Thursday, July 26, 2007

Kodos And Kang

Thursday's One Cup of Java Challenge: The Simpsons movie opens tomorrow. As we continue our look at The Simpsons this week for the One Cup of Java Challenge, our question this morning deals with the aliens, Kang and Kodos, who make appearances in most Halloween episodes and at other times on the show. Both names – Kang and Kodos – are directly lifted from characters that appeared in another, much shorter-lived television series that also became a movie – several movies, in fact, with more on the way. Your One Cup question this morning – what other famous television series had characters named Kang and Kodos?

Answer: Star Trek – Kang was a Klingon warrior; Kodos the Executioner a Hitler-like human character.

Bonus Blog Trivia: Kodos also lends his name to the warlord in the Sonic the Hedgehog game.

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