Are these unique character names from Gunsmoke or Star Trek?

Can you place names like Nebo, Balok and Suggs?

The classic series Gunsmoke and Star Trek have many things in common. They both portrayed life on a frontier, both could be dramatic or funny and both have devoted followings to this day.

Another commonality is the range of interesting characters that appeared on both shows. There were plenty of strange creatures — of the human and alien variety.

Here are 20 names of characters from Gunsmoke and Star Trek. Can you tell which names belong to each show?

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  1. Ma Grilk
  2. Gorn
  3. Lolo Grimes
  4. Sarek
  5. Zefram Cochrane
  6. Gecko Ridley
  7. Balok
  8. John Drago
  9. Rodent
  10. Panacea Sykes
  11. Nebo
  12. Hanar
  13. Abelia
  14. Suggs
  15. Lt. Galloway
  16. Tonga Rad
  17. Wib Smith
  18. Boma
  19. Feeter Kreb
  20. Harry Mudd

Are these unique character names from Gunsmoke or Star Trek?

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bnichols23 1 month ago
Oh, please, could do these with my eyes (ears?) shut. }:)
ELEANOR 1 month ago
You know when Star Trek is in your DNA, you just can't not forget any of those names. And if you think about it, when Star Trek first came out, color TV's were a recent innovation, phones with rotary dials were just being phased out, and cell phones AKA communicators were literally almost light years away.
AllisonWunderland 1 month ago
Amazing 😂 17/20...and I almost passed this one up 😉
DIGGER1 1 month ago
Are these unique character names from Gunsmoke or Star Trek?
You got 18 out of 20
You know your classic TV names! Great job!
Cowgirl 1 month ago
You got 17 out of 20
You know your classic TV names! Great job!
I was a big fan of the original Star Trek, didn't watch a lot of The Next Generation & never watched any of the others.
Geronimo 1 month ago
Not bad for someone who never watched neither show😆😂😅🤣
18/20
Angela 1 month ago
18/20. I only ever saw TOS, so some of these names I'd never heard.
TheDavBow3 1 month ago
14/20. Shoulda known better on some of these questions.
Pacificsun 1 month ago
I forgot to consider it's the entire ST Franchise. Still, I only missed 2. And because of that. Oh well. Not bad for not watching beyond ST:TNG.
Jeremy 1 month ago
Okay, so I missed five. That isn't bad.
CaptainDunsel 1 month ago
20/20
Two quibbles. "Gorn" wasn't a name it was a species. And "Rodent" was more of a description than a name. (He was a "rattty" little man.)
[Just in case anyone is in doubt, this was 'quiz by elimination', as I knew all the Trek entries and pretty much none of the Gunsmoke entries.]
True.😉 But they still called him "the Gorn" like it was his personal moniker.
Typical reaction from the hoo-mahn.
MrsPhilHarris 1 month ago
16/20 Pretty good since I watch neither show.
Excellent1 I think you just have a knack for quizzes!
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