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2014-05-28 09:47:19 AM  
"...gives it the ability to mimic moonlight on the surface of the ocean and, in the fashion of a Klingon cloaking device..."


I have to disagree.  That's more like a Romulan cloaking device.
 
2014-05-28 10:22:02 AM  
It's just a natural example of the principles applied by Project Yehudi:  if you match the luminescence of the background, you tend to "disappear".

In other words, it's been known about since at least WWII.
 
2014-05-28 10:36:21 AM  
Please don't tell me about any science/Star Trek crossovers until we've made a breakthrough in holodeck technology, please. I don't want to get my hopes up.
 
2014-05-28 10:44:33 AM  
Guess who's coming to dinner.
 
2014-05-28 10:45:02 AM  

SmackLT: Please don't tell me about any science/Star Trek crossovers until we've made a breakthrough in holodeck technology, please. I don't want to get my hopes up.


Furries are bad.  Bronies are worse.  Imagine the disgusting things holoporn will involve

Picture German scat bronies
 
2014-05-28 10:51:32 AM  
Do the squid have to decloak before they can fire?
 
2014-05-28 10:51:50 AM  

UberDave: "...gives it the ability to mimic moonlight on the surface of the ocean and, in the fashion of a Klingon cloaking device..."


I have to disagree.  That's more like a Romulan cloaking device.


In just about every Star Trek movie I've seen its the Kligon Warbird or some variant that is decloaking.

/ Maybe the squid had Thallium Radiation, we just don't scan for it
// Because it is theoretical :)
 
2014-05-28 10:55:09 AM  

gestug: UberDave: "...gives it the ability to mimic moonlight on the surface of the ocean and, in the fashion of a Klingon cloaking device..."


I have to disagree.  That's more like a Romulan cloaking device.

In just about every Star Trek movie I've seen its the Kligon Warbird or some variant that is decloaking.

/ Maybe the squid had Thallium Radiation, we just don't scan for it
// Because it is theoretical :)


If the squid is venting ionized plasma, then it's Klingon.

The only way to be certain is to set up a tachyon detection grid. That'll find your squid.
 
2014-05-28 10:55:30 AM  

www.worldaffairsboard.com

That, son, is a squid. They do this all the time.

 
2014-05-28 11:00:20 AM  

SmackLT: Please don't tell me about any science/Star Trek crossovers until we've made a breakthrough in holodeck technology, please. I don't want to get my hopes up.


Or anything else.
 
2014-05-28 11:01:20 AM  

Smeggy Smurf: SmackLT: Please don't tell me about any science/Star Trek crossovers until we've made a breakthrough in holodeck technology, please. I don't want to get my hopes up.

Furries are bad.  Bronies are worse.  Imagine the disgusting things holoporn will involve

Picture German scat bronies


Imagine the poor janitor who has to go mop up in the holodeck after the little "shore leave" adventures.
 
2014-05-28 11:05:24 AM  

Vitamin Pb: Smeggy Smurf: SmackLT: Please don't tell me about any science/Star Trek crossovers until we've made a breakthrough in holodeck technology, please. I don't want to get my hopes up.

Furries are bad.  Bronies are worse.  Imagine the disgusting things holoporn will involve

Picture German scat bronies

Imagine the poor janitor who has to go mop up in the holodeck after the little "shore leave" adventures.


http://www.somethingawful.com/news/blue-stripe-life-4/

Imagine no more!
 
2014-05-28 11:06:20 AM  

ThatBillmanGuy: gestug: UberDave: "...gives it the ability to mimic moonlight on the surface of the ocean and, in the fashion of a Klingon cloaking device..."


I have to disagree.  That's more like a Romulan cloaking device.

In just about every Star Trek movie I've seen its the Kligon Warbird or some variant that is decloaking.

/ Maybe the squid had Thallium Radiation, we just don't scan for it
// Because it is theoretical :)

If the squid is venting ionized plasma, then it's Klingon.

The only way to be certain is to set up a tachyon detection grid. That'll find your squid.


But we're carrying all this equipment to catalog calamari anomalies.  The thing's gotta have a tailpipe!
 
