KP on the 1701-D

April 4, 2016
Ken and John peeling potatoes

Ken and John peeling potatoes

We knew this day would come. Huge thanks to Mission Log listener David for immortalizing us doing what we do best. You can see more of David’s work on his Facebook page.

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  1. SCBeachBum says:

    While I was in the army the 20th century version of 24th century potato peeling was being lead out into a dry and empty field at Fort Bliss, Texas and told to manually pick all the blades of grass growing up between the millions of small rocks.

    • Reese says:

      Sounds like “sweepers” on a Navy ship. Nevertheless, necessary lest the ship become festooned with globs of sweat, dead skin, lint and lube oil.

  2. Buddy McCue says:

    I had JUST photoshopped them peeling potatoes, uploaded the link, and THEN found this.

    Great work, tho! I guess I should have been a little quicker on the uptake.

  3. Reese says:

    Noticed we’ve acknowledged “crewman first class” in the Drumhead. As someone said, good to see some enlisted besides Chief O’Brien. There was that “crewman” (Salt Monster) that spoke Swahili with Lt. Uhura.

    To take the Navy angle, you should be “crewmen” third classes in the caricature or just crewmen, not ensigns. Ensigns never “mess cranked.” Few petty officers do, and none of first class. Seamen, airmen, and like my wife at one or two times (USS Cape Cod), firemen do the cranking– vegetable prep as they called it. Peeling potatoes is more an Army cliche.

    Thanks for all the fun ‘casts. I really do get the peeling potatoes thing. Watch your knuckles!

  4. Dave Steph Taylor says:


  5. Gary Swanson says:

    In a world with no money, and the ability of both of you gentlemen to do a extremely well done podcast, I find it ridiculous and funny that you chose / or were chosen by Starfleet to peel potatoes. (Did I spell that correctly? Dan Quayle consult needed.)