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2017-12-04 04:11:40 AM  
well, let's just get THIS out of the way...
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2017-12-04 04:19:40 AM  
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2017-12-04 04:30:35 AM  
Wasn't Star Wars in a galaxy far far away?
Like, REALLY far away
ST:Voyager didn't even get close
You don't cross over with something that far away
Unless it one some sort of singularity exposed to chronitons during a double supernova
 
2017-12-04 04:37:12 AM  
It was also long, long ago...
 
2017-12-04 04:47:14 AM  

Brian Dead: Wasn't Star Wars in a galaxy far far away?
Like, REALLY far away
ST:Voyager didn't even get close
You don't cross over with something that far away
Unless it one some sort of singularity exposed to chronitons during a double supernova


Or a really big wormhole.
 
2017-12-04 05:31:29 AM  
Nanu nanu!


/dorks calling Orson
 
2017-12-04 06:28:22 AM  
One note for both franchises...there's no sound in space.

Not to be picky...  ~ movie fan
 
2017-12-04 06:46:34 AM  

rogue49: One note for both franchises...there's no sound in space.

Not to be picky...  ~ movie fan


Afaik the only space-themed sci-fi show to have no sound in space was Firefly. Look what happened there.
 
2017-12-04 06:51:08 AM  
How many parsecs?
 
2017-12-04 07:55:35 AM  

Smoking GNU: rogue49: One note for both franchises...there's no sound in space.

Not to be picky...  ~ movie fan

Afaik the only space-themed sci-fi show to have no sound in space was Firefly. Look what happened there.


firefly died because fox killed it didnt want it to live.
 
2017-12-04 08:02:28 AM  

mr smart the great: Smoking GNU: rogue49: One note for both franchises...there's no sound in space.

Not to be picky...  ~ movie fan

Afaik the only space-themed sci-fi show to have no sound in space was Firefly. Look what happened there.

firefly died because fox killed it didnt want it to live.


Yes exactly.
 
2017-12-04 08:03:22 AM  
Yes but what about the rivalry with the Dune universe? I need to know whether Spock can control the spice.
 
2017-12-04 08:11:54 AM  
That's a pretty awful video.
 
2017-12-04 08:20:27 AM  
The Star Trek Wars.  I assume you mean the mass migration of Star Wars fans?
 
2017-12-04 08:32:30 AM  

mr smart the great: Smoking GNU: rogue49: One note for both franchises...there's no sound in space.

Not to be picky...  ~ movie fan

Afaik the only space-themed sci-fi show to have no sound in space was Firefly. Look what happened there.

firefly died because fox killed it didnt want it to live.


Eh, Spectrum was better.

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2017-12-04 08:35:31 AM  

Brian Dead: Wasn't Star Wars in a galaxy far far away?
Like, REALLY far away
ST:Voyager didn't even get close
You don't cross over with something that far away
Unless it one some sort of singularity exposed to chronitons during a double supernova


Butternut Squanch: It was also long, long ago...


It's been explained lots of times before, but Lucas wrote that line as perspective of some far flung future race called "The Whills" who were telling the story,

As far as canon goes, the Star wars universe is actually in the future from OUR perspective.

My personal pet theory, too, is that most of the races in Star Wars are actually human-derived - genetically modified to adapt to their worlds as humanity spread out in the galaxy, or mutated by their exposure to cosmic forces.
 
2017-12-04 08:39:43 AM  

LesserEvil: My personal pet theory, too, is that most of the races in Star Wars are actually human-derived - genetically modified to adapt to their worlds as humanity spread out in the galaxy, or mutated by their exposure to cosmic forces.


Do you use that line to pick up women?
 
2017-12-04 08:46:03 AM  

LesserEvil: Star Wars are actually human-derived


Well yeah; they had to get extras into costumes for the Cantina scene...
 
2017-12-04 08:47:42 AM  

Brian Dead: Wasn't Star Wars in a galaxy far far away?
Like, REALLY far away
ST:Voyager didn't even get close
You don't cross over with something that far away
Unless it one some sort of singularity exposed to chronitons during a double supernova


The BORG are from the Empire. After the Empire was defeated their materiel was scrapped but one automated supply craft was missed. It was damaged in some obscure battle in the Outer Rim Territories and its directives lost.

The supply craft's cargo consisted entirely of MSE-6-series repair droids (mouse droids). The supply craft's barely functioning computer began using the MSE-6 to maintenance the ship. Though the destination was lost the directive to continue on wasn't.

The ship's computer began to utilize the MSE-6's ability to work together to perform more complex tasks. ( The mouse droids were simple and could only perform one or two functions). As the tasks became more complex the number of droids working together became greater and eventually a rudimentary AI was born.