2014-05-28 11:07:14 AM  
Smirky the Wonder Chimp:http://www.somethingawful.com/news/blue-stripe-life-4/

Imagine no more!


That was the first thing I thought of.
 
2014-05-28 11:13:48 AM  
It can steal whales and take them to the future?  Awesome.
 
2014-05-28 11:15:28 AM  
Ahhh the GoFishi Maru....

An EPRB distress signal in the restricted area off the Grand Banks.  You go in to help the listing crabbing vessel and BAM! SQUIDS EVERYWHERE.
 
2014-05-28 11:16:55 AM  

Smeggy Smurf: SmackLT: Please don't tell me about any science/Star Trek crossovers until we've made a breakthrough in holodeck technology, please. I don't want to get my hopes up.

Furries are bad.

People who dress up as mascots and spread improv comedy and random silliness are 'bad'?  mmm'kay....
 
2014-05-28 11:19:17 AM  
Yet another story about a weird and/or interesting looking animal without a photograph of that animal. Who greenlights this shiat?
 
2014-05-28 11:20:50 AM  

Smirky the Wonder Chimp: Vitamin Pb: Smeggy Smurf: SmackLT: Please don't tell me about any science/Star Trek crossovers until we've made a breakthrough in holodeck technology, please. I don't want to get my hopes up.

Furries are bad.  Bronies are worse.  Imagine the disgusting things holoporn will involve

Picture German scat bronies

Imagine the poor janitor who has to go mop up in the holodeck after the little "shore leave" adventures.

http://www.somethingawful.com/news/blue-stripe-life-4/

Imagine no more!


Oh, I had deleted that from my memory. Good stuff. Especially "vile Riker".
 
2014-05-28 11:21:45 AM  

zimbach: Yet another story about a weird and/or interesting looking animal without a photograph of that animal. Who greenlights this shiat?


You just can't see it.
 
2014-05-28 11:26:22 AM  

Smeggy Smurf: SmackLT: Please don't tell me about any science/Star Trek crossovers until we've made a breakthrough in holodeck technology, please. I don't want to get my hopes up.

Furries are bad.  Bronies are worse.  Imagine the disgusting things holoporn will involve

Picture German scat bronies


Rule 34
 
2014-05-28 11:31:10 AM  

dittybopper: It's just a natural example of the principles applied by Project Yehudi:  if you match the luminescence of the background, you tend to "disappear".

In other words, it's been known about since at least WWII.


This is why I've always been leery of DTRs on cars.
 
2014-05-28 11:33:06 AM  
If you prick us, do we not bleed blue?

/Cry havoc! and let slip the squids of war.
 
2014-05-28 11:33:23 AM  

zimbach: Yet another story about a weird and/or interesting looking animal without a photograph of that animal. Who greenlights this shiat?


Drew, I'd like to draw your attention to the above statement.
 
2014-05-28 11:34:15 AM  

UberDave: "...gives it the ability to mimic moonlight on the surface of the ocean and, in the fashion of a Klingon cloaking device..."


I have to disagree.  That's more like a Romulan cloaking device.


So the commenter at the end of the article as exposed himself...
 
2014-05-28 11:36:17 AM  

JonnyBGoode: If you prick us, do we not bleed blue?

/Cry havoc! and let slip the squids of war.


I'd give real money if he'd shut up.

/lock and load!
 
2014-05-28 11:40:15 AM  
I think I saw this on Disney Jr's Octonaughts.
 
2014-05-28 11:41:28 AM  

Comic Book Guy: ThatBillmanGuy: gestug: UberDave: "...gives it the ability to mimic moonlight on the surface of the ocean and, in the fashion of a Klingon cloaking device..."


I have to disagree.  That's more like a Romulan cloaking device.

In just about every Star Trek movie I've seen its the Kligon Warbird or some variant that is decloaking.

/ Maybe the squid had Thallium Radiation, we just don't scan for it
// Because it is theoretical :)

If the squid is venting ionized plasma, then it's Klingon.

The only way to be certain is to set up a tachyon detection grid. That'll find your squid.

