The Star Trek Thread

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What is the best Star Trek series (2020 version of poll)?

Poll ended at Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:46 pm

The Original Series
1
7%
Next Generation
7
50%
Deep Space 9
3
21%
Voyager
2
14%
Enterprise
0
No votes
Discovery
1
7%
Picard
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 14
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PostRe: The Star Trek Thread
by Jenuall » Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:07 pm

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Call and Answer wrote:Royal Mail finally offering the chance to answer the ultimate question; "Which Star Trek character would you most like to lick?"


Dude, when was the last time you used a stamp?

Maybe he just like licking the back of them for old times sake, or perhaps to get some kind of high off the glue on there? :lol:

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by Call and Answer » Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:11 pm

Jenuall wrote:
Somebody Else's Problem wrote:
Call and Answer wrote:Royal Mail finally offering the chance to answer the ultimate question; "Which Star Trek character would you most like to lick?"


Dude, when was the last time you used a stamp?

Maybe he just like licking the back of them for old times sake, or perhaps to get some kind of high off the glue on there? :lol:


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PostRe: The Star Trek Thread
by Lagamorph » Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:24 pm

They should swapped out Ash Tyler for Philippa Georgiou.
I'd probably swap out Troi for Riker and Bashir for Kira too.
Reed I would probably swap out for Trip.

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PostRe: The Star Trek Thread
by Somebody Else's Problem » Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:28 pm

Lagamorph wrote:They should swapped out Ash Tyler for Philippa Georgiou.
I'd probably swap out Troi for Riker and Bashir for Kira too.
Reed I would probably swap out for Trip.


It's captains/main characters and Brits.

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PostRe: The Star Trek Thread
by Lagamorph » Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:56 pm

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Lagamorph wrote:They should swapped out Ash Tyler for Philippa Georgiou.
I'd probably swap out Troi for Riker and Bashir for Kira too.
Reed I would probably swap out for Trip.


It's captains/main characters and Brits.

Georgiou was a Captain

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PostRe: The Star Trek Thread
by Corazon de Leon » Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:51 pm

Lagamorph wrote:
Somebody Else's Problem wrote:
Lagamorph wrote:They should swapped out Ash Tyler for Philippa Georgiou.
I'd probably swap out Troi for Riker and Bashir for Kira too.
Reed I would probably swap out for Trip.


It's captains/main characters and Brits.

Georgiou was a Captain


Sadly Lorca was a captain AND a Brit so probably supersedes her in the Royal Mail pecking order. For me I’d have chopped Lorca and Ash, tagged in Georgiou and someone from Voyager(Seven probably). I think Troi is fine for TNG, though I do love Riker.

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PostRe: The Star Trek Thread
by Tafdolphin » Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:25 am

Well into TNG Series 3 and yeah this is the good stuff. The Bonding was a genuinely affecting treatise on grief, and even relatively filler eps like Booby Trap have their moments (Worf's "I did not play with toys" burn to Picard was a real lol moment).

Full steam ahead with the rest of the series from hereon out.

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PostRe: The Star Trek Thread
by Jenuall » Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:53 am

Yeah the show is really solid from season 3 onward, there's always some weak episodes but the output is much more consistent and it is rare to get anything that falls to the standards of season 1 again!

That said I watched a couple more season 6 episodes last night and they were definitely in the weaker camp:

Realm of Fear - Oh gooseberry fool, another Barclay episode. :dread: Barclay gets over his supposedly irrational fear of transporters being dangerous by ... showing everyone they are dangerous as the crew of the Yosemite managed to get trapped in the matter stream! Everyone else is all "LOL Barclay, get your gooseberry fool together - nothing bad ever happens with the transporters!" despite the fact that "transporter accident" is like the base plot for dozens of Trek episodes over the years! O'Brien scaring the gooseberry fool out of Barclay with his Tarantula is fun though! :lol:

Man of the People - Ugh this was pretty terrible. Ambassador/peace negotiator Alkar mind rapes Troi to set up some kind of psychic link that transfers all of his negative feelings onto her to allow how to better perform his job. Troi becomes increasingly angry and erratic as a result which the crew initially seem to brush off as "tsk, women hey! :roll: " before eventually getting their gooseberry fool together and saving her. There was possibly room here for a good episode exploring the morals around trading the life/wellbeing of the few for peace amongst the many, but this isn't it. Alkar dies in the end which is nice but it feels like nobody ever really condemns him enough for what he did beforehand.