A quirk of MSE-6 programming and their relative fragility made them skittish and wary. This trait was kept and integrated in the burgeoning AI. The ship avoided interaction for preservation but it would engage abandoned or adrift technology when it came upon it.

The MSE-6-AI went on like this for millennia.

Eventually this collective began harvesting organic matter and then the dead left behind in destroyed ships they'd come across.

It's unknown exactly when or why- it's arguably possible it was contamination by modes of programming in humanoid brains- but the MSE-6-AI Collective became aggressive. It began acquiring living organisms along with their machines. It integrated them.

Somewhere, deeply buried, this Collective's "racial" memory knew not to make spheroid craft. They remembered that others hated spherical ships and that they'd blow them up. So, not really knowing why, they kept to cubes. They only used a spherical craft when they travelled back in time to Earth and it was destroyed.
 
2017-12-04 08:57:24 AM  
Bah, everyone knows that Rand al'Thor will pilot the Enterprise on his way to Westeros to fight the Zentradi using magic taught to him by Doctor Strange.
 
2017-12-04 09:12:08 AM  
I've always wondered with star trek, if you have the opportunity to beam over landing parties to try and take a ship (or a bomb if you're bloodthirsty) why not just beam out control systems. or power sources.  heck you don't even have to beam them out, just use the transporter as a scrambler to muck up the midichlorians ;)
 
2017-12-04 09:22:46 AM  

You Are All Sheep: I've always wondered with star trek, if you have the opportunity to beam over landing parties to try and take a ship (or a bomb if you're bloodthirsty) why not just beam out control systems. or power sources.  heck you don't even have to beam them out, just use the transporter as a scrambler to muck up the midichlorians ;)


Don't they have to have a transporter beacon on them or something like that? If they didn't then they could totally just use it to beam bombs onto bridges and whatnot.
 
2017-12-04 09:25:21 AM  

Brian Dead: Wasn't Star Wars in a galaxy far far away?
Like, REALLY far away
ST:Voyager didn't even get close
You don't cross over with something that far away
Unless it one some sort of singularity exposed to chronitons during a double supernova


All you need are some mushrooms and an oversized water bear.
 
2017-12-04 09:41:28 AM  

Butternut Squanch: It was also long, long ago...


1977 was a long time ago, yes.
 
2017-12-04 09:46:59 AM  
At this point I seem to have lost interest in both new Star Trek and new Star Wars.  I think they are just geared toward a new generation that's never known life without social media and omnipresent wifi.  Maybe, they could try depth beyond expanding the CGI budget?

/i guess i'm just old
 
2017-12-04 09:49:53 AM  

AdamK: You Are All Sheep: I've always wondered with star trek, if you have the opportunity to beam over landing parties to try and take a ship (or a bomb if you're bloodthirsty) why not just beam out control systems. or power sources.  heck you don't even have to beam them out, just use the transporter as a scrambler to muck up the midichlorians ;)

Don't they have to have a transporter beacon on them or something like that? If they didn't then they could totally just use it to beam bombs onto bridges and whatnot.


then how do they get people there?  they can detect systems enough to target them with weapons, why not transporters?  or is that a nice way to get around that little conundrum saying you need a 'pattern enhancer'?
 
2017-12-04 10:55:54 AM  

You Are All Sheep: AdamK: You Are All Sheep: I've always wondered with star trek, if you have the opportunity to beam over landing parties to try and take a ship (or a bomb if you're bloodthirsty) why not just beam out control systems. or power sources.  heck you don't even have to beam them out, just use the transporter as a scrambler to muck up the midichlorians ;)

Don't they have to have a transporter beacon on them or something like that? If they didn't then they could totally just use it to beam bombs onto bridges and whatnot.

then how do they get people there?  they can detect systems enough to target them with weapons, why not transporters?  or is that a nice way to get around that little conundrum saying you need a 'pattern enhancer'?


Transporters, as a plot device, are so full of technical flaws that fixing them would only create new problems.  For instance, why isn't anything carrying something of value equipped with redundant transporter signal scramblers?  It's the equivalent of locking your doors.  If you're on a ship, it's not like you're going to constantly tax your power systems by having your shields up 24/7 (and they don't), but you also don't want any random thief to have unfettered access to your stuff.  "Sorry, sir.  We can't go to warp.  Some asshole with a cargo ship just dropped out of warp, beamed out all our antimatter reserves and dilithium crystals, and then went back to warp." But in the Star Trek universe, that's exactly how it seemingly is, and Star Trek has been around far too long to introduce transporter scramblers now, given how many times viewers have seen ships get boarded the second their shields go down.
 
