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did you ever look at an star trek ep and think: hey that's a pretty good star trek ep

- Mon, 18 Mar 2019 06:16:40 EST qZV/Tn5G No.66759
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if so what was the star trek ep
Ensign Kashimuro Nozawa - Tue, 19 Mar 2019 19:23:51 EST HeFO2p/X No.66768 Reply
my favorite is the one where the ship meets that thing in space and they have to reroute power to fix it
Roy Ritterhouse - Fri, 22 Mar 2019 00:18:28 EST bOlOhkyn No.66805 Reply
then there's the one where they find the space thing, and then they fire a beam at it but it doesn't work but then the fire a different color beam at it and it works
T'Pol - Sat, 30 Mar 2019 02:12:48 EST c2ZClnZu No.66881 Reply
That ep of Enterprise where trip and hoshi got infected by a silicon based virus and there were super advanced species that were observing the whole thing to see how the humans would react. That was one of the better episodes of Enterprise.
Lt. Joseph Carey - Sat, 30 Mar 2019 21:54:04 EST gOUFeB9G No.66891 Reply
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That one with the retired judge gone inquisitor.
Dr. Telek R'Mor - Sun, 07 Apr 2019 12:14:32 EST byRgzBbN No.66990 Reply
the one where riker bangs the chick
Curzon Dax - Mon, 08 Apr 2019 13:34:03 EST ZjN71efm No.66997 Reply
In my headcanon that's every single episode including the ENT finale with fat Riker
Broik - Thu, 11 Apr 2019 00:33:12 EST OlZSkY6W No.67052 Reply
the one where the captain thinks he has to let some innocent people die but then he doesn't
Therm0ptic !cyBOrG7t12 - Thu, 11 Apr 2019 00:56:23 EST 7hZAtms2 No.67055 Reply
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I love the one where a floating shiny thing invades the ship.
Porthos - Thu, 11 Apr 2019 03:20:07 EST 4WVh8sFm No.67056 Reply
I like the one where the crewman does a bunch of bad shit and everyone finds out and is like "WTF" but it turns out it was an impostor the whole time
Commander Sela - Thu, 11 Apr 2019 12:50:58 EST ZjN71efm No.67058 Reply
The one where the crew needs like a day and Data to almost die before they realize they need to turn the Enterprise off and on again to fix their computers.
Slimjob_Dopamine - Fri, 12 Apr 2019 03:36:51 EST b0lXiZRB No.67065 Reply
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Bro, there have been so many great Trek episodes. It almost warms the heart thinking back at just how many great episodes there have been. Here's a few from off the top of my head:
Tripp gets pregnant/Federation discovers holoemitters
Too many to mention really
Arguably the best finale in the franchise
The race where Tom pilots the Delta Flyer
When they get trapped in the Void
Neelix ghost story episode
Anything with Broccoli
The Voyager impersonators who are ripping people off
The one where Janeway forces them to repair the nightmare beacon, giving you a glimpse into how much of a psycho she really is under that cold exterior
Seven origin story where her family gets assimilated
One word three letters: ECH
Baseball game in the holodeck
Baseball card episode with Nog and Jake
Casino heist
The one where Nog gets his leg blown off
The one where Nog rehabs with Vic Fontaine
The one where Sisqo enlists Garak to help them lure the Romulans into the war
Quark thinks he's dying and unwittingly sells his remains to Brunt
Second best series finale, close second
Anything with Broccoli and especially when it deals with his holoaddiction
The one where Wesley gets stabbed
And a bunch more,
I hate IRL hippies but I love space hippies, even singing space hippies
The Harry Mudd episodes
There's so many more.
Therm0ptic !cyBOrG7t12 - Fri, 12 Apr 2019 04:34:41 EST 7hZAtms2 No.67068 Reply
Slim!! Long time no see, same goes for that painting. I miss you and I love you, but...

