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2014-02-14 11:21:03 PM
Time has no meaning there. The predator has no teeth.
 
2014-02-15 12:00:14 AM
Dill weed. ...In the cabinet, second shelf to the left, ...behind the oregano.
 
2014-02-15 12:06:00 AM
It was... fun.

/Oh, my...
 
2014-02-15 01:31:43 AM
Something's missing...
 
2014-02-15 01:34:50 AM
Obviously we should attempt a landing on Europa.
 
2014-02-15 01:39:49 AM
This is bad news...for Europa.
 
2014-02-15 01:43:58 AM
Well it is probably better than most cities i've been through...
 
2014-02-15 01:44:55 AM
fta "What is really missing here is our understanding of the physics," Schwadron said,

Is that Best Korean dude back from the sun, yet? We could have hime go take a look.
 
2014-02-15 01:47:27 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: It was... fun.

/Oh, my...


Probe pulled out of orbit too soon, wound up shooting right past Uranus.
 
2014-02-15 01:51:14 AM
client-cdn.crystalcommerce.com
 
2014-02-15 01:58:57 AM
Suddenly you go into the energy ribbon, to find you're living in the most mind numbing and boring perfect world for yourself! Confusing world too, making you wonder if you're supposed to be in a house in France when it seems like an English family? Also how can it be so "perfect" when you still have your Starfleet uniform on, which means you, as well as the "perfect wife and the kids" will be having to re-board the Enterprise-D soon once shore leave is over and the fantasy Starfleet calls you back to duty. In fact the fantasy seems to want to kick you out, because in your fantasy for some odd reason it has exploding tree ornaments that resemble a star's supernova collapse!
 
2014-02-15 01:59:56 AM
img.fark.net
Might as well get this one out of the way early.
 
2014-02-15 02:05:39 AM
Thats also the weird trick I discovered for lowering my energy bills.
 
2014-02-15 02:12:01 AM
There is no farking way in hell either of those men would have a fake "perfect utopia" that was anywhere other than the bridge of the Enterprise (of whatever flavor).
 
2014-02-15 02:12:46 AM
This is all a big trick to get Shatner back into a Trek picture.  Or a Trek TV show.  OH GOD, they're going to do Star Trek 90210!  All the cadets are hot, and Shatner is the Principal.  And every week somebody smokes Cardsian crystals or gets knocked up by a Klingon exchange student.  Ahhh, hell.
 
2014-02-15 02:13:44 AM
So, nothing about how God is punishing Voyager 1 (by feeding it bad data) to punish us for the gays and evolution?

I mean, it is fux snooze. Wasn't there a better link? I mean, really?

/really?
 
2014-02-15 02:14:05 AM
They say time is the fire in which we burn.
 
2014-02-15 02:16:42 AM

sobriquet by any other name: Voyager


You're in dangerous waters using the word "Voyager" in a Star Trek thread.
 
2014-02-15 02:21:02 AM

sobriquet by any other name: So, nothing about how God is punishing Voyager 1 (by feeding it bad data) to punish us for the gays and evolution?

I mean, it is fux snooze. Wasn't there a better link? I mean, really?

/really?


Seriously. I can't take anything they report about science (or anything for that matter) seriously, when they continue to pay Mr. "You can't explain that".

roothog: Haven't you ever seen the first Star Trek movie?
 
2014-02-15 02:24:11 AM
It hasn't been 78 years since the last one though.
 
2014-02-15 02:24:14 AM

Abacus9: roothog: Haven't you ever seen the first Star Trek movie?


That was V'ger

/we don't use that other V word
//suck factor 12
///*ducks*
 
2014-02-15 02:24:55 AM
If it turns out there's an energy barrier at the edge of the galaxy, everyone owes Gene Roddenberry a BIG apology.
 
2014-02-15 02:25:12 AM

Abacus9: Haven't you ever seen the first Star Trek movie?


Oh dear god no. I know which ones to avoid. (I and V in particular)
 
2014-02-15 02:26:10 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Abacus9: roothog: Haven't you ever seen the first Star Trek movie?

That was V'ger

/we don't use that other V word
//suck factor 12
///*ducks*


V'ger was short for Voyager. They found out at the end.
 
2014-02-15 02:27:35 AM
Bridge on the Captain!

/Er, wait...
 
2014-02-15 02:28:21 AM
Not to pour cold water on subby... but the mysterious band of energy that turned people into gods was at the edge of the galaxy, wasn't it?
 
2014-02-15 02:29:13 AM

roothog: Abacus9: Haven't you ever seen the first Star Trek movie?

Oh dear god no. I know which ones to avoid. (I and V in particular)


The first wasn't bad. IV was the worst of them.
 
2014-02-15 02:32:07 AM

roothog: sobriquet by any other name: Voyager

You're in dangerous waters using the word "Voyager" in a Star Trek thread.


Voyager was the best out of the Star Trek series.

There, I said it.

