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Personal Quiz: Trip


Name as it appears on your birth certificate? Charles Tucker III

Current name? See above, although it might as well be Trip

Nicknames? Trip (practically my name), "Mister Tucker" (only a Brit could use that as a nickname)

Parents' names? Charles "Charlie" Tucker II and Anna DiVincenzo Tucker

Siblings? Older sister Alexandra, younger brother Joseph, younger sister Elizabeth

Number of candles that appeared on your last birthday cake? 34

Date that you regularly blow them out? August 5

Pets? None on Enterprise. :( At home we have more cats than God. My favorite is the big ginger tom named Marmalade.

Height? 1.75m

Eye color? Blue

Hair color? mostly blond, depending on how much sun I get

Piercings? None

Tattoos? Yes, but I ain't tellin' you what or where

How much do you love your job? It's the most amazing thing ever. I love it out here.

Birthplace? St. Barnabas Medical Center, Kissimmee, FL

Hometown? Zephyrhills, FL

Current residence? Deck B, Enterprise

College attended, degree? MIT (Bachelor's in Engineering), CalTech (Masters in Astrophysics), T'Pol suggested I start my doctorate through the Vulcan Science Academy so what the hell, I sent in my application

What kind of car do you drive? A Warp 5 starship, baby! (Sold my car to Joey when I got into Starfleet.)


Croutons or bacon bits? Croutons

Coke or Pepsi? Pop. Just pop.

Sprite or 7UP? ditto.

Coffee or ice cream? Depends on whether it's before or after lunch.

Coffee, tea, or decaf? Coffee. Decaf is just dirty water.

Milk chocolate or dark? Milk

Buttered, plain, or salted popcorn? salted

Red or white wine? Red

Gold or silver? Gold

Two or four doors? Four. But I always open it for my passenger.

Bridges or tunnels? Bridges; I love the scenery.

Beach, city, or country? Beach! in the moonlight.

Summer or winter? Summer, so long as it's not miserably hot.

Storms: Cool or scary? Cool! All that power and energy crackling around. Especially summer storms.

Roller coaster: Scary or exciting? Exciting! Especially when I can go on with Lizzie a bunch of times in a row and make her throw up. :) Hey, what are brothers for?

James Dean or Clark Gable? James Dean

Marilyn Monroe or Audrey Hepburn? Audrey Hepburn. My Nonna looks a little like her.

Beatles or Stones? My brother and I and two of our cousins had a Beatles tribute band, the Nowhere Men, for about two years in high school. Of course, it went nowhere. But it was fun.

Blanket or stuffed animal? {mumble mumble}

One pillow or two? One

Adidas, Nike, or Reebok? Hoshi, can you come here and translate these for me?

Mac, PC, or Unix? Well, since everything converted to Mac around 2047, it's kind of a no-brainer... but Unix is cool to hack around in.


Salad dressing? olive oil and balsamic vinegar

Salad? fresh garden

Pizza topping? mushroom

Foods? Mamma's pan-fried catfish, pasta with pesto sauce, clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl

Sandwich filling? baloney and American cheese on Wonder Bread with a little mustard and "dirty" potato chips

Dessert? pecan pie

Type of ice cream? Rocky road, butter pecan

Restaurant? Pebbles in Orlando

Fast food place? Country Bake

Drink, non-alcoholic? Milk

Drink, alcoholic? Kentucky cocktail

Color of socks? {hikes up pants and checks ankles} what'm I wearing?

Shampoo or conditioner? anything that smells of chamomile (don't tell Malcolm; I'll never live it down)

Toothpaste? mint gel

Place to be kissed? {slow smile}

Holiday? Christmas, especially when the whole family gets together.

Color? blue

Car? Enterprise! :D

Day of the week? Tuesday

Band/Artist? No particular artist, but I love acoustic guitar, especially classical

Book? A Brief History of Time and The Universe in a Nutshell, Stephen Hawking

Magazine? MIT's "Engineering Monthly"

Movie? Anything with Ingrid Bergman.

TV show? Anything to do with space.

TV character? Flash Gordon

Disney character? Mickey

Warner Bros. character? Wile E. Coyote because he's always tinkering, Bugs because he's so damn funny

Sesame Street character? I always had a crush on Linda, the deaf lady.

James Bond? Roger Moore. Doesn't take himself so damn seriously. (Although Brosnan looks a little like Mal.)

Quote? Zephram Cochrane: "To boldly go where no man has gone before."

Word or phrase? "Hey Trip, we're going down to explore this brand-new totally peaceful non-desert planet; wanna come?" (at least, that's my favorite to HEAR)

Flower? morning glory

Sport to watch? Who wants to watch? Lemme play!

Zoo exhibit? Zoos are mean.

Board game? Other than Go, I'm not much for board games. I like cards, though.

Town to chill in? New York City

Perfume/Cologne? I don't use any; on ladies something light and floral (like lily of the valley), on gentlemen something light and spicy or woodsy

Website? Don't tell T'Pol, but I'm completely hooked on the Vulcan Science Academy's Engineering BBS.