Too many to mention really
Arguably the best finale in the franchise

Are you trying to start a literal fist fight?
Species 8472 - Fri, 12 Apr 2019 05:41:09 EST eeplHt03 No.67069 Reply
The one where the crew meets a race of lizard zealots related to Earth's dinosaurs. Probably the best Voyager episode, and also maybe Chakotay's best performance.

Frame of Mind

First Flight has some cool backstory
Slimjob_Dopamine - Sat, 13 Apr 2019 07:07:28 EST b0lXiZRB No.67090 Reply
>Are you trying to start a literal fist fight?
Vedek Bareil - Sat, 13 Apr 2019 22:18:21 EST bXY2rioQ No.67097 Reply
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guest starting the riddler
Hadley - Mon, 15 Apr 2019 04:24:09 EST NedDWUQ7 No.67108 Reply
The only question left unanswered is how you become a captain of a ship that's the first of it's kind by being a test pilot.
Therm0ptic !cyBOrG7t12 - Mon, 15 Apr 2019 10:43:47 EST 31ynL/Cp No.67110 Reply
On a real note though, pretty much any episode that takes place in some form of court is awesome. Particular favorites: deep space nine with Worf, and Drumhead from TNG.
Ulis - Mon, 15 Apr 2019 22:29:32 EST bOlOhkyn No.67118 Reply
Measure of a Man > The Worf One From DS9 Drumhead > The Drumhead = Trek VI's Trial Scenes > Court Martial = The Court One With The Klingons From Ent
Jean-Luc Picard - Tue, 16 Apr 2019 18:49:31 EST ZjN71efm No.67125 Reply
Devil's Due comes to mind. Cocky Picard is awesome.
The Traveler - Tue, 16 Apr 2019 19:13:09 EST yGPwv2Sr No.67131 Reply

Course: Oblivion
The one where B'Elanna has dreams inserted into her mind by telepaths while sleeping, and they're all about a genocide on the telepaths' planet
Nemesis (one of few times where they actually bother giving aliens their own colloquialisms)
The one where Kes is possessed by an evil warlord (for her acting if nothing else)

Next Generation:
The one where Picard learns how to play the flute
We'll Always Have Paris
The one where Picard almost dies and is visited by Q who takes him through his past

Deep Space 9:
The one where Odo goes to his home planet for the first time
The one where Sisko is a writer
The Traveler - Tue, 16 Apr 2019 19:15:05 EST yGPwv2Sr No.67132 Reply
Also for Voyager: The Omega Directive

Surprised I can't think of more DS9 stuff off the top of my head. I recall it having the most best episodes.
Senator Vreenak - Wed, 17 Apr 2019 17:49:14 EST bXY2rioQ No.67139 Reply
That was one of the more noticeable revamps of a Phase III idea
DaiMon Nunk - Wed, 17 Apr 2019 21:22:27 EST HvfLXnkj No.67142 Reply
>Surprised I can't think of more DS9 stuff off the top of my head. I recall it having the most best episodes.
DS9's best episodes are either bottle episodes/episodes that are completely standalone like The Visitor Duet is overrated though or sit on the other end of the scale and are great because of how they work in an overall arc. The latter type of episode is really hard to pick out one of a series of them and call it great in and of itself.
Dr. Denara Pel - Wed, 01 May 2019 20:00:27 EST 1vGdiMUm No.67354 Reply
I like to watch Janeway just to see which wacky shenanigans and endangerment she'll get up to.
Timothy Lang - Thu, 02 May 2019 17:37:36 EST 5SVJcPG+ No.67364 Reply
That is exactly as I see her as a captain. You have a ton of cadets at SF Academy. I feel like she was the type that just kind of put her head down and put the work in so she eventually got a Captain position on a not really important ship. I feel like there are tons of not very significant ships that don't have competent captains like Picard, Sisko, et al. They were the best and brightest. She was just a low level captain on a low level ship who just got happened to get flung way out into the Gamma Quadrant.
Vedek Bareil - Thu, 02 May 2019 21:48:38 EST HeFO2p/X No.67370 Reply
Nit picking, but Sisko really wasn't. Kirk, Picard, and Archer are all top-of-the-class type individuals, but remember sending Sisko to DS9 was originally sending him off to a backwater no one really gave a shit about. Then he got forced into situations that steadily escalated his importance.
Very much agree with the characterization of Janeway though. She's really a scientist, she's not necessarily suited for command of a ship that isn't primarily on scientific missions (which was Voyager's original mission profile, a long-range science vessel.)
Michael Jonas - Sat, 04 May 2019 04:53:26 EST 60zgf9Xq No.67399 Reply
yeah totally, sexual chocolate probably didn't do so hot in school but once they got him on the frontlines he was so sexual that they had to give him captains chair
Gantt - Sat, 04 May 2019 05:47:29 EST /8C5+DYy No.67400 Reply
Well his post was originally a commander's role. It was one of those cases where he was "acting up" and they realised he was doing captain's duties competently and made it an official promotion. Turned out he was a good strategist too. Ironic because he was an "admiralty is punishment" guy but while Kirk, Picard, Riker (another top of the class guy) and Worf, O'Brien were tacticians he was the only captain who probably would have fitted on the admiralty board, he even was willing to make the little compromises to maintain the federation code of ethics.

