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Discussion in 'Media Central' started by 14thDoctor, Jul 24, 2021.

  1. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    The link were locked in a perpetual incest orgy.
    How could they unlock new powers in that state?
    That's what sending the 100 to explore was all about.
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    Anc unlocks loads.

    Granted he doesn't do the incest bit.

    Perhaps incest counters the orgy stuff?

    Doesn't seem to apply to Targaryens.
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  3. 14thDoctor

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    It used to really bother me when "future" Trek episodes reused costume bits from Future Imperfect, since all the future scenes were a simulation created by an alien orphan. Then this morning it occurred to me that since the kid used information he stole from the Enterprise computers to create the simulation, maybe Starfleet plans their uniform updates years/decades in advance and disseminates that information well ahead of time to allow for feedback and alterations, and that's where the kid got the designs from in the first place? It makes sense there'd be a lengthy review process if the same designs are supposed to be used by countless races with different biologies.
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  4. Diacanu

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    Would also explain why the Protostar's history files have all the alternate badges representing spots on the timeline.
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  7. Spaceturkey

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  8. tafkats

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    What would VOY's "Equinox" have been like if it had been set up like BSG's Pegasus arc?

    As far as I know, until that episode, there was no pre-existing canon about whose orders take precedence when there are two captains, two ships, and no officers superior to them. So if they didn't have to come up with the "command falls to the ship with tactical superiority" rule, and could just as easily have said that precedence falls to the captain who's held the rank longer ... and made that be the ethically compromised Ransom.

    What would Janeway have done if she had occupied Adama's position? Would she have tried to follow the command structure until it became completely untenable, or would she have just said "fuck it" from the beginning?
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    That's how it works in the US military and the "tactical superiority" bit always surprises me whenever I catch those episodes in reruns. :lol:
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    It seems especially weird that Starfleet would set up a standard with so much potential for ambiguity.

    And since Ransom wasn't invented before that episode, if the writers wanted Janeway to be in charge, they could have just adopted the seniority standard and declared that Janeway was the more senior of the two ...
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  11. 14thDoctor

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    Eh, I'm sure Starfleet has an overall rating/ranking system for every ship class, with captains earning de facto promotions to more powerful ships as they prove themselves.
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    Both fairly good for VOY novels, but The Garden smacks of a certain TNG episode at the end and in Bless the Beasts Janeway actually says flat-out that the Prime Directive doesn't count in emergencies. :lol: I think Kirk said something similar in The Abode of Life, one of the earliest Trek novels. It amuses me when authors are honest about such things. "Look, if our heroes actually follow the PD in this case they'll die, and yes it'll be heroic but the story will be over, so let's let them slip out of this particular dilemma, okay?"
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    Rock, paper, scissors.
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    Completely random thing that I never noticed before (and means nothing to anybody else): rewatching "Emissary" just now and when O'Brien takes Sisko and Jake to their quarters he says that when his wife saw how bad their quarters were she mentioned going to see her mother in Kumamoto.

    In S6 and S7, O'Brien and Bashir get interested in the siege at the Alamo and even mention going to visit it in the series finale.

    Kumamoto has been one of San Antonio's sister city since the late 80s. :lol:
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  15. Diacanu

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    TNG's "Identity Crisis" was on a couple nights ago.
    The one where Geordi turns into the invisible ultra-violet monkey-lizard.

    The dramatic tension was "oh no, if he changes too much, there'll be no Geordi left!".

    Um...like in his DNA?
    Cuz...turns out that doesn't matter.
    If Geordi can go from absolutely no alien creature in him, to all alien creature, then it can work that way for his DNA and you can get his DNA back from a hair follicle, and make it grow in the creature until its metabolized back into Geordi.
    His DNA, his atoms, how is it not him again?

    And Paris and Janeway went exactly through this when they turned into catfish.
    You can't tell me there was any human left in those catfish.
    Janeway and Paris were basically rebooted back into existence.

    But, Trek has been hinky with body identity since "Search for Spock".
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    "Gamesters Of Triskelion".

    So....was Uhura raped during the commercial break, or what? :chris:

    That's always driven me crazy.
    Big dude looms over her like he's gonna. She shrieks. Kirk goes "Uhuurraa!!!" like it's nanoseconds away from happening, then....commercial.
    We come back, dude's packing up and leaving, like either nothing happened, or the rape happened offscreen.
    Well...if nothing happened, why the meltdown at the break?
    But if the rape happened, jeez, she shrugged it off easy.
    It's weird either way.
    :chris:

    I think the likeliest answer, was Gene wanted the rape, but someone stepped in, and was like....no...let's shoot it both ways, and I'll burn the film with the rape reaction.
    :?:
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    What service is that? The last time I looked at Paramount Plus, before the mass disappearance, they had everything but TWOK. I assumed that had something to do with the anniversary event.
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    I caught that bit right before I switched over to the football game.

    After the break Lars says "It is not allowed to refuse selection" and exits the cell. Uhura holding that silver pitcher implies that she was able to fight him off by bashing him with it or at least threatening to do so.

    The bit before the break is still disturbing, though.
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  24. Diacanu

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    "Sub Rosa" is on, and getting over.

    Little detail people forget.
    Phasers kill ghosts.
    Starfleet officers can be Ghostbusters when the needs arises.
    :yes:
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    Anyone who thinks rape hasn’t ALWAYS been a part of every woman’s life since the beginning of humans walking upright, that it’s a modern phenomenon, either hasn’t been thinking or has always overlooked it as if it’s nothing. Anyone who thinks women would/should be visibly distressed for years on end have been watching too many movies. Yea, it’s always with her, but most men don’t even realize their mother/sister/wife/daughter live with it all their lives and the men in the lives never know it.
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    recently read a few sources stating 1:3 women will experience sexual assault/abuse by 21

    also noteworthy, 1:4 men will too.

    Humanity really needs to do better.
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  27. Diacanu

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    DS9 "The Nagus".

    Easter egg!
    The classroom "chalkboard" screen has a picture one of the squiddy blobby things that are the true form of Sylvia & Korob from "Catspaw".
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    Came across this.
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    ed629 Morally Inept Banned

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    There's also a Horta, Denebian Slime Devil, Regulan Bloodworm, Tribble, Excalbian, and Flying Parasite. And Sylvia and Korob were Ornithoids. :async:
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