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2012-09-14 10:32:50 PM

Mugato: Magruda: As for T'Pol, her character is dry, Sahara dry. A purely logical being before the influence of humanity showed them the arogance of their ways was illogical. To that effect i think the character did very well in showing a transition.

T'Pol was just so obviously some suit saying, "Well everyone loved 7 of 9, so whip up another hot, stoic girl with big tits and put her in a catsuit". Except 7 was 100x more interesting and T'Pol's boobs were too fake.


Well, as i just got done watching "Canamar" and i must say, it was some of the best Sci-Fi i have seen in a long time. If you assume that good Sci-Fi is a reflection of current society. I can't comment on 7of9 as i have watched like 2 episodes of Voyager.
 
2012-09-14 10:35:13 PM

SamFlagg: That being said, I think a good New Star Trek show would be Alternate Universe Enterprise-B. Except for whatever reason Kirk doesn't go on board in the alternate universe, they kill off Captain leave starbase without anything installed and make Sulu's Daughter the Captain. And then basically do alternate universe inbetween TOS and TNG era. And it's the alternate universe so we can discard all the continuity.


You lost me at "That being said".

I don't know what would make a good Trek reboot, but what i want to see is something along the lines of Firefly. I thought Enterprise came close to that.
 
2012-09-14 10:38:33 PM
They left out Kirk f*cking up robots/AI with his superior brains (did it 4 times)

Norman: You say you are...lying, but if everything you say is a lie then you are telling the truth but you cannot tell the truth because everything you say is a lie but you lie, you tell the truth, but you cannot for you lie. Illogical. Illogical! Please explain. You are human, only humans can explain their behavior. Please explain.
Kirk: I am not programmed to respond in that area.

F*cked up Nomad in a similar fashion.

Kirk > Picard
 
2012-09-14 10:40:29 PM

andino: I have no problem with differences of opinion, but what made the characters appealing to you? I can't quite articulate it, but there was just something about them that put me off


Perhaps I should have said charismatic actors, but I didnt want to overuse that word. The guy who played Kirk was pretty good and was pretty likable. Both Karl Urban and the actor who played Scotty rock. Yeah, Spock was a little prissy, and I didn't like Uhurah much, but Chekov and Sulu were good.

I can see how Kirk could be seen as kind of arrogant and annoying, but thats why they had lots of bad things happen to him, so he wasn't Mr Infallible, and was constantly getting knocked down a few pegs. Also to provide a transition for the character to a more mature one later. Plus I liked that he learns to fight well b/c he gets his ass kicked some. They did push the line with him, but they didnt cross it for me, but they prolly did for some.
 
2012-09-14 10:45:18 PM
THis didn't make the list?

3.bp.blogspot.com 

wow, where's that, "That's Racist" kid?
 
2012-09-14 10:51:15 PM
DS9.

Yesterday: where no man has gone before, except to the holodeck.. again.
Today: back to that farking holodeck again.
Tomorrow: can I be on the Voyager?
 
2012-09-14 10:53:40 PM

Jaymi77: Walker: This was my favorite, although I might have just imagined it.
[img.photobucket.com image 398x505]

Fine, I'll be the one to point out what has been pointed out in every thread that picture has ever been posted.

Those two balls on top of the bridge of the Star Destroyer are sheild generators.
Even small fighter ships in Star Wars have shields.

/end nerd rant


And while we're at it, they don't have lasers, they have blaster cannons. And that Star Destroyer is about 100 times the size of the Enterprise. It's like 8 Borg Cubes. It will fark their shiat up.
 
2012-09-14 10:55:48 PM

NeoCortex42: ZMugg: NeoCortex42: ZMugg: Forbidden Doughnut: ThatBillmanGuy: DS9 was Micheal Piller and... Damn, some other guys I forget right now. But Berman and Braga created it. They just ditched it for Voyager and that's when DS9 got good.

Well, mostly good, IMHO. I didn't care for the "Vic Fontaine" character in the last season....

The whole Dominion War arc was pretty cool, however.

/ and the Ferengi finally came into their own on that show, I always found the little greedy bastards amusing....