I imagine Sexual Chocolate did okay though but he was definitely a strategy man. They let him design the defiant, again though his overall strategy of "make a brutal combat vessel designed to be durable but also small enough that it takes fewer hits and with huge amounts of weapons so it can trade with much bigger bundles of resources and crew and win" was good. He just wasn't O'Brien and so couldn't make it work. O'Brien turned his idea into the best ship in the quadrant tonne for tonne/per crew member.
Vice Admiral Leyton - Sat, 04 May 2019 12:09:28 EST qDcgc+HB No.67406 Reply
>They let him design the defiant, again though his overall strategy of "make a brutal combat vessel designed to be durable but also small enough that it takes fewer hits and with huge amounts of weapons so it can trade with much bigger bundles of resources and crew and win" was good.
The Defiant was actually designed to fight the Borg.
Belongo - Sat, 04 May 2019 18:58:13 EST HeFO2p/X No.67412 Reply
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>>The Defiant was actually designed to fight the Borg.
You know until you said that I never put that connection together with Sexchoc's origin story in the pilot. He spent the time after the loss of his wife and ship designing a ship to hunt down what hurt him. It's Moby-Dick, how did they not take advantage of this? Now I'll always be sad we didn't get a Sexchoc>Ahab, Pequod>Defiant, White Whale>Borg plot, although I guess that's what 'broke your little ships' really is and we can just imagine FC happened to him instead (which makes for a double-mocha sexual chocolate.)
Gul Evek - Sun, 05 May 2019 09:34:35 EST /8C5+DYy No.67416 Reply
See, I actually knew this when I posted it.

I think they did take full advantage. By having him move on and let go. Not pursuing and being consumed by revenge is a big deal. It might not seem much because it's *not* doing a thing but that's deceptive. Sex Choc's entire arc is him finding something new to care about and caring about it.

Also about the defiant: In the battle of wolf 359 the federation lost what 20K people? The cube carries about 50K. In terms of resources committed the federation were going to get crushed. They actually damaged it. At the first contact battle there's an even smaller fleet and they're not as hopeless. It would take 700 defiants to match the manpower of a single cube but I think they'd actually take it out in a couple of volleys while the cube would maybe hit and disable 2 or 3. Borg sphere are 11K and they're basically a joke. The borg don't have great engineering or tactics or anything, they just have the ability to repurpose and use resources at a huge rate and ships that are designed presumably to be modular and so easy to maintain, repair and if they get hit really hard whatever 75% is missing the rest can be flown somewhere to be broken down and used to make or patch up another cube like it was lego bricks.