/Janeway FTW.
 
2014-02-15 02:34:24 AM
borgdotcom.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-02-15 02:34:39 AM

Abacus9: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Abacus9: roothog: Haven't you ever seen the first Star Trek movie?

That was V'ger

/we don't use that other V word
//suck factor 12
///*ducks*

V'ger was short for Voyager. They found out at the end.


YOU BASTARD! I HADN'T WATCHED THAT PART YET!

/seriously?
//*facepalm*
 
2014-02-15 02:39:33 AM
That installment sucked rows of balls.
 
2014-02-15 02:40:06 AM

Gyrfalcon: If it turns out there's an energy barrier at the edge of the galaxy, everyone owes Gene Roddenberry a BIG apology.


If this is waiting at the edge of the galaxy:
classiccinemaimages.com
We all owe Gene a big thank you.
 
2014-02-15 02:44:44 AM
I'd always heard a rumor that Apollo 13 lost an 8 track tape during their difficulties. I wonder.....
 
2014-02-15 02:47:22 AM

DarkSoulNoHope: Suddenly you go into the energy ribbon, to find you're living in the most mind numbing and boring perfect world for yourself! Confusing world too, making you wonder if you're supposed to be in a house in France when it seems like an English family? Also how can it be so "perfect" when you still have your Starfleet uniform on, which means you, as well as the "perfect wife and the kids" will be having to re-board the Enterprise-D soon once shore leave is over and the fantasy Starfleet calls you back to duty. In fact the fantasy seems to want to kick you out, because in your fantasy for some odd reason it has exploding tree ornaments that resemble a star's supernova collapse!


And you may tell yourself
This is not my beautiful house!
And you may tell yourself
This is not my beautiful wife!
 
2014-02-15 02:50:02 AM

Fista-Phobia: That installment sucked rows of balls.


The....first one? How can that be...an installment?
 
2014-02-15 02:50:52 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Abacus9: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Abacus9: roothog: Haven't you ever seen the first Star Trek movie?

That was V'ger

/we don't use that other V word
//suck factor 12
///*ducks*

V'ger was short for Voyager. They found out at the end.

YOU BASTARD! I HADN'T WATCHED THAT PART YET!

/seriously?
//*facepalm*


I wonder why Voyagers always got lost in space?
 
2014-02-15 02:56:19 AM

FirstNationalBastard: I wonder why Voyagers always got lost in space?


Voyager navigation software developer
p2.la-img.com
 
2014-02-15 02:56:25 AM
Yah, the interstellar magnetic field is at a different angle than the sun's. Like the sun's is with earth, causing similar effects. What did they expect?
 
2014-02-15 02:59:03 AM
I liked Pluto.
/Erased
///yelling at oort cloud
 
2014-02-15 03:06:10 AM

Notabunny: fta "What is really missing here is our understanding of the physics," Schwadron said,

Is that Best Korean dude back from the sun, yet? We could have hime go take a look.


I think Japanese princesses have more important things to do.
 
2014-02-15 03:06:11 AM

paradroid: They say time is the fire in which we burn.


I rather like to think that time is a companion which guides us on the way...

/somebody make sure Malcolm McDowell is kept away from missiles kthxbye
 
2014-02-15 03:06:15 AM
Over at the Kerbal Space program we have harnessed the power of Krakens to provide reaction-less thrust to our craft, this might be the result

That, or the V'ger probes are doing some nasty stuff out in interstellar space
 
2014-02-15 03:14:01 AM

lindalouwho: DarkSoulNoHope: Suddenly you go into the energy ribbon, to find you're living in the most mind numbing and boring perfect world for yourself! Confusing world too, making you wonder if you're supposed to be in a house in France when it seems like an English family? Also how can it be so "perfect" when you still have your Starfleet uniform on, which means you, as well as the "perfect wife and the kids" will be having to re-board the Enterprise-D soon once shore leave is over and the fantasy Starfleet calls you back to duty. In fact the fantasy seems to want to kick you out, because in your fantasy for some odd reason it has exploding tree ornaments that resemble a star's supernova collapse!

And you may tell yourself
This is not my beautiful house!
And you may tell yourself
This is not my beautiful wife!


Damn you, I was going to post that!  *shakes tiny Federation fist*
 
2014-02-15 03:21:45 AM

kkinnison: Over at the Kerbal Space program we have harnessed the power of Krakens to provide reaction-less thrust to our craft, this might be the result

That, or the V'ger probes are doing some nasty stuff out in interstellar space


I prefer the power of pure spite.

i.imgur.com
 
2014-02-15 03:24:50 AM

paradroid: They say time is the fire in which we burn.


Try a little Chiasm.
 
2014-02-15 03:27:10 AM

aspAddict: roothog: sobriquet by any other name: Voyager

You're in dangerous waters using the word "Voyager" in a Star Trek thread.

