Long, long ago, I was watching an episode of TOS when a character usually or often on the bridge of the Enterprise made a comment about raising the number 1 [sic] to some power.
I don't remember who it was, or what point he was endeavoring to make -- I do remember that the comment was not ironic -- but it sure was a low point in Star Trek for me. That I just groaned and continued to watch says multitudes about the addictive power of Star Trek.
Who said this, and in what context? (Actually, after so many decades, I can't be 100% positive it was in TOS.)