The job it does is "kill other ships, no frills" and that's a very transferable job. If it can outmatch a cube man for man then it's good. When the Jem Hadar turn up their ships however that are as spartan and efficient with the Dominion winning wars by just hurling resources at them the Defiant does the job.
Christine Chapel - Sun, 05 May 2019 10:41:55 EST XF0x4Tp5 No.67418 Reply
>The job it does is "kill other ships, no frills" and that's a very transferable job. If it can outmatch a cube man for man then it's good. When the Jem Hadar turn up their ships however that are as spartan and efficient with the Dominion winning wars by just hurling resources at them the Defiant does the job.
Well Federation ships are consistently overbuilt and overcrewed. Nobody else uses hundreds or thousands of people for ships on a roughly Galaxy class level of quality (or slightly less but enough that 2x would beat it) from what we've seen on screen.
Kira Meru - Thu, 09 May 2019 04:44:37 EST MUJ4M6tq No.67448 Reply
It's weird seeing those Galaxy class ships in the battles we see in DS9. I mean most of the saucer section is crew and family quarters right? Do they evacuate the families and fly around in an empty ship? Or do they fly into battle with hundreds of civilians on board. Neither option makes much sense.
Composer Delvok - Thu, 09 May 2019 05:36:52 EST jrzleUfo No.67449 Reply
The Galaxy class had to be the final lol Gene ship. Defiant has no family space for obvious reasons. Voy didn't have any family aside from personal quarters, no mention of a class room on board. Afaik ENT E didn't have family space either but that may just have been the result of being a movie only ship with no time to show the kids. Either way having family on the ship is retarded. The US armed forces stopped doing that the second three brothers does on the same ship in wwii. I can't imagine how they got families on these ships that run across fatal anomalies like a bad habit.
K'Ehleyr - Thu, 09 May 2019 05:46:12 EST jxe7/Hyo No.67450 Reply
>I mean most of the saucer section is crew and family quarters right?

Wrong. A lot of space on Galaxy Class ships is modular and can be adapted to purpose. Families don't have to occupy the living space, either. Also the saucer section provides more options for engagement and exfiltration/escape. It's not just an empty hull with beds inside.
I.G. Tarah - Thu, 09 May 2019 16:04:09 EST HeFO2p/X No.67455 Reply
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Pretty regularly in the early seasons any time there was a major battle there would be some quibbling about whether they should jettison the saucer first. IRL, they would probably almost always jettison the saucer before an engagement, but the producers probably found out really fast that it wasn't as exciting for the viewers as they hoped and it cost way too much to film.

Also, remember in 'Yesterday's Enterprise' they repurpose the saucer for troop transport. Lots of uses for that beautiful behemoth.

Fun fact: On the constitution class, not only is the saucer jettisonable, but also the body section and the individual nacelles, we just never see it happen. It makes sense to have lots of survival craft on a starship.
Burt Ryan - Thu, 09 May 2019 16:47:51 EST yRuqOtp4 No.67456 Reply
A reference to toning it down but then Rodenbbery died and they went all in star trek is dead after tng
Captain Rixx - Sat, 25 May 2019 18:45:41 EST zPVt3sSs No.67650 Reply
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Is the Star Trek cartoon any good?
Vosk - Sat, 25 May 2019 18:47:45 EST bOlOhkyn No.67652 Reply
it's surprisingly not bad
has the real cast, and Trek lends itself to the cheap animation of "stand around, talk, walk in a straight line, talk more"
Yesteryear is one of the better time travel episodes of Trek in general.
Jennifer Sisko - Sat, 25 May 2019 19:33:23 EST cuwClnIs No.67654 Reply
>TFW when there is a giant eternal Spock clone inside a planet

That episode mang. It just breaks your brain.

