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(io9)   A scientific look at inter-species banging on Earth and on Star Trek   ( io9.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Star Trek, Earth, homo floresiensis, Homo erectus, abiogenesis, Denisovans, treks, panspermia  
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2013-01-17 09:10:09 AM  
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It doesn't take a Betazoid to know what's on my mind.
2013-01-17 08:49:04 AM  
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President Merkin Muffley: It's called Willful suspension of disbelief.

It doesn't need to be 100% scientifically accurate to be enjoyable for the story elements.

It does help to stay within one genre, tho.
What separates science fiction from fantasy is how well it plays with real scientific concepts. Otherwise you end up writing about space wizards who use "inverse quantum tachyon streams" to blast each other instead of simply going with magic.

Star Trek started out as a planet of the hats morality play that was mostly fantasy.
It then devolved into a mess of bad science and techno babble that hurts ones brain.
They should have stuck with fantasy and skipped over the details.
It makes it easier to suspend our disbelieving when we don't have to swallow a poorly written backstory.
2013-01-17 08:44:02 AM  
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captainktainer: You just hate anything remotely resembling space travel or science fiction to the point it makes you bitter as all fark, don't you?

Ed Grubermann: Oh, give it a farking rest, asshole.

I figured everyone just had him on ignore by now. He never contributes a single positive thing to a thread, ever.
2013-01-17 08:37:51 AM  
1 vote:
Mmm...Inter-species banging...

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/From the Anti-Trek!
2013-01-17 05:54:16 AM  
1 vote:
Yes, humans with pointy ears and doughy faces are totally absurd! It's taking away from the realism of mile-long starships travelling faster than the speed of light with artificial gravity, transporters, replicators, made of non-existent materials and dozens of improbable particles....
2013-01-17 12:55:53 AM  
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Would hit at warp factor 11.
2013-01-17 12:39:28 AM  
1 vote:

Fark Rye For Many Whores: Do not want.
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Careful Earthlings, "Ketrasel White" is what they call roofies over there.

I haven't seen that TNG ep in a long time, so the picture made me do some searching:

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That's the same actress who played the Founder leader on DS9. Ergo the Ancient Humanoids who seeded the galaxy were Founders!
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