2017-12-04 11:13:59 AM  
That actually sucked
 
2017-12-04 11:30:57 AM  

Smoking GNU: rogue49: One note for both franchises...there's no sound in space.

Not to be picky...  ~ movie fan

Afaik the only space-themed sci-fi show to have no sound in space was Firefly. Look what happened there.


Babylon Five
 
2017-12-04 11:34:08 AM  
Loled at the Death Star responsible for Praxis.
 
2017-12-04 11:40:32 AM  

pheelix: You Are All Sheep: AdamK: You Are All Sheep: I've always wondered with star trek, if you have the opportunity to beam over landing parties to try and take a ship (or a bomb if you're bloodthirsty) why not just beam out control systems. or power sources.  heck you don't even have to beam them out, just use the transporter as a scrambler to muck up the midichlorians ;)

Don't they have to have a transporter beacon on them or something like that? If they didn't then they could totally just use it to beam bombs onto bridges and whatnot.

then how do they get people there?  they can detect systems enough to target them with weapons, why not transporters?  or is that a nice way to get around that little conundrum saying you need a 'pattern enhancer'?

Transporters, as a plot device, are so full of technical flaws that fixing them would only create new problems.  For instance, why isn't anything carrying something of value equipped with redundant transporter signal scramblers?  It's the equivalent of locking your doors.  If you're on a ship, it's not like you're going to constantly tax your power systems by having your shields up 24/7 (and they don't), but you also don't want any random thief to have unfettered access to your stuff.  "Sorry, sir.  We can't go to warp.  Some asshole with a cargo ship just dropped out of warp, beamed out all our antimatter reserves and dilithium crystals, and then went back to warp." But in the Star Trek universe, that's exactly how it seemingly is, and Star Trek has been around far too long to introduce transporter scramblers now, given how many times viewers have seen ships get boarded the second their shields go down.


Well that and it was probably a lot cheaper to turn the lights out and expose the film with some glitter or whatever than it would be to film effects shots of a shuttle landing, so after that they kind of stuck with beaming as a strictly transportation trope.
 
2017-12-04 11:42:51 AM  

padraig: Smoking GNU: rogue49: One note for both franchises...there's no sound in space.

Not to be picky...  ~ movie fan

Afaik the only space-themed sci-fi show to have no sound in space was Firefly. Look what happened there.

Babylon Five


Nope, i just re-watched that. It definitely had sound in space.
 
2017-12-04 12:51:42 PM  

You Are All Sheep: AdamK: You Are All Sheep: I've always wondered with star trek, if you have the opportunity to beam over landing parties to try and take a ship (or a bomb if you're bloodthirsty) why not just beam out control systems. or power sources.  heck you don't even have to beam them out, just use the transporter as a scrambler to muck up the midichlorians ;)

Don't they have to have a transporter beacon on them or something like that? If they didn't then they could totally just use it to beam bombs onto bridges and whatnot.

then how do they get people there?  they can detect systems enough to target them with weapons, why not transporters?  or is that a nice way to get around that little conundrum saying you need a 'pattern enhancer'?


Shields block transporters. You have to take down the shields first and by the time you do that, you might as well just destroy the rest of the ship
 
2017-12-04 01:07:52 PM  

pheelix: You Are All Sheep: AdamK: You Are All Sheep: I've always wondered with star trek, if you have the opportunity to beam over landing parties to try and take a ship (or a bomb if you're bloodthirsty) why not just beam out control systems. or power sources.  heck you don't even have to beam them out, just use the transporter as a scrambler to muck up the midichlorians ;)

Don't they have to have a transporter beacon on them or something like that? If they didn't then they could totally just use it to beam bombs onto bridges and whatnot.

then how do they get people there?  they can detect systems enough to target them with weapons, why not transporters?  or is that a nice way to get around that little conundrum saying you need a 'pattern enhancer'?

Transporters, as a plot device, are so full of technical flaws that fixing them would only create new problems.  For instance, why isn't anything carrying something of value equipped with redundant transporter signal scramblers?  It's the equivalent of locking your doors.  If you're on a ship, it's not like you're going to constantly tax your power systems by having your shields up 24/7 (and they don't), but you also don't want any random thief to have unfettered access to your stuff.  "Sorry, sir.  We can't go to warp.  Some asshole with a cargo ship just dropped out of warp, beamed out all our antimatter reserves and dilithium crystals, and then went back to warp." But in the Star Trek universe, that's exactly how it seemingly is, and Star Trek has been around far too long to introduce transporter scramblers now, given how many times viewers have seen ships get boarded the second their shields go down.


actually voyager had that problem (shut up I liked voyager...well..some of it) a cloaked ship came up and just started beaming shiat out.  I think a couple times they had that problem.  Honestly I'm not sure why you WOULDN'T run with shields up 24/7.
 