I felt like it was hit and miss. I think it was saddled with the baggage that the medium of cartoons carried in most of the west at that time and that's responsible for most of the "miss". One one hand Shatner does not take to voice acting, on the other Larry Niven wrote an episode.
Erika Benteen - Sun, 26 May 2019 01:52:08 EST bOlOhkyn No.67657 Reply
yeah it's by no means a great thing but it's a lot less awful than I expected going into it
Thot Pran - Sun, 02 Jun 2019 03:00:13 EST WVeGGjEH No.67698 Reply

Going through DS9 for the first time (I know, I was late to the Star Trek party) and just watched S7, "Laas". Was a pretty good star trek ep
Ambassador Shras - Wed, 31 Jul 2019 00:03:26 EST yLFBT7xS No.68136 Reply
Just re-watched Voyager S5E2, "Drone," where
a transporter mishap mixes Seven's nanoprobes with the Doctor's mobile emitter, creating a borg, and it got me thinking, couldn't essentially the same thing end up getting someone pregnant?
If nothing else, it provides plausible deniability.
"I swear honey, I never slept with him! It must have been when our patterns mixed in the transporter!"
Kira Nerys - Wed, 31 Jul 2019 11:25:28 EST cz2TWSOJ No.68137 Reply
Possible but very unlikely.
The hand-wavy reason this happened is because the doctor basically _is_ the emitter, is mechanical and the nanoprobes would "match".

The relevant cells would have to turn up in the related body bits and nowhere else.
With sabotage on the other hand... come to think of it that sounds like an episode of O'Brien at work.
Benjamin Sisko - Thu, 08 Aug 2019 09:19:11 EST NbyW8dwz No.68231 Reply
A Taste of Armageddon
Devil in the Dark
Balance of Terror

These episodes were what convinced me to keep watching TOS, glad I did. Deja Q would be the moment I decided to see TNG through to the end, but that was like a beacon a holy light in a sea of unending garbage.
Lt. Cmdr. Argyle - Fri, 09 Aug 2019 17:24:59 EST ZON5PC7z No.68290 Reply
Most of TOS is so fucking lame.

And still the best thing on cable television throughout the 80's.

Balance of Terror is straight up Trek does Das Boot for you. They really did good shit when they were on their game.
T'Les - Fri, 09 Aug 2019 18:27:02 EST BcO6Q4Vv No.68292 Reply
TOS suffers from being of an age where they didn't have a good handle on how to TV program. It was a young media/art form and had only been with a mass audience for a generation or so. The ideas were good but they were still not entirely clear on what worked in the format resulting in the mixed results. TV has gone through trends and the like but how acting and pacing translate onto the box got figured out some time before the end of the 80s.

Balance of terror is one where it all worked though. Great pacing, tonnes of drama, good acting all things they were still not quite sure on for the format of TV but they happened to get right.
Sarina Douglas - Sat, 10 Aug 2019 09:01:20 EST ITdfw+xc No.68301 Reply
Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places (Season 5 Episode 3 DS9) Was a fucking hilarious and amazing episode.
Guinan - Fri, 23 Aug 2019 10:37:43 EST LR7Kxdqo No.68467 Reply
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Voyage Season 2 episode 22(?): The Thaw.

The premise was original enouhh for me to not realize it is the same as "holo deck dun goofed" untill the next day.

The set and costumes where trippy as fuck, and a 10/10 performance from the clown and EMH really brought it home.

Really any episode with the Doctor featured prominently I'll enjoy. I sat through an entire episode of Nelix-Kess crap just for theDoctors sub plot.
Seska - Fri, 23 Aug 2019 16:53:19 EST 60zgf9Xq No.68468 Reply
that was a voyager episode I actually remember fondly, which is rare because I generally just don't remember VOY eps
Data - Fri, 23 Aug 2019 18:38:01 EST +NaP1sHU No.68469 Reply
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>where no man has gone before
>Balance of terror
>Measure of a Man
>Who Watches the Watchers
>More Tribbles More Troubles
Gregory Quinn - Fri, 23 Aug 2019 20:33:37 EST q0NPItAT No.68470 Reply
The underrated one is the episode immediately after Balance of Terror. It's the polar opposite. Pretty much pure light entertainment to follow up after Das Boot in space.

Like, when you think of good Star Trek it's not the first thing that comes to mind but IMO it's equally important. We need our Star Trek 4s sometimes. If you ask a broad audience it's everyone's favorite. That's what keeps the series popular with the normies and even hardcore trekkies basically demand it once in a while to level out the tone.

