Can't believe we missed Star Trek's 10th Anniversary

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  1. We Are Borg

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    On May 8, 2009 J.J. Abrams successfully rebooted a flagging franchise. Thank to him, we are enjoying a renaissance of new Star Trek television shows.

    Happy 10th Anniversary, Star Trek!

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  2. We Are Borg

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  3. Dayton Kitchens

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    Really?

    How's that fourth Abramsverse Star Trek movie coming...…..
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  4. Dayton Kitchens

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    Hey @Ten Lubak, when is the fourth Abramsverse movie coming out?
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    His Grace Faceman the Duke of Wordforge Keeping a Stiff Upper Lip

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    I dunno. When you running for office?
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  6. We Are Borg

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    About as well as the fourth season of TOS or the fifth season of Enterprise.

    Nothing lasts forever and it would be completely stupid to think the Abrams movies would go on ad infinitum.

    (P.S. - that's Latin.)
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    It was stupid for anyone to suggest they represented the future of Star Trek. Or that Discovery or Picard does.
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    H8erz gonna h8 lol
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    The Marvel movies don’t seem to be losing steam ten years in.
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    Anyway, big ups to JJ Abrams for jump-starting the franchise after Berman and Braga nearly killed it. :yes:
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  11. Spaceturkey

    Spaceturkey you can't spell hatred without "red hat"

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    Well, Discovery does (or did... I'm pretty disappointed with the end of S2 and the implications for S3.) It's full of women, brown people, and folks who fall in love with whomever they do.

    Picard is more about revisiting the past, but it's a valid idea in the vein of True Grit or any other hero coming out of retirement for one last adventure.

    And face it, JJTrek did provide the stimulus to get the studios to actually invest in ST with the budgets it requires with creators who finally care about the universe. Whether you enjoyed DSC or not, the visual and dialogue easter eggs trying to tie it into the Trekverse are innumerable.
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    Yes such creators such as Alex Kurtzman who thinks the Enterprise can hold thousands of shuttles. :dayton:
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  13. Spaceturkey

    Spaceturkey you can't spell hatred without "red hat"

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    You mean in the best space battle Trek has ever depicted? I'm fairly certain those were drones? there's just not enough crew to man all of them like little space motorbikes, let alone fit a person into.

    Voyager, on the other hand, must have had a garage for Tom to build shuttles in his spare time..
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    Tom Paris did build a shuttle in his spare time (Delta Flyer). Two of them in fact.
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    voyager episode had a porn star!
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    I like the JJVerse Trek, but gotta say... that was pretty savage.
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    Honestly, what killed that was contract disputes, and that was in spite of the entirely flaccid promotion Paramount gave to Beyond.

    At any rate, I thought we were in for another 20+ year wait for new Trek content after Enterprise, but the boost from the JJverse definitely have a push for the Trek were getting now.
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    Regrettably in the wrong direction.
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    You don't even like Star Trek, GTFO.
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  20. matthunter

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    D's argument is that JJTrek can't have a 10th Anniversary because no movie out soon?

    How did they hold the 50th in 2009 when Nemesis was the last TNG flick in 2002?

    Unless he's saying the JJ movies DO count?
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  21. Spaceturkey

    Spaceturkey you can't spell hatred without "red hat"

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    yes... and for a ship that left port with a complement of four shuttles, they went through at least 17 vehicles of at least 4 different types (6[also referred to as class 2],8,9) as well as the Delta Flyer.
    let's not get started on how they replenished the supply of photon torpedoes-which were also supposedly in finite supply.


