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(WFTV Orlando)   Officials stop trying to rescue whales trapped in the Everglades after eleven members of the pod are found dead. This is going to get bad when that cetacean probe comes to earth in 2268   (wftv.com) divider line 113
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2013-12-09 12:56:06 AM
Humans come to Florida to die and now whales.  Sad.
 
2013-12-09 01:32:59 AM
I still find it hard to believe that the Federation lacked the tech. to mimic whale song sufficient that the whale probe would be fooled.

"Just keep broadcasting an endless stream of random sounds from the databanks, all frequencies! Wait, make it whale songs!"

-Spock, as it should have gone

People like to hate Enterprise, but I'm pretty sure that that movie was the low point of everything Trek.
 
2013-12-09 01:50:23 AM

Sid_6.7: People like to hate Enterprise


It certainly had a few stinkers, and the ending sucked, but on the whole I enjoyed that series more than either DS9 or Voyager.
 
2013-12-09 02:02:53 AM

Churchill2004: Sid_6.7: People like to hate Enterprise

It certainly had a few stinkers, and the ending sucked, but on the whole I enjoyed that series more than either DS9 or Voyager.


My wife and I like DS9 the best, and Voyager the least. If you ignore the first and last episodes of the last season of Ent. it was pretty good. Basically a few made-for-TV movies broken into episodes.

My opinion is that as you move forward in time (real world time) the quality of the writing improves and the reliance on the actors to really make the show decreases.
 
2013-12-09 02:38:22 AM

Sid_6.7: I still find it hard to believe that the Federation lacked the tech. to mimic whale song sufficient that the whale probe would be fooled.

"Just keep broadcasting an endless stream of random sounds from the databanks, all frequencies! Wait, make it whale songs!"

-Spock, as it should have gone

People like to hate Enterprise, but I'm pretty sure that that movie was the low point of everything Trek.


I'd Force Choke you but that's the wrong sci-fi series, so I'll just set my phaser to something slightly above stun.
 
2013-12-09 03:27:52 AM
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"They are not the hell your whales."
 
2013-12-09 03:32:01 AM
Great!  More blubbering over dead whales.  Thanks Obama!
 
2013-12-09 03:34:50 AM
They must've been using Apple Maps.
 
2013-12-09 03:37:46 AM
With any luck, at least some of them will spontaneously turn into bowls of petunias. Not technically impossible, just exceedingly improbable.
 
2013-12-09 03:39:26 AM

Sid_6.7: I still find it hard to believe that the Federation lacked the tech. to mimic whale song sufficient that the whale probe would be fooled.

"Just keep broadcasting an endless stream of random sounds from the databanks, all frequencies! Wait, make it whale songs!"

-Spock, as it should have gone

People like to hate Enterprise, but I'm pretty sure that that movie was the low point of everything Trek.


Wouldn't have worked, according to the novelization. The whale song was actual speech and conversation that the book translated between the probe and the time-displaced whales.
 
2013-12-09 03:44:53 AM
Perhaps it was the nuclear wessles.

/and possibly ObamaScare
 
2013-12-09 03:45:52 AM

yadumey: Sid_6.7: I still find it hard to believe that the Federation lacked the tech. to mimic whale song sufficient that the whale probe would be fooled.

"Just keep broadcasting an endless stream of random sounds from the databanks, all frequencies! Wait, make it whale songs!"

-Spock, as it should have gone

People like to hate Enterprise, but I'm pretty sure that that movie was the low point of everything Trek.

Wouldn't have worked, according to the novelization. The whale song was actual speech and conversation that the book translated between the probe and the time-displaced whales.


The probe was sending the whales a friend request on Whalebook.
 
2013-12-09 03:46:53 AM
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2013-12-09 04:08:05 AM
Maybe, just maybe, someone will figure out that whales get lost and strand themselves because they are sick and dying and need something more than just "let's turn them back around and send them out to sea!"

Not to denigrate the incredible heroics of people who save whales and all that; but you know, a pod of whales that far off course, PROBABLY something else is wrong besides they took a wrong toin at Albekoikee?
 
2013-12-09 04:14:04 AM

Gyrfalcon: Maybe, just maybe, someone will figure out that whales get lost and strand themselves because they are sick and dying and need something more than just "let's turn them back around and send them out to sea!"

Not to denigrate the incredible heroics of people who save whales and all that; but you know, a pod of whales that far off course, PROBABLY something else is wrong besides they took a wrong toin at Albekoikee?


I think a whale in Albekoikee is pretty much f*cked no matter which way it turns.
 
2013-12-09 04:15:21 AM
"Hello Computer?"   Montgomery Scott.

RIP James Doohan.
 
2013-12-09 04:59:44 AM

Sid_6.7: I still find it hard to believe that the Federation lacked the tech. to mimic whale song sufficient that the whale probe would be fooled.