That stuff is the number 1 reason Season 1 of Discovery was so reviled. It didn't have one bit of it because Kurtzman and his pack of retards didn't know it belonged there.
Hoshi Sato - Fri, 23 Aug 2019 21:10:24 EST +7aU/arw No.68471 Reply
Mudd's women
The Man Trap
B'Etor - Sat, 24 Aug 2019 22:27:32 EST bOlOhkyn No.68479 Reply
[That Speech About Needing Our Pain But It's About The Roman Planet]
Daniel Jackson - Wed, 04 Sep 2019 15:06:13 EST pDqLCLnW No.68510 Reply
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Inner light season 5 ep 25, was a good one
Tekeny Ghemor - Sat, 14 Sep 2019 06:03:03 EST yGPwv2Sr No.68573 Reply
I remember watching this one while /dis/'d. Pleasant memories.
In a similar vein with the parallel identities (I think I already posted them ITT) ds9's far beyond the stars and shadows and symbols. Pure schizo kino for anyone who's ever felt their own locus of identity shift but still be causally related to the former.
Also voyager's workforce, with confusion between two identities, is probably the most blatant with its message
B'Elanna Torres - Sun, 15 Sep 2019 01:34:50 EST p/NAxhIi No.68575 Reply
I actually liked the one where Tasha Yar came back to life briefly and then died again in TNG.
Quark - Sun, 15 Sep 2019 14:12:55 EST WLJtCX4q No.68576 Reply
Yeah it was an interesting time travel episode. she doesn't die though. Romulans capture her which is how they explain her Romulan daughter look-alike
Yeggie - Sun, 15 Sep 2019 16:58:15 EST jwjJ078M No.68577 Reply
That's a retarded retcon they introduced so Denise Crosby could come make another cameo. Everything about Sela is dumb and should be forgotten because it opens up multiple plot holes given she apparently knows about the time travel that was involved and the Romulans apparently never tortured Yar for the massive amount of intelligence she'd have.
Ambassador K'Ehleyr - Tue, 17 Sep 2019 14:24:27 EST 4Hpucr9g No.68583 Reply
Yar wouldn't respond well to torture anyway, and her husband/lover/whatever being high ranking would've shielded her from further inquiry once he claimed her. It makes sense she'd have told her daughter some things she kept secret from her captors. She'd have had nobody else to divulge to. Sela's a fine character.
Darlene Kursky - Tue, 17 Sep 2019 21:49:08 EST 60zgf9Xq No.68585 Reply
>Yar wouldn't respond well to torture anyway
that's why they had to switch to bangin
Dr. Antaak - Wed, 18 Sep 2019 10:30:41 EST jwjJ078M No.68595 Reply
>Yar wouldn't respond well to torture anyway
Depending on which series you're looking at there are also apparently destructive ways to gain information from someone you don't care about surviving. It seems unlikely the Romulans wouldn't have tried all sorts of things even if they simply thought she was a Federation tactical officer from their own timeline.
>It makes sense she'd have told her daughter some things she kept secret from her captors. She'd have had nobody else to divulge to.
Even if that was true Sela would have told the Romulans anyway: she got Yar killed for trying to escape after all.
Joret Dal - Wed, 18 Sep 2019 11:12:12 EST xGr06PZ8 No.68596 Reply
Still doesn't address the fact that she was taken as a high ranking officials consort. We don't know if he claimed her before anybody had the chance for enhanced interrogation. And only Sela would know the extent of information Tasha divulged to her, and only Sela would be in control of passing it on. If she's Romulan enough to snitch on her mother, she's Romulan enough to pick and choose what information to share.
Boq'ta - Wed, 18 Sep 2019 15:37:26 EST byRgzBbN No.68601 Reply
well i'm into season 7 now of TNG. just watched the descent, a 2 parter, i was pretty disappointed just turn data's ethical program back on... give me a break. was really disappointing they just had to impose this on him instead of him making the choice to be good
Guinan - Fri, 20 Sep 2019 13:30:02 EST b048m/L8 No.68618 Reply
One of the worst 2 partners in TNG. Most of em are pretty good.
Emperor Kahless - Tue, 29 Oct 2019 09:29:00 EST sCgDYydq No.69029 Reply
That they treat data with such humanity while knowing if just a few lines of code were removed data goes on a killing spree is kinda retarded tbh.
Iliana Ghemor - Wed, 30 Oct 2019 23:11:29 EST 0KqTJrna No.69035 Reply

