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Star Trek Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:05 pm
by Chinese Regions
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Which Captain Are You?
NS's Favorite Movies

I-VI
The Motion Picture
1
5%
The Wrath of Khan
7
35%
The Search for Spock
2
10%
The Voyage Home
3
15%
The Final Frontier
2
10%
The Undiscovered Country
5
25%
VII-XIII
Generations
0
No votes
First Contact
3
38%
Insurection
0
No votes
lol Galaxy Quest
2
25%
Nemesis
0
No votes
2009
2
25%
Into Darkness
1
13%

NS's Favorite Series
n/a
NS's Ultimate Crew
A combination made from the best captain, science officer etc. polls.
Captain: Jean-Luc Picard
First Officer: Spock
Science Officer: Spock
Communications Officer: Nyota Uhura
Helms Officer/Flight Controller: N/a
Navigator/Flight Controller:: N/a
Security Officer: N/a
Tactical/Armory Officer: N/a
Medical Officer: Leonard "Bones McCoy"
Chief Engineer: N/a
Vessel: N/a

Polls
Jonathan Archer
1
3%
Christopher Pike
2
7%
James Tiberius Kirk
4
13%
Hikaru Sulu
3
10%
Jean-Luc Picard
10
33%
Benjamin Sisko
7
23%
Kathryn Janeway
3
10%
Total votes : 30

T'Pol
1
6%
Spock
6
38%
William Thomas Riker
3
19%
Kira Nerys
3
19%
Worf
2
13%
Chakotay
1
6%
Total votes : 16

T'Pol
6
17%
Spock
16
46%
Tuvok (on Sulu's USS Excelsior)
2
6%
Jadzia Dax
4
11%
Kathryn Janeway
2
6%
Seven of Nine
5
14%
Total votes : 35

You may select up to 4 options


Hoshi Sato
7
28%
Nyota Uhura
15
60%
John Farrell
0
No votes
Garison
1
4%
Hadley
0
No votes
Palmer
1
4%
M'Ress (Animated Series)
1
4%
Pendleton
0
No votes
Total votes : 25

Scotty's Scotch
16
21%
Chekov's Vodka
10
13%
Picard's "Tea, Earl Grey, Hot"
14
18%
Janeway's "Coffee, Black"
9
12%
Romulan Ale
9
12%
Bloodwine
8
11%
Tarkalean Tea
1
1%
Raktajino
5
7%
Chamomile Tea
1
1%
Other
3
4%

Favorite Vessel (Not Wessels, Chekov)

You may select up to 5 options


NX-01 Enterprise
26
11%
USS Enterprise
26
11%
USS Enterprise (Refit)
19
8%
USS Excelsior
15
6%
USS Enterprise-A
13
5%
USS Enterprise-D
40
17%
USS Enterprise-E
31
13%
USS Defiant
25
11%
USS Voyager
25
11%
Other
18
8%
Total votes : 238

Phlox
22
5%
Leonard "Bones" McCoy
135
33%
Beverly Crusher
57
14%
Katherine Pulaski
12
3%
Julian Bashir
60
15%
The Doctor
126
31%
Total votes : 412

Best Helmsman/Flight Controller

You may select up to 5 options


Travis Mayweather
13
7%
"Number One" from "The Cage"
5
3%
Gary Mitchell
1
1%
Hikaru Sulu
53
27%
Valeris
2
1%
Pavel Chekov
19
10%
Geordi La Forge
34
17%
Jadzia Dax
19
10%
Nog
12
6%
Tom Paris
37

PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:23 pm
by The Romulan Republic
My favourite characters include Spock, Kirk, Picard, Pike, Seven of Nine, the Doctor, and Q (mostly because the actor is good).

PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:52 pm
by Wisconsin9
Watched TNG and Voyager, been watching some of DS9. Viva Picard.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:54 pm
by The United Soviet Socialist Republic
I love Star Trek The Next Generation. Picard is a lovable character, Data is just the best, Troi is hot, it is just a great show.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:56 pm
by Tiltjuice
The United Soviet Socialist Republic wrote:I love Star Trek The Next Generation. Picard is a lovable character, Data is just the best, Troi is hot, it is just a great show.


