Happy New Year from Pittsfield Massachusetts!

5. Matt Wiley - December 31, 2009

No bloody A
no bloody B, C or D

6. devon - December 31, 2009

A toast to 2010, “May it be a brighter, happier, healthier year for all”…
to 2009 “Good riddance to ye oh hateful year that claimed too many good people’s lives including my Beloved Mom age 55 and my partner’s Mom age 69 just 8 weeks apart! Bloody Hell! May 2010 arrive and bury ye 2009!”

7. Commodore Kor'Tar - December 31, 2009

A happy new turn to one and all! Qa’Pla!

Enjoy your barrells of blood wine responsibliy! ;)

8. AJ - December 31, 2009


Thanks to you and your colleagues for all your joyfully anal retentive and relevant coverage of all aspects of Trek this past year.

I know you’ll keep the spirit alive in 2010.

Happy New Year!

9. Commander Crooner - December 31, 2009

Happy New Year, folks! May all your ventures be profitable, and all of your hangovers brief!

10. Sean4000 - December 31, 2009

Happy New year from New Orleans!

11. steve - December 31, 2009

To all who maintain and contibute to this this site, a very happy new beer from a very happy and drunk trekkie / rock singer, May we all live long and profligate!! Hic!!

12. CmdrR - December 31, 2009

Happy New Year, all!

Anthony, any chance you can reboot the live chat? Thanks!!!

13. Boozba - December 31, 2009

Happy New Year & Bonne Année from Montréal!!!!!!

14. RJO - December 31, 2009


15. Lt. Liz - December 31, 2009

Happy 2010 peeps! Here’s to another year of Trek AWESOMENESS! Make it SO!

16. jas_montreal - December 31, 2009

happy new year anthony….

anthony, my cuddly little bear !

17. Bryan - December 31, 2009

What about Data on ST:Generations?

Data: “I Believe this beverage has produced an emotional response.”
Geordi: “Looks like he hates it”
Data: “Yes, that is it. I hate this. It is Revolting.”
Guinan: “More?”
Data: “Please.”

18. Ashley - December 31, 2009

Happy New Year everyone. :)

19. TrekkieJan - December 31, 2009

Happy New Year Trekmovie and Trekkies everywhere! Here’s to a wonderful New Year with plenty of Trek in it!

20. ryanhuyton - December 31, 2009

What about “The Trouble With Trbbles” or “Trials and Tribble-ations”?

21. ryanhuyton - December 31, 2009

Or, for that matter the bar scene from “Star Trek” ’09?

22. Jeyl - December 31, 2009

Happy new year!

STARDATE: 01.01.10

23. Ampris - December 31, 2009

Happy new year! A toast to Trekmovie.com in 2010! You guys have been one of the best parts of the whole movie experience for me, and 2009 was the culmination of all that good stuff. It’s been a fun ride, and, in Trek terms, at least, it’s been a good year. Next year might not have as much going for it, but I’m sure it’s going to be great. Thanks, Anthony & Staff, may you have many more happy new years!

And here’s to all you fellow Trekkies– hoping ’10 will be good to you all, Trek- and otherwise. Cheers! :)

24. NCC-1688 - December 31, 2009

Happy New Year from Sand Lake Michigan!

25. GarySeven - December 31, 2009

Happy New Year to all Trek Lovers
and a heartfelt thanks to Anthony and all the others that do such a wonderful job in the daily production of this, my favorite site on the web.

26. VOODOO - December 31, 2009

Happy New Year everyone!

27. MC_Trekkie - December 31, 2009

Happy New Year from Philadelphia- America’s Birthplace.

It’s January 1st 2010 here- I assume the TrekMovie blog is on LA time and this post will show as 12/31

I suppose even our posts have a little temporal strangeness this evening.

Cheers to all

28. Khan was drunk! - December 31, 2009

2010 & we’re still stuck on this little mudball in the terran system.

Pop a bottle of Chateau Picard & celebrate!

Here’s to new frontiers!

Happy new year to all of you P’taks!!