But we're carrying all this equipment to catalog calamari anomalies.  The thing's gotta have a tailpipe!


movies.trekcore.com

Cry havoc and let slip the squids of war!

Although, in an early draft, the Romulans were going to be the villains of Star Trek III, before it was decided that the Klingons were more theatrical. So they wrote that the Klingons were in a stolen bird-of-prey before this detail got dropped.

Though on TOS, it was implied that the Romulans and Klingons were in an alliance with a technology exchange at one point. I'll stop my geeking now.

movies.trekcore.com

Doc, you don't just walk into a store and buy a cloaking device. Did you rip that off?

Of course, from a group of Romulans. They wanted me to make them a bird-of-prey, so I took their bird-of-prey and, in turn, gave them a shoddy bomb casing full of used pinball machine parts.
 
2014-05-28 11:41:35 AM  
So it can't fire when it's cloaked?
 
2014-05-28 11:51:10 AM  

Smeggy Smurf: Picture German scat bronies


img.fark.net
 
2014-05-28 11:58:38 AM  

Bith Set Me Up: Comic Book Guy: ThatBillmanGuy: gestug: UberDave: "...gives it the ability to mimic moonlight on the surface of the ocean and, in the fashion of a Klingon cloaking device..."


I have to disagree.  That's more like a Romulan cloaking device.

In just about every Star Trek movie I've seen its the Kligon Warbird or some variant that is decloaking.

/ Maybe the squid had Thallium Radiation, we just don't scan for it
// Because it is theoretical :)

If the squid is venting ionized plasma, then it's Klingon.

The only way to be certain is to set up a tachyon detection grid. That'll find your squid.

But we're carrying all this equipment to catalog calamari anomalies.  The thing's gotta have a tailpipe!

[movies.trekcore.com image 850x365]

Cry havoc and let slip the squids of war!

Although, in an early draft, the Romulans were going to be the villains of Star Trek III, before it was decided that the Klingons were more theatrical. So they wrote that the Klingons were in a stolen bird-of-prey before this detail got dropped.

Though on TOS, it was implied that the Romulans and Klingons were in an alliance with a technology exchange at one point. I'll stop my geeking now.

[movies.trekcore.com image 850x356]

Doc, you don't just walk into a store and buy a cloaking device. Did you rip that off?

Of course, from a group of Romulans. They wanted me to make them a bird-of-prey, so I took their bird-of-prey and, in turn, gave them a shoddy bomb casing full of used pinball machine parts.


Even so, Christopher Plummer was the best bad-guy to ever put on the ridges.  I'd put him neck and neck with Ricardo Montalban as the best baddie in Trek.
 
2014-05-28 11:59:38 AM  

Bith Set Me Up: Comic Book Guy: ThatBillmanGuy: gestug: UberDave: "...gives it the ability to mimic moonlight on the surface of the ocean and, in the fashion of a Klingon cloaking device..."


I have to disagree.  That's more like a Romulan cloaking device.

In just about every Star Trek movie I've seen its the Kligon Warbird or some variant that is decloaking.

/ Maybe the squid had Thallium Radiation, we just don't scan for it
// Because it is theoretical :)

If the squid is venting ionized plasma, then it's Klingon.

The only way to be certain is to set up a tachyon detection grid. That'll find your squid.

But we're carrying all this equipment to catalog calamari anomalies.  The thing's gotta have a tailpipe!



Cry havoc and let slip the squids of war!

Although, in an early draft, the Romulans were going to be the villains of Star Trek III, before it was decided that the Klingons were more theatrical. So they wrote that the Klingons were in a stolen bird-of-prey before this detail got dropped.

Though on TOS, it was implied that the Romulans and Klingons were in an alliance with a technology exchange at one point. I'll stop my geeking now.



Doc, you don't just walk into a store and buy a cloaking device. Did you rip that off?

Of course, from a group of Romulans. They wanted me to make them a bird-of-prey, so I took their bird-of-prey and, in turn, gave them a shoddy bomb casing full of used pinball machine parts.


Made me lol. Welcome to my favorites. I'm totally using that Klingon Doc Brown quote on my friends.
 
