You may have seen this sometime last week, but Bruce Hyde, a guest star on Star Trek (the original series) has died. His most famous moment on the first Enterprise was in the episode, "The Naked Time" in which the Enterprise crew were infected by an organic chemical compound from a dying planet that attacked the reason centers of the brain in a way very similar to alcoholic drunkenness.
Lieutenant Kevin O’Riley, played by Hyde, nearly destroyed the Enterprise by taking over Engineering, locking himself in, and turning the warp engines completely off, forcing a never-before-attempted full-power restart. While in control of Engineering, O’Reilly (Hyde) repeatedly offered a badly off-key version of "I’ll Take You Home Again, Kathleen." Sadly, YouTube lacks that scene, but this one should refresh your memory of the episode:
Rest in peace, Mr. Hyde. You will be remembered, and missed.
In tangentially related news and also worthy of a mention, the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer aired last night. Here it is:
Nice work. I’m intrigued.
Tweet of the Morning
You'll never convince me Rick knew. But he should've. Those are the rules. And his guys didn't think enough of him to not do this.— Mark Ennis (@MarkEnnis) October 20, 2015
This is the hard question. Why did he not know? This was not a one-player operation that could easily be hidden.
His second point is also well-made. Can you imagine Calipari’s players doing this to him? Well, it seems like not only a former trusted player, but a lot of others, thought too little of their relationship with Pitino not to have sex parties potentially involving minors in the dorm named in honor of Pitino’s brother-in-law and best friend, Billy Minardi, who was killed in the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center.
Tough times for Rick and Louisville, and no mistake.
Horrible news about Melvin Lewis. He has apparently broken his leg, had surgery and will miss the rest of the season. Tragic for the young man.
Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen says Kentucky has a "lot of playmakers." He’s right, but we will need all of them to come away with a victory in Starkville.
You’ll be able to watch the Breeder’s Cup and the football game on October 31st, as game time has been set for 7:30.
Kentucky was "just a few plays off" from winning vs. Auburn. Two, to be exact, both dropped passes.
Mark Story says that if you’re old school, you should root hard for Alex Poythress this season. Consider:
Poythress, however, will be the first player Calipari signed as a freshman to hear My Old Kentucky Home in Rupp Arena before the final home game of his senior season.
Hard to believe, isn’t it?
2016 #1 point guard D’Aaron Fox will be announcing his college decision before mid-November. Kentucky has got to be the favorite for his services.
Coach Cal his helping Isaiah Briscoe tone down his playground style:
"I’ll do a couple moves, and he’ll stop practice," Briscoe said, laughing. "He’ll do the little (dance). Then I’ll know what he’s talking about. ‘We’re not doing this here, Isaiah.’"
Other Kentucky sports
Mississippi State, Kentucky’s next opponent, suffers a season-ending injury to linebacker Dez Harris, bookending UK’s blow to the team when they lost Melvin Lewis.
Florida is looking for a kicker — any kicker. Hey, could this be a real opportunity for:
Kathy Ireland, your agent on line one.
Tweets on the Louisville prostitution scandal:
Source tells KSR that Katina Powell will be on Good Morning America, a special edition of Sportscenter and Outside the Lines tomorrow— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) October 19, 2015
Loathe Katina Powell. That's justified. But if you're mad today, be mad at Andre McGee. This is his fault.— Mark Ennis (@MarkEnnis) October 20, 2015
"Andre was the one who always had the money, handed out the money, made it rain." - Katina Powell on Andre McGee on GMA— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) October 20, 2015
Gonna be another tough day at Louisville. "[McGee] said, 'He's Rick. He knows about everything.'" https://t.co/fDVw2YupnT— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) October 20, 2015
Tough news out of Louisville this morning. The Cardinals will be the lead story on every show today.— Anthony Wireman (@awireman) October 20, 2015
You follow drugs, you get drug addicts and drug dealers. But you start to follow the money, … https://t.co/ynXz5Zx0nD— Rush the Court (@rushthecourt) October 20, 2015
Here are ESPN's "key points" of the Louisville mess… pic.twitter.com/R9IyIYm0ig— Anthony Wireman (@awireman) October 20, 2015
Other sports news
Ah, surfing. What I’d be doing if I were younger and back in Hawai’i. But not waves like this.
Despite Tiger Woods’ absence from the scene, golf has become really, really interesting again.
I’ve always enjoyed Anthony Bourdain’s shows, and Parts Unknown is very good. You should watch it sometime when you have an hour to kill.
Did Bill Clinton cause the USA to lose their lead in particle physics? Neal deGrasse Tyson suggests just that.
Send your DNA to genealogy companies at your peril. Right to privacy? Fuggetabowdit.