The Star Trek Thread

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Who is the best Star Trek captain?

Poll ended at Tue May 01, 2012 1:22 pm

James Tiberius Kirk
3
14%
Jean-Luc Picard
15
68%
Benjamin Lafayette Sisko
2
9%
Kathryn Janeway
2
9%
Jonathan Beckett Archer
0
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PostRe: The Star Trek Thread
by Hexx » Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:07 pm

Squinty wrote:despite being a holodeck perv.


Please. He's just the only honest one there.

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PostRe: The Star Trek Thread
by Somebody Else's Problem » Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:54 pm

Hexx wrote:
Squinty wrote:despite being a holodeck perv.


Please. He's just the only honest one there.


I'd hate to be the crewman who has to mop the holodeck after Riker's been in there...

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PostRe: The Star Trek Thread
by Lagamorph » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:31 pm

Somebody Else's Problem wrote:
Hexx wrote:
Squinty wrote:despite being a holodeck perv.


Please. He's just the only honest one there.


I'd hate to be the crewman who has to mop the holodeck after Riker's been in there...

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PostRe: The Star Trek Thread
by FatDaz » Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:42 pm

I imagine any excess biological material is broken down by the holodeck and converted to energy which is then used to make someone a pie elsewhere on the ship, lovely recycling!

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PostRe: The Star Trek Thread
by Somebody Else's Problem » Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:35 pm

FatDaz wrote:I imagine any excess biological material is broken down by the holodeck and converted to energy which is then used to make someone a pie elsewhere on the ship, lovely recycling!


That would be a hell of a holodeck system to go wrong. Imagine if it glitched and decided that ALL biological material within the holodeck is to be broken down. With people inside.

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PostRe: The Star Trek Thread
by Peter Crisp » Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:40 pm

The holodeck has 100% reliability and never goes wrong.

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 Lex-Man » Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:15 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:The holodeck has 100% reliability and never goes wrong.


Have you actually watched Star Trek?

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PostRe: The Star Trek Thread
by Peter Crisp » Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:42 pm

Lex-Man wrote:
Peter Crisp wrote:The holodeck has 100% reliability and never goes wrong.


Have you actually watched Star Trek?


There's zero evidence for it going wrong as all the times when it appears to could just be a program on the holodeck as a training simulation about what to do if it ever does go wrong.

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 Corazon de Leon » Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:46 pm

Somebody Else's Problem wrote:
FatDaz wrote:I imagine any excess biological material is broken down by the holodeck and converted to energy which is then used to make someone a pie elsewhere on the ship, lovely recycling!


That would be a hell of a holodeck system to go wrong. Imagine if it glitched and decided that ALL biological material within the holodeck is to be broken down. With people inside.


New Soylent Green pies!

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PostRe: The Star Trek Thread
by Lagamorph » Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:20 pm

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PostRe: The Star Trek Thread
by Hexx » Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:09 pm


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PostRe: The Star Trek Thread
by Peter Crisp » Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:34 pm

That episode was banned in the UK for ages and may still be as far as I know for mentioning that.

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 Lex-Man » Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:41 pm

I watched the best of both worlds last night it was a fantastic double episode although I can't help but wonder,

why did the Enterprise survive when the Borg cube destroyed 30 odd other star ships easily? Also I don't really get why people are pushing Riker to try and get him promoted surely people would understand that it's cool to just be happy with what you've got in that future?

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PostRe: The Star Trek Thread
by Peter Crisp » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:36 am

The Enterprise has max level plot armour so it can survive most things.
I think the reason people think Riker should move on is just that to get where he is needs a lot of ambition so it seems a bit odd that he then just stops and stays in the same job for so long.

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 Corazon de Leon » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:43 am

Also, you've got a guy there who is more than qualified to command a pretty high level starship, it seems natural that people will try and headhunt him for roles.

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PostRe: The Star Trek Thread
by Jenuall » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:54 pm

Got back on to the TNG re-watch last night after a bit of a break, up to season 3 episode 9 now.