This^^

My favorite storyline involving the Ferengi, was when The ProphetsTM pulled a 'Ghost of Christmas Past/Present/Future' type attitude adjustment on the Grand Nagus, and managed to make things worse for the Ferengi. 


And yet somehow the Ferengi showed up on Voyager for an episode, and they were completely horrible.

Worse than the TNG Wargames episode?

where Westley saves the day

home-made warp drive, ftw

Somehow, yes. It was an interesting concept. They made the episode a sequel to the TNG episode where a pair of Ferengi get stranded on the other side of an unstable wormhole in the Delta Quadrant. It ended up being just another "Stupid greedy Ferengi" episode.


kcbphotography.com
 
2012-09-14 10:57:17 PM

Shostie: elchip: Shostie: Listen, I know you grew up with DS9, but TNG is superior.

It is known.

I grew up with TNG, and DS9 (which I never watched until 2-3 years ago) is superior. The first two seasons of DS9 may be dull, but the first two seasons of TNG are terrible. And DS9 just gets better and better as the seasons go on, while TNG sort of ran out of steam near the end.

I'm going to have to disagree somewhat. The first season of TNG was awful. For the second Riker grew the beard and there was a marked uptick in the quality of the show.

What I don't like about DS9 is the long-term plot arcs. To me, it's supposed to be more episodic. They find a problem, struggle with the problem and solve the problem. In the end, things are just like they were in the beginning.

But that's just my preference. If Berman Trek gets your rocks off, then more power to ya.


We had 4 series of "Monster of the Week, Problem of the Week, solve it and status quo is God". DS9 was a very welcome breath of fresh air. Another good thing about long arcs and stationary settings is that you can devote more time and energy to better stories and characterization, and DS9 had both in spades. Hell, Worf got more characterization in 3.5 seasons of DS9 than he did in 7 seasons and four movies of TNG. And DS9 was willing to take chances, to shake things up and show that the future isn't 100% sunshine and kittens.

As for the 2009 movie, the franchise had been in a rut since Voyager. It was stagnant and wallowing and needed a shot in the air. Trek 2009 brought in new fans, returned to the spirit of the silly TOS and allowed a fresh start for a new set of adventures with characters at once familar and different.
 
2012-09-14 10:59:37 PM

secularsage: scottydoesntknow: "Waaaaah Abrams actually made Star Trek somewhat accessible to non-trekkies into a dumbed-down franchise that fans disliked because it turned the characters into caricatures of themselves, had a ridiculous premise and made no farking sense! This is a travesty of the highest order!"

FTFY. You're welcome.


Voyager, Enterprise, "Generations", "Insurrection", "Nemesis". You have no room to complain.
 
2012-09-14 11:05:24 PM

Magruda: Naxter: //DS9 is still better than Enterprise

What the hell is wrong with Enterpise?


"A Night In Sickbay"
 
2012-09-14 11:05:36 PM

tjfly: secularsage: scottydoesntknow: "Waaaaah Abrams actually made Star Trek somewhat accessible to non-trekkies into a dumbed-down franchise that fans disliked because it turned the characters into caricatures of themselves, had a ridiculous premise and made no farking sense! This is a travesty of the highest order!"

FTFY. You're welcome.

and William Shatnerisn't a characature of himself?

The blindbutt hurt is strong with you.


That depends. If you're talking about Shatner playing Kirk, he wasn't a caricature. He was an over-the-top character who had a certain amount of consistency about him up through ST6.

If you're talking about Shatner being a bizarre parody of himself as an actor later in life, or his hammy acting in Generations (which also made caricatures out of the TNG crew, especially Data), sure.

Abrams did not create characters who had motivations or who did anything because of some organic growth in the script. He took well-established characters, cranked their personalities up to 11, and then let that be the movie. You never understood anyone's real motivations for their actions, and half the movie was about recreating their catch-phrases and their mythologies. Kirk doesn't start off as some guy who grows into this extreme persona over time; the first time we see him in a speaking role, he's a kid who's stolen a car and who drives it off a cliff. And by the end of the movie, he's transformed from a stowaway to a ship captain for no real reason other than we in the audience all know he's supposed to be "Captain Kirk."

