Ad blocker interference detected!
Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers
Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.
In 2267, Khan Noonien Singh referred to Milton in reply to Captain Kirk's inquiry as to whether he could "tame a world." Unsure what Khan meant, Montgomery Scott later stated to Kirk, "It's a shame for a good Scotsman to admit it, but I'm not up on Milton." To which, Kirk replied, quoting from Paradise Lost a statement made by Lucifer when he fell into the pit, "It is better to rule in hell than serve in heaven." (TOS: "Space Seed")
In 2285, two late 20th century books - one containing the poems Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained, the other only Paradise Lost - were among the small collection of books found aboard the SS Botany Bay. Milton's name was seen on the spine of one of the books. (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)
In 2370, when Maques was injured by a rose in the USS Enterprise-D's arboretum, Counselor Troi recited a verse from Milton's Paradise Lost to him: "Flowers of all hue and without thorn the rose." Milton was speculating that in heaven, roses wouldn't have thorns. (TNG: "Dark Page")