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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 12:47:49 PM  
7 votes:
The biggest science mistake in Star Trek is midichlorians.
2013-05-16 01:14:48 PM  
4 votes:

Pocket Ninja: Which was the episode where a bunch of the crew began to devolve and turned into giant spiders and stuff like that?

That's my favorite.


I still wish Data would have devolved into a Tandy.
2013-05-16 01:11:08 PM  
4 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 01:09:53 PM  
4 votes:

dittybopper: The biggest science mistake in Star Trek is midichlorians.


Some people just want to watch the world burn...
2013-05-16 01:37:40 PM  
2 votes:
blackholes.stardate.org
"The event horizon is a field of energy surrounding the singularity. Don't worry, we'll just punch a hole through it with technobabble."
2013-05-16 01:17:46 PM  
2 votes:

Shostie: Pocket Ninja: Which was the episode where a bunch of the crew began to devolve and turned into giant spiders and stuff like that?

That's my favorite.

I still wish Data would have devolved into a Tandy.


By your command:

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2013-05-17 12:11:57 AM  
1 votes:
At this point in time, I'm not sure if I'm more angry at the bad writing, the bad science, or the fact that you guys only seem to whine for hundreds of posts bout Star Trek. Because in the pony threads, you run detractors out by sheer force of hidden sexual desire.
2013-05-16 04:20:00 PM  
1 votes:
The one that made my brain hurt the most was the Voyager dinosaur episode.  They're trying to figure out if the alien species they've encountered in the Delta quadrant is related to dinosaurs, so Janeway goes into the holodeck and calls up a representation of a raptor-esque dinosaur.

She then says something to the effect of "Computer, show what would happen to this creature after 65 million years of evolution" and *poof* we end up with an exact match to the alien species in question.

EVOLUTION DOES NOT WORK THAT WAY!
2013-05-16 02:03:35 PM  
1 votes:

BafflerMeal: theresnothinglft: 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?


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Picture of JJ Abrams huh
2013-05-16 02:03:20 PM  
1 votes:
Worst mistake: Not having a Captain Jar-Jar episode. Also, Janeway is obviously better than Riker.
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.
2013-05-16 12:05:58 PM  
1 votes:
The list begins and ends with Threshold.
 
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