At the same time, a good chunk of the interactions with Spock involve Spock giving in to his "human emotion" and acting all angry. And this is really only interesting because the audience is supposed to know going in that Spock is supposed to be logical and calm, not angry and mean all the time. That's not character development. As a film, Star Trek 2009 can't stand on its own because it assumes the audience knows too much.

Also, I'm not sure what "blindbutt hurt" is supposed to mean, but I guess when your head's up your arse like yours clearly is, it is sort of hard to gauge what you're seeing, huh?
 
2012-09-14 11:06:58 PM
I realize I am in the minority here, but for me the ten best moments of Star Trek history are as follows:

10. Closing Credits
9. Closing Credits
8. Closing Credits
7. Closing Credits
6. Closing Credits
5. Closing Credits
4. Closing Credits
3. Closing Credits
2. Closing Credits
1. Closing Credits
 
2012-09-14 11:09:54 PM

Keizer_Ghidorah: Magruda: Naxter: //DS9 is still better than Enterprise

What the hell is wrong with Enterpise?

"A Night In Sickbay"


Is that the one where the dog got the aliens sick and Archer...sorry I fell asleep trying to remember the episode.
 
2012-09-14 11:11:07 PM

Magruda: Naxter: //DS9 is still better than Enterprise

What the hell is wrong with Enterpise?


Enterprise was totally badass, except for the stupid opening sequence music and the travesty that was the final episode. Other than that, I love that show.
 
2012-09-14 11:16:24 PM

skepticultist: Magruda: Naxter: //DS9 is still better than Enterprise

What the hell is wrong with Enterpise?

Enterprise was totally badass, except for the stupid opening sequence music and the travesty that was the final episode. Other than that, I love that show.


What? You didn't think that Fat Riker chopping vegetables for an hour, in an episode taking place 6 years after the previous episode, was an awesome "love note" to fans?

/Seriously, who thought that would be "awesome?" If you're gonna make the last episode of Enterprise be a Holodeck story during an episode of the Next Generation, don't make it ALL ABOUT THE KITCHEN. Fark. Who cares?! Seriously?
//Plus Troi's stupid line "This leads to the formation of the Federation..." Wait.. then if this isn't the founding of the Federation, what the hell is it?
 
2012-09-14 11:16:32 PM

The English Major: Keizer_Ghidorah: Magruda: Naxter: //DS9 is still better than Enterprise

What the hell is wrong with Enterpise?

"A Night In Sickbay"

Is that the one where the dog got the aliens sick and Archer...sorry I fell asleep trying to remember the episode.


The dog peed on a tree, Archer refused to apologize, dog got sick and Archer spent all night in sickbay worrying over it, finally apologizes in a ridiculous ceremony. And Archer spent the entire episode in whiny biatchy holier-than-thou mode.

Seriously, with him making so many first contacts, it's a wonder Earth survived the hordes of pissed-off aliens.
 
2012-09-14 11:18:16 PM

skepticultist: and the travesty that was the final episode


Thanks for spoiler.
 
2012-09-14 11:20:27 PM

Keizer_Ghidorah: The dog peed on a tree, Archer refused to apologize, dog got sick and Archer spent all night in sickbay worrying over it, finally apologizes in a ridiculous ceremony. And Archer spent the entire episode in whiny biatchy holier-than-thou mode.

Seriously, with him making so many first contacts, it's a wonder Earth survived the hordes of pissed-off aliens.


...Christ.
 
2012-09-14 11:22:58 PM

The English Major: Keizer_Ghidorah: The dog peed on a tree, Archer refused to apologize, dog got sick and Archer spent all night in sickbay worrying over it, finally apologizes in a ridiculous ceremony. And Archer spent the entire episode in whiny biatchy holier-than-thou mode.

Seriously, with him making so many first contacts, it's a wonder Earth survived the hordes of pissed-off aliens.

...Christ.