29. Canadian Trek - December 31, 2009

I just want to thankyou Anthony…Ive been a fan since Star Trek went into snydication in 1972. I was 10 years old and I was so excited about Trek, but being from Canada and with no internet and few channels, I was always frustrated in what info I could find on my favourite show. How times have changed with the reboot of Star trek and with all that was on the line, I am so thankful that you created this website because you played such a big part in my experience of the the reboot of Star Trek and also in rebooting my excitement and love for Star Trek…Thanks alot man you done good. Looking forward to what is to come.

30. tony - December 31, 2009

Happy New Year !!!!!! TREK LIVES !!!!!!!!!!

31. Hat Rick - December 31, 2009

Woohoo! 2009 was a great year for Trek — and with luck, the first of many, many more great years.

Trek lives because Trek speaks the truth. :-)

May it, and one and all, live long and prosper!

32. Christine - December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!! Best blessings and wishes for the new decade, and the new year, from Christine in Nebraska.

(Oh, and thank you VERY much for reloading the chat page, Mr. Anthony Pascale. We all appreciate it, and I can guarantee that. xD)

Live long ‘n’ prosper, yo!

33. VOODOO - December 31, 2009

Anthony, I would also like to thank you and your staff for all the great work you guys have done through the years… Trek Movie is hands down the best ST site on the net.

You guys do a great job of getting us the facts in an entertaining and literate/civilized manner, which is more than you can say for many film sites.

P.S. If Bob Orci + Co, are out there I would like to thank them as well for the great job they did of breathing new life into the franchise that was on life support only a year ago… Job well done guys!


34. Boborci - December 31, 2009

Cheers to Trekmovie.com and to all the Trekkies!

Happy New Year!


35. `Lestat` - January 1, 2010

Happy New Year trekkers!
2010? Make it so!

36. Syn4Ever - January 1, 2010

Happy new year fellow Trekkies!

37. Christine - January 1, 2010

Happy New Year, Mr. Orci!

Thanks for having made 2009 a great year for one of my favourite movies and my favourite TV show, Fringe. Here’s hoping next year’s EVEN better!

38. Weerd1 - January 1, 2010

Happy New Year Trek Movie and all who enjoy!

39. DJT - January 1, 2010

Peace and Long Life, everyone.

And of course

Happy New Year!

40. Khan was Framed! - January 1, 2010

Wow! there are a lot of us Canucks on here!

Happy new year my non-augmented, human friends!

Just so you know; Khan was framed is in Vancouver & Khan is drunk!

Khan is looking forward to the future of Trek!

Live long & conquer!

k was f

41. nuSpock - January 1, 2010

#22–according to the new stardate alignment from the new movie the stardate actually is STARDATE 2010.01


42. Mary Czerwinski - January 1, 2010

What a year! Happy New Year to you all. Hope you’re having the best time and you won’t regret it tomorrow.

43. nerdinpink - January 1, 2010

Don’t drink. Honestly, aren’t mornings hard enough?

Happy new year everybody.

44. ThaiDennis - January 1, 2010

Sawadee pee-mai from Thailand!

45. alphantrion - January 1, 2010

To all the trekkers and trekkies in the world have a very happy new year. I also would like to thank Mr Anthony Pascale for the wonderful site, one of the few that I check almost everyday, and to Boborci and the new trek supreme court for bringing back Star Trek to the mainstream. Here is to you guys? As they say in these parts of Europe, nazdoravya.

46. Luke Sutton ("The Tenth Doctor") - January 1, 2010

Happy New Year dudes!

47. screaming satellite - January 1, 2010

Archer’s Barfight was a little like Kirks barfight…

48. Crewman Darnell - January 1, 2010

Godt nytt år!! Bring on the next decade!

49. Hat Rick - January 1, 2010

Thanks, Bob Orci, for the good wishes! And a most productive and prosperous Trekyear to you, too!

Just think:

The decade of the 2010’s will see the 50th anniversary of Star Trek.

Half a century. Five percent of a millennium.

The Half Century of Trek.

Around the time the third sequel to ST2009 is made! Star Trek 0.05K.

At this rate, Trek will be around and going strong in the 24th Century, and beyond…..

