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(Slate)   The worst science mistakes of Star Trek, or why any self-respecting geek should actually hate this show. Ha, "self-respecting" geek   (slate.com) divider line 12
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2013-05-16 03:13:23 PM
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The biggest mistake in the reboot is that the transporter was able to teleport people onto a moving starship at warp and at across great distances.  Say like beaming from Saturn to Earth in the case of the end of that reboot.  This revelation instantly makes starship travel obsolete.

No, the biggest mistake of the reboot was some punk ass kid who didn't even graduate Star Fleet Academy getting command of a frikin' Starship.

We can argue, speculate and whine about the different technologies and MacGuffins they use in Trek, but what I absolutely DEMAND is a future where people act rationally, and a Starfleet that acts like responsible adults. That, and numerous other idiocies made me write off NuTrek. To me it is Idiocracy Triumphant. Another Farker put it much better a couple days ago, NuTrek is made for the Snowflakes, who think they deserve reward/power/responsibility for just showing up....
2013-05-16 06:06:20 PM
2 votes:
Annnd back from the movie.  I rather enjoyed it.
2013-05-16 01:46:26 PM
2 votes:
The biggest mistake in the reboot is that the transporter was able to teleport people onto a moving starship at warp and at across great distances.  Say like beaming from Saturn to Earth in the case of the end of that reboot.  This revelation instantly makes starship travel obsolete.

Worse the transporter also shows they can remotely manipulate objects on a quantum level.  In no way is the transporter a 1 shot fire all the atomic goo signal at the target location and it assembles itself correctly.  This goes to ask why they didn't just lock onto the red matter and transporter it into an unstable state.  Also why didn't they just transport the core of one of those torpedos on Nero's ship outside of its casing?

And even better yet, if the transporter is all that great then why does the scanner technology suck to the point where they can't tell if a room is a cargo bay or not from 6 billion miles off?
2013-05-16 12:47:49 PM
2 votes:
The biggest science mistake in Star Trek is midichlorians.
2013-05-16 12:05:58 PM
2 votes:
The list begins and ends with Threshold.
2013-05-17 08:54:53 PM
1 votes:

fusillade762: Niveras: It's fine to fix problems, like Geordi's blindness, or infections or diseases, to bring you back to "normal." It's not okay to go from "normal" to "improved."

They didn't seem to mind upgrading Geodi's eyes to see infrared and zoom and stuff.

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I never quite understood why Geordi and Data were so emo about being post-human. It seemed like the Star Trek universe, for all it's talk about open mindedness, had a weird undercurrent of showing people being miserable if they didn't conform to the ideal of the Federation, so they were always trying to fit in with the rest of the regular humans. The message seemed to be that if you were a round peg, you had to do your damnedest to fit into that round hole, otherwise you'd be ostracized like Barclay. Data was the saddest, because he was always struggling to be what he wasn't instead of embracing what he was (like Aaron Stack in Nextwave who is always giving the humans shiat about being weak and fleshy).
2013-05-16 03:52:46 PM
1 votes:

I_Am_Weasel: Does Slate realize that IT'S A SCIENCE FICTION TELEVISION SHOW!?

Fiction!  Television!  You know.  Fox News.


FTFA: My beef is usually when the plot relies on some error in science, or when the tech is used inconsistently. If you discover, say, a Fountain of Youth in one episode, you'd better establish why everyone in the Federation isn't young after that.
2013-05-16 03:28:18 PM
1 votes:
Huh. Science fiction isn't reality. Who'd a thunk it?

I don't care if I have to suspend belief to watch something (I like Clive Barker, so I'm used to it). But don't break your own rules. A group of friends who were extras in the reboot movie took me to the premier because I was the only one in the group who was actually a Trekkie, so I could point out all the mistakes (really? Cardassian ale?).
2013-05-16 01:38:32 PM
1 votes:
"And don't even get me started on sex with a Klingon."

Not a phrase you expect to read everyday.

/Well, outside of Fark, anyhow
2013-05-16 01:11:08 PM
1 votes:
Atop the list should be "That nerds invented a holodeck and then found the time and motivation to invent other things instead of living in said holodeck having continuous sex with a platoon each of Catwomen from Newmar through Hathaway until their death from terminal glans abrasion."
2013-05-16 12:24:24 PM
1 votes:

Speaker2Animals: But the writer gives CREDIT for imagining a galaxy filled with planets. WTF? Like there hadn't been hundreds or thousands of SF novels with that same idea?


Of course there were. My point (not written out as such in the article, but there) is that Star Trek popularized it, made it common among the public.

And thanks for the submission, Subby, but the article is actually more about why I love Trek. :) I really do.
2013-05-16 12:19:57 PM
1 votes:
Does Slate realize that IT'S A SCIENCE FICTION TELEVISION SHOW!?

Fiction!  Television!  You know.  Fox News.
 
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