Now that Patrick Stewart has reprised the role of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, some of Star Trek's most famous villains might make a return appearance on television. It's unlikely that they'll be played by these celebrity namesakes. Think you can identify all seven? Engage!



Kim Kardashian

publication date: Saturday, February 15, 2020

category: Controversy

clue: This media personality and hip-hop wife, as well as her famous family, have had no trouble keeping up with changing trends since her sex tape and their reality show first brought them attention. They don't make mistakes.

difficulty: very easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, and Erik Bates

pending guesses: Chris Lemler


Bobby Breen

publication date: Friday, February 14, 2020

category: Movies

clue: One of the most popular singers in the RKO stable never recovered his career after the war. He may as well have been living on a frozen inhospitable world where no one knew what his face looked like.

explanation: Breen was a popular child star for RKO Radio Pictures, but after World War II, he never established a successful adult career. more…

difficulty: very hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, and Pam Schroeder

player landmarks: This was the first goo solved by Pam Schroeder.


Lev Gorn

publication date: Thursday, February 13, 2020

category: Television

clue: This Russian actor was in an American show, about Russians in America, playing a Russian... Ugh, this clue is not merciful and quick.

explanation: Gorn starred in The Americans. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, and Chris Lemler


Roger Mudd

publication date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020

category: Journalism

clue: This distinguished TV reporter once derailed Ted Kennedy's presidential campaign with a single question, and it didn't even involve calling him a thief, swindler, con man, liar, and rogue.

explanation: The term "Roger Mudd moment" describes a presidential candidate sinking their own campaign with a disastrous answer to a reporter's question, after Kennedy was unable to articulate an answer to Mudd's question, "Why do you want to be president?" more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, and Richard Slominsky


Maggie Q

publication date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020

category: Television

clue: She was happy to play action heroes on Nikita and Designated Survivor, as long as she didn't have to call anyone "mon capitan."

difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, and Chris Lemler


Chaka Khan

publication date: Monday, February 10, 2020

category: Music

clue: This Queen of Funk left the band Rufus for a solo career, becoming a pop ICONNNNN.

difficulty: very easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, and Richard Slominsky


Björn Borg

publication date: Sunday, February 9, 2020

category: Sports

clue: For opponents of this Swedish tennis champion, resistance was futile.

difficulty: very easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, and Richard Slominsky


Other Themes in Winter 2020

Springfield IRL

After two seasons of shorts, The Simpsons debuted as a series on December 17, 1989. Celebrate the show's thirtieth anniversary with this theme of seven people who could have walked out of the show into real life, and don't have a cow, man. Go »

49ers vs. Chiefs

As the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs prepare to face off in Super Bowl LIV, here's having fun with the matchup: Seven goos who, being 49ers or Chiefs, already have a team to root for in the big game. Go »