December 19, 2003

*Ask Jen: Star Trek and Cambodia Edition

Kin wants to know about "Khymer Rouge?"

In 1975 Cambodia, the Khymer Rouge communist guerillas seized the capital city of Phnom Pehn. In 1979, the Khymer Rouge was overthrown, but fighting continued between the government forces and guerrillas.

Reader Brian asks, "What does the T in James T. Kirk stand for?"

Star Trek, eh? Tiberius.

Do you have a question for me? You can e-mail it. If I know the answer, I'll answer it. If I don't, I might make something up.

Posted by Jennifer at December 19, 2003 12:02 AM


It's really more properly the Khmer Rouge, isn't it? (He wrote, hoping that your comments accept HTML tags...) I've never seen "Khymer" before.

Posted by: Linus at December 19, 2003 10:00 AM