2014-05-28 12:29:19 PM  

Comic Book Guy: Bith Set Me Up: Comic Book Guy: ThatBillmanGuy: gestug: UberDave: "...gives it the ability to mimic moonlight on the surface of the ocean and, in the fashion of a Klingon cloaking device..."


I have to disagree.  That's more like a Romulan cloaking device.

In just about every Star Trek movie I've seen its the Kligon Warbird or some variant that is decloaking.

/ Maybe the squid had Thallium Radiation, we just don't scan for it
// Because it is theoretical :)

If the squid is venting ionized plasma, then it's Klingon.

The only way to be certain is to set up a tachyon detection grid. That'll find your squid.

But we're carrying all this equipment to catalog calamari anomalies.  The thing's gotta have a tailpipe!

[movies.trekcore.com image 850x365]

Cry havoc and let slip the squids of war!

Although, in an early draft, the Romulans were going to be the villains of Star Trek III, before it was decided that the Klingons were more theatrical. So they wrote that the Klingons were in a stolen bird-of-prey before this detail got dropped.

Though on TOS, it was implied that the Romulans and Klingons were in an alliance with a technology exchange at one point. I'll stop my geeking now.

[movies.trekcore.com image 850x356]

Doc, you don't just walk into a store and buy a cloaking device. Did you rip that off?

Of course, from a group of Romulans. They wanted me to make them a bird-of-prey, so I took their bird-of-prey and, in turn, gave them a shoddy bomb casing full of used pinball machine parts.

Even so, Christopher Plummer was the best bad-guy to ever put on the ridges.  I'd put him neck and neck with Ricardo Montalban as the best baddie in Trek.


I don't know, Christopher Plummer as the Shakespeare-quoting villain was too cliche. I have to go with Gowron as that dude was completely nuts. Every scene, he had that, "I might kill any of you at any moment just for the hell of it" look that was just perfect.

www.startrek.com

/NERD FIGHT!
 
2014-05-28 12:54:32 PM  

captjc: Comic Book Guy: Bith Set Me Up: Comic Book Guy: ThatBillmanGuy: gestug: UberDave: "...gives it the ability to mimic moonlight on the surface of the ocean and, in the fashion of a Klingon cloaking device..."


I have to disagree.  That's more like a Romulan cloaking device.

In just about every Star Trek movie I've seen its the Kligon Warbird or some variant that is decloaking.

/ Maybe the squid had Thallium Radiation, we just don't scan for it
// Because it is theoretical :)

If the squid is venting ionized plasma, then it's Klingon.

The only way to be certain is to set up a tachyon detection grid. That'll find your squid.

But we're carrying all this equipment to catalog calamari anomalies.  The thing's gotta have a tailpipe!

[movies.trekcore.com image 850x365]

Cry havoc and let slip the squids of war!

Although, in an early draft, the Romulans were going to be the villains of Star Trek III, before it was decided that the Klingons were more theatrical. So they wrote that the Klingons were in a stolen bird-of-prey before this detail got dropped.

Though on TOS, it was implied that the Romulans and Klingons were in an alliance with a technology exchange at one point. I'll stop my geeking now.

[movies.trekcore.com image 850x356]

Doc, you don't just walk into a store and buy a cloaking device. Did you rip that off?

Of course, from a group of Romulans. They wanted me to make them a bird-of-prey, so I took their bird-of-prey and, in turn, gave them a shoddy bomb casing full of used pinball machine parts.

Even so, Christopher Plummer was the best bad-guy to ever put on the ridges.  I'd put him neck and neck with Ricardo Montalban as the best baddie in Trek.

I don't know, Christopher Plummer as the Shakespeare-quoting villain was too cliche. I have to go with Gowron as that dude was completely nuts. Every scene, he had that, "I might kill any of you at any moment just for the hell of it" look that was just perfect.

[www.startrek.com image 320x320]

/NERD FIGHT!


Gowron had the crazy eyes, I'll give him that.  Chang had the feel from that scene in Heat, where Pacino sits down with DeNiro man-to-man.  Even if the Klingon Empire crumbles down around me, brother, I'm taking you out.
 
