Posted by Bruce Kahl on August 18, 2000
In Reply to: Dining on ashes posted by Johan Norberg on August 18, 2000
: What does "dining on ashes" mean?
The only reference I could find was to a Star Trek movie, the Undiscovered Country. There is a one minute long musical sequence entitled "Dining on Ashes" and there is an exchange between Spock, Kirk and Chekhov concerning what might happen to them if they cross paths with a just discovered Romulan vessel:
Chekov: "But if he's cloaked..."
Kirk: "Then all we have is a neutron radiation surge, and by the time we're close enough to record it, we're ashes."
Kirk: "Dining on ashes. You all right?"
Spock: "It was an arrogant presumption on my part that got us into this
situation. You and the doctor might have been killed."
Kirk: "The night is young."