Fan quiz: How well do you know the family reunion Star Trek episode 'Journey to Babel'?

By: H&I Staff     Posted: November 18, 2022, 12:43PM

Thanks to Trekkie Garrett Michael Hayes from Smyrna, Georgia, for submitting this quiz! 

The second season episode "Journey to Babel" introduced viewers to several key races in the Star Trek universe, many of which would return in later episodes filling out the history of the United Federation of Planets. Among these were the first meetings with the blue-skinned Andorians with their distinctive antennae as well as the pugnacious and pig-like Tellarites. The story of diplomatic intrigue, murder and high velocity space combat also introduced the audience to Mr. Spock's parents, the Vulcan Ambassador Sarek and his human wife.

Test your memory of this landmark episode with these 12 questions about argumentative aliens, interplanetary plotters, family secrets and more.

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  1. Dr. McCoy laments the presence of the many delegates on board, commenting that they are all touchier than what notably finicky thing?
  2. Spock's mother tells Captain Kirk that he couldn't pronounce her Vulcan name, so she suggests he call her by what Earth name?
  3. Spock and his father, Ambassador Sarek, disagreed over Spock joining Star Fleet. How many years does his mother say it has been since they spoke "as father and son"?
  4. At the reception for the delegates, Ambassador Sarek is drawn into an argument with the Tellarite ambassador, who we later learn is named what?
  5. The delegates will debate admitting the planet Coridan to the Federation. Ambassador Sarek comments that Coridan possesses an almost unlimited supply of what valuable resource?
  6. At the same reception Spock is embarrassed when it is revealed to Dr. McCoy that, as a child, he was fond of what kind of pet?
  7. The Tellarite ambassador is later found murdered, his body left where?
  8. Dr. McCoy declares that the Tellarite ambassador's neck was snapped by an expert. Spock explains that it was an ancient Vulcan method of execution, called what?
  9. Ambassador Sarek is confronted as a possible murder suspect, and suffers the Vulcan equivalent of a heart attack. What had his physician prescribed for the condition?
  10. Captain Kirk is knifed by the same assassin who killed the Tellarite. Afterward, he calls Spock to tell him he has been attacked near his quarters, on which deck of the ship?
  11. The Enterprise is being shadowed by an enemy vessel that keeps making attack passes. How does Captain Kirk defeat the enemy?
  12. The assassin commits suicide rather than be taken prisoner. Captain Kirk tells Dr. McCoy to examine the body, and Spock says he believes they will find he is of what race?
Fan quiz: How well do you know the family reunion Star Trek episode 'Journey to Babel'?

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