"Just keep broadcasting an endless stream of random sounds from the databanks, all frequencies! Wait, make it whale songs!"

-Spock, as it should have gone

People like to hate Enterprise, but I'm pretty sure that that movie was the low point of everything Trek.


I shall consider it.
 
2013-12-09 05:52:44 AM
We'll be okay, those weren't humpback whales.

Just in case, let's make sure we put up signs all over the place to direct Federation Rooskies to the nuclear wessles.
 
2013-12-09 06:01:20 AM
sounds like a title for a new Discovery Network show

Swamp Whalers
 
2013-12-09 06:02:08 AM
Dammit... Phrawgh beat me to the wessles.... fark... I don't have any ideas for another Star Trek 4 reference...
 
2013-12-09 06:02:13 AM

grimlock1972: "Hello Computer?"   Montgomery Scott.

RIP James Doohan.


i still do that when mine is being stubborn...

/iv was the first trek i ever watched... fairly certain my folks rented it because it involved spaceships and whales, two things i had just begun to geek out about...
//will never be able to fully equate c.t. granville with batman...  :D
 
2013-12-09 06:03:08 AM
Meh, just mimic the song by lensflare patterns using the main deflector dish.
 
2013-12-09 06:05:57 AM

Bslim: Meh, just mimic the song by lensflare patterns using the main deflector dish.


great, now i'm gonna have that in my head all day... :P
 
2013-12-09 06:32:12 AM

rkelley25: Great!  More blubbering over dead whales.  Thanks Obama!


Hey, we need something to spout off about.
 
2013-12-09 06:45:28 AM
I liked IV because its the gateway star trek, most of it is not too star trekky, and if it the non-trekker loves the 80's, not sure how much more 80's one could get.
 
2013-12-09 06:53:01 AM

Sid_6.7: I still find it hard to believe that the Federation lacked the tech. to mimic whale song sufficient that the whale probe would be fooled.

"Just keep broadcasting an endless stream of random sounds from the databanks, all frequencies! Wait, make it whale songs!"

-Spock, as it should have gone

People like to hate Enterprise, but I'm pretty sure that that movie was the low point of everything Trek.


Did you see the movie that came after it?
 
2013-12-09 07:11:40 AM
Sale on whale meat.
 
2013-12-09 07:13:51 AM
Sad, but seriously, why are the called pilot whales again?

Maybe "Carnival pilot whales" would be better.
 
2013-12-09 07:26:15 AM

Sid_6.7: I still find it hard to believe that the Federation lacked the tech. to mimic whale song sufficient that the whale probe would be fooled.

"Just keep broadcasting an endless stream of random sounds from the databanks, all frequencies! Wait, make it whale songs!"

-Spock, as it should have gone

People like to hate Enterprise, but I'm pretty sure that that movie was the low point of everything Trek.


Spock explained that they could send the sounds but not the language,
 
2013-12-09 07:31:51 AM

Sid_6.7: I still find it hard to believe that the Federation lacked the tech. to mimic whale song sufficient that the whale probe would be fooled.

"Just keep broadcasting an endless stream of random sounds from the databanks, all frequencies! Wait, make it whale songs!"

-Spock, as it should have gone


They covered that in the movie...

KIRK: Spock, could the humpback's answer to this call be simulated?
SPOCK: The sounds, but not the language. We would be responding in gibberish.

I guess the old Universal Translator wasn't up to the task of handling whale language...

People like to hate Enterprise, but I'm pretty sure that that movie was the low point of everything Trek.

I so wanted to love Enterprise... But, all the bullshiat with the temporal cold war and the Xindi and shiat... Ugh... However, they really started improving in the last season and had some really enjoyable episodes... Unfortunately, just as they were starting to get good, they got cancelled...

But, ST4 is a great movie! Not great sci-fi, maybe, but great comedy... You needed a comic relief movie after the darkness of 2 and 3...
 
2013-12-09 07:35:41 AM

RobSeace: You needed a comic relief movie after the darkness of 2 and 3...


More like, they needed a movie with as little VFX as possible since the last one didn't do too well so they set it in present day earth.
 
2013-12-09 07:42:57 AM
I think a lot of you did a little too much LDS in the sixties.
 
2013-12-09 07:45:47 AM

Mugato: RobSeace: You needed a comic relief movie after the darkness of 2 and 3...

More like, they needed a movie with as little VFX as possible since the last one didn't do too well so they set it in present day earth.


more like, pretty much everyone was in the mindset of clapping for spock when he nerve-pinched the guy on the bus.
 
2013-12-09 07:49:15 AM

Mudd's woman: I think a lot of you did a little too much LDS in the sixties.


too many latter-day saints?
 
2013-12-09 07:49:54 AM

GDubDub: Sad, but seriously, why are the called pilot whales again?