No worse than that TNG expisode where they have no memory of the last 3 days or so and spend the entire fraking episode trying to figure it out and then negotiate a peace in the last 3 minutes with the aliens that wipped their memories. Compared to that standard "8 Simple Rules" was emmy worthy.
 
2012-09-14 11:26:50 PM

Magruda: The English Major: Keizer_Ghidorah: The dog peed on a tree, Archer refused to apologize, dog got sick and Archer spent all night in sickbay worrying over it, finally apologizes in a ridiculous ceremony. And Archer spent the entire episode in whiny biatchy holier-than-thou mode.

Seriously, with him making so many first contacts, it's a wonder Earth survived the hordes of pissed-off aliens.

...Christ.

No worse than that TNG expisode where they have no memory of the last 3 days or so and spend the entire fraking episode trying to figure it out and then negotiate a peace in the last 3 minutes with the aliens that wipped their memories. Compared to that standard "8 Simple Rules" was emmy worthy.


Also no worse than that one episode where a bunch of linguisticly retarded aliens decide the best way to communicate is to beam down to a planet with an invisible lightning monster and try to kill it with a knife while telling stories.
 
2012-09-14 11:28:35 PM

ThatBillmanGuy: Also no worse than that one episode where a bunch of linguisticly retarded aliens decide the best way to communicate is to beam down to a planet with an invisible lightning monster and try to kill it with a knife while telling stories.


Was that the one where Picard finally figured out their language at the end after that alien died? God that was horrible.
 
2012-09-14 11:29:15 PM

Magruda: ThatBillmanGuy: Also no worse than that one episode where a bunch of linguisticly retarded aliens decide the best way to communicate is to beam down to a planet with an invisible lightning monster and try to kill it with a knife while telling stories.

Was that the one where Picard finally figured out their language at the end after that alien died? God that was horrible.


Shaka, when the walls fell.
 
2012-09-14 11:30:39 PM
I'll just leave this here....


userserve-ak.last.fm 


Hot like a Ressikan flute!
 
2012-09-14 11:31:23 PM

ThatBillmanGuy: Magruda: ThatBillmanGuy: Also no worse than that one episode where a bunch of linguisticly retarded aliens decide the best way to communicate is to beam down to a planet with an invisible lightning monster and try to kill it with a knife while telling stories.

Was that the one where Picard finally figured out their language at the end after that alien died? God that was horrible.

Shaka, when the walls fell.


YES, I need a bucket after remembering that one.
 
2012-09-14 11:32:22 PM
How many people are actually reading the article? It explicitly says that the only moments reviewed are those of Kirk's crew, so that would only include TOS, the first six movies, and the 2009 movie.
 
2012-09-14 11:33:45 PM

Magruda: The English Major: Keizer_Ghidorah: The dog peed on a tree, Archer refused to apologize, dog got sick and Archer spent all night in sickbay worrying over it, finally apologizes in a ridiculous ceremony. And Archer spent the entire episode in whiny biatchy holier-than-thou mode.

Seriously, with him making so many first contacts, it's a wonder Earth survived the hordes of pissed-off aliens.

...Christ.

No worse than that TNG expisode where they have no memory of the last 3 days or so and spend the entire fraking episode trying to figure it out and then negotiate a peace in the last 3 minutes with the aliens that wipped their memories. Compared to that standard "8 Simple Rules" was emmy worthy.


No, it was worse. Archer's behavior was incredibly childish, the other characters didn't help, and the comedy of awful that was the sickbay humor was cringe-inducing. I'd watch "Profit and Lace" or that TNG episode about the woman tring to rule the galaxy with the virtual reality mind game over "A Night In shiatbay".
 
2012-09-14 11:35:04 PM

Magruda: ThatBillmanGuy: Magruda: ThatBillmanGuy: Also no worse than that one episode where a bunch of linguisticly retarded aliens decide the best way to communicate is to beam down to a planet with an invisible lightning monster and try to kill it with a knife while telling stories.

Was that the one where Picard finally figured out their language at the end after that alien died? God that was horrible.

Shaka, when the walls fell.

YES, I need a bucket after remembering that one.