2017-12-04 01:38:17 PM  
That sucked, especially compared this this classic:

Star Trek vs. Star Wars
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2017-12-04 01:56:10 PM  
Warp signatures disrupt transporting, which is why you don't have warp cores being transported out.
 
2017-12-04 02:04:34 PM  

Smoking GNU: rogue49: One note for both franchises...there's no sound in space.

Not to be picky...  ~ movie fan

Afaik the only space-themed sci-fi show to have no sound in space was Firefly. Look what happened there.


The Expanse is pretty hard scifi; I don't remember it having sound in space.

But come to think of it, I can't remember it showing that many explosions in space to begin with, what with the bulkheads usually being in the way between the characters and whatever just went kablooie.
 
2017-12-04 02:13:15 PM  

Karac: Smoking GNU: rogue49: One note for both franchises...there's no sound in space.

Not to be picky...  ~ movie fan

Afaik the only space-themed sci-fi show to have no sound in space was Firefly. Look what happened there.

The Expanse is pretty hard scifi; I don't remember it having sound in space.

But come to think of it, I can't remember it showing that many explosions in space to begin with, what with the bulkheads usually being in the way between the characters and whatever just went kablooie.


Possibly. Need to re-watch that.
 
2017-12-04 02:41:08 PM  
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2017-12-04 02:47:30 PM  

gulley: Butternut Squanch: It was also long, long ago...

1977 was a long time ago, yes.


But not as long ago as 1966-1969.
/If you go back that far, don't miss Blake's Seven
//think Firefly of the 1970s
///I miss SciFy Trek.  TOS was SFish.  But TNG was effectively a Soap Opera and they never looked back.
 
2017-12-04 03:22:03 PM  

Smoking GNU: rogue49: One note for both franchises...there's no sound in space.

Not to be picky...  ~ movie fan

Afaik the only space-themed sci-fi show to have no sound in space was Firefly. Look what happened there.


nobody could hear the ratings. there's a lesson there
 
2017-12-04 04:07:34 PM  

Smoking GNU: rogue49: One note for both franchises...there's no sound in space.

Not to be picky...  ~ movie fan

Afaik the only space-themed sci-fi show to have no sound in space was Firefly. Look what happened there.


The New Battlestar too, I think, if I remember right.
 
2017-12-04 04:11:01 PM  
Start wars isn't even in our universe. For all we know they are microscopic from our perspective. Could be a Horton hears a wookie situation.
 
2017-12-04 04:19:20 PM  

Modguy: Smoking GNU: rogue49: One note for both franchises...there's no sound in space.

Not to be picky...  ~ movie fan

Afaik the only space-themed sci-fi show to have no sound in space was Firefly. Look what happened there.

The New Battlestar too, I think, if I remember right.


Nope, it had sound. Can remember the cylon rauders screaming by and the viper gun sounds in space combat.
 
2017-12-04 04:27:03 PM  

JohnBigBootay: Start wars isn't even in our universe. For all we know they are microscopic from our perspective. Could be a Horton hears a wookie situation.


Maybe we're microscopic.  Maybe we're the midicholorians!
 
2017-12-04 04:43:53 PM  

Karac: JohnBigBootay: Start wars isn't even in our universe. For all we know they are microscopic from our perspective. Could be a Horton hears a wookie situation.

Maybe we're microscopic.  Maybe we're the midicholorians!


We're just us - we are all we know and we certainly are not microscopic - we invented the damn microscope for ourselves and our perspective. What you are insinuating is that they are beyond giants. But we could be midichlorians I suppose. This scientology thing is starting to come together...
 
2017-12-04 10:57:23 PM  
Dreck Wars

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Han beats a hasty retreat in his sweet ride, the Millennium Enterprise. He merely suggested their relationship might be more than platonic?

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Jean Luc Skywalker  is a real Goody Two-Shoes and keeps telling everyone he's engaged, but it's hard to believe anyone would put up with all that whining! I'm not sure that hair's real either?

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Han Sulu. He'll smuggle your heart.

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Master Spock likes to nerve pinch people with the force for laughs.
"Live long and prostrate." Real funny little man...

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Han's ex, Deanna Organa. Talk about a drama queen?! Yeesh.
What *doesn't* she have a feeling about?

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Han's buddy Worfbacca. It's kinda creepy that he runs around naked all the time, but who's gonna tell him to put some pants on?
 
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