And they will study Trek the way we study the works of Aristophanes Crates, and Hipparchus.

One can hope!


50. Paul Fitz - January 1, 2010

Happy New Year from Ireland

51. WowserUK - January 1, 2010

All the best, friends!
Have a great future,
All my hopes…

52. Marian Ciobanu - January 1, 2010

*****- Happy new year , trekkers !!!…******

53. Holger - January 1, 2010

Happy New Year to everyone!
(Actually, this new year is already The Year We Make Contact.)

54. CmdrR - January 1, 2010

Thank you, Anthony for the new thread in live chat.

55. Nick Cook - January 1, 2010

Happy New Year everyone!

56. jonboc - January 1, 2010

May you all live as long as you want, and may you never want as long as you live.


57. Captain Hackett - January 1, 2010

I wish you all Happy New Year and I hope you all will have a wonderful 2010! :)

58. Buzz Cagney - January 1, 2010

Not sure that I agree that ’09 saw a ‘resurgence’ for all of Trek. My indifference towards TNG and its follow up shows is just as strong as it was- but my love for TOS has been completely re-invigorated.
Anyway, whichever Trek you love i wish you a very happy, peaceful and healthy 2010.

59. Floydhead Max! - January 1, 2010

Happy New Year everyone! Thanks Anthony for all your do!

Didn’t you miss the best drinking in all of star Trek?
The Bar scene and fight in the trouble with tribbles!

….”The Klingons called you a tin plated dictator, with delusions of godhood, and Chekov wanted to fight but I held him back, then they compared you to a Denebian Slime Devil, and….”

“I get the picture Mr. Scott. So that’s when you hit the Klingon?”

“Uh, no…sir You told us to stay out of trouble. We’re big enough to take a few insults aren’t we?”

“So what was it that they said to make you hit the klingon?”

“They called the Enterprise a garbage Scow! Sir.”

“So you hit the klingon, not because the insulted me, but because they insulted the Enterprise?”

“Well, Sir, this was a matter of pride!!!!”

Yes it is!! Star Trek Lives!!
Happy New Year!

60. Entrprisingguy - January 1, 2010

Happy New Year to everyone!

And congrats to Bob Orci on getting the last post of 2009 on this wonderful site!

61. Techtrekker - January 1, 2010

Cheers to all and to all a good morning!

Happy New Decade!

62. Sybok's Secret Brother - January 1, 2010

Have a very logical 2010. ;-)

63. TukangBlog - January 1, 2010

Happy new year for all

64. Craiger - January 1, 2010

Is TrekMovie.com still getting an upgrade this year to TrekHQ.com?

65. Red Skirt - January 1, 2010

LOL, Anthony you’re the best! What a concept, Trek’s greatest moments in drinking! Now which one was I last night!? ;-) CLASSIC!

On another note, 2010 is yet another benchmark in Sci-Fi that has one again been passed by reality:

Arthur C. Clark’s “2010”

Perhaps not as big a benchmark as 2001 A Space Oddessy, but it’s here none-the-less. Let us be thankful that the dark future Clarke envisioned for our world by this time is not our present.

Did Sci-Fi save the world? It’s 2010 and we do not stand nuclear toe-to-toe with e Soviets, so that’s a very good thing! On the other hand we’re not sending manned space probes to IO either!

66. HotStove - January 1, 2010

Happy New Year to all!

Here’s a little good-natured nitpicking about omissions from the above list:

– The Iowa bar scene from Trek 09 (too soon to be a classic?). Not only does it dissolve into a classic brawl, but it ends with Pike uttering the show-stopping line, “I dare you to do better”.

– Kirk and Gillian having beer n’ pizza in San Francisco, ST IV. From the looks of it, Kirk doesn’t care much for Michelob – but you gotta love a girl who loves beer.

– McCoy in Kirk’s SF apartment, ST II. Our introduction to Romulan Ale, and a simple, well-written scene between two old friends hashing out life and killing a few brain cells – a time-honored tradition.

Cheers! And a barrel of the best bloodwine to all!

67. irene - January 1, 2010

To my son Anthony,

Wishing you the Happiest of New Years !