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    • You've been on this tiny ship in the Delta Quadrant beyond any hope of recrew or resupply for over a year, but you keep seeing ensigns you don't recognise. Everyone tells you that they've always been here.
    • You go down to Engineering looking for Lt. Carey. B'Elanna tells you that he's just stepped out. He's been "just stepped out" for days.
    • A shuttle crashes on a desert planet. You speak with Chakotay about the possibility of trading for some new shuttles, but he looks at you funny and says "but we already have a full complement of shuttles".
    • You run to the shuttlebay and inspect them personally. There is a full complement of shuttles. And none of them even have a scratch.
    • The next week, a shuttle is torn to pieces in a plasma storm. You're not even surprised when you find intact it in the shuttlebay an hour later.
    • You stop mentioning shuttles.
    • The ship has an encounter with some Kazon, but manages to get away. Their ships are primitive and slow and you shouldn't run into them again.
    • Two weeks later, you meet the same Kazon, now somehow in front of you. You begin to suspect that you're driving in circles.
    • You go to Engineering looking for Lt. Carey. You haven't seen him in two years. He's "not there right now, but should be back in a minute".
    • Janeway and Paris travel at Warp 10 and turn into salamanders. You're *sure* that it happened. You *remember* it happening! But no one brings it up. When you ask Tom about it, he doesn't even register the question.
    • You scream "BUT YOU WERE A SALAMANDER!" into his ear. He doesn't even hear you.
    • You see another Ensign you don't recognise. You finally just ask the computer for the crew complement of Voyager. You are told that the answer is: 121.
    • A month later, the Hirogen conquer the ship, spend weeks brainwashing and surgically altering the crew into believing that they are actually characters in holographic simulations, and then hunt them for sport. This culminates in a pitched battle between the crew and the Hirogen in which the ship is utterly wrecked and dozens of people are killed.
    • Afterwards, you ask the computer for the ship's crew complement. You are told that the answer is: 147.
    • The next day, you wake up and find Voyager restored to its original state.
    • You make a discreet inquiry about Lt. Carey. Now everyone acts like he's dead but can't tell you precisely when or how.
    • The Captain takes you aside one day and specifically instructs you not to mention Ensign Jetal to the Doctor. She says that she knows that this will be difficult, given how close we all were to her (and you in particular), but that for the greater good of the crew, you need to act like Ensign Jetal never existed. You solemnly nod your head and consent, and she gives you a comradely pat on the shoulder and leaves the room.
    • You have absolutely no idea who Ensign Jetal is.
    • Voyager absorbs the remaining crew of the USS Equinox. Well at least you'll finally have an explanation for the new crew you see around the ship! You never see any of them ever again.
    • You've now travelled almost 40,000 light years towards home. You check the star charts; somehow, you're still in the Delta Quadrant. You begin to wonder if the Beta Quadrant even exists.
    • The Delta Flyer is destroyed by Borg torpedoes. You don't even bother to check the shuttlebay for it, you just instinctively know that it will be back.
    • A few months later, the Captain gives you the sad news: Lt. Carey is dead.
    • You finally make it back to the Alpha Quadrant, say your tearful farewells, and receive a handshake and a promotion from Admiral Paris. As one last thought before leaving Voyager forever, you pay a visit to the shuttlebay. You find it utterly empty, except for one lowly crewman with a mop and pail, swabbing the deck. "I...guess that Starfleet must have already cleared out the remaining shuttles?" You say uncertainly, your voice echoing in the cavernous, empty room. The crewman breaks off his mopping and looks at you like you've lost your mind and says: "Voyager never had any shuttles."
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  22. Spaceturkey

    Spaceturkey you can't spell hatred without "red hat"

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    I remember when Geordie had a thing for this chick's character...

    >topless chick video removed by moderator<
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  23. Dayton Kitchens

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    Who is that and what is the clip from?
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    Spaceturkey you can't spell hatred without "red hat"

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    Linnea Quigley in Return of the Living Dead (the first one)... (relax, she's wearing a moleskin below the waist and those tits aren't real ;) )

    I could've sworn I remembered her name in the credits of some mid era TNG as a brunette bridge officer with a few lines over a couple of episodes, but can't seem to confirm it... :(
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    So Voyager is just an extension of the Overlook Hotel?
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    Spaceturkey you can't spell hatred without "red hat"

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    come play with us Harry...

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