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(Forbes)   The suspect science of Star Trek: Discovery makes for a better plot device than for believable science fiction   ( forbes.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Star Trek, Star Trek: Enterprise, Burnham, Stamets assigns Burnham, Discovery, Star Trek: The Next Generation, mutineer Michael Burnham  
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2017-10-02 01:00:13 PM  
11 votes:
Have they tried reversing the polarity and emitting an inverse tachyon beam through the main deflector?
2017-10-02 01:03:11 PM  
5 votes:

freidog: Have they tried reversing the polarity and emitting an inverse tachyon beam through the main deflector?


It's just like grating fresh Parmesan!
2017-10-02 01:11:32 PM  
4 votes:
Another science article from a business site. Now I'm going to read Scientific American for stock tips.
2017-10-02 05:21:39 PM  
2 votes:

Telos: Star Wars is more akin to fantasy


Star Wars IS fantasy: Peasant, wizard, rogue and warrior rescue princess from the dark lord's castle. That's literally what it's about.
2017-10-02 04:44:42 PM  
2 votes:

imgod2u: Fano: I think the problem is they ended up having some sort of war after a transporter malfunction started spewing out clones, and people agreed that Clone Wars are awful.

What about freak accidental deaths then? Like why don't they have a rule where if someone in Starfleet encounters a tragic death, they can be brought back from moments before they died using the transporter data.

Now that I think about it, we've seen the same no-name ensign die over and over....


There's a very good and very long running webcomic that explores similar issues.  Backups of a person's mind can be stored on computers or even their skin.  So if someone does something like stops an enemy invasion by running into their beachhead and pulling the pin on a antimatter bomb ... then they can be brought back to life as soon as you can grow a new clone body and upload their memories.

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Schlock Mercenary.  Very highly recommended, although the early art (the creator hasn't missed even a single day in seventeen years) is self-admittedly bad.
2017-10-02 03:00:06 PM  
2 votes:

imgod2u: festus: realmolo: Wouldn't EVERYONE IN THE GALAXY want to pursue the technology that allows unlimited (or at least, greatly expanded) transporter range? Yes, they would. But you never hear about it again

Happens a fair bit in sci-fi, and especially Star Trek shows.

Remember when the replacement doctor for Beverly Crusher suddenly got all super old and was close to dying, when someone (Data maybe) decided that if they could find some of her original DNA when she wasn't all super old, and put that, and her, into the transporter, she'd be all OK again.

Cue Riker and Data finding some hair on a hairbrush of hers, and presto: the transporter could mix that DNA with her super old 'n busted DNA, and she was all fine again.

Um ... MAJOR DISCOVERY OF THE CENTURY THERE GUYS  .... and so how were important yet super old people all over the galaxy not immediately transported back to their mid 30s again, to keep on being super important?!

That might actually have something to do with some kind of don't-mess-with-natural-human-lifespan law similar to the don't-modify-human-genetics-to-make-supermen law.

Hell if you think about it, you can just leave a copy of yourself in the transporter and, after you die, resurrect that copy of you.

If they have genius-savants that they'd like to keep working forever to invent new stuff, you'd figure some admiral would set that up.


I think the problem is they ended up having some sort of war after a transporter malfunction started spewing out clones, and people agreed that Clone Wars are awful.
2017-10-02 01:38:58 PM  
2 votes:
"Black Alert" ?

Also Cadet Anne of Greengable III. I thought Regie Barclay was annoying. Ugly redhead stepchild x 100000
2017-10-02 04:13:39 PM  
1 vote:

imgod2u: Fano: I think the problem is they ended up having some sort of war after a transporter malfunction started spewing out clones, and people agreed that Clone Wars are awful.

What about freak accidental deaths then? Like why don't they have a rule where if someone in Starfleet encounters a tragic death, they can be brought back from moments before they died using the transporter data.

Now that I think about it, we've seen the same no-name ensign die over and over....


Ensign Ricky is completing a 5 year tour of duty as commutation of his sentence for Felony Space Perversion. Even if he dies agonizingly in the line of duty he is resurrected until the term is up.
2017-10-02 03:53:04 PM  
1 vote:

Fano: I think the problem is they ended up having some sort of war after a transporter malfunction started spewing out clones, and people agreed that Clone Wars are awful.


What about freak accidental deaths then? Like why don't they have a rule where if someone in Starfleet encounters a tragic death, they can be brought back from moments before they died using the transporter data.

Now that I think about it, we've seen the same no-name ensign die over and over....
2017-10-02 02:37:30 PM  
1 vote:

festus: rummonkey: Not worth paying for yet another streaming service, but not bad

TORRENTS

Telos: (Don't know about discovery, I'm not paying to watch it...)

TORRENTS

Man I thought Americans were supposed to be switched on and knowledgeable about basic internet things ...


They also think that they live in the greatest democracy on Earth, so don't get your hopes up.
2017-10-02 01:44:34 PM  
1 vote:
Hey, I finally saw the first two episodes of STD (unfortunate acronym, lol) and I really enjoy the show.

Yeah, I was pleasantly surprised.
2017-10-02 01:03:21 PM  
1 vote:

freidog: Have they tried reversing the polarity and emitting an inverse tachyon beam through the main deflector?


That won't work. They have to eject the warp core. But make sure it doesn't land in a Jeffries Tube when you do -- those things are a biatch to clean out.
2017-10-02 12:53:34 PM  
1 vote:

RexTalionis: Uh, no shiat. This has been true of Star Trek since September, 1966.

Did you think a warp drive made for believable science fiction? Or the transporter?


Yes. All the concepts in the original star trek were based on plausible science.

(Don't know about discovery, I'm not paying to watch it...)
 
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