2014-05-28 12:58:09 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: dittybopper: It's just a natural example of the principles applied by Project Yehudi:  if you match the luminescence of the background, you tend to "disappear".

In other words, it's been known about since at least WWII.

This is why I've always been leery of DTRs on cars.


The only time that's a problem is if they are silhouetted against the sky during the day, facing you, which is in't the case most of the time.  Every other time they are much more luminous than the background, which makes them stick out.

Remember that the idea behind Yehudi lights on aircraft (and to a lesser extent on ships) was to match the apparent brightness of the background, which would be the sky.  And it only works if the brightness is close to the brightness of the background:  I drive by an airport in the mornings and I can often see the 6:45am UPS flight coming in for a landing before I would see the actual aircraft outline because they've got their landing lights on, which are much brighter than the surrounding sky and tend to draw the eye to it.

That's why DRL's are effective:  They grab your attention by being brighter than the background.
 
2014-05-28 01:15:54 PM  

hillary: captjc: I have to go with Gowron as that dude was completely nuts. Every scene, he had that, "I might kill any of you at any moment just for the hell of it" look that was just perfect.

His sisters were equally batshiat crazy. They are easily the creepiest Klingons, as there was that odd mix of do not want / well, maybe a little / oh god, what was I thinking?

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 600x450]

That's some lethal cleavage. I don't even want to know what kind of fish they smell like down below.


Its also proof that the Klingon heart is not located in the center of the chest......
 
2014-05-28 01:18:18 PM  

hillary: captjc: I have to go with Gowron as that dude was completely nuts. Every scene, he had that, "I might kill any of you at any moment just for the hell of it" look that was just perfect.

His sisters were equally batshiat crazy. They are easily the creepiest Klingons, as there was that odd mix of do not want / well, maybe a little / oh god, what was I thinking?

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 600x450]

That's some lethal cleavage. I don't even want to know what kind of fish they smell like down below.


Well, lobster, obviously.
 
2014-05-28 01:23:11 PM  

hillary: That's some lethal cleavage. I don't even want to know what kind of fish they smell like down below.


probably where bloodwine comes from
 
2014-05-28 01:24:15 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: hillary: captjc: I have to go with Gowron as that dude was completely nuts. Every scene, he had that, "I might kill any of you at any moment just for the hell of it" look that was just perfect.

His sisters were equally batshiat crazy. They are easily the creepiest Klingons, as there was that odd mix of do not want / well, maybe a little / oh god, what was I thinking?

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 600x450]

That's some lethal cleavage. I don't even want to know what kind of fish they smell like down below.

Its also proof that the Klingon heart is not located in the center of the chest......


So how did Duras die?

tng.trekcore.com
 
2014-05-28 01:24:50 PM  
hillary:
His sisters were equally batshiat crazy. They are easily the creepiest Klingons, as there was that odd mix of do not want / well, maybe a little / oh god, what was I thinking?

They weren't Gowron's sisters. They're Duras'...
 
2014-05-28 01:39:30 PM  
I work for the Tal Shiar, so I'm really getting a kick out of these replies ...
 
2014-05-28 01:41:04 PM  

ThatBillmanGuy: Bith Set Me Up: Comic Book Guy: ThatBillmanGuy: gestug: UberDave: "...gives it the ability to mimic moonlight on the surface of the ocean and, in the fashion of a Klingon cloaking device..."


I have to disagree.  That's more like a Romulan cloaking device.

In just about every Star Trek movie I've seen its the Kligon Warbird or some variant that is decloaking.

/ Maybe the squid had Thallium Radiation, we just don't scan for it
// Because it is theoretical :)

If the squid is venting ionized plasma, then it's Klingon.

The only way to be certain is to set up a tachyon detection grid. That'll find your squid.

But we're carrying all this equipment to catalog calamari anomalies.  The thing's gotta have a tailpipe!

Cry havoc and let slip the squids of war!

Although, in an early draft, the Romulans were going to be the villains of Star Trek III, before it was decided that the Klingons were more theatrical. So they wrote that the Klingons were in a stolen bird-of-prey before this detail got dropped.