I always noticed that in terms of stories, TOS always had Kirk saving the Federation from a Non-corporeal entity-type stories, TNG had Picard has to negotiate a peace-type stores, DS9 had Sisko's gotta lay the smack down on some alien assholes-type stories or we all dead, and then Voyager had Naomi Wildman is upset with Neelix that her mommy went on a shuttle mission-type stories... and... I didn't see much of Enterprise. Though the Mirror episode was awesome.
 
2012-09-14 11:36:12 PM

Magruda: The English Major: Keizer_Ghidorah: The dog peed on a tree, Archer refused to apologize, dog got sick and Archer spent all night in sickbay worrying over it, finally apologizes in a ridiculous ceremony. And Archer spent the entire episode in whiny biatchy holier-than-thou mode.

Seriously, with him making so many first contacts, it's a wonder Earth survived the hordes of pissed-off aliens.

...Christ.

No worse than that TNG expisode where they have no memory of the last 3 days or so and spend the entire fraking episode trying to figure it out and then negotiate a peace in the last 3 minutes with the aliens that wipped their memories. Compared to that standard "8 Simple Rules" was emmy worthy.


You're forgetting the one where Barclay turns into a giant spider.
 
2012-09-14 11:36:16 PM

Keizer_Ghidorah: Magruda: The English Major: Keizer_Ghidorah: The dog peed on a tree, Archer refused to apologize, dog got sick and Archer spent all night in sickbay worrying over it, finally apologizes in a ridiculous ceremony. And Archer spent the entire episode in whiny biatchy holier-than-thou mode.

Seriously, with him making so many first contacts, it's a wonder Earth survived the hordes of pissed-off aliens.

...Christ.

No worse than that TNG expisode where they have no memory of the last 3 days or so and spend the entire fraking episode trying to figure it out and then negotiate a peace in the last 3 minutes with the aliens that wipped their memories. Compared to that standard "8 Simple Rules" was emmy worthy.

No, it was worse. Archer's behavior was incredibly childish, the other characters didn't help, and the comedy of awful that was the sickbay humor was cringe-inducing. I'd watch "Profit and Lace" or that TNG episode about the woman tring to rule the galaxy with the virtual reality mind game over "A Night In shiatbay".


That orgasm game episode did give us more Ashley Judd...
 
2012-09-14 11:43:33 PM

ThatBillmanGuy: Magruda: ThatBillmanGuy: Also no worse than that one episode where a bunch of linguisticly retarded aliens decide the best way to communicate is to beam down to a planet with an invisible lightning monster and try to kill it with a knife while telling stories.

Was that the one where Picard finally figured out their language at the end after that alien died? God that was horrible.

Shaka, when the walls fell.


DARMOK AND JALAD AT TANAGRA!

I loved that episode.
 
2012-09-14 11:44:08 PM
i made sweet love to that chick in her ass. hard. real hard. seriously, i licked the blood that came out after.

so there.
 
2012-09-14 11:47:09 PM

the801: i made sweet love to that chick in her ass. hard. real hard. seriously, i licked the blood that came out after.

so there.


Uh... Wrong thread?
 
2012-09-14 11:53:51 PM

ThatBillmanGuy: the801: i made sweet love to that chick in her ass. hard. real hard. seriously, i licked the blood that came out after.

so there.

Uh... Wrong thread?


No, he was talking about the hermaphrodite chick from that TNG episode where Riker decided he liked his chicks with dicks as big as his.
 
2012-09-14 11:55:39 PM

fusillade762: Magruda: The English Major: Keizer_Ghidorah: The dog peed on a tree, Archer refused to apologize, dog got sick and Archer spent all night in sickbay worrying over it, finally apologizes in a ridiculous ceremony. And Archer spent the entire episode in whiny biatchy holier-than-thou mode.

Seriously, with him making so many first contacts, it's a wonder Earth survived the hordes of pissed-off aliens.

...Christ.

No worse than that TNG expisode where they have no memory of the last 3 days or so and spend the entire fraking episode trying to figure it out and then negotiate a peace in the last 3 minutes with the aliens that wipped their memories. Compared to that standard "8 Simple Rules" was emmy worthy.