Voyager was the best out of the Star Trek series.


static.fjcdn.com

Red alert!  Red alert!
 
2014-02-15 03:32:50 AM

Torion!: I liked Pluto.


I can't even read or hear the word "Pluto" without the song "Interplanet Janet" running through my head.


Pluto, little Pluto .... *sob*
 
2014-02-15 03:46:42 AM

ciberido: Obviously we should attempt a landing on Europa.


Nuke it from orbit first

ciberido: aspAddict: roothog: sobriquet by any other name: Voyager

You're in dangerous waters using the word "Voyager" in a Star Trek thread.

Voyager was the best out of the Star Trek series.

[static.fjcdn.com image 720x480]

Red alert!  Red alert!


I liked Enterprise.  Seriously.  Especially Subcommander Cameltoe.
 
2014-02-15 03:48:42 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Abacus9: roothog: Haven't you ever seen the first Star Trek movie?

That was V'ger

/we don't use that other V word
//suck factor 12
///*ducks*


Why did I immediately fast tube this?!

Send from my doohickey...

Why did I immediately fast tube this?!

Send from my doohickey...

Wait gotta find my other thingamy...
 
2014-02-15 03:50:56 AM

Deacon Blue: I liked Enterprise.  Seriously.  Especially Subcommander Cameltoe.


I laughed way too hard at this

/I think I pulled a muscle
//and scared the cats
///+1, good sir
 
2014-02-15 03:54:02 AM
Sorry it took me so long to get here from that gun-control thread.  Bulletheads and all...

Wait till the Hindus show up and sing some http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlVl5yiWK-sMadness
 
2014-02-15 03:56:53 AM
Uh oh...I think I just crippled my Toshiba...and that is saying something <Bangles tm>
 
2014-02-15 04:09:16 AM
They say that time is the fire in which we burn.
 
2014-02-15 04:13:26 AM

Deacon Blue: ciberido: Obviously we should attempt a landing on Europa.

Nuke it from orbit first

ciberido: aspAddict: roothog: sobriquet by any other name: Voyager

You're in dangerous waters using the word "Voyager" in a Star Trek thread.

Voyager was the best out of the Star Trek series.

[static.fjcdn.com image 720x480]

Red alert!  Red alert!

I liked Enterprise.  Seriously.  Especially Subcommander Cameltoe.


I enjoy all the Trek. It's much more enjoyable now that Netflix has all of them, so no need to buy a bucket of DVDs or go to a movie rental place.

If you are brave enough not to be an internet reactionary hyperbole expert, and watch them in a sort of 6 month marathon, all the Trek have the same amount of shiatty poopoo episodes that many evoke as the sole owner of ST:Voyager.

ToS is really not a show that aged with any grace. To use a poor analogy, just because the Model T was the first really awesome car, doesn't make it drivable on the Autobahn.

TNG. Holy Quatlos, the first 2 seasons aged like milk. I almost always skip many of those episodes. Also the most holy abuser of the Speed of Plot. Subspace messages can take a second or a week, but help is always there, until it isn't. And god forbid if you think the writers ever talked to each other. After the 3rd run through, I began to think Roddenberry was the first T.V. troll, as the rules change, sometimes just 5 episodes apart. Borg, technobable, politics, transporters. All just plot-hole ridden messes.

Voyager feels like the real successor to ToS. Actual exploring, recurring enemies didn't change rules mid season in mind boggling fashion. Help wasn't a telephone call away. It has many poo episodes, but like previously mentioned, no more than others. Also, the Year of Hell is, if not the best, one of the best stories ever in Trek.

DS9. Everyone's favorite. But I firmly believe if they didn't bring in Michael Dorn (Worf), DS9 would have flopped. Too many Ferengi episodes in the first 3 seasons. It's the embodiment of filler episodes. DS9 is probably sucessful because it isn't some super Noble Bright story. It's the Federation striving for it as a goal, but with believable enemies who aren't just Hitler evil (excepting the Kardassians. *sigh*).

I think Enterprise suffers from trying to combine too many aspect of all of Trek. DS9's evil empire theme, Voyager's forever lost in the Expanse, TNG happy friend time always working in the end. And too much time travel abuse. Still the Expanse season and, if you ignore the series finale, the last season was pure Trek.

TL;DR. Give peace a chance, and the ST series not being clones of ToS/TNG is a good thing.
 
2014-02-15 04:17:33 AM

Deacon Blue: ciberido: Obviously we should attempt a landing on Europa.

Nuke it from orbit first


Isn't there some other way to be sure?
 
2014-02-15 04:22:57 AM

AppleOptionEsc: Deacon Blue: ciberido: Obviously we should attempt a landing on Europa.

Nuke it from orbit first

ciberido: aspAddict: roothog: sobriquet by any other name: Voyager

You're in dangerous waters using the word "Voyager" in a Star Trek thread.

Voyager was the best out of the Star Trek series.

[static.fjcdn.com image 720x480]

Red alert!  Red alert!