That didn't take long. :p

Top 5...Garak, Paris, Q, Seven of Nine, Damar.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:58 pm
by The United Soviet Socialist Republic
Tiltjuice wrote:
The United Soviet Socialist Republic wrote:I love Star Trek The Next Generation. Picard is a lovable character, Data is just the best, Troi is hot, it is just a great show.


That didn't take long. :p

Top 5...Garak, Paris, Q, Seven of Nine, Damar.

Can you blame me? She is the sexiest character in the entire franchise! :p

PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:59 pm
by Tiltjuice
The United Soviet Socialist Republic wrote:
Tiltjuice wrote:
That didn't take long. :p

Top 5...Garak, Paris, Q, Seven of Nine, Damar.

Can you blame me? She is the sexiest character in the entire franchise! :p


I suppose not. To each their own, though. :lol:

PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:05 pm
by Normandywe
What is most potent in Star Trek, I feel, are the unique themes the episodes intended to express, especially considering the time in which they were produced--issues of race, religion, sexuality, and various features of the human experience. Most remarkably, it was comfortable with condoning atheism as well as same-sex and interracial relationships; a few issues of debate were unfortunately censored, especially those enquired by Data.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:07 pm
by The United Soviet Socialist Republic
Normandywe wrote:What is most potent in Star Trek, I feel, are the unique themes the episodes intended to express, especially considering the time in which they were produced--issues of race, religion, sexuality, and various features of the human experience. Most remarkably, it was comfortable with condoning atheism as well as same-sex and interracial relationships; a few issues of debate were unfortunately censored, especially those enquired by Data.

Atheism? I heard no mention of it.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:08 pm
by Tiltjuice
Normandywe wrote:What is most potent in Star Trek, I feel, are the unique themes the episodes intended to express, especially considering the time in which they were produced--issues of race, religion, sexuality, and various features of the human experience. Most remarkably, it was comfortable with condoning atheism as well as same-sex and interracial relationships; a few issues of debate were unfortunately censored, especially those enquired by Data.


Quite so. Ethics at large, as well. And linguistics. One of my favorite episodes to date is Darmok (TNG).

PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:14 pm
by Normandywe
The United Soviet Socialist Republic wrote:
Normandywe wrote:What is most potent in Star Trek, I feel, are the unique themes the episodes intended to express, especially considering the time in which they were produced--issues of race, religion, sexuality, and various features of the human experience. Most remarkably, it was comfortable with condoning atheism as well as same-sex and interracial relationships; a few issues of debate were unfortunately censored, especially those enquired by Data.

Atheism? I heard no mention of it.


It was quite a bit subtle, I suppose, in that every character was supposed to be atheist:
"Roddenberry made it known to the writers of Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation that religion and mystical thinking were not to be included, and that in Roddenberry's vision of Earth's future, everyone was an atheist and better for it."

PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:15 pm
by The United Soviet Socialist Republic
Normandywe wrote:
The United Soviet Socialist Republic wrote:Atheism? I heard no mention of it.


It was quite a bit subtle, I suppose, in that every character was supposed to be atheist:
"Roddenberry made it known to the writers of Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation that religion and mystical thinking were not to be included, and that in Roddenberry's vision of Earth's future, everyone was an atheist and better for it."

:meh:

The Ferengi have a religion based on money.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:17 pm
by New Matawan
Finally, a thread for Trekkies.

Looking forward to this.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:18 pm
by Tiltjuice
The United Soviet Socialist Republic wrote:
Normandywe wrote:
It was quite a bit subtle, I suppose, in that every character was supposed to be atheist:
"Roddenberry made it known to the writers of Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation that religion and mystical thinking were not to be included, and that in Roddenberry's vision of Earth's future, everyone was an atheist and better for it."

:meh:

The Ferengi have a religion based on money.