You're forgetting the one where Barclay turns into a giant spider.


Any episode with a Crusher as a main character rules the pile TNG bad. The magic lamp one was especially cringe worthy.

ThatBillmanGuy: Though the Mirror episode was awesome. 

Yeah, that was the best Enterprise one I saw, didnt watch much either. I thought the best Voyager episode was the one where they were evil, too.
 
2012-09-14 11:57:15 PM
The series that made the Red Squad the Dead Squad is okay by me. It was the only time i was cheering for the Dominion.

And don't forget In the Pale Moonlight.
 
2012-09-14 11:57:34 PM

Pete_T_Mann: fusillade762: Magruda: The English Major: Keizer_Ghidorah: The dog peed on a tree, Archer refused to apologize, dog got sick and Archer spent all night in sickbay worrying over it, finally apologizes in a ridiculous ceremony. And Archer spent the entire episode in whiny biatchy holier-than-thou mode.

Seriously, with him making so many first contacts, it's a wonder Earth survived the hordes of pissed-off aliens.

...Christ.

No worse than that TNG expisode where they have no memory of the last 3 days or so and spend the entire fraking episode trying to figure it out and then negotiate a peace in the last 3 minutes with the aliens that wipped their memories. Compared to that standard "8 Simple Rules" was emmy worthy.

You're forgetting the one where Barclay turns into a giant spider.

Any episode with a Crusher as a main character rules the pile TNG bad. The magic lamp one was especially cringe worthy.


The Crusher/magic Irish ghost bedroom scene would have been much better if TNG were a HBO show.
 
2012-09-15 12:10:08 AM

fusillade762: You're forgetting the one where Barclay turns into a giant spider.


I've blocked that so far out of my memory that i don't know what i'm responding to.
 
2012-09-15 12:12:32 AM

CavalierEternal: The 2009 reboot was great!


1.bp.blogspot.com t1.gstatic.com t1.gstatic.com
 
2012-09-15 12:15:01 AM
Jake committing suicide to save Ben. Best DS9 moment ever.
 
2012-09-15 12:18:27 AM
I will say this against Enterprise though, one season and 18 episodes into it and not a single crew member has died. Condidering the crap they have gone through i find that a little implosible.
 
2012-09-15 12:20:27 AM
Come on, In the Pale Moonlight is one of the best Star Trek episodes ever. Up there with Trouble with Tribbles, Chain of Command 1 and 2, and The Drumhead.
 
2012-09-15 12:24:52 AM
I would have dropped the Spock/Horta scene and added the end of The Defector.> One of the best "Picard is a bad-ass" moments ever.
 
2012-09-15 12:37:59 AM

MikeSass: I realize I am in the minority here, but for me the ten best moments of Star Trek history are as follows:

10. Closing Credits
9. Closing Credits
8. Closing Credits
7. Closing Credits
6. Closing Credits
5. Closing Credits
4. Closing Credits
3. Closing Credits
2. Closing Credits
1. Closing Credits


Actually, the 10 film scores did have some decent music during the end titles. For a few of them, the score was what made the movies watchable.
 
2012-09-15 12:39:22 AM

PapaChester: Come on, In the Pale Moonlight is one of the best Star Trek episodes ever. Up there with Trouble with Tribbles, Chain of Command The Best of Both Worlds 1 and 2, and The Drumhead.


FTFY
 
2012-09-15 12:39:41 AM

skepticultist: Jaymi77: Walker: This was my favorite, although I might have just imagined it.
[img.photobucket.com image 398x505]

Fine, I'll be the one to point out what has been pointed out in every thread that picture has ever been posted.

Those two balls on top of the bridge of the Star Destroyer are sheild generators.
Even small fighter ships in Star Wars have shields.

/end nerd rant

And while we're at it, they don't have lasers, they have blaster cannons. And that Star Destroyer is about 100 times the size of the Enterprise. It's like 8 Borg Cubes. It will fark their shiat up.


