Category Archives: Star Trek

How about watching some Avenger-Trek then?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s lost plectrum is the one eventually found inside a Victorian beer bottle in the mud on the bank of the River Thames. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Well, I see that some nicely restored episodes of the original Kirk … Continue reading

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What’s this? Avenger-Trek?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to take a slim rat-tail file and enlarge the pre-drilled holes around the edge of the rim until they will accept the clear plastic tubing without chafing. Run a thin bead of silicone … Continue reading

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Well, how about watching Avenger-Trek?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ocelot is the one sitting on the low wall outside the closed cafĂ© struggling with The Times crossword puzzle. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Channel flicking, channel flicking, channel flicking… Oh, these long days of self-isolation! What about an … Continue reading

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Some opening lines for stories never to be written…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual china teapot is the one shaped like the Starship Enterprise. It is a ridiculously bad pourer. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Day 38: Still stuck in the ice. Crew restless and muttering. Northern Lights this a.m. Chipping ice … Continue reading

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Aha, it’s Avenger-Trek!…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s elephant in the room is the one forcing people to watch streaming David Attenborough shows one after another all night long. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> One is in classy black and white, and the other is in full … Continue reading

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Avenger-Trek? What’s that?…

But first, Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s dictionary words are: bongrace, pelta, setwall, eutropy, zwitterion, and lupulin. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor turn … Continue reading

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Dave, stop it! It’s just a roof…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected colours are: apple violet, mushroom jade, meringue orange, peach black, blueberry green, cauliflower red, and battleship yellow. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, yesterday afternoon I was sauntering down a nearby main road; for some reason my … Continue reading

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Me, I do like Avenger-Trek…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s existential angst is for some reason centred around the sound of the word barnacle. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I suppose they are a bit like wallpaper… You know – they are not something you watch seriously, you’ve seen … Continue reading

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Oh dear, it’s Avenger-Trek again…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like a Visigoth – see if you can find the hole that you put the pencil in. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Why do we still like to watch ancient musty old … Continue reading

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And back to Avenger-Trek…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the words Theme Park… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oh, here we go again! On two separate channels on the TV we seem to have, on one an episode of the … Continue reading

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Avenger-Trek revisited…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s radish is the one that unexpectedly appeared on my window sill yesterday afternoon. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, what is one to do when there is an episode of the original 1960s Star Trek on one channel, and … Continue reading

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It’s Avenger-Trek again…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual china teapot is the one shaped like the sound of a villainous chuckle from the dusty corner of a darkened chamber. An excellent pourer, but it does cool the tea somewhat. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I love … Continue reading

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It’s Avenger-Trek!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: uppity umber, olid orange, ribald red, ghoul green, medical mauve, and ugly ultramarine. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oh, here we go again! On the TV we seem to have, on one channel an episode of the … Continue reading

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Avenger Trek revisited…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual and interesting china teapot is the one shaped like the flukes of Moby Dick – although this pot is easy in the hand, it is unfortunately a rather awkward pourer. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Ah, I see … Continue reading

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It’s Avenger Trek again…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s short story Ultimate Thule (1940): “You see,” answered Falter, “in Indochina, at the lottery drawings, the numbers are extracted by a monkey. I happen to be that monkey. Another metaphor: … Continue reading

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An arty day out…

But first… Dulltown UK: Today’s wrinkled old Polaroid snapshot is the one of me and William Shatner sharing a joke on the set of Star Trek in 1967. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I spotted it advertised a while back – and I thought … Continue reading

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Aha! It’s Avenger Trek again…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: flagrant fawn, porky pink, voluble violet, rocky riot red, clammy cream, gimcrack green and writhing rose. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, it was a difficult decision to make. On the TV at the same time there … Continue reading

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Metallic Doom in the early hours…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one embarrassing everybody by balancing on her front feet with her back legs waving in the air like she used to do in the circus. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The phone rang … Continue reading

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Oh good, it’s ‘Avenger Trek’ on the TV…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Raymond Chandler quotation is from his 1943 novel The High Window: The door on the left led to a small kitchenette with a brown woodstone sink and a three burner stove and an old electric … Continue reading

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One or two titchy items…

But first… Dulltown,UK: Today’s dictionary words are: commensurability, reddendum, tonant, intervocalic, attrite, smorzando, and xzster. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor turn … Continue reading

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