I liked Enterprise.  Seriously.  Especially Subcommander Cameltoe.

I enjoy all the Trek. It's much more enjoyable now that Netflix has all of them, so no need to buy a bucket of DVDs or go to a movie rental place.

If you are brave enough not to be an internet reactionary hyperbole expert, and watch them in a sort of 6 month marathon, all the Trek have the same amount of shiatty poopoo episodes that many evoke as the sole owner of ST:Voyager.

ToS is really not a show that aged with any grace. To use a poor analogy, just because the Model T was the first really awesome car, doesn't make it drivable on the Autobahn.

TNG. Holy Quatlos, the first 2 seasons aged like milk. I almost always skip many of those episodes. Also the most holy abuser of the Speed of Plot. Subspace messages can take a second or a week, but help is always there, until it isn't. And god forbid if you think the writers ever talked to each other. After the 3rd run through, I began to think Roddenberry was the first T.V. troll, as the rules change, sometimes just 5 episodes apart. Borg, technobable, politics, transporters. All just plot-hole ridden messes.

Voyager feels like the real successor to ToS. Actual exploring, recurring enemies didn't change rules mid season in mind boggling fashion. Help wasn't a telephone call away. It has many poo episodes, but like previously mentioned, no more than others. Also, the Year of Hell is, if not the best, one of the best stories ever in Trek.

DS9. Everyone's favorite. But I firmly believe if they didn't bring in Michael Dorn (Worf), DS9 would have flopped. Too many Ferengi episodes in the first 3 seasons. It's ...



I think that was heartfelt and warming.  Thank you
 
2014-02-15 04:32:06 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: laughed way too hard at this

/I think I pulled a muscle
//and scared the cats
///+1, good sir


I copied your NSA cat pic.  Danke, I love it.
 
2014-02-15 04:37:35 AM

Deacon Blue: MaudlinMutantMollusk: laughed way too hard at this

/I think I pulled a muscle
//and scared the cats
///+1, good sir

I copied your NSA cat pic.  Danke, I love it.


Heh... thank YOU

/I'm glad you like it
//share it as you will
 
2014-02-15 04:41:04 AM
Ok...back on the ground again.

That was hard.
 
2014-02-15 05:25:04 AM

AppleOptionEsc: TNG. Holy Quatlos, the first 2 seasons aged like milk.


True, but this series had "The Inner Light", which IMO was the single best episode of the entire franchise.
 
2014-02-15 06:24:56 AM
If they notice a wall, they better not touch it or they'll be bonded to it.
 
2014-02-15 07:25:54 AM

Aquapope: Gyrfalcon: If it turns out there's an energy barrier at the edge of the galaxy, everyone owes Gene Roddenberry a BIG apology.

If this is waiting at the edge of the galaxy:

We all owe Gene a big thank you.


Okay, who is that?
 
2014-02-15 07:35:45 AM

AppleOptionEsc: ToS is really not a show that aged with any grace. To use a poor analogy, just because the Model T was the first really awesome car, doesn't make it drivable on the Autobahn.


To be fair, there are individual episodes that still work. I can watch "City on the Edge of Forever" today and enjoy it. "Amok Time" is another. But yes, as a group these episodes should only be taken out on your local side streets.
 
2014-02-15 07:36:12 AM
Unavailable  yetSubby.

AppleOptionEsc: TNG. Holy Quatlos, the first 2 seasons aged like milk. I almost always skip many of those episodes. Also the most holy abuser of the Speed of Plot. Subspace messages can take a second or a week, but help is always there, until it isn't. And god forbid if you think the writers ever talked to each other. After the 3rd run through, I began to think Roddenberry was the first T.V. troll, as the rules change, sometimes just 5 episodes apart. Borg, technobable, politics, transporters. All just plot-hole ridden messes.

Voyager feels like the real successor to ToS. Actual exploring, recurring enemies didn't change rules mid season in mind boggling fashion. Help wasn't a telephone call away. It has many poo episodes, but like previously mentioned, no more than others. Also, the Year of Hell is, if not the best, one of the best stories ever in Trek.


aspAddict: Voyager was the best out of the Star Trek series.

There, I said it.

/Janeway FTW.



I am confiscating your televisions, because you clearly do not know how to use them properly.  Heathens.  HUMAN GARBAGE!!!  You bastards.
 
2014-02-15 08:04:11 AM

Trocadero: There is no farking way in hell either of those men would have a fake "perfect utopia" that was anywhere other than the bridge of the Enterprise (of whatever flavor).


Is it real to you, damnit?
 
2014-02-15 08:18:56 AM

AppleOptionEsc: Deacon Blue: ciberido: Obviously we should attempt a landing on Europa.

Nuke it from orbit first

ciberido: aspAddict: roothog: sobriquet by any other name: Voyager

You're in dangerous waters using the word "Voyager" in a Star Trek thread.