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by Imrahil » Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:40 am

I love the Barclay episodes. Was just nice to have a character on the ship who has issues dealing with day-to-day life on a starship because of their condition, but has the courage to try & stick with it. The rest of the regular crew, although I love them, were so ultra-adept it got a bit predictable at times.

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by Jenuall » Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:42 am

Yeah to be fair I've always been a bit harsh on Barclay, he does offer a lot in terms of making the crew feel more accessibly. Although how he got through the academy and managed to get a post on a ship like the Enterprise is a bit of an odd one to think about!

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PostRe: The Star Trek Thread
by Squinty » Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:23 pm

I like Barclay, even though he's as big a sex pest as Riker. I can't imagine anxiety was talked about on TV much at that point. I would think that's maybe another example of Star Trek being ahead of the game.

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PostRe: The Star Trek Thread
by Peter Crisp » Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:44 pm

The thing is when you think about it The Enterprise would be filled with the best of the best from Earth.
It's the flagship so should be the pinnacle for anyone with any interest in working in space.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


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by Somebody Else's Problem » Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:47 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:The thing is when you think about it The Enterprise would be filled with the best of the best from Earth.
It's the flagship so should be the pinnacle for anyone with any interest in working in space.


Bit racist there, Peter.

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by Peter Crisp » Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:49 pm

Somebody Else's Problem wrote:
Peter Crisp wrote:The thing is when you think about it The Enterprise would be filled with the best of the best from Earth.
It's the flagship so should be the pinnacle for anyone with any interest in working in space.


Bit racist there, Peter.


Eh? Did I spell it wrongly as otherwise I'm honestly at a loss as to how saying being on the flagship is the top posting is racist?

Oh, right the Earth bit.
Pretty much all the crews of the Enterprise are from Earth with the exception of a Vulcan, Klingon, Batazed and Guinan who was just a human in a fancy hat :shifty: .

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jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


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by Somebody Else's Problem » Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:51 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:
Somebody Else's Problem wrote:
Peter Crisp wrote:The thing is when you think about it The Enterprise would be filled with the best of the best from Earth.
It's the flagship so should be the pinnacle for anyone with any interest in working in space.


Bit racist there, Peter.


Eh? Did I spell it wrongly as otherwise I'm honestly at a loss as to how saying being on the flagship is the top posting is racist?


It's the "From Earth" bit. Can't a Vulcan, or a Tellerite, or a Risan etc be the best of the best? :P

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PostRe: The Star Trek Thread
by Peter Crisp » Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:52 pm

See my edit.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: The Star Trek Thread
by Somebody Else's Problem » Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:54 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:See my edit.


OK, so first of all you forgot Mr Mott, the greatest barber in the Galaxy. Secondly, Guinan is an El-Aurian! She met Mark strawberry floating Twain!

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PostRe: The Star Trek Thread
by Peter Crisp » Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:19 pm

Somebody Else's Problem wrote:
Peter Crisp wrote:See my edit.


OK, so first of all you forgot Mr Mott, the greatest barber in the Galaxy. Secondly, Guinan is an El-Aurian! She met Mark strawberry floating Twain!


So she says but she's the last of her species so I'm going with her being a human with a hat fetish and a shitload of space age antiaging cream.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


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PostRe: The Star Trek Thread
by Somebody Else's Problem » Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:35 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:
Somebody Else's Problem wrote:
Peter Crisp wrote:See my edit.


OK, so first of all you forgot Mr Mott, the greatest barber in the Galaxy. Secondly, Guinan is an El-Aurian! She met Mark strawberry floating Twain!


So she says but she's the last of her species so I'm going with her being a human with a hat fetish and a shitload of space age antiaging cream.


Yeah, but then Soren showed up and proved her wrong.

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PostRe: The Star Trek Thread
by Winckle » Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:30 pm

Somebody Else's Problem wrote:
Peter Crisp wrote:The thing is when you think about it The Enterprise would be filled with the best of the best from Earth.
It's the flagship so should be the pinnacle for anyone with any interest in working in space.


Bit racist there, Peter.

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