March 15, 2006

Alberta -- the final frontier

Turns out Truth or Consequences is not the only city with a deliberate TV tie-in -- there's also the Star Trek mecca of Vulcan, Alberta (although, unlike T or C, they already had the name; they just ran with it). I must say I'm very curious about their Spock Days Rodeo. This is the only photo I can find from it, and the picture is kind of too small to tell if the guy on the horse is wearing pointy ears.

(Thanks to Lorinne for the link!)

Posted by Francis at 11:53 AM

I just want to hire their web designer.

Posted by: Rick at March 15, 2006 03:10 PM

On a South Dakota ghost town hunting trip a few years ago, we saw the town of "Red Shirt". I don't know if they actually do anything related, or all die at the first sign of trouble, but I was amused.

I'm from south-east Iowa, not far from the town where the character of Captain Kirk was born. Just the character, not Shatner. Regardless, they still have a large Enterprise statue in the town square.

Posted by: Ben Brockert at March 15, 2006 05:53 PM

Oh, there are much worse examples:

Posted by: Toonhead! at March 15, 2006 11:19 PM

I still think the best city named after a TV show is The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, Ohio.

Posted by: bpd at March 16, 2006 04:12 PM
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