Voyager was the best out of the Star Trek series.

[static.fjcdn.com image 720x480]

Red alert!  Red alert!

I liked Enterprise.  Seriously.  Especially Subcommander Cameltoe.

I enjoy all the Trek. It's much more enjoyable now that Netflix has all of them, so no need to buy a bucket of DVDs or go to a movie rental place.

If you are brave enough not to be an internet reactionary hyperbole expert, and watch them in a sort of 6 month marathon, all the Trek have the same amount of shiatty poopoo episodes that many evoke as the sole owner of ST:Voyager.

ToS is really not a show that aged with any grace. To use a poor analogy, just because the Model T was the first really awesome car, doesn't make it drivable on the Autobahn.

TNG. Holy Quatlos, the first 2 seasons aged like milk. I almost always skip many of those episodes. Also the most holy abuser of the Speed of Plot. Subspace messages can take a second or a week, but help is always there, until it isn't. And god forbid if you think the writers ever talked to each other. After the 3rd run through, I began to think Roddenberry was the first T.V. troll, as the rules change, sometimes just 5 episodes apart. Borg, technobable, politics, transporters. All just plot-hole ridden messes.

Voyager feels like the real successor to ToS. Actual exploring, recurring enemies didn't change rules mid season in mind boggling fashion. Help wasn't a telephone call away. It has many poo episodes, but like previously mentioned, no more than others. Also, the Year of Hell is, if not the best, one of the best stories ever in Trek.

DS9. Everyone's favorite. But I firmly believe if they didn't bring in Michael Dorn (Worf), DS9 would have flopped. Too many Ferengi episodes in the first 3 seasons. It's the embodiment of filler episodes. DS9 is probably sucessful because it isn't some super Noble Bright story. It's the Federation striving for it as a goal, but with believable enemies who aren't just Hitler evil (excepting the Kardassians. *sigh*).

I think Enterprise suffers from trying to combine too many aspect of all of Trek. DS9's evil empire theme, Voyager's forever lost in the Expanse, TNG happy friend time always working in the end. And too much time travel abuse. Still the Expanse season and, if you ignore the series finale, the last season was pure Trek.

TL;DR. Give peace a chance, and the ST series not being clones of ToS/TNG is a good thing.


I have trouble taking DS9 seriously because their major plot lines were stolen from B5 with inferior writing. Especially the "Tolkein in Space" ending.

/always a boom tomorrow
 
2014-02-15 08:25:53 AM
 
2014-02-15 08:33:47 AM
It is the source of The Gay.
 
2014-02-15 08:38:07 AM

Mogani: http://picardunderstands.ytmnd.com


OK that made me laugh.
 
2014-02-15 09:01:18 AM

cgremlin: AppleOptionEsc: TNG. Holy Quatlos, the first 2 seasons aged like milk.

True, but this series had "The Inner Light", which IMO was the single best episode of the entire franchise.


Agreed.

CSB: My wife hates SciFi/fantasy.  I told her "give this a try" and showed that particular episode.  She admitted that it was pretty damned good.
 
2014-02-15 09:34:18 AM

cgremlin: True, but this series had "The Inner Light", which IMO was the single best episode of the entire franchise.


Great episode but number 2 in my book for TNG.  Tapestry is my favorite.
 
2014-02-15 09:53:51 AM
www.startrek.com
 
2014-02-15 09:56:40 AM
What, no one asked the obvious question yet?

What does God need with a starship...
 
2014-02-15 09:58:16 AM
There are episodes of TNG that I'm catching up on because my kids were small when they were originally  aired (that period of time when both were in diapers was exhausting!!!).  I was able to watch Voyager during its original run , and I really liked it. Still do.  Same with DS9.  The only one I had a hard time with was Enterprise.

I put my library card to good use because I also enjoy the novels based on all of the series.
 
2014-02-15 10:11:52 AM
Awesome!  My first greenlight!   And I get it on two of my passions, Star Trek and Astronomy.  It'll be interesting to see what ultimately comes of this discovery, as it seems as though scientists are still trying to piece together what this means.

And Generations was fairly disappointing.  I like the movie overall, but there was so little interaction between TOS and TNG, and the way Captain Kirk died never seemed right.

/Though given what Guinan said, it is likely an echo of Captain Kirk stayed in the Nexus too.
//Not sure if everyone would be any happier thinking of it that way.
 
2014-02-15 10:29:44 AM
Young whippersnappers think of this:
img.fark.net

But I think of this:
znculturecast.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-02-15 10:41:24 AM

OtherLittleGuy: Aquapope: Gyrfalcon: If it turns out there's an energy barrier at the edge of the galaxy, everyone owes Gene Roddenberry a BIG apology.

If this is waiting at the edge of the galaxy:

We all owe Gene a big thank you.

Okay, who is that?


