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Old 07-07-2019, 04:44 PM
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Bank of Canada asks Star Trek fans to stop Spocking the $5 bills.


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The bill features a portrait of Canada’s seventh prime minister, Sir Wilfrid Laurier. Star Trek fans have taken to drawing pointy ears and a Vulcan haircut on the bill, transforming Sir Laurier into Lieutenant Spock.
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Old 07-07-2019, 04:57 PM
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There's a simple solution: Put Spock on the bill instead.

This article is a good example of why I don't trust the news. They can't even get Spock's rank right. Lieutenant, indeed!
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But Leonard Nimoy wasn't Canadian. They'd have to put William Shatner on the bills.
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Old 07-07-2019, 06:17 PM
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Or James Doohan who was also Canadian
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Old 07-07-2019, 06:27 PM
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I thought Canada switched to plastic bills?

Doesn't ink rub off?
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Old 07-07-2019, 06:40 PM
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There's a simple solution: Put Spock on the bill instead.

This article is a good example of why I don't trust the news. They can't even get Spock's rank right. Lieutenant, indeed!
His rank is lieutenant on Star Trek: Discovery, which takes place ten years before TOS. You might want to keep up.
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I'm betting on a Streisand-like effect where people who never heard of it before start Spocking the bill in greater numbers than those who are dissuaded.

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This is just hilarious.
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Snape's another one.

God, they really freak out over that in Canada? I see scribbling on U.S. money all the freaking time?
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The OP's article is from 2013
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For years, Canadians have enjoyed turning Sir Wilfrid Laurier into Mister Spock and Severus Snape on $5 bills. Sadly, those days are nearly done.

Using a pen or pencil to illegally, but hilariously, alter the picture of the former prime minister is about to become nearly impossible in November when the Bank of Canada puts the new polymer $5 into circulation.

The bills were announced in 2011 and the new $100, $50 and $20 bills are already in circulation..
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Those Canadian winter nights are long ......so very long.
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Old 07-07-2019, 07:26 PM
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The OP's article is from 2013
OK, the date on the article is July 5, 2019, so it must be a reprint. But the comments only date to 2015.
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OK, the date on the article is July 5, 2019, so it must be a reprint. But the comments only date to 2015.
Huffington Post Canada is the source of the original article.
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Yes, we have new polymer bills now and don't Spock them anymore; it was fun for a few years though.

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Canadians used pens, Americans just use a rubber stamp.

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His rank is lieutenant on Star Trek: Discovery, which takes place ten years before TOS. You might want to keep up.
Sadly, I lost interest in Discovery about two-thirds of the way through the first season.

Spock was a lieutenant in "The Cage" as well, BTW.
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Here's hoping that the two excellent new verbs "Spocking" and "Snapeing" will still be preserved even if the practices that gave rise to them become extinct.

In similar news, I know some rubber-stamp carvers who are facilitating the "Tubmaning" of the US Andrew Jackson $20 bill, in protest of the current Administration's delay of its official redesign. (The 3D-print stampmakers mentioned in the link aren't the ones I know; there's a bit of a mini-movement for "Tubmaning" in the stamping community.)
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There's a simple solution: Put Spock on the bill instead.

This article is a good example of why I don't trust the news. They can't even get Spock's rank right. Lieutenant, indeed!
Even in the original continuity, he must have been a lieutenant at one point in his career, right?
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Even in the original continuity, he must have been a lieutenant at one point in his career, right?
Yeah, terentii mentioned that Spock was a lieutenant in "The Cage."
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Yeah, terentii mentioned that Spock was a lieutenant in "The Cage."
But that's not really the original continuity, is it?
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But that's not really the original continuity, is it?
Yes. "The Cage" was the very first episode filmed. It's later seen as an extended flashback, or an episode within an episode if you will, in "The Menagerie." It's described by Spock as an accurate depiction of an incident early in his Starfleet career.
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The on-line Canadian Encylopedia has a gallery of caricatures of the Canadian PMs: Prime Suspects.

Check out the one for Laurier.
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Old 07-08-2019, 10:50 AM
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But that's not really the original continuity, is it?
Another vote for being part of TOS canon.
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Love it, can you do that on the plastic bills?
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Old 07-08-2019, 12:00 PM
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Love it, can you do that on the plastic bills?
No, as other posters noted, this was an old article and people were doing it to the old paper $5 bills before plastic currency was introduced.
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The on-line Canadian Encylopedia has a gallery of caricatures of the Canadian PMs: Prime Suspects.

Check out the one for Laurier.
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Yes, we have new polymer bills now and don't Spock them anymore; it was fun for a few years though.
It is possible to do it,with a Sharpie or other permanent marker. But as mentioned on one of the linked articles, the current version of Laurier doesn't lend itself as well to Spockery.

I've always thought the current version looks more like Kelsey Grammar - we have Frasier on our fivers!
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Yes. "The Cage" was the very first episode filmed. It's later seen as an extended flashback, or an episode within an episode if you will, in "The Menagerie." It's described by Spock as an accurate depiction of an incident early in his Starfleet career.
Along with the episode appearing on the viewscreen, helpfully added by some aliens.
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Along with the episode appearing on the viewscreen, helpfully added by some aliens.
Those Talosians are just swell.
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Look, if both William Shatner and James Doohan are Canadian, then just make Lenny an honorary Canadian, posthumously I suppose, then put him on the bill. There.
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Old 07-11-2019, 11:30 AM
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Yes. "The Cage" was the very first episode filmed. It's later seen as an extended flashback, or an episode within an episode if you will, in "The Menagerie." It's described by Spock as an accurate depiction of an incident early in his Starfleet career.
Spock was going through an emotional phase at the time; he grew out of it (or Kirk told him "There's only room for one ranting scenery-chewer on this ship!")
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Spock is on a Royal Canadian Mint ten dollar silver coin.
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