Love Always, Mom

68. Cafe 5 - January 1, 2010

We will open this book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. This book is called opportunity and its first chapter is New Years Day.
Happy New Year to everyone. May at least one dream come true in the year ahead for all of you.

69. Bucky - January 1, 2010

The Tholian Web when McCoy solves Space Madness by mixing medication and booze. Scotty loves it and takes some for himself.

Star Trek when Kirk needs to salve his post ass-whumping blues with beer. “Can I have another?”

70. Pyork - January 1, 2010

What about Trouble with Tribbles?

71. Jim Nightshade - January 1, 2010

to quote kinda,Klignon Commander Churoq at star trek the experience-“Each one of you here are the best thing about this planet,everyone who believes what you believe in what you stand for and what you are doing here today,may you die with your eyes wide open and your underwear dry!” As good a toast for us Trek fans and the new year as any–Happy New Year to Anthony n staff n all Trekkers!

72. Joseph Coatar - January 1, 2010

Happy New Year


Start of a new decade!

73. dwnicolo - January 2, 2010

Hard to beleive Star Trek is still standing proud and tall. Happy new year everyone.

74. denny cranium - January 2, 2010

Happy New Year
From another COLD CANADIAN.

Cheers to all

75. irishEyes61 - January 2, 2010

Great Feature guys! Great year for Star Trek and Thanks to everyone for making it a great TREK year! happy new year, all!

76. I'm Dead Jim - January 2, 2010

I just want to add a very important detail about Malcolm and Trip’s little party. They were drinking Capt. Archer’s KENTUCKY bourbon. Accept no substitute!

77. P Technobabble - January 2, 2010

Happy New Year to All…

78. pock speared - January 2, 2010

happy new year youse guys, and special happy-ness to b’orci, who is fondly remembered this year as “the guy who sucked vulcan into a black hole” (or was that kurtzman’s idea?). thanks and best to all.

79. Picard's Barber - January 2, 2010

Sorry guys, I just had to post this. This is stupidly funny. Way to go Yahoo!


80. Picard's Barber - January 2, 2010

nevermind, they fixed it. Yahoo had an image of a Klingon base listed as being Star Wars. Had to be there I guess.

81. Jim Nightshade - January 2, 2010

I was watching the rotten tomatoes end of year awards, and for those who died in movies this year they said goodbye to the comedian in watchmen, the old guys wife in up, then it said vulcan and dhowed the planet disappearing from trek09,optimus prime, then later they said oh no optimus prime comes back nevermind,was that ever a lousy movie haha–what will orci say?

82. captain_neill - January 3, 2010


I hated the decision to destroy Vulcan in the new movie, its a painful part of the movie.

However it is still in the ‘prime’ universe canon and glad it is in the Star Trek online game

83. Chris M - January 3, 2010


84. Nail Polish Remover - January 3, 2010


85. David Stoeckel - January 3, 2010

From a HUGE STAR TREK FAN(Been one since 1987), I wish All Star Trek Fans A Safe, Happy, and Prosperous 2010!!!

86. Jim Nightshade - January 3, 2010

nail polish remover-u talkin bout end of time part two? loved it–specially the last 10 minutes when the doctor said goodbye-referencing all the other episodes-that was touching n great-missed martha tho–

87. The Guardian - January 4, 2010

Happy New Year!

James Cameron’s “Avatar” just passed the billion dollar mark!

88. doug_skywalker - January 4, 2010

what about nu-Kirk’s bar fight in Star Trek? the aftermath alone should’ve gotten it a mention…

89. doug_skywalker - January 4, 2010

@66: “Wonderful stuff, that Romulan Ale.”

and i wonder if they’ll bring Mr. Scott’s drinking prowess to the next movie. he definitely could give Kirk a run for his money…oh wait, they don’t use moeny in the 23rd century.

90. Zebonka - January 5, 2010

I’ve always laughed in horror at Spock’s line at the end of Enemy Within. “So, that guy who tried to rape you had … INTERESTING QUALITIES … wouldn’t you agree?”

I mean even when I was a kid that scene jarred, but now I can’t watch it without guffawing. Great stuff huh.



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