Barbara Bouchet

/no relation to Bobby...or his mama
 
2014-02-15 10:44:32 AM

roothog: sobriquet by any other name: Voyager

You're in dangerous waters using the word "Voyager" in a Star Trek thread.


fark you voyager was my favorite series. It started when I was in middle school and ended when I was in college. YOU SOUND OLD.
 
2014-02-15 10:49:49 AM

OtherLittleGuy: Aquapope: Gyrfalcon: If it turns out there's an energy barrier at the edge of the galaxy, everyone owes Gene Roddenberry a BIG apology.

If this is waiting at the edge of the galaxy:

We all owe Gene a big thank you.

Okay, who is that?


Barbara Bouchet
4.bp.blogspot.com

Still fairly hittable for 70 years old

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-02-15 10:59:16 AM
You're all noobs. And what they did with Enterprise was a farking tragedy! They had SO much prequel material they could've drawn upon!
.
Like the origin of the warp engine they did, which was awesome, they couldve fleshed out how the Romulans became a superpower, or made battles with the Klingons more frequent, or did the entire "this is how a bunch of races banded together against adversity to form the Federation" for the entire 3rd (and more) season...
.
...instead of that ABORTION Xindi plotline for the whole farking season that couldve been resolved in 2 episodes...
.
.
/Bakula DIDN'T wreck the franchise!
 
2014-02-15 11:16:03 AM

AppleOptionEsc: TNG. Holy Quatlos, the first 2 seasons aged like milk. I almost always skip many of those episodes.


Yeah, I can't really stand watching anything from season 1 anymore (except to laugh at, MST3K style)... But, season 2 has some real gems: "The Measure of a Man" is one of my favorite TNG episodes of all time; "Elementary, Dear Data" is pretty decent, and sets up the later (and better) Moriarty episode from season 6, "Ship in a Bottle"; "A Matter of Honor" is also very good; "Up the Long Ladder" is a decent comic-relief episode, if nothing else; "The Emissary" is also pretty good; as is "Peak Performance"...
 
2014-02-15 11:53:58 AM

Trocadero: There is no farking way in hell either of those men would have a fake "perfect utopia" that was anywhere other than the bridge of the Enterprise (of whatever flavor).


That's possibly the most accurate statement I've ever read on that movie.

Though I've always kind of wondered if the "perfect utopia" one finds in the Nexus is really more along the lines of a torture. Not an straightforward experience, like Picard wakes up in the Nexus being asked how many lights there are over and over and over again, but a torture rooted deeper in their psyche. Picard just finds out most of his family is dead, so his utopia more feels like a guilt trip. Holidays with a family you don't have? Your dead nephew there? You still in uniform, a symbol of what you'd sacraficed your own family for? Same with Kirk. He'd just found out Sulu had made time for a family and Kirk hadn't, so maybe both of their Nexus sensations were more along the lines of sentences that perfection.

That said, the movie could have been so much better.

slimfast: [www.startrek.com image 459x259]


They should have kept the original ending. More jarring.

Colin O'Scopy: You're all noobs. And what they did with Enterprise was a farking tragedy! They had SO much prequel material they could've drawn upon!
.
Like the origin of the warp engine they did, which was awesome, they couldve fleshed out how the Romulans became a superpower, or made battles with the Klingons more frequent, or did the entire "this is how a bunch of races banded together against adversity to form the Federation" for the entire 3rd (and more) season...
.
...instead of that ABORTION Xindi plotline for the whole farking season that couldve been resolved in 2 episodes...
.
.
/Bakula DIDN'T wreck the franchise!


I wonder if when they were getting ready to make Enterprise, they should have paid more attention to the feel of the original series than the feel of TNG, not the cheesy sets, but the sense of adventure into the unknown. Starfleet was larger and more effective in Picard's time, his ship was better, his tech was better. He wasn't riding the edge like Kirk was. Janeway even mentioned the more rough and tumble times Kirk lived in, yet still dismissed Kirk has not being able to get through "today's" academy. Enterprise struck me as a little too polished sometimes. One bit that struck me was the early episodes of TOS made it clear that phasers were a relatively new technology, Pike didn't even have them. But Reed busts out 'phase pistols' that pretty much do the same thing in the pilot of Enterprise. Maybe if there was no stun setting, the story telling could have a harder edge of consequence.


RobSeace: AppleOptionEsc: TNG. Holy Quatlos, the first 2 seasons aged like milk. I almost always skip many of those episodes.

Yeah, I can't really stand watching anything from season 1 anymore (except to laugh at, MST3K style)... But, season 2 has some real gems: "The Measure of a Man" is one of my favorite TNG episodes of all time; "Elementary, Dear Data" is pretty decent, and sets up the later (and better) Moriarty episode from season 6, "Ship in a Bottle"; "A Matter of Honor" is also very good; "Up the Long Ladder" is a decent comic-relief episode, if nothing else; "The Emissary" is also pretty good; as is "Peak Performance"...