Though on TOS, it was implied that the Romulans and Klingons were in an alliance with a technology exchange at one point. I'll stop my geeking now.

Doc, you don't just walk into a store and buy a cloaking device. Did you rip that off?

Of course, from a group of Romulans. They wanted me to make them a bird-of-prey, so I took their bird-of-prey and, in turn, gave them a shoddy bomb casing full of used pinball machine parts.

Made me lol. Welcome to my favorites. I'm totally using that Klingon Doc Brown quote on my friends.


Thanks, I appreciate it.
 
2014-05-28 02:16:01 PM  

hillary: captjc: I have to go with Gowron as that dude was completely nuts. Every scene, he had that, "I might kill any of you at any moment just for the hell of it" look that was just perfect.

His sisters were equally batshiat crazy. They are easily the creepiest Klingons, as there was that odd mix of do not want / well, maybe a little / oh god, what was I thinking?

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 600x450]

That's some lethal cleavage. I don't even want to know what kind of fish they smell like down below.


37.media.tumblr.com
Tactics Officer: [about the two female Klingons on board the Pagh] They are inquisitive. They would like to know how you would endure.
Commander William T. Riker: Endure what?
Lt. Klag: Them.
Commander William T. Riker: [looks at the women] One or both?
 
2014-05-28 03:30:37 PM  

gestug: UberDave: "...gives it the ability to mimic moonlight on the surface of the ocean and, in the fashion of a Klingon cloaking device..."


I have to disagree.  That's more like a Romulan cloaking device.

In just about every Star Trek movie I've seen its the Kligon Warbird or some variant that is decloaking.

/ Maybe the squid had Thallium Radiation, we just don't scan for it
// Because it is theoretical :)


The Klingons cloaking technology is derived from of the Romulan cloaking technology. The two civilizations swapped notes on the subject around 2268.
 
2014-05-28 04:25:27 PM  

ciberido: I work for the Tal Shiar, so I'm really getting a kick out of these replies ...


This squid is clearly in voilation of the Treaty of Algeron, so I hope you intend to report it!
 
2014-05-28 06:20:54 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: SmackLT: Please don't tell me about any science/Star Trek crossovers until we've made a breakthrough in holodeck technology, please. I don't want to get my hopes up.

Furries are bad.  Bronies are worse.  Imagine the disgusting things holoporn will involve

Picture German scat bronies


At first I read this as "brownies".  Then I read it as "bronies".  Either way my life was made a little bit worse.

/welcome to fark
 
2014-05-28 06:52:50 PM  

ThatBillmanGuy: Bith Set Me Up: Comic Book Guy: ThatBillmanGuy: gestug: UberDave: "...gives it the ability to mimic moonlight on the surface of the ocean and, in the fashion of a Klingon cloaking device..."


I have to disagree.  That's more like a Romulan cloaking device.

In just about every Star Trek movie I've seen its the Kligon Warbird or some variant that is decloaking.

/ Maybe the squid had Thallium Radiation, we just don't scan for it
// Because it is theoretical :)

If the squid is venting ionized plasma, then it's Klingon.

The only way to be certain is to set up a tachyon detection grid. That'll find your squid.

But we're carrying all this equipment to catalog calamari anomalies.  The thing's gotta have a tailpipe!

Cry havoc and let slip the squids of war!

Although, in an early draft, the Romulans were going to be the villains of Star Trek III, before it was decided that the Klingons were more theatrical. So they wrote that the Klingons were in a stolen bird-of-prey before this detail got dropped.

Though on TOS, it was implied that the Romulans and Klingons were in an alliance with a technology exchange at one point. I'll stop my geeking now.

Doc, you don't just walk into a store and buy a cloaking device. Did you rip that off?

Of course, from a group of Romulans. They wanted me to make them a bird-of-prey, so I took their bird-of-prey and, in turn, gave them a shoddy bomb casing full of used pinball machine parts.

Made me lol. Welcome to my favorites. I'm totally using that Klingon Doc Brown quote on my friends.


Oh, I just realized I messed up my joke. It was supposed to say "I took their cloaking device" instead of "I took their bird-of-prey".

