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**IRISHMILE EDIT** ok here is your Star Trek thread instead of talking about it on the Kings Quest section.. Enjoy.. we will now return to your previous conversation.............
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I'd surely like to ignore the last Star Trek movie (what kind of writer destroys "Romulus and Remus" in an offscreen/minor incident, rather than focusing on it as a major movie in its own right/Why ignore 60 years of Star Trek time travel mechanics? I.E. if you change time, your previous timeline ceases to exist/paradox created, I.E. City on the Edge of Forever (Original Series), Yesterday's Enterprise (TNG) or Past Tense on DS9, etc, thus the need for Temporal Prime Directives, and an agency that monitors for changes in the timeline?)

http://www.tunequest.org/star-trek-2009-permanency/20090604/

...or the last episode of Enterprise...

Oh well... unfortunately all future Star Trek shows and movies will take those into account... Nothing I can do about it...

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  • @Shadowknight1 said: It's also on the last disk of the third season of the remastered original series.

    THAT'S where I got it from. I just downloaded a rip of it. [/SlappedWrist]

  • Why do people complain that the reboot's bridge looks like an Apple Store?

    TOS's bridge has stark colors with hard lines and sharp corners; TNG's bridge is open, slopes up in the back with a wooden wing-like shape in the middle and makes liberal use of neutral earth-tone colors; Enterprise-C's and B's bridges are near carbon copies of the Excelsior's; and the NX-01's bridge is covered in sheet metal with stairs, blue flooring and modern day flat screen monitors (albeit touch-screen).

    Seriously, people do complain way too fricken much.

  • It's the number one multinational human pastime.

  • My favorite is people griping about how the Enterprise shouldn't look different. Yes, it should. The Kelvin might not have been the state-of-Starfleet-art, but it wasn't incapable of defending itself, and the Narada smashed it to pieces easily. That would make the Starfleet Corps of Engineers scrap the current plans for the Constitution-class starship and make her bigger and more powerful. Make the saucer, arguably the least vulnerable part of the ship, a bigger target, slim down the engineering section, beef up the dorsal neck, reduce the ship's over-all profile in many directions to present less of a target, and outfit her with more weapons. Not that hard to imagine.

    I also didn't have a problem with "Bud-gineering" until I saw what they could've done if they'd had the budget for a set. I think and hope that they at least disguise the place a little more in the sequel.

  • Bumping this. Good news everyone! If you're going to see The Hobbit on December 14th, you'll be getting a first look at Star Trek Into Darkness! Now, this first look depends. If you see it in a regular theater, you'll be seeing the first theatrical trailer(not teaser). If you go see it in IMAX 3D, odds are in your favor you'll be seeing the FIRST NINE MINUTES of the movie. SPECULATION COMMENCE!

  • @Shadowknight1 said: My favorite is people griping about how the Enterprise shouldn't look different. Yes, it should. The Kelvin might not have been the state-of-Starfleet-art, but it wasn't incapable of defending itself, and the Narada smashed it to pieces easily. That would make the Starfleet Corps of Engineers scrap the current plans for the Constitution-class starship and make her bigger and more powerful.

    It was also launched later than the original, I think. I seem to recall reading a novel where Jim Kirk is aboard the maiden voyage or shakedown flight of the Enterprise with his father and Robert April, and he's somewhat younger.

    (Poor old Robert April, no place for him in the new timeline).

  • @FitzoliverJ said: It was also launched later than the original, I think. I seem to recall reading a novel where Jim Kirk is aboard the maiden voyage or shakedown flight of the Enterprise with his father and Robert April, and he's somewhat younger.

    (Poor old Robert April, no place for him in the new timeline).

    According to computer screens created for Star Trek Enterprise's episode "In a Mirror Darkly", the Enterprise originally launched in 2245, while the new movie Enterprise launched in 2258, a difference of 13 years. This also would explain Pike's age and the fact that Spock was still hanging around Starfleet Academy berating Jim Kirk for beating the Kobayashi Maru. Given the threat that the Narada posed, Starfleet probably scrapped the initial trials of the Constitution-class and had the designers take it back to the drawing board. Because of this, the ship was bigger and far better equipped to deal with the dangers that awaited, though not equipped quite enough. Considering it can take quite some time for something to go from blueprints to actual construction, I'm sure the redesign of the entire ship was a major setback to the launch cycle of the Constitution-class.

    As for Robert April, there's plenty of place for him in the new timeline. Just not as captain of the Enterprise.

  • Next Generation is the best. Especially towards the end after the characters have been well established and they start doing really intense character arcs.

    Those writers made me cry in an episode dealing with the tragedies of two characters who I thought were boring. It was like the later seasons of M*A*S*H in that way.

  • Which characters?

    My favorite characters were Data and Q. Though, in both cases it likely is because of how the other characters react to them. It should also go without saying that Picard is my favorite Trek captain.


    DS9 is very good, but Sir Patrick Stewart is a better actor than Avery Brooks. TOS is too unoriginal with its plotlines, as many episodes are similar to each other; as well there is too much overacting.

    The original Original Star Wars Trilogy is a classic. Even with the cuteness of the Ewoks and the slapstick nature of Boba Fett's death, it is the quintessential space fantasy.

  • It was the episode with Deanna and Lwaxana in the last season. I never really cared for either of them, but that episode... man. I came out viewing both in a completely different light.

    And Data is the best character in TNG. That's just how it is.

    Actually, when I was a kid I was in a musical version of Midsummer Night's Dream directed by John de Lancie. So, yup. I met him. Sang in the choir, and had a very minor speaking role. This is my claim to fame.

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