The Measure of a Man is very good. My wife is nowhere near a Star Trek fan and she likes that one. Especially the talk with Guinnan that is the true lightbulb moment for Picard.
 
2014-02-15 12:03:40 PM

Notabunny: fta "What is really missing here is our understanding of the physics," Schwadron said,

Is that Best Korean dude back from the sun, yet? We could have hime go take a look.


Nope, he's still waiting for night so he can land his ship.
 
2014-02-15 12:05:28 PM
The science is kind of advanced for Fox. Don't they believe that the earth is flat, 4000 years old, and the center of the universe?
 
2014-02-15 12:27:11 PM
There is nothing mysterious about this... The sun creates a giant magnetic field/shield around the solar system in the exact same way that the earth creates its own magnetic field around the planet. Old news is old.
 
2014-02-15 12:35:10 PM
Not to worry. It's just a way to keep you humans from getting out. oops
 
2014-02-15 12:47:31 PM

ciberido: aspAddict: roothog: sobriquet by any other name: Voyager

You're in dangerous waters using the word "Voyager" in a Star Trek thread.

Voyager was the best out of the Star Trek series.

[static.fjcdn.com image 720x480]

Red alert!  Red alert!


Well, it did have 7 of 9 and Kate Mulgrew looking fairly MILFy, not to mention the hot Latina Klingon, so there was that, but yeah, it had only a few really good episodes, the rest being ok or worse. Mulgrew was personal friends with the guy who played Q, so those were the best ones, by far.
 
2014-02-15 12:54:51 PM
Energy ribbon? Those things can be wicked dangerous, especially in the veil nebula.

farm3.staticflickr.com

Obscurity factor 2.5 out of 5 so call it two internet pixie points for knowing the reference.
 
2014-02-15 01:20:57 PM
FOX News link for a science article?
Nope.
 
2014-02-15 02:13:34 PM
Is it a 'menu ribbon'?
 
2014-02-15 02:23:05 PM

Captain Steroid: Time has no meaning there.


Lunchtime doubly so.
 
2014-02-15 02:25:40 PM

Pardon Me Sultan: Energy ribbon? Those things can be wicked dangerous, especially in the veil nebula.

[farm3.staticflickr.com image 300x200]

Obscurity factor 2.5 out of 5 so call it two internet pixie points for knowing the reference.


I was going to reply, but then it occurred to me that you are false data.   Therefore, I shall ignore you.
 
2014-02-15 02:46:50 PM

ciberido: Pardon Me Sultan: Energy ribbon? Those things can be wicked dangerous, especially in the veil nebula.

[farm3.staticflickr.com image 300x200]

Obscurity factor 2.5 out of 5 so call it two internet pixie points for knowing the reference.

I was going to reply, but then it occurred to me that you are false data.   Therefore, I shall ignore you.


That's beside the point. The concept is valid, wherever it originates.
 
2014-02-15 02:58:59 PM

Pardon Me Sultan: ciberido: Pardon Me Sultan: Energy ribbon? Those things can be wicked dangerous, especially in the veil nebula.

[farm3.staticflickr.com image 300x200]

Obscurity factor 2.5 out of 5 so call it two internet pixie points for knowing the reference.

I was going to reply, but then it occurred to me that you are false data.   Therefore, I shall ignore you.

That's beside the point. The concept is valid, wherever it originates.



The only thing which exists is myself.
 
2014-02-15 03:15:39 PM
Is there another link for this story? Faux news has a really hard time telling the truth 98% of the time. And I have a very hard time taking anything they say as fact without reading the exact same science news from some one credible ...like an actual scientist maybe.
 
2014-02-15 03:19:14 PM

ciberido: aspAddict: roothog: sobriquet by any other name: Voyager

You're in dangerous waters using the word "Voyager" in a Star Trek thread.

Voyager was the best out of the Star Trek series.

[static.fjcdn.com image 720x480]

Red alert!  Red alert!


I admit, it didn't quite get the amount of hatred I was hoping for, but I LITERALLY posted that then went to bed, giddy in the knowledge that a few people would bite.

The SHIP itself looked cool, some of the story lines didn't completely suck, but overall it was a very "Meh" series.

Now BSG...THAT was the show!
 
2014-02-15 03:21:50 PM

sobriquet by any other name: So, nothing about how God is punishing Voyager 1 (by feeding it bad data) to punish us for the gays and evolution?

I mean, it is fux snooze. Wasn't there a better link? I mean, really?

/really?


http://www.space.com/24692-mysterious-energy-ribbon-solar-system.htm l
 
2014-02-15 03:26:06 PM

Foxxinnia: Notabunny: fta "What is really missing here is our understanding of the physics," Schwadron said,

Is that Best Korean dude back from the sun, yet? We could have hime go take a look.

I think Japanese princesses have more important things to do.



static3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-02-15 03:38:39 PM

Pardon Me Sultan: Energy ribbon? Those things can be wicked dangerous, especially in the veil nebula.