I type too damn fast for my own good.
 
2014-05-28 07:32:41 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: ThatBillmanGuy: Bith Set Me Up: Comic Book Guy: ThatBillmanGuy: gestug: UberDave: "...gives it the ability to mimic moonlight on the surface of the ocean and, in the fashion of a Klingon cloaking device..."


I have to disagree.  That's more like a Romulan cloaking device.

In just about every Star Trek movie I've seen its the Kligon Warbird or some variant that is decloaking.

/ Maybe the squid had Thallium Radiation, we just don't scan for it
// Because it is theoretical :)

If the squid is venting ionized plasma, then it's Klingon.

The only way to be certain is to set up a tachyon detection grid. That'll find your squid.

But we're carrying all this equipment to catalog calamari anomalies.  The thing's gotta have a tailpipe!

Cry havoc and let slip the squids of war!

Although, in an early draft, the Romulans were going to be the villains of Star Trek III, before it was decided that the Klingons were more theatrical. So they wrote that the Klingons were in a stolen bird-of-prey before this detail got dropped.

Though on TOS, it was implied that the Romulans and Klingons were in an alliance with a technology exchange at one point. I'll stop my geeking now.

Doc, you don't just walk into a store and buy a cloaking device. Did you rip that off?

Of course, from a group of Romulans. They wanted me to make them a bird-of-prey, so I took their bird-of-prey and, in turn, gave them a shoddy bomb casing full of used pinball machine parts.

Made me lol. Welcome to my favorites. I'm totally using that Klingon Doc Brown quote on my friends.

Oh, I just realized I messed up my joke. It was supposed to say "I took their cloaking device" instead of "I took their bird-of-prey".

I type too damn fast for my own good.


Of course! From a group of Romulans! They wanted me to build them a Genesis device. So I took their Bird of Prey and, in turn, have them a shoddy Genesis torpedo filled with old used Domjot table parts!
 
2014-05-28 07:34:08 PM  

ThatBillmanGuy: Bith Set Me Up: ThatBillmanGuy: Bith Set Me Up: Comic Book Guy: ThatBillmanGuy: gestug: UberDave: "...gives it the ability to mimic moonlight on the surface of the ocean and, in the fashion of a Klingon cloaking device..."


I have to disagree.  That's more like a Romulan cloaking device.

In just about every Star Trek movie I've seen its the Kligon Warbird or some variant that is decloaking.

/ Maybe the squid had Thallium Radiation, we just don't scan for it
// Because it is theoretical :)

If the squid is venting ionized plasma, then it's Klingon.

The only way to be certain is to set up a tachyon detection grid. That'll find your squid.

But we're carrying all this equipment to catalog calamari anomalies.  The thing's gotta have a tailpipe!

Cry havoc and let slip the squids of war!

Although, in an early draft, the Romulans were going to be the villains of Star Trek III, before it was decided that the Klingons were more theatrical. So they wrote that the Klingons were in a stolen bird-of-prey before this detail got dropped.

Though on TOS, it was implied that the Romulans and Klingons were in an alliance with a technology exchange at one point. I'll stop my geeking now.

Doc, you don't just walk into a store and buy a cloaking device. Did you rip that off?

Of course, from a group of Romulans. They wanted me to make them a bird-of-prey, so I took their bird-of-prey and, in turn, gave them a shoddy bomb casing full of used pinball machine parts.

Made me lol. Welcome to my favorites. I'm totally using that Klingon Doc Brown quote on my friends.

Oh, I just realized I messed up my joke. It was supposed to say "I took their cloaking device" instead of "I took their bird-of-prey".

I type too damn fast for my own good.

Of course! From a group of Romulans! They wanted me to build them a Genesis device. So I took their Bird of Prey and, in turn, have them a shoddy Genesis torpedo filled with old used Domjot table parts!


And of course, I typo'd the shiat out of that as well.
 
2014-05-28 08:06:57 PM  

UberDave: "...gives it the ability to mimic moonlight on the surface of the ocean and, in the fashion of a Klingon cloaking device..."


I have to disagree.  That's more like a Romulan cloaking device.


Thank you.
 
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