Maybe "Carnival pilot whales" would be better.


Worst. Whales. Ever.
 
2013-12-09 07:52:11 AM
cannibal pilot whales?  they get stranded and lost in a swamp, they become their only food source...  natural prey wears cardboard armor with extensive decoration...
 
2013-12-09 07:55:28 AM

cynicalminion: Mudd's woman: I think a lot of you did a little too much LDS in the sixties.

too many latter-day saints?


Such colorful metaphors!
 
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2013-12-09 07:56:23 AM
God damn, do I ever hope they get rid of them with dynamite!
 
2013-12-09 07:57:43 AM
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2013-12-09 07:58:31 AM

Mudd's woman: cynicalminion: Mudd's woman: I think a lot of you did a little too much LDS in the sixties.

too many latter-day saints?

Such colorful metaphors!


"if i lick the back of my head, do you think i'll taste like a stamp?"
 
2013-12-09 08:01:04 AM

Mudd's woman: cynicalminion: Mudd's woman: I think a lot of you did a little too much LDS in the sixties.

too many latter-day saints?

Such colorful metaphors!


don't go outside, you seem to be having an interesting trip...
 
2013-12-09 08:03:37 AM
Not to incite a flamewar but, Star Trev IV was my favorite moving growing up and I hold it dear today. It combines two of my favorite things; Trek and the Ocean.

TNG and Voyager are my two favorite series, (minus the last season for Voy). I just recently watched DS9 and it was solid Trek. Not my favorite but respect it.

The new movies are complete crap. The most recent movie was insulting.

Trek - Whale thread anyone?

Someone with photo shop skills combine whale and UFP symbol?
 
2013-12-09 08:16:27 AM
Whales are just big, dumb fish.
 
2013-12-09 08:19:56 AM
Could be worse.
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2013-12-09 08:32:01 AM

RobSeace: I so wanted to love Enterprise... But, all the bullshiat with the temporal cold war and the Xindi and shiat... Ugh... However, they really started improving in the last season and had some really enjoyable episodes... Unfortunately, just as they were starting to get good, they got cancelled...


I totally agree with you!
The Xindi-thing was just too conveniently timed with the Iraq-war for it to be a coinsidence.

And, yeah, as series 4 progressed, the show was finding it's legs again. Maybe it was because the crew was sad because the show was getting cancelled, or maybe the actors realized they had to show off some skill in order to land future gigs.

The best thing about the Enterprise was probably the 'Reed Alert'-comment.
 
2013-12-09 08:34:07 AM

Public Savant: And, yeah, as series 4 progressed, the show was finding it's legs again. Maybe it was because the crew was sad because the show was getting cancelled, or maybe the actors realized they had to show off some skill in order to land future gigs.


I don't think they knew they were canceled until the last minute. They said that Godawful series finale was just supposed to be a season finale.
 
2013-12-09 08:34:17 AM
We need to use more profanity at the whales and tell them to "Stay farking far away from the motherfarking coast and stop beaching yourself on the farking rocks, you godd*mn farking idiotic bastards, or you're going to die!" Apparently, it's the only way, if Star Trek IV is to be believed. Now if we could only broadcast it in humpback whale language.
Kirk: You mean the profanity? That's simply the way they talk here. Nobody pays attention to you unless you swear every other word. You'll find it in all the literature of the period.
Spock: For example?
Kirk: Oh the neglected works of Jacqueline Susan. The novels of Harold Robbins...
Spock: Ah, the "Giants".
 
2013-12-09 08:49:23 AM
"We can't blame the Humans, Sir!  The Everglades is a natural landmark."

"The Humans made a national park of it!"

"Weapons ready at command, sir!"
 
2013-12-09 08:57:22 AM

Coastalgrl: TNG and Voyager are my two favorite series, (minus the last season for Voy). I just recently watched DS9 and it was solid Trek. Not my favorite but respect it.

The new movies are complete crap. The most recent movie was insulting.


I like the JJ Abrams movies for what they are: an alternate reality take on the events of TOS... I barely consider them Star Trek movies really, since they don't take place in the canonical Star Trek universe, but some alternate universe/timeline/reality... It's almost like I'd consider a set of movies about the Mirror universe... But, they're kind of enjoyable for what they are: mindless, action-filled entertainment... They're like the glitzy over-colorful actiony bits of TOS ramped upto 11 (with way too much lens flare added for some unclear reason)...

But, I notice you didn't mention TOS at all among the TV series... If you don't like TOS that much, I can see not liking the Abrams movies... Personally, I'd like to see a new TV series set in the Abrams alternate universe... In movies, you pretty much have to just focus on mindless action, because you've only got 1.5 to 2 hours to tell a story... But, I think if given a series, they could do some real enjoyable sci-fi...
 
2013-12-09 09:10:16 AM

MBooda: Could be worse.
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