"Resistance is Futile" - Ominous statement made by the alien race known as
the Borg when they assimilate the culture and technological components of
a civilization on the sci-fi adventure STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION/SYN/1987-94,
and STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE/SYN/1993-99. The Borg resurfaced on the
motion picture Star Trek: First Contact (1996) when they traveled back in
time to enslave the Earth; and on the sci-fi series STAR TREK: VOYAGER/UPN/1995-2001
as they confronted the crew of the Spaceship Voyager as they travel
through the Delta Quadrant. TRIVIA NOTE: "Resistance is Futile" was also
the catchphrase of the Daleks, the robot race who wanted to "Exterminate!
Exterminate!" everyone on the sci-fi series DOCTOR WHO/BBC/1963-89.
"Ride the Big One" - Favorite expression of Notch Johnson (Timothy Stack),
the head Shore Patrol Force-30 lifeguard at Malibu Adjacent, a beach near
Malibu California on the Baywatch spoof SON OF THE BEACH/FX/2000+. This
Howard Stern produced program is filled with suggestive phrases of the
sexual kind, thus Notch's name and his catchphrase (which is supposedly a
surfing term but gets interpreted the wrong way on the show). Once, as
Notch finished talking to the viewing audience, he closed by saying "Ride
the Big One." The dutiful female lifeguard standing by his side straddled
his body while Notch rebuffed her with "Not Now."
"Round and around she goes, and where she stops nobody knows" - Familiar
phrase heard on THE ORIGINAL AMATEUR HOUR/DUM/NBC/ABC/CBS/1948-60, a
weekly talent show hosted by Ted Mack who spun a "wheel of fortune" for
the weekly contestants hoping to perform that week. The program was a
forerunner to the syndicated talent show STAR SEARCH hosted by Ed McMahon.
Ted Mack once said: "Too often a child is forced to practice and perform
because Mama is ambitious. The burning desire to get to the top must be
his (or hers) not a reflection of your own hopes." (Parade Magazine