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Reply #150 posted 03/28/18 2:16am

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Troi was always an empath

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Deanna Troi was a crew member with special powers. In addition to making fans' hearts flutter by wearing a variety of non-regulation uniforms, Troi was an empath who was able to read the emotions of others. It seemed perfect that someone who functioned as the ship's counselor was able to read emotions … so perfect that most fans assumed that this was the power she was originally designed to have. However, the truth is a bit more complicated.

Originally, Deanna Troi was meant to have full telepathy. This is most clearly exhibited in the pilot episode "Encounter At Farpoint" when she both reads Riker's thoughts and projects thoughts into his mind. Later episodes reduced her to having empathic abilities for a few reasons. The first is that according to Larry Nemecek, she disliked the "emotional soliloquies" that she had in that episode as a consequence of being able to read people like a book. Having someone who could fully read minds also presented storytelling issues, as it's tough to have a mystery when the person next to Picard is a living lie detector. By changing her to an empath, the writers could offer an explanation that she was unable to read the emotions of certain alien species, like the greedy Ferengi. Nonetheless, writers struggled with working around her empathy powers, with Nemecek pointing out that they dropped her from four episodes of the earliest season and nearly dropped the character altogether.


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Reply #151 posted 03/28/18 2:18am

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Khan couldn't know Chekov

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This next misconception is rare in that it is one that has been spread by the most ardent Star Trek fans. The second Trek movie, The Wrath of Khan, was the sequel to the original series episode "Space Seed." That episode introduced genetically enhanced villain Khan, and ended with him and his genetically enhanced crew being left to start a new life on an alien world. Unexpected disaster turns that world into a hellhole filled with parasitic creatures, so Khan is understandably pissed when a Starfleet survey crew shows up on his planet. Chekov is part of this crew, and Khan specifically tells him that he remembers the young officer and that Khan never forgets a face.

Here, the collective Star Trek fandom always takes the time to remind people that this is impossible. Audiences not only never see Khan and Chekov meet in the first-season episode "Space Seed," but the character of Chekov was not introduced until the second season of Star Trek. Therefore, most fans assume it's impossible for the two to have ever met. However, the second-season episode "Catspaw" stars Chekov and takes place during a stardate that is earlier than the one featured in "Space Speed." It's entirely possible this was just a slip-up in the writers' room, but it provides evidence that Chekov was around when Khan was on the ship. Given Khan's interest in learning about the ship and Kirk's initial willingness to show him around, it makes it that much likelier Khan could have run into Chekov.


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Reply #152 posted 03/28/18 2:21am

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Seven of Nine was exploitative

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When Seven of Nine's character was brought on Star Trek: Voyager, many assumed her casting was something of a ratings ploy. After all, they were essentially replacing the modest alien Kes with a blonde bombshell in a skintight catsuit. Incidentally, this was a view that was initially shared by Kate Mulgrew (who played Kathryn Janeway) herself. Holographic doctor Robert Picardo said in an interview that Mulgrew initially thought casting the vivacious Jeri Ryan in the role amounted to bringing a sex gimmick to the show. This cued off the mixed fan reaction. Some fans adored the sexy new addition to the crew, as did the media. Jeri Ryan graced magazine covers that dubbed her things like "the hottest gal in the galaxy" or "Borg babe," and counted her among the "sexiest stars in the universe." Many others, though, were highly annoyed on principle that such an exploitative character was brought onboard the most explicitly feminist Star Trek show.

Here's the thing, though: Seven of Nine was actually a very positive female role model. Viewers often see her rebuffing unwanted male attention, as