Cliff LaRocque Cliff
   mid to late 60's
   Northeast Ohio
   May 21, 2007
   Jaal Jaxom
Image copyright Robert Snow November 2007: Dedicated Service Ribbon, 6 months
Image copyright Robert Snow May 2008: Dedicated Service Ribbon, 1 year
Image copyright Robert Snow May 2009: Dedicated Service Ribbon, 2 years

How long have you been simming?

Since 1999

What was your favourite episode (from the game or Trek in general)?

The Inner Light, Time's Arrow, Unification, Darmok (those are all TNG eps)

What type of music do you enjoy?

Most Rock and Roll but I like Guns and Roses and U2 the best, and hair metal from the 80's (Motley Crue, Poison, Def Lepard etc etc...)

What is your favourite sport?

Baseball (GO TRIBE!), watching it that is, not playing it. yeah, I'm lazy. I also enjoy a good NASCAR race too... and not just for the crashes!

Do you put you left leg in first, or right? Or do you just jump into your pants both feet first?

I sort of lay on my back on the bed and put both feet in at the same time.

Who is your favourite author?

Me! just kidding! It's really Isaac Asimov. I also like Tolkien, Douglas Adams and Neil Gaiman.

What is your favourite movie?

Geez... too many to list to be honest...

What is your favourite TV show?

Star Trek, duh, also like Firefly, Seinfeld, Cheers, Frasier, Night Court, Farscape, Battlestar Galactica (old and new), Boston Legal, John Doe even though it was cancelled, Heroes, and many more... I just wish I had the time to watch them all.

What is your favourite quote?

"Why must we be forced to deal with people educated beyond their intelligence." Another favorite is: "Consistency is only a virtue if you're not a fuck-up."

What was the best advice ever given to you?

My dad used to always way, "Plan your work, then work your plan." It made sense to me.

What was your favourite Galaxy moment?

Did not answer.

Who is your favourite character on the Galaxy?

Did not answer.

What activities do you enjoy most?

Listening to my daughters laugh, giggle, sing, etc...

Have you ever had anything published?

Only on the internet...does that count?

Ever met any Star Trek or Science Fiction celebrities?

No... but, my wife has a cousin who is married to a guy who used to work on Dario Franchitti's pit crew. Dario is married to Ashley Judd who guest starred in The Game (TNG). She kissed Wil Wheaton in that episode. (ew!) I also have an autographed copy of X-Men #137. (the one where Jean Grey dies) Chris Claremont signed it at a convention I attended.

What is your claim to fame?

My two beautiful daughters :)

What is your first memory of Star Trek?

Watching TOS with my dad sleeping on the couch. He used to watch Wild Wild West reruns after dinner. When they were over Star Trek would come on.

What other sim groups have you been a part of?

USS Panther (closed), USS Pathfinder chat sim (closed), USS Miranda (Jaal Jaxom), USS Benevolent (Zach Harrison), USS Cheyenne (Samiam), USS Odyssey (Kopak, for a couple of years), USS K'hotan (closed), USS Cairns (for a short while), USS Excalibur (short while, I think that one is closed now), USS Aurora (closed), USS Resolution (for a couple of years), USS Remora (closed), USS Alexandria (Cmdr Arrow), USS Liberte (Ensign Trennek), Maquis ship Electra (Kopak), and probably a few of others I can't remember off the top of my head

What hobbies do you enjoy?

If I ever have time again, I enjoy building model cars. Someday I'm going to get an old car and restore it. I like to read sci-fi also.

Anything else you want to share?

Ice cream is my biggest weakness... so are M&M's and Skittles... oh, and cheese... "Cheese Gromit!"

   Read Chris' interview with Cliff here.