I’m not a real trekkie, but I did immediately understand these references from Lileks today:
Speaking of Star Trek: do you know who Alan Keyes reminds me of? Richard Daystrom. He had that same erudite quaver that suggested madness or brilliance and probably both. Now that Keyes has come out for reparations, I also expect him to announce that M-5 will be his political strategist. Note to Mr. Keyes: regards to Senator Dunsel.
Boy, that red-lined the geekometer.
Should I be worried?