[farm3.staticflickr.com image 300x200]

Obscurity factor 2.5 out of 5 so call it two internet pixie points for knowing the reference.


Let there be light.
 
2014-02-15 03:48:01 PM

Colin O'Scopy: You're all noobs. And what they did with Enterprise was a farking tragedy! They had SO much prequel material they could've drawn upon!
.
Like the origin of the warp engine they did, which was awesome, they couldve fleshed out how the Romulans became a superpower, or made battles with the Klingons more frequent, or did the entire "this is how a bunch of races banded together against adversity to form the Federation" for the entire 3rd (and more) season...
.
...instead of that ABORTION Xindi plotline for the whole farking season that couldve been resolved in 2 episodes...
.
.
/Bakula DIDN'T wreck the franchise!


I like Scott Bakula and thought he was great and most of the cast was good or great.

The Xindi thing was definitely "we have an idea, but no other ideas - how do we turn this into a season-long arc"?

Plus, what I don't get is the Xindi could've waited a year (the full-size weapon was done by the end of the season), not attacked Florida, and Earth would've been totally defenseless and screwed. It made little sense to poke at them like that.
 
2014-02-15 05:22:07 PM

MountainClimber: OtherLittleGuy: Aquapope: Gyrfalcon: If it turns out there's an energy barrier at the edge of the galaxy, everyone owes Gene Roddenberry a BIG apology.

If this is waiting at the edge of the galaxy:

We all owe Gene a big thank you.

Okay, who is that?

Barbara Bouchet
[4.bp.blogspot.com image 400x294]

Still fairly hittable for 70 years old

[upload.wikimedia.org image 600x800]


NSFW
http://redhot-society.com/?portfolio=ahead-of-her-time-barbara-bouch et
 
2014-02-15 06:18:20 PM

The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: Thats also the weird trick I discovered for lowering my energy bills.


Having no women living in the house will do the same thing.
 
2014-02-15 06:52:46 PM

MadSkillz: Colin O'Scopy: You're all noobs. And what they did with Enterprise was a farking tragedy! They had SO much prequel material they could've drawn upon!
.
Like the origin of the warp engine they did, which was awesome, they couldve fleshed out how the Romulans became a superpower, or made battles with the Klingons more frequent, or did the entire "this is how a bunch of races banded together against adversity to form the Federation" for the entire 3rd (and more) season...
.
...instead of that ABORTION Xindi plotline for the whole farking season that couldve been resolved in 2 episodes...
.
.
/Bakula DIDN'T wreck the franchise!

I like Scott Bakula and thought he was great and most of the cast was good or great.

The Xindi thing was definitely "we have an idea, but no other ideas - how do we turn this into a season-long arc"?

Plus, what I don't get is the Xindi could've waited a year (the full-size weapon was done by the end of the season), not attacked Florida, and Earth would've been totally defenseless and screwed. It made little sense to poke at them like that.


well [pedantic hat activated], strictly speaking, killing 8 million in a single strike was a single obvious weapon (that is actually much smaller than the one you intend to use) is a great to be absolutely what level of technology your facing, and intelligence must have been a priority.
 
2014-02-15 06:53:50 PM
(with a single obvious weapon)

dammit
 
2014-02-15 07:14:56 PM
IMHO by the time Voyager came out, I was just bored of the whole thing... it may have had some really good episodes, but I was done. I suspect many more flt the same way...

My favorites where anything with Q in it from TNG, anything with Garak in it in DS9, and of course my all time favorites are the when they meet the Borg in TNG (resistance is futile !) and "THERE ARE FOUR LIGHTS !!!"
 
2014-02-15 08:29:52 PM
Ribbon is a neon sign saying stay away from the 3rd rock. Puny brains.
 
2014-02-16 12:36:35 AM

Deep Contact: Ribbon is a neon sign saying stay away from the 3rd rock. Puny brains.


There's also a bit about not attempting any landings on Europa.
 
2014-02-16 12:49:51 AM

ciberido: Deep Contact: Ribbon is a neon sign saying stay away from the 3rd rock. Puny brains.

There's also a bit about not attempting any landings on Europa.


The other worlds are fair game though, right?
 
2014-02-16 11:04:31 AM

Abacus9: ciberido: Deep Contact: Ribbon is a neon sign saying stay away from the 3rd rock. Puny brains.

There's also a bit about not attempting any landings on Europa.

The other worlds are fair game though, right?


They can even go to Earth's moon for Helium3. We're too stupid to use it ourselves.
 
2014-02-16 12:40:14 PM

Deep Contact: Abacus9: ciberido: Deep Contact: Ribbon is a neon sign saying stay away from the 3rd rock. Puny brains.

There's also a bit about not attempting any landings on Europa.

The other worlds are fair game though, right?

They can even go to Earth Tosev 3's moon for Helium3. We're too stupid to use it ourselves.


FTFY.

/Got any ginger?
 
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