I mean, yes...but it's not exactly hard to name other Starfleet and Allied personnel who have been reprogrammed to kill, organic or not. Off the top of my head, Everyone in "The Game" except Wesley, Geordi in that episode where the Romulans get his VISOR, Odo had an illness once that turned him into the Yellow Demon from Mega Man, Garak got juiced up on some Cardassian Paranoia enhancer and murdered 3 people, and there was an episode where some kind of gas got released on DS9 that made everyone start devolving into tribalism and mistrust. Tuvok and The Doctor have both been Co-opted I'm pretty sure, and didn't Chakotay? Sulu got Landru'd. Vulcans will kill you if they are horny enough. Chekov got ear-wormed.

Anyway, the mandroid isn't the only one who's had a wig out, I'm pretty sure they make you sign a waiver or something when you agree to serve in Starfleet, "you may unintentionally be compelled to kill your crewmen without your consent."
Ambassador Thoris - Wed, 30 Oct 2019 23:50:24 EST bOlOhkyn No.69036 Reply
yeah starfleet seems pretty chill with you killing their relatives if you get a doctors note
Subaltern Lorot - Thu, 07 Nov 2019 23:11:43 EST v/mIhHdg No.69068 Reply
How about Picard's assimilation into Locutus leading to the deaths of thousands? Data could go on fifty killing sprees and still not hope to match the dear old captain's death toll.
Captain Tel-Peh - Tue, 12 Nov 2019 07:18:30 EST MUJ4M6tq No.69075 Reply
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Data could hack the Enterprise again and bomb a densely populated planet from orbit.

Hell he might forget about the hacking part and straight up murder the entire crew first.

Other ships would eventually stop him but he could easily kill billions upon billions of people like this. Especially if he targets uncontacted non warp capable planets first. They wouldn't know what hit them and it would take the federation a long time to find out.
Natima Lang - Tue, 12 Nov 2019 12:18:43 EST KVpz6nDn No.69076 Reply
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No, not really. I mean, sometimes when I watch TNG the first minute makes it feel like it's going to be an awesome episode. LIke when Picard says somehing like "Capitan's log, we've noticed a beacon or an anomaly or something and we have no idea what the fuck it is but we'll investigate". Sounds exciting and for a moment it is when all the crewmen are doing their thing etc but then it gets revealed what it is and it's always something disappointing and then after like 20 minutes the episode has already derailed to some sideplot about worf's back pain and how he's a proud klingon and klingons don't get back pains or whatever who gives a shit. I don't even know why I keep watching this series, but I can't stop.
DaiMon Solok - Tue, 12 Nov 2019 12:55:54 EST BnrdIjvE No.69077 Reply
And so could the body snatcher aliens or the people on that game.

The point is you've got a ship with an arsenal of unprecedented power. Even an Oberth can fuck shit up during it's 3 week lifespan, the damage of even a small shuttle hitting a planet at maximum impulse will do the job. You could take any ship with a tractor and accelerate asteroids to relativistic speeds. Everyone and anyone can ruin everything easily.