Least favorite thing? the desert, bigots, bugs (brrr!), watching my engines go down (agh!)

Least favorite subject? Survival training (snake meat -- bleah)


Been in love before? Yes!

Loved somebody so much it made you cry? Yes :(

Dumper or dumpee? Dumpee, three times in a row :~(

What inspires you? Knowing we're farther out than any human has gone before -- never mind that mongrel in the Magical Mystery Pod

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Chief Engineer of a Starfleet ship, I hope Enterprise, still working with Cap'n and Mal and even T'Pol

What do you look for in a partner? Tolerance, patience, sense of humor, intelligence, lively curiosity, playfulness, sense of responsibility; nice eyes, good butt; an eventual desire to get hitched and raise kids

What did you want to be when you grew up? An explorer. Somehow.

What characteristics do you despise? Fundamentalist thinking. Bigotry. Homophobia. Racism. Closed-mindedness. Inability to change one's mind.

If you had a big win in the lottery, how long would you wait to contact people? Right after I got my houseboat set up; then I'd invite everyone I know for a party.

Where would you retire to? If I live that long? Jupiter Station.

Have you ever been convicted of a crime? No

Do you get along with your parents? Yes. Love 'em to death. They're great.

Have you ever gone skinny-dipping? Only once. Otherwise Cap'n wouldn't do it, and I needed blackmail material on him. (Now I know where his freckles are.)

Do you make fun of people? A little, but not to hurt.

Last person you went to dinner with? As in went out, off the ship? Mal

What did you do for your last birthday? Had a little too much beer and played poker with Mal, Hoshi, and Trav. Cap'n hand-made me a card. Hess put a fake candle on top of the warp core and I had to climb up there to put it out.

Do you carry a donor card? yes


Had the drink Calypso Breeze? You know, every stupid survey asks this, and I don't think it's a real drink.

Been to Europe? yes

Been to Africa? yes. a lot of desert.

Been toilet-papering? After a really big Marlins win, but it was just the parking lot.

Been toilet-papered? Two birthdays ago (my brother had way too much beer)

Been in a car crash? No

Lucky Number? 247

Any superstitions? Mal gave me an old pound coin (the one with DECUS ET TUTAMEN on the edge, which means "an ornament and a safeguard") which I try to keep in my pocket on away missions. Every time I forget it, I wind up in Sickbay.

When was your last hospital visit? A few weeks ago, after the non-corporeal aliens we met decided to take over half the crew, starting with me! The alien -- Cap'n keeps calling them "wissssps," in a kind of hissing way; I don't know what the hell that's about -- got me, or my body, into a fight with Phlox, and I took a monstrous head-butt. Phlox said he couldn't quite remove the scar across my eyebrow. I think he's leaving it for a trophy.

First thing you think of when you wake up? {demonic voice} JAVA NOW

What color is your bedroom's carpet? Starfleet industrial gray

What color is your bathroom? Starfleet white and chrome

What's on your mouse pad? Lint, probably.

What's under your bed? A boy has to have SOME secrets.

How many times did you fail your permit and/or driver's license test? none! Daddy taught me to drive.

If you could eat lunch with one famous person, who would it be? Leonardo da Vinci. Now THERE was an engineer and a scholar. Plus he's Italian. Drool.

What was the last film you saw at the movies? Whatever was showing at Movie Night... it was something with subtitles.

What was the last film you saw at home? We went to a drive-in about two weeks before Enterprise left. I think it was "Night of the Amazons."

What was the last book you read? The Archipelago, Del Stevens

What was the last CD you listened to? Some weird compilation Trav gave me. Didn't like it very much, but I figured why not give it a try?

What do you have for breakfast? Whatever Chef's making. It's all good.

Can you touch your nose with your tongue? no

Can you roll your tongue? yes

How many keys on your key ring? four (front door, back door, shed, keepsake box)

Where would you like to visit most? Any place I haven't been yet.

Hobbies? Tinkering, exploring, philosophy discussions

Which single store would you choose to max your credit card? There was a statuary shop on Risa we didn't get back to -- my sister Alex loves that stuff, and I wanted to buy the whole shop for her.

What do you do most often when you are bored? Try to improve the performance of my engines, invent something, find some way to annoy Mal or tease Cap'n, surf the VSA E-BBS

What words or phrases do you overuse? "I'll get back to ya." (so I'm told -- I'm just trying to be polite)

What words or phrases do your friends overuse? "Next time, Trip." (but I wanna go THIS time...)

Friend who lives farthest away? All my friends on Earth.

Greatest pet peeve? Department heads who reroute power from my engines without asking me first!!

Best thing in the world? Being out here, doing what nobody else has done, seeing the wonders of the universe unfold. Plus someday I'd like to get married and be a dad.

When do you get up? 0630 hours

Bedtime? around 2230

Last new thing you bought for yourself? A little set of decorative tiles for my wall -- they're magnetic or something, so you can rearrange them in different patterns all the time. It's addictive.

Photo: Second season promo photo via Enterprise NX-01 RPG