The Enemy was a really good episode - nice bit of tension between the Romulans and the Federation. Geordi got to buddy up with a Romulan for a game of blind man's bluff, Worf gets to demonstrate just how few strawberry floats he gives about saving Romulan lives and Picard gets to do some top tier diplomacy with the captain of a Romulan war bird - "oops, yeah sorry we let your man die, but you probably shouldn't have been here in the first place and y'know stopped lying to me all the time. Picard out" :datass:

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PostRe: The Star Trek Thread
by Lagamorph » Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:13 pm

Jenuall wrote:Got back on to the TNG re-watch last night after a bit of a break, up to season 3 episode 9 now.

The Enemy was a really good episode - nice bit of tension between the Romulans and the Federation. Geordi got to buddy up with a Romulan for a game of blind man's bluff, Worf gets to demonstrate just how few strawberry floats he gives about saving Romulan lives and Picard gets to do some top tier diplomacy with the captain of a Romulan war bird - "oops, yeah sorry we let your man die, but you probably shouldn't have been here in the first place and y'know stopped lying to me all the time. Picard out" :datass:

What gets me aout The Enemy is that, at the end of the episode Picard informs the Romulan ship that the Enterprise will be escorting them back to the Neutral Zone, and the Romulan Captain agrees to it.

The Enterprise and Romulan Warbird then proceed to fly off in completely opposite directions to one another in the next shot.

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PostRe: The Star Trek Thread
by Somebody Else's Problem » Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:43 pm

Lagamorph wrote:
Jenuall wrote:Got back on to the TNG re-watch last night after a bit of a break, up to season 3 episode 9 now.

The Enemy was a really good episode - nice bit of tension between the Romulans and the Federation. Geordi got to buddy up with a Romulan for a game of blind man's bluff, Worf gets to demonstrate just how few strawberry floats he gives about saving Romulan lives and Picard gets to do some top tier diplomacy with the captain of a Romulan war bird - "oops, yeah sorry we let your man die, but you probably shouldn't have been here in the first place and y'know stopped lying to me all the time. Picard out" :datass:

What gets me aout The Enemy is that, at the end of the episode Picard informs the Romulan ship that the Enterprise will be escorting them back to the Neutral Zone, and the Romulan Captain agrees to it.

The Enterprise and Romulan Warbird then proceed to fly off in completely opposite directions to one another in the next shot.


I'm sure if Hexx had been on forums back then, he'd have been apoplectic about that, and written off TNG as the worst thing ever. When he's not complaining that it broke canon about the Klingons, of course.

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PostRe: The Star Trek Thread
by GrinWithoutaKat » Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:06 am

GrinWithoutaKat wrote:I've been trying to get into Star Trek for a while. Never really watched any of the TV stuff, although I do remember getting one of the VHS board games and I liked the vibe that gave off. Still, my first proper experience was the 2009 film which I loved. I don't think I'm necessarily looking for big budget and action, but so far I've watched the first two seasons of the original series, and about half of TNG season 1 and I just can't get into it. So many of the episodes seem to be set in some bizarre world that is essential earth from a different era. I'm going to try and pick up the recommendations from LetswatchStarTrek.com and see if that improves things!


After switching to the episode guide on LetswatchStarTrek.com, I'm enjoying it a LOT more. Pretty much everything I'd watched in the first half the season was rated as a skippable by them. Now it feels more like what I always thought Star Trek was.

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PostRe: The Star Trek Thread
by Squinty » Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:09 am

GrinWithoutaKat wrote:
GrinWithoutaKat wrote:I've been trying to get into Star Trek for a while. Never really watched any of the TV stuff, although I do remember getting one of the VHS board games and I liked the vibe that gave off. Still, my first proper experience was the 2009 film which I loved. I don't think I'm necessarily looking for big budget and action, but so far I've watched the first two seasons of the original series, and about half of TNG season 1 and I just can't get into it. So many of the episodes seem to be set in some bizarre world that is essential earth from a different era. I'm going to try and pick up the recommendations from LetswatchStarTrek.com and see if that improves things!


After switching to the episode guide on LetswatchStarTrek.com, I'm enjoying it a LOT more. Pretty much everything I'd watched in the first half the season was rated as a skippable by them. Now it feels more like what I always thought Star Trek was.


This is the way to go for all Star Trek series.

If you want to go back and watch the bad episodes for comedy value, that is fun as well.


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