You implement robust controls and you keep the really crazy imaginative ones in death traps in the neutral zone and they're so busy torturing their friends for a hit of
>oh god yes please more brother
They can't wipe out everyone everywhere in moments.
Arik Soong - Tue, 12 Nov 2019 13:54:57 EST jwjJ078M No.69079 Reply
>You could take any ship with a tractor and accelerate asteroids to relativistic speeds. Everyone and anyone can ruin everything easily.
Doesn't the warp handwaving about using a bubble etc prevent that? I don't think you're technically moving really fast as much as messing around with alternate compressed dimensions or somesuch.
DaiMon Solok - Tue, 12 Nov 2019 14:23:43 EST BnrdIjvE No.69080 Reply
Not on impulse though. Even a slow impulse drive is more than 0.01c.
Guinan - Tue, 12 Nov 2019 14:52:08 EST b048m/L8 No.69081 Reply
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My understanding was that 'full impulse' was the absolute maximum impulse (force over time) you could squeeze out of hyper-efficient plasma-driven engines under regular ol' newtonian physics, so maximum velocities of 1/5 of C is probably around what maximum impulse is.. maybe I can dig up some kinda obscure episode where the warp drive is donked out and they have to travel to the nearest whatever which is conveniently only 3 parsecs away and make some kinda mathematical proof of my theory per ye olde canon(for reference a parsec is about how far the nearest star system is, the Centaur trinary, so whenever someone blurts out it's X parsecs away, with X being some digit less than 10 you can think to yourself, 'wow oh gee that sure is convenient')
Guinan - Tue, 12 Nov 2019 21:56:53 EST b048m/L8 No.69084 Reply
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From teh Memory Alpha:
"According to Jo'Bril in the episode "Suspicions", 'I am one million kilometres from the star's corona. Proceeding at three quarters impulse. I should reach it in approximately three minutes.' That is approximately 12,400,000 miles per hour or 5,543 kilometers per second. ¼ impulse for the shuttle could be estimated at 1,852 km/s.

The 'Star Trek Voyager Technical Manual' page 13 has full impulse listed as ¼ of the speed of light, which is 167,000,000 mph or 74,770 km/s. ¼ impulse for Voyager would be 18,665 km/s. Voyager's ¼ impulse is 10 times faster than the shuttle's. Therefore, the term "¼ impulse" isn't a fixed speed as much as it's ¼ of the full speed of the impulse engines' maximum.

So to summarize, impulse power might be relative to the total power output of the craft.. shuttles have itty bitty miniature warp cores that don't generate much power, whereas even a smaller ship like Voyager's warp core was a 6 story tall cylinder. Or, maybe it is related to size or the beefiness of the impulse engines... but the fact of the matter is, canonically, that capital ships can get up to a quarter the speed of light, but smaller craft not so much. Hell, maybe the dividing line between starships and little bitch-ass runabout shuttle cargopod whatevers is whether or not you can crank out enough thrust to hit the physical speed limitations from impulse drive.
Weyoun 4 - Wed, 13 Nov 2019 01:17:38 EST q2PddHth No.69085 Reply
Voyager has gigaquads of non-canon technical bullshit.
Guinan - Wed, 13 Nov 2019 14:04:50 EST b048m/L8 No.69086 Reply
In this case, Voyager just seems to confirm something that happened in TNG- shuttles go about 1/10 the velocity, at max impulse, as a capital ship does. And this is confirmed by the technical manual. So, it's a rare case of Voyager being in synch with the canon and lore.
Michael Jonas - Wed, 13 Nov 2019 14:38:23 EST BnrdIjvE No.69087 Reply
I looked up memory alpha like the other guy. The NX01 did 0.05c. By the time you have data swanning around you can probably buy runabouts with more engine power and take your family on a dangerous scientific expedition to the delta quadrant to get assimilated.
Kirayoshi O'Brien - Wed, 13 Nov 2019 17:07:33 EST jwjJ078M No.69088 Reply
Oh, true enough. I guess any warp-capable system is going to have something to handle that but you'd be fine for wiping out primitive system.
Michael Jonas - Wed, 13 Nov 2019 18:17:06 EST BnrdIjvE No.69089 Reply
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>I guess any warp-capable system is going to have something to handle that
Yeah called "the people we put in spaceships to keep away from the general populace so they remove themselves from the gene pool oh shit is this thing still on Jean Luc?"

Klingon society is what happens when you let them stay planetside for too long.

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