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Perpetual Trek by Darth Poocher of the Sith - Thu, 20 Aug 2015 15:57:56 EST ID:j2XskzSX No.51289 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Star Trek is a Self-Fulfilling Prophesy that will eventually happen...In Fact...It may already be in arm's reach...

One Day in the future some fancy Branson-type Gazillionaire will fork over some cash to build a luxury space yacht that will bear striking resemblance to Star Trek's Iconic space ship.

Also who is to say once we master the genome may we alter ourselves to look more Andorian, Bajorian, or Kzinti? just to appease the judges at the 2265 Star Trek Convention???
Kira Taban - Thu, 20 Aug 2015 19:49:55 EST ID:BUMEz16R No.51297 Ignore Report Quick Reply
you're a fucking weirdo
William T Riker - Fri, 21 Aug 2015 02:14:02 EST ID:wc3DpTx/ No.51301 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Well great steps have been made to get to trek level tech.
>3d printing is todays primitive replicator.
>Warp drive as loosely described in the show is a theoretical reality. Check out the Alcubierri equations.
>The military is developing beam weapons and already have ships and mechanized platforms with them. As well as what they call a "sound cannon" but when it is described there is mention of a cohesive plasma bolt in use that is projected at targets... sound canon my ass.
>There are already cyborgs in and out of military service living among us.

In some ways we will mirror trek, indeed sci fi has been the first step to inventing and discovering new ways to do things. In other ways we may have already surpassed trek. The long range telescopes in orbit attest to this as we have mapped a lot of the systems around us with out having to fly around a sector to chart it.
Darth Pooncher of the Sith - Sat, 22 Aug 2015 00:43:03 EST ID:IxISpg71 No.51316 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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A thought on my mind was that: Gene Roddenberry set the tone for a show about diversity, discovery and discipline. Little did he know that his ideas on how to make a quick buck set our quantum matrix on a new course that included F.T.L travel sooner than we were supposed to discover it by accident.

We were driven by the desire to be like the show that we see on TV enough that our collective consciousnesses goes out of its way to make it a reality eventually (i.e Law of Attraction) also known as a self-fulfilling prophesy
Admiral Cartwright - Sat, 22 Aug 2015 15:45:52 EST ID:2+GUARLD No.51322 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>tone for a show about diversity, discovery and discipline
There's were already literary works with themes of humanism and modernism back then, and he translated them onto television.

As for prophesy, I not so sure, as society could possibly get derailed by post-modernism and anti-humanism. All the trigger-warning and safe spaces are giving rise to a warped definition of diversity and inclusivity.

UNPOPULAR TREK OPINIONS THREAD by Michael Rostov - Wed, 15 Jul 2015 16:57:34 EST ID:SIjA1BRS No.50837 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I liked Spock's Brain. Campy yes, silly yes. Nimoy hated it, yes. But it had charm, and was 10 times better than trash like "Turnabout Intruder", even if that episode didn't have the bitter note of being the last TOS ep.

I also liked how they described the women as "The Givers of Pain, and Delight", that was clever, and Spock's "Brain in a Box" experience was interesting to imagine as well.

Come at me with your hot opinions, /1701/
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Admiral Maxwell Forrest - Tue, 18 Aug 2015 15:55:51 EST ID:KN9lUNxQ No.51262 Ignore Report Quick Reply
you hit old man when you compare the ancient omegashit print magazine
nb for shit print -> cool site -> shit site
Legate Hovat - Tue, 18 Aug 2015 20:49:01 EST ID:46yTLJkA No.51271 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>I liked Cracked before you were born
Time dilation. Time fucking dilation in here. Oh my god help me.
Donik - Thu, 20 Aug 2015 21:29:41 EST ID:PeKnhBXD No.51299 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>It used to be better.
I agree. Sites like Cracked, Vice, Something Awful, etc. In fact, the whole Internet used to be better! But then normies came, with their moth-like attraction to click-baits, and ruined everything.
Lt. Maxwell Burke - Fri, 21 Aug 2015 06:51:57 EST ID:KHH32YIT No.51303 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Cracked is clickbait, Vice is for people who like to have their own opinions repeated back at them, and Something Awful just ran out of ideas and kept going.

Shit, I just looked at Something Awful because I used to love it and haven't been there in years. It's bad. There's not one funny thing on the front page. Was it always this bad?
Jennifer Sisko - Wed, 26 Aug 2015 03:43:29 EST ID:h6e5CVXP No.51380 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Just a few years ago Cracked had actual humor articles written actual talented comedians. Even after it went to a list-only format the articles were significantly more robust and better written than other clickbait sites. These days, however, they've hired a bunch of internet randos to churn out PC pablum and rehash old articles.

Future Drugs by Vash - Sat, 08 Aug 2015 07:44:10 EST ID:FP2EfQGj No.51150 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What kind of shit would the 24th century have to offer?
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Admiral Chekote - Sat, 15 Aug 2015 22:47:49 EST ID:WBBomFUi No.51223 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Actual ethanol does add to the taste and smell of alcoholic drinks. If it didn't people would have never come up with the idea of cocktails to cover up the taste of liquor.

It's not just alcohol either. It's mentioned a few times that some people can taste the difference between replicated food and conventionally produced fruits, vegetables, and meats.

It's not enough for most people to really notice a difference but it indicates that replicators aren't quite perfect in reproducing flavor profiles of food.

I've always assumed that synthehol was mostly there to imitate the taste, smell, and burn of actual ethanol, without the intoxicating effects.
Cmdr. Peter Harkins - Sun, 16 Aug 2015 07:48:32 EST ID:whu5IEBV No.51224 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I never noticed the illuminati triangle on there.
Lt. JG Ayala - Wed, 19 Aug 2015 16:12:52 EST ID:KXDPy8fm No.51277 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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the farpoint rendition of 21st century earth is 2spooks every time i watch it. can you imagine the implications that having an immediately accessible drug dispenser ISSUED to soldiers? god damn the future gon be scary

>reminds me of this

as for OP's topic, id imagine within the century in our own timeline well have unlocked the ability to manipulate neurotransmitters and such at will, so well likely have a permanent drug-addled portion of the population living a perfect high until they die. or maybe everyone will be on it. idk

seeing how alien drugs would interface with human physiology would be cool as fuck though
Lt. JG Ayala - Wed, 19 Aug 2015 16:14:38 EST ID:KXDPy8fm No.51278 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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also this. entertainment will fuse with drugs and people will live out fantasies as if they were lifelong trips

nb for dub post
Burt Ryan - Thu, 20 Aug 2015 17:50:41 EST ID:3w8YE34V No.51294 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Riva by Lt. Cmdr. Dexter Remmick - Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:41:09 EST ID:HCACw2hm No.47314 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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How the fuck could this fucker read Counselor Troi's lips when they're all supposed to be speaking different languages through the universal translator anyway?
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James Mother Fucking Randi !lwriJ94kMg - Thu, 13 Aug 2015 02:44:05 EST ID:GyjcOYhg No.51187 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The reason is literally "suspend your disbelief it's a tv show".

How come aliens in the delta quad (voy) offered a glass of champagne from a replicator dont go "Wtf is this"? or have some sort of violent reaction?

Alot of bs just has to be accepted with no explanation.

Trek is nothing but endless Deus Ex Machina and Mc Guffins.
James Mother Fucking Randi !lwriJ94kMg - Thu, 13 Aug 2015 02:51:03 EST ID:GyjcOYhg No.51188 Ignore Report Quick Reply
*violent allergic reaction to food and drink for humans
Ulis - Thu, 13 Aug 2015 04:46:36 EST ID:2n6TIsTy No.51191 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That one alien tripped balls over replicated cheesecake tho
Michael Sullivan - Thu, 13 Aug 2015 04:58:03 EST ID:qWxCzrU0 No.51192 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>How come aliens in the delta quad (voy) offered a glass of champagne from a replicator dont go "Wtf is this"? or have some sort of violent reaction?
Actually that one is sort of covered. All life was designed to come out fairly similar to not be alone, I imagine having similar protein chirality/immune systems would have also been addressed by the advanced aliens who planned that we'd all have humanoid forms. Now how they could plan life to such a degree at a billion years distance is a far bigger question that comes under endless Deus Ex Machina and Mcguffins.
Jack - Thu, 13 Aug 2015 17:44:24 EST ID:eJlqmhwH No.51194 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That reminds me of that scene in Naked Lunch where the discrepancy between telepathy and lip movements is covered. Quite funny scene!

warp question by zaphod - Fri, 17 Jul 2015 23:07:16 EST ID:B+vCWR+j No.50903 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So from my understanding you can be using warp drive but still be going at sub luminal velocities. And correct me if im wrong on this, it's possible to go lower than warp one but still be using it for propulsion to just move crazy fast bust slower than ligh right?

What is the lowest possible known threshold given in warp factors one could could say you are traveling at warp speed.
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Arik Soong - Sat, 08 Aug 2015 11:32:50 EST ID:GgYQlPHu No.51153 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>I imagine people like the Klingons just steamroll any species they find in their space

I always had to question the nature of the Federation's alliance with them. You have to assume that the Klingons would still be forcibly conquering planets somewhere out there. And doing so in ways that would make the Federation none too happy.
Karyn Archer - Sat, 08 Aug 2015 18:37:35 EST ID:2+GUARLD No.51159 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It's probably only a defensive alliance in the treaty. The call-to-arms would only apply if either one was attacked. They can't call the other one in for conquest.
Ardon Broht - Sun, 09 Aug 2015 00:13:39 EST ID:GyjcOYhg No.51163 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Fair enough answer. But then at what point do you decide whats good cannon and bad cannon?

I don't see why the warp field can't be maintained at sub luminous speed.
Lore - Sun, 09 Aug 2015 08:56:44 EST ID:zCE1Vnds No.51165 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>at what point do you decide whats good cannon and bad cannon?

You mean how finely do we split the hairs? I don't know and I'm not *that* obsessive about it. But some of the shit that's found its way into canon should be easily jettisoned without an argument, like the Threshold goofiness.
Ensign McFarlane - Wed, 12 Aug 2015 09:21:01 EST ID:f2Nogx02 No.51182 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I remember on a few ship scanner read outs the ships engaging in combat but at high velocity and interweaving between one another. So you could travel fast and turn quite quickly and in a small space.

FEELS by Albert Macklin - Sun, 02 Aug 2015 19:13:26 EST ID:QLtDZLxx No.51095 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What's the level of my autism?
Every time I watch a good star trek episode, it feels like I know each one of them personally, empathy levels go up and I can feel all their joys and grieves quite deeply. Like overdriving my emotional chip. Other tv shows or movies don't get me that much.

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M'Ress - Thu, 06 Aug 2015 08:05:59 EST ID:PeKnhBXD No.51120 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I guess, if you really think about it, Data is the creepiest thing ever. There's no telling what he'll do next, yet everyone trusts him completely. It's bizarre... and you just have to roll with it.

But some people also empathize with Barclay, which I find almost as odd. So I dunno.
Wesley Crusher - Thu, 06 Aug 2015 08:27:16 EST ID:iTewGpaU No.51121 Ignore Report Quick Reply
There's times where i agree completey. Data has taken over the ship numerous times, assaulted crew on several occasions, etc. His strength is like a'd think they would have created a dampening system to lower his strength until needed. The same way you don't see crew members running around with a high power phaser rifle slung over their shoulder at all times, they only grab them when they need them or are instructed to by a superior officer.
Ambassador K'Ehleyr - Thu, 06 Aug 2015 10:27:48 EST ID:CtWKbnGU No.51122 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Data is a holdover from the first season of TNG, where technology is near-magical to the crew of the ship - the computer is beyond most of them, and can produce wonders they can't comprehend.

Same deal with Data. Technology seems to befuddle the residents of the future.
Karr - Thu, 06 Aug 2015 19:30:25 EST ID:2+GUARLD No.51125 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I don't remember whether I was too drunk or too high.
Tuvok - Sun, 09 Aug 2015 10:03:25 EST ID:rXJjVruo No.51170 Ignore Report Quick Reply
She can't read ferengi emotions either, and it's established that that's only because their brains work too differently from the majority of humanoid species.

Target that cloud's anus! by Lore - Sun, 09 Aug 2015 09:08:22 EST ID:zCE1Vnds No.51166 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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If there are any other soundtrackfags out there, I just bumped into this.

>>Still, it is fascinating to chart the evolution of Goldsmith’s Klingon theme — and what it represents — over the two decades or so that he scored these films. As the Klingons were increasingly humanized within the Star Trek franchise, the music that once relied on exotic instruments and avant-garde otherness to signify their “bad guy” status eventually came to be nothing more than a sort of ethnic marker that identified the Klingons as just one culture among many: this music is what they sound like, and it can signify Klingon heroism just as easily as it can signify Klingon villainy.

Three articles covering the movies' Kilngon cues.

Bald Captains only by Greer - Sat, 30 May 2015 23:23:57 EST ID:GgYQlPHu No.50279 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Janeway had a lot of hair and did a lot of things with it. Have fun!
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Bernardo Calvera - Tue, 02 Jun 2015 10:10:19 EST ID:dllfeofD No.50305 Ignore Report Quick Reply
second from the bottom row is the best IMO, ponytail is nice too.

Most of her styles are too old fashioned, she looks best with a thinned style or something sleek/pulled back.
Koloth - Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00:07:24 EST ID:GgYQlPHu No.51066 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I'm happy they went with old fashioned than with what was contemporary at the time.
Enabran Tain - Thu, 30 Jul 2015 04:47:27 EST ID:4CB75DxJ No.51068 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>We won't let the 80s Die.jpg
Rom - Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:33:35 EST ID:VrKXWJBw No.51069 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I find such commentary on Janeway's 'bipolar' nature to be very amusing.

It is hard for me to even remember her voice now that I have seen Orange is the New Black for three seasons. But one thing I have noticed is that Kate Mulgrew has this pout-face that she does, and I wonder if she can control it?
Legate Turrel - Sat, 08 Aug 2015 12:34:51 EST ID:usCIgLYN No.51155 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>dat superior hairstyle in the first pic
>not liking Sikozu's bangin' 90's multibun look circa 2002

Baryon sweep? by Sarah Sisko - Fri, 07 Aug 2015 17:56:06 EST ID:usCIgLYN No.51138 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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According to memory alpha, baryon sweeps are needed approximately every five years to keep harmful radiation from accumulating on starships, and in the TNG episode where the Enterprise D gets one Geordi implies a ship that is frequently traveling at warp needs them more often because more radiation is accumulated. But Voyager was pretty much constantly traveling at warp and didn't have access to any space station to perform such a baryon sweep for 7 years. Did they all just decide to live with the radiation or come up with a fix off-screen? It seems like it would have made for a good plot for an episode at least.

But I guess all of Voyager was wasted potential wasn't it?
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Broca - Fri, 07 Aug 2015 20:21:16 EST ID:7FCgzHsD No.51141 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Well we saw plenty of VOY eps where the ship stopped at some alien planet of a similar tech levels for all kinds of various whatever, it would make sense that Delta Quad species would have their own ways of dealing with accumulated radiation, they probably just replicated something to barter to the aliens, got their sweep and went back to traveling.

Plus the intrepid class had special warp engines that managed to avoid doing environmental damage to subspace, maybe they also helped cut down on radiation too?
Elim Garak - Fri, 07 Aug 2015 20:40:13 EST ID:CtWKbnGU No.51142 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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now that you mention it, they put down and rebuilt the whole warp nacelle assemblies.
David Marcus - Fri, 07 Aug 2015 22:07:54 EST ID:rfYw2ySx No.51143 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Maybe they forgot about needing sweeps?
Legate Turrel - Sat, 08 Aug 2015 00:57:32 EST ID:usCIgLYN No.51146 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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This is probably the real explanation, it's just sad that they set up all these struggles with the premise but then never actually explored most of them and their implications. They could have made Janeway this morally grey anti-hero who technically shat on the prime directive while still making good decisions that were in the crew's best interest and being morally right in the audience's perspective most of the time, without adhering to the federation's rules. But instead they always had her do whatever the fuck fit the plot/the writer's whims and then justified it after the fact and claiming it was okay based on the prime directive when the audience already saw how morally dubious that shit was.

I mean it's fine to bring up moral questions and not answer them because, "fuck you I'm the captain and we need to get home" but if that's what they were gonna do then the writers should have done it directly and had balls to make a character that made tough/not perfect choices instead of doing mental gymnastics to justifying her shitty decisions.
Dexter Remmick - Sat, 08 Aug 2015 07:18:39 EST ID:qWxCzrU0 No.51148 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Given that the fed needs backup backups everywhere I imagine all legislation is extremely conservative. It's like radiation regulations, someone working with radiation has a legal limit to their exposure that's a fraction of a large enough amount to elevate their risk in a statistically significant way, the fed will probably be even more careful about it. I imagine going 5 or even 15 years without sweeps won't kill everyone though perhaps if they'd done it in 23 years like the original Admiral Janeway did perhaps one or two of them may have suffered as a result.

Also they did stop and do a lot of shit in various places. There were a lot of fairly advanced races out and voyager had a lot of information and tech to trade. On the whole warp capability comes before matter to energy so while many of the races they met were technologically inferior they could trade shit voyager needed as they just used cruder iterations of the same stuff... would have the same materials etc while still being desperate as hell for replicator tech, patterns, inventions, maps, transporters etc.

Fever Dream (Bald Man In Ecstacy) by Toxicwhirl - Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:45:42 EST ID:0K+vhsg9 No.51059 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I hope one of you fuckers got a copy of this cause they're all gone now
Lt. Joseph Carey - Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:19:12 EST ID:j7/s29H+ No.51060 Ignore Report Quick Reply
So, other than a picture of Crusher and Picard, what is it? What size and medium? Who is the artist?
Lore - Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:53:29 EST ID:zXMBYvtd No.51061 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I think reverse image search is built into chrome now.

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