Speaking of Mr. Spock, United States District Court for the Central District of California judge Otis Wright issued an 11-page order yesterday with at least 13 references to Star Trek (there may be more, I am not up on all the various TV shows related to the original series). I have to believe that this is a record for Star Trek allusions in a single order. Maybe this is some sort of weird promotion for the latest Star Trek movie.
The thing that interests me about the order is that it is a sanctions order. That is, Judge Wright is ordering one side to pay the other side more than $80,000. This strikes me as serious business. One wonders if references to red shirts help to convey the seriousness with which the Court undoubtedly made the decision to order sanctions.
What do you think Mr. Torvik? How many pop culture references should an order contain? Are some pop culture references more acceptable than others?