Hurricane Kirk ‘Star Trek’ joke weather report by NOAA’s National Hurricane Center goes viral

By on Sep 4, 2012 in United States, Weather, Weird Comments

National Hurricane Center (NHC) recently released a Hurricane Kirk update that apparently accompanied with a famous line from the “Star Trek” TV series, as shown in the screenshot below, with the weather report being seen as a joke and is now going viral.

As noted in a report by NOAA‘s National Hurricane Center on its official website on Sunday, the first statement reads, “Kirk is not expected to live long and prosper,” a popular phrase in the original 1960s television series “Star Trek,” where James T. Kirk is the USS Enterprise captain, played by actor William Shatner.

That famous line was popularized by first officer Mr. Spock, a half-Vulcan, half-human character in the “Star Trek: The Original Series“. The role was by played by Leonard Nimoy, who also portrayed the role n the movie version series and in the 2009 film version, alongside Zachary Quinto as the younger Spock.

Meanwhile, Kirk started as a tropical wave off the coast of Africa, and was intensified into a hurricane last Thursday, August 30, and the fifth hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic season. It weakened to a tropical storm and was the 11th named storm of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, this Saturday before it finally died days later.

Apparently, the Hurricane Kirk joke report by NHC is being believed to be first noticed by a fan of Japanese-American actor and author George Takei, who posted it on his official Facebook page last Monday; and has been shared by more than 18,560 Facebook users as of this writing.

Hurricane Kirk Star Trek joke report
Hurricane Kirk weather report with the famous line from ‘Star Trek’ TV series
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