DS9 at large diverged from Roddenberry's original concept. Section 31, the Tal Shiar, the Obsidian Order, et al. had no place in his utopian vision of the show.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:18 pm
by Normandywe
The United Soviet Socialist Republic wrote:
Normandywe wrote:
It was quite a bit subtle, I suppose, in that every character was supposed to be atheist:
"Roddenberry made it known to the writers of Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation that religion and mystical thinking were not to be included, and that in Roddenberry's vision of Earth's future, everyone was an atheist and better for it."

:meh:

The Ferengi have a religion based on money.


The writers occasionally digressed.
Additionally, the Ferengi embody the evils of capitalism.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:20 pm
by The United Soviet Socialist Republic
Normandywe wrote:
The United Soviet Socialist Republic wrote: :meh:

The Ferengi have a religion based on money.


The writers occasionally digressed.
Additionally, the Ferengi embody the evils of capitalism.

I like the Ferengi. And the Romulans. And the Borg. And all the evil races.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:23 pm
by Normandywe
The United Soviet Socialist Republic wrote:
Normandywe wrote:
The writers occasionally digressed.
Additionally, the Ferengi embody the evils of capitalism.

I like the Ferengi. And the Romulans. And the Borg. And all the evil races.


>The United Soviet Socialist Republic
>Iron Fist Consumerists
>I like the Ferengi

I understand your mental character entirely.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:25 pm
by The United Soviet Socialist Republic
Normandywe wrote:
The United Soviet Socialist Republic wrote:I like the Ferengi. And the Romulans. And the Borg. And all the evil races.


>The United Soviet Socialist Republic
>Iron Fist Consumerists
>I like the Ferengi

I understand your mental character entirely.

I was a Communist when I made the nation. I am not now. I would make a nation with a Fascist name, but I have done ALL my RPing and General posts with this nation.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:28 pm
by Tiltjuice
Who thinks JJ Abrams' movies will spark enough interest for another TV series? Is there a possibility of another TV series even, or do you think all the stories have been told already?

PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:30 pm
by Normandywe
The United Soviet Socialist Republic wrote:
Normandywe wrote:
>The United Soviet Socialist Republic
>Iron Fist Consumerists
>I like the Ferengi

I understand your mental character entirely.

I was a Communist when I made the nation. I am not now. I would make a nation with a Fascist name, but I have done ALL my RPing and General posts with this nation.


I am sorry to hear about your decline. I find it interesting that you seem to embrace evil and failure, just as it is portrayed by Star Trek.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:39 pm
by The United Soviet Socialist Republic
Normandywe wrote:
The United Soviet Socialist Republic wrote:I was a Communist when I made the nation. I am not now. I would make a nation with a Fascist name, but I have done ALL my RPing and General posts with this nation.


I am sorry to hear about your decline. I find it interesting that you seem to embrace evil and failure, just as it is portrayed by Star Trek.

Fascism is not evil. But that is a discussion for another thread.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:47 pm
by Wisconsin9
Tiltjuice wrote:Who thinks JJ Abrams' movies will spark enough interest for another TV series? Is there a possibility of another TV series even, or do you think all the stories have been told already?

Might, yes, no.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:32 pm
by Grocery Store Music
I've seen every TNG, DS9 and VOY at least thrice, I own a couple of TNG-era novels, the Star Fleet Technical Manual, the Klingon Bird-of-Prey Haynes Manual and the Klingon Dictionary.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:12 pm
by The United Soviet Socialist Republic
Grocery Store Music wrote:I've seen every TNG, DS9 and VOY at least thrice, I own a couple of TNG-era novels, the Star Fleet Technical Manual, the Klingon Bird-of-Prey Haynes Manual and the Klingon Dictionary.

If you are not the definition of a Science Fiction nerd, than I am a greedy transsexual Zoroastrian Kenyan prostitute.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:36 pm
by Grocery Store Music
The United Soviet Socialist Republic wrote:
Grocery Store Music wrote:I've seen every TNG, DS9 and VOY at least thrice, I own a couple of TNG-era novels, the Star Fleet Technical Manual, the Klingon Bird-of-Prey Haynes Manual and the Klingon Dictionary.

If you are not the definition of a Science Fiction nerd, than I am a greedy transsexual Zoroastrian Kenyan prostitute.

My ST obsession is mild at best. :geek: