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420chan is Getting Overhauled - Changelog/Bug Report/Request Thread (Updated July 26)

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Happy Arbour Day.

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- Sun, 22 Jul 2018 00:15:44 EST e2Juqy0R No.65279
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Epic first thread stopped bumping so...

The Comic-con trailer for season 2 is up.


>The Orville season 2 kicks off with a two hour season premiere on December 30 at 8pm EDT on Fox.

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Guinan - Tue, 23 Jul 2019 11:41:05 EST b048m/L8 No.68046 Reply
That is genuinely depressing.. I hope it doesn't leave toxic fallout leaking onto the show again like the whole Alara thing. I want Orville to not die, and if either of the two leave the show or get weird it would seriously hurt not only the show but my soul as well.
Jadzia Dax - Thu, 25 Jul 2019 03:44:21 EST WLJtCX4q No.68061 Reply
I'm sure Seth MacFarlane is thrilled that two of the most important characters on the show did this. Considering how much they interact with each other I have a hard time envisioning a scenario where shit wouldn't get weird.
Guinan - Thu, 25 Jul 2019 09:11:35 EST b048m/L8 No.68063 Reply

I mean it seems obvious to me that THIS is the real reason s3 is delayed. It's just really, really bad optical to blame your actors

best show ever

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- Sun, 02 Jun 2019 23:23:27 EST jsAleEaU No.67702
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ecterminate exterminate ooooohweeeewoooo
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Admiral William J Ross - Sun, 21 Jul 2019 17:42:15 EST tIheJRbh No.68016 Reply
It exists because we used to be able to have nice things. Now they only cross Trek over with fecal matter.
Christopher Pike - Sun, 21 Jul 2019 20:57:22 EST rEAaDhbY No.68021 Reply
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They still do crossovers, actually. They just don't credit or pay the people behind the other IP.

How CBS surprise-fucked the Axanar project.

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- Sat, 22 Jun 2019 20:06:41 EST 3zLLAkg0 No.67839
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>Star Trek and fan productions peacefully co-existed for decades, until CBS took legal action against Alec Peters’ «Axanar». Fans first got a glimpse of the ambition behind it in the sensation «Prelude to Axanar»; and according to some, a finished «Axanar» could have rivaled an official Star Trek production in terms of scale and scope. However, the originally planned «Axanar» never came to be, due to CBS’ guidelines for fan films following the «Axanar» lawsuit.
>«Axanar» is still moving forward though, as it as of the release of this video, is set to shoot in October of 2019, under the direction of comicbook creator Paul Jenkins.
>In this interview, Tom and Robb are talking with Alec Peters about the «Axanar» that is in the making.

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Guinan - Thu, 18 Jul 2019 15:35:39 EST b048m/L8 No.67976 Reply
Most of us have been here long enough to remember the astroturfing shills coming here in droves when Into Darkness came out. It drove up traffic to /1701/ significantly. In real life, CBS bad, not CBS good. Absolutely nothing good has come out of CBS whoring out the star trek brand to bad robot while simultaneously suing anyone who makes a low budget video larping about star trek. Fuck right off mate. You're not even attempting argument you're just smugging around about how things are more nebulous than they seem, smugly.
Commander Sela - Fri, 19 Jul 2019 10:33:47 EST bOlOhkyn No.67978 Reply
I've constantly said CBS was bad. Are you reading some other thread?
Guinan - Fri, 19 Jul 2019 15:24:23 EST b048m/L8 No.67979 Reply
Because of the Nexus I have some awareness of every thread on every website everywhere, so yes. But also no.

Star Trek: State of the Franchise Address

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- Fri, 03 May 2019 02:53:08 EST D65nZOLV No.67374
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For many of us here, Star Trek has been a defining part of who we are. And I think that's why it's been so hard lately, because it feels like over the past few years, since the end of TNG and DS9, it has drifted from its pinnacle of glory to something withered and sapped of its original spirit. Since the end of Enterprise especially, something seems to have fundamentally changed. And that is because it has.

You see, the company that owned Star Trek decided to split into two companies because the old man who ran it was old and thought it was a great idea for some reason. In this sudden corporate mitosis, Star Trek ended up in the possession of a company which once spurned it in favor of Lost in Space, CBS.. and CBS had no interest in making new Star Trek, but indeed enjoyed the fruits of its merchandising sales. But there remained executives at Paramount who saw the value of Star Trek even if they understood none of its philosophical values or substance, and though they could not truly comprehend what Star Trek was and what it meant, they yearned once more to profit from it. And so a deal was made, a deal which would hammer nail after nail into the coffin of our beloved franchise. It was a devil's bargain, for as it stands today, it seems to have irreversibly damaged the future of star trek, and in turn perhaps the future of us all. After all, Star Trek inspired us to go to the moon, it gave birth to the cell phone and the personal computer, it dreamed of the tablet and the laptop long before they could be reality. But most importantly of all, Star Trek gave us a vision that was not technical at all, a better future for everyone, and though it's a future that comes at great cost and only at the end of terrible wars. Star Trek carried the promise of hope, that whatever we cannot overcome with the power of technology and innovation, we can solve with the better angels of our nature. And it showed us that even in the dark unknown, even the most alien being, the Other, is ultimately much like us. There's a unifying and overwhelmingly inspiring power to the underlying promise of Star Trek, or perhaps it may be more prudent to say that there was.

Things have fundamentally changed because in this new agreement between Paramount and CBS, once one and the same, is built around the protection of merchandising rights for CBS on all the media that WE would actually consider Star Trek. CBS so greedily protects its revenue from the sales of DVDs, tribble slippers, shitty low grade action figures, shat hats, etc. that it went out of its way to destroy the production of the fan film known as Axanar. For those of you unfamiliar with this, I suggest you familiarize yourself. Suffice it to say, this fan film had used the kickstarter model and built up an impressive sum of money from trekkies like you and I, had netted a bunch of actual trek actors, and looked to be perhaps actually what we could call Trek. So CBS feared it. And CBS destroyed it. And in the process they imposed absurdly draconian rules on anyone who wanted to make a trek fan film and not get the shit sued out of them.

The end result of this mixture of paranoia and avarice on the part of CBS painted its attitude toward the deal which they struck with Paramount to make nuTrek 1, nuTrek:in darkness, and nuTrek Beyond, and all other properties, Discovery, and all the shitty cartoons they are about to unleash upon us. All these new shows are built on this contract, and the contract states that any new star trek cannot be too much like the old star trek. Or else.

Let me type that again just so it sinks in. They are contractually obligated to be sufficiently different from Star Trek.

And I am talking everything from uniform design to the way the ships look. I'm also talking about thematics, character development and the way stories are told. If they stray and make something TOO much like Star Trek that has already been made prior to the corporate mitosis event, then they risk being challenged in court under the terms of their contract for all their fucking DVD sales.

I want you all to be viscerally aware of this as the news of this new Picard show trickles out. I wouldn't be surprised if once again our tiny imageboard became inundated with astroturfed shills as it did in the weeks following the release of Star Trek 2009 and Into Darkness. It didn't really seem like they gave a shit for us for STD but p…
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Subcommander N'Vek - Tue, 16 Jul 2019 16:03:18 EST 0rZdI/eB No.67967 Reply
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When does it even come out? I have removed myself entirely from star trek news, it just hurts too much
Vosk - Fri, 19 Jul 2019 00:49:31 EST K0QwTGrn No.67977 Reply
wow, just dawned on me that i neither know nor care when picard debuts. way to go, cbs!

Lounges, lounges everywhere.

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- Tue, 05 Dec 2017 19:36:41 EST h5K01qiS No.63065
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Those lunatics who are building a to-scale 1701-D Enterprise using the Unreal 4 engine have posted an update video. It looks fucking amazeballs. The shuttlecraft are flyable and that includes a runabout. And they optimized a bunch of graphics shit. Check it out.
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Weyoun 6 - Sun, 28 Oct 2018 15:34:20 EST OoaE8WN1 No.66141 Reply
Speaking of The Orville, Seth MacFarlane should dig between the couch cushions and hire these guys to make an interactive Orville.
Guinan - Wed, 03 Jul 2019 14:04:20 EST b048m/L8 No.67907 Reply
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Computer, bump all threads on the last page from before Stardate 2018
>BeeBeep BeepBoop Bop
>Bumping complete.

Phasers and Borg

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- Mon, 24 Jun 2019 13:05:12 EST +NaP1sHU No.67857
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I was rewatching First Contact the other day and the Borg are pretty much immune to phasers (seems to be a common occurrence in Voyager as well), yet not to bullets, so why doesn't the Federation have a stash of AKs for crews going up against the Borg?

It can't be a logistics thing (the 40k explanation for shitty lasguns), as they have access to replicators and could literally magic everything up out of thin air. Why don't they immediately start replicating guns and bullets when the come up against the Borg?

I was trying to come up with an answer, could it be that the Federation plain don't like guns, they associate them with all the suffering of the 20th Century which was even bloodier in Star Trek world than ours with WWIII in the 90s and they prefer a more civilised weapon that's mostly used to stun not kill?

But I don't think this works, as the humans have phasers in the mirror universe.

Any thoughts?
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Karr - Tue, 02 Jul 2019 19:51:37 EST bOlOhkyn No.67902 Reply
it's secret double nazi because Cliff and Norm on Cheers were secret nazis
Mobara - Wed, 03 Jul 2019 09:22:16 EST 6lsA578Y No.67906 Reply
Oh shit I may have to fire up the Sims and rename Bob newbie.

ITT: Characters you hate

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- Thu, 14 Mar 2019 11:49:09 EST jYqIDab0 No.66721
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Rewatched Paradise recently, this hypocritical bitch is the worst. She's willing to let people die, falsely imprison them, etc all to keep her low tech dystopia going, which would never have started without technology she helped develop. The Star Trek equivalent of a militant vegan who eats GMO soy
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DaiMon Birta - Sun, 23 Jun 2019 06:46:59 EST 7bTPF/FW No.67844 Reply
If they gave Janeway a cat her character might make more sense.
Douglas Pabst - Sun, 23 Jun 2019 18:38:02 EST 9Vlvnwg+ No.67849 Reply
They didn't cure toxoplasmosis in the future? Knowing Janeway's tendency to avoid medicals even as her skin falls off she probably sustained a serious head injury early on then with her new personality refused to get it fixed before her brain permanently changed and actually isn't the same person who left DS9 in that crossover episode. Janeway is concussion and brain cell death now.

I dunno about Porthos. I think if the best of man is supposed to go represent us in space then we should definitely take a dog or two. Cats are half domesticated shits (which is half the charm they hold for "cat people"). During the first couple of seasons Archer is naive and barely even wants weapons and Porthos out acts a lot of the cast (and has more charisma than everyone bar Phlox). Later on it's established that he has more survival instinct than everyone else. This is probably because as we know starfleet has always been a way of getting the most reckless crazies must be at least a 6 on a scale of 0 to "Optimus Prime" who even does a needless suicide run in the animated transformers film with awesome wells off earth. Porthos isn't someone with a deathwish, just a dog though. So he survives things that would kill other crew members by virtue of lacking the suicide genes.

Time travelling

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- Sat, 04 May 2019 03:45:55 EST 9+pMo53Q No.67395
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So how does it work in Star Trek? I honestly think the writers use this plot device a little too much...
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Dr. Mora Pol - Mon, 03 Jun 2019 13:47:36 EST b2kjICL7 No.67708 Reply
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Timelines change but to the people themselves because the time machine is a quantum jump to another, an addition to the other person's own time. It might only be small if it's through a limited number of the person(s).
In one of my tales, I quantum leaped to Jesus and was at a distance in a crowd but I couldn't handle him trying to find me, I left. I was still young at this stage.


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- Tue, 19 Jun 2018 18:45:24 EST 2tDXGqS3 No.64959
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Something is happening guys.. There's something happening to the timeline, I feel it...

Picard.. Picard.. is... RETURNING?????


This is.. weird.. is.. is it finally happening? Are we getting post nemesis trek? DID CBS FINALLY GIVE US WHAT WE WANT!?


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Chulak - Wed, 05 Jun 2019 22:47:03 EST /Gs0AEjp No.67741 Reply
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Woah, hold up. I know I'm late to the party, but Stalker is fantastic and a master class in pacing. Absolutely every element mimics the eerie crawl of the three main characters through such a bizarre landscape. From the slow, lumbering camera movement and minimalist sound design to the drawn out philosophical discussions, it all adds to a sense of extreme caution almost to the point of reverence. When the climax finally comes, the Stalker's speech about personal retribution in such a wretched place hits you like a fucking freight train. 10/10 acting. Then, just when you think the emotional arc is fading to a close, his wife gives a brilliant monologue that leaves any thinking, feeling person in shambles.

It's really more of an elaborate stage play than a movie, something I think all Trek fans should highly appreciate. Unlike Star Trek, however, sci-fi technobabble takes a back seat to the immense psychological strain such strange situations would place on humans, but that makes it all the more thrilling. No deus ex machina or Mary Sues to save you from the depravity of modern humanity. A proper Shakespearean tragedy.
Ambassador K'Ehleyr - Fri, 07 Jun 2019 16:16:06 EST /Gs0AEjp No.67755 Reply
The games and movie are both loosely based on a book called "Roadside Picnic". The book came out in 1972 and the movie in 1979.

The Stank Code

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- Tue, 14 May 2019 20:01:03 EST 8Tu6WKEq No.67515
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The stank code is 1701. Don't tell anybody. Don't bump this thread.

Food and drink thread

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- Fri, 17 May 2019 13:16:31 EST lYrQ3S+c No.67552
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What food or drink from trek would you most like to try?
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Burt Ryan - Mon, 27 May 2019 12:17:29 EST cuwClnIs No.67668 Reply
>when the prune juice has worn off

>You have to understand, drugs can make you feel good. They make you feel on top of the world. You're happy, sure of yourself, in control. - Tasha Yar
Stimlust would also explain a lot. Trek is holonovels really and Riker/Troi/Kirk fucked aliums but the sexiness was overstated on the show. It was just a warm hole and a novel experience they glossed it up later.
Lorian - Mon, 27 May 2019 17:43:58 EST bOlOhkyn No.67670 Reply
coffee became trendy and popular in new ways with the growth Starbucks-style coffee shops
just like how retro lounge music being trendy meant Vic
Guinan - Tue, 28 May 2019 13:23:18 EST ndGosVGz No.67678 Reply
Fun fact, Starbucks actually realized that small town coffee shops and their stores have a mutually beneficial relationship. The existence and proximity of one increases the sales of both. Since this has nothing whatsoever to do with the thread or trek nbnb means no bump you silly

Looking for a old Star Trek Fan-Film (with really shitty CGI)

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- Thu, 23 May 2019 19:01:30 EST Ig9GSg9I No.67623
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Many, many years ago I've seen a cheap-looking Star Trek Fan-Film with bad acting.
I remember it was relatively amateurish but they managed to include some selfmade CGI-Aliens.

I think it was a blue or Pink alien, it had the same shitty animations every time.
It didn't say anything, just made the same noises every time.

Anybody knows maybe what I am talking about?
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Admiral Maxwell Forrest - Fri, 24 May 2019 18:36:03 EST s5IS8Bfs No.67640 Reply
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the one-finger-keyboard-soundtrack makes it even worse! ^^
Guinan - Fri, 24 May 2019 19:52:48 EST 188qcWQ0 No.67643 Reply
Maybe homeboy left his universal translator flipped on and didnt realize
Admiral Cartwright - Fri, 24 May 2019 20:46:29 EST VsDq6tgJ No.67646 Reply
Homeboys in outer space!? HA! That'll be the day....


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- Wed, 20 Mar 2019 21:35:27 EST Ld8N1Crg No.66792
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Kirt made all gifs automatically resize and autoplay. Post em'.
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Lt. JG Ayala - Fri, 10 May 2019 21:58:20 EST bIt53agf No.67468 Reply
Kirk has good tactical use of his ass, well before his time
Private E Hamboyan - Wed, 22 May 2019 04:54:14 EST H8P/vRBc No.67600 Reply
The federation used to be known as the Galactic wrestling federation but they just call it the federation now.

Thanks /1701/

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- Mon, 01 Apr 2019 16:49:19 EST 8Tu6WKEq No.66913
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/420/ is littered with people bitching about mods, users, tubes, and IRC mods, and to be fair, there are some shit mods, users, tubes, and IRC mods, but here on /1701/, we got good users, a decent tube, and two great mods who don't actually have to moderate anything (Therm0 may not actually be a real mod, but we know Guinan is at least, and Therm is in spirit).

Basically, Roddenberry's vision lives on, not in the brutal real world of poverty and genocide, but here on this board. Live long and prosper

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Ardon Broht - Tue, 14 May 2019 03:29:24 EST J4tJU2oX No.67502 Reply
Here's to the finest crew in starfleet
Captain Rixx - Tue, 14 May 2019 03:38:59 EST mSdo0TI4 No.67503 Reply

Captain Jean like Picard of the USS Enterprise. Captain Jean like Picard of the USS Enterprise. Captain Jean like Picard of the USS Enterprise.
Ensign Vorik - Tue, 14 May 2019 20:10:48 EST 8Tu6WKEq No.67516 Reply
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Captain, I'm experiencing the most unusual sensation right now. Something about your intentional linguistic misapplication of "like" instead of "luc," combined with the thoroughness of repetition has produced an uncanny feeling of enjoyment in me. Is this... humor?


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