Strategically It all comes down to if Trek transporters can make it through Wars shields. And anyway, Enterprise D vs a Star Destroyer is apples to oranges. Ship of the line would be a fair comparison, then it would be Imperial Class Star Destroyer vs an Excelsior or maybe Ambassador class starship. The Enterprise D is the flagship, one of the largest and most powerful in the fleet. Its counterpart would have to be the Executor. Theres much more technical data available on the galaxy class compared to the excelsior class anyway, so lets look at those numbers. I'll be using the best available data and converting to simplified units.

Galaxy class specs.

642.5 meters long
~1000 crew
12 phaser arrays
2 torpedo launchers; 250 photon torpedoes

According to technical data a photon torpedo has a explosive yield of 25 to 200 isotons, and carry a warhead of 1.5kg of anti-deuterium. Extrapolating from that the explosive force is roughly 690 gigatons (of TNT). So an isoton is between 3 and 28 gigatons. So 1 photon torpedo is 2.88696x10^21 joules times 250 torpedoes.

I'm not finding much on ship phaser power levels, but a small emitter can be powered with 4.2 gigawatts. So lets say for arguments sake that a galaxy class's phaser arrays draw 10 gigwats and operate at 90% efficiency, so 9 gigawatt beams. 3.24x10^13 times 12 emitters.

As for shields it gets a little trickier... A Constitution-class starship's shields could take the equivalent of 90 photon torpedoes at once. A galaxy class is about twice the size of a constitution class, we'll assume that while covering a larger area, a galaxy classes shields are relatively stronger as well. So thats 180 photon torpedoes or able to absorb 5.196528x10^23 joules.

And the main warp reactor of a Galaxy class ship generates 12.75 billion gigawatts or 4.59x10^22 joules.

Now...

Executor-class specs
19 kilometers long
~250,000 crew
2,000 Heavy Turbolaser Cannons
250 Assault Concussion Missile Tubes with 30 missiles each (7500 missiles).

1 Turbolaser shot is equivalent to 200 gigatons or 8.368x10^20 joules.

Its shields used a large amount of its reactor output and are equivalent to the total power of a medium star (3.8x10^26 W) or 1.368x10^39 joules. So from that we can surmise that its main reactor is much more powerful.

Not finding numbers on the missile weapons, but considering with all all the other numbers were looking at several orders of magnitude in difference thats probably similar.


So, the shields of an executor class star destroyer could take 4.73854851×10^17 photon torpedoes, or the entire armament of 1.8954194 × 1015 Enterprise Ds. On the other hand, a galaxy class starship could take 621 turbolaser hits, basically 1/3 the firepower of the Executor.
 
2012-09-15 12:40:07 AM

cyberspacedout: MikeSass: I realize I am in the minority here, but for me the ten best moments of Star Trek history are as follows:

10. Closing Credits
9. Closing Credits
8. Closing Credits
7. Closing Credits
6. Closing Credits
5. Closing Credits
4. Closing Credits
3. Closing Credits
2. Closing Credits
1. Closing Credits

Actually, the 10 film scores did have some decent music during the end titles. For a few of them, the score was what made the movies watchable.


Star Trek V. God-awful piece of shiat, but the rendition of the Klingon battle theme was awesome.
 
2012-09-15 12:45:41 AM

Cyno01: So, the shields of an executor class star destroyer could take 4.73854851×10^17 photon torpedoes, or the entire armament of 1.8954194 × 1015 Enterprise Ds. On the other hand, a galaxy class starship could take 621 turbolaser hits, basically 1/3 the firepower of the Executor.


You are forgetting the human element of Star Trek which states that you must stop and talk before you fire anything. This means the Empire would manipulate the crap out of them.
 
2012-09-15 12:49:27 AM

PapaChester: Come on, In the Pale Moonlight is one of the best Star Trek episodes ever. Up there with Trouble with Tribbles, Chain of Command 1 and 2, and The Drumhead.


Too bad the McCarthy allegory is forgotten.
 
2012-09-15 12:50:31 AM

Keizer_Ghidorah:

Star Trek V. God-awful piece of shiat, but the rendition of the Klingon battle theme was awesome.


This. Hiring Jerry Goldsmith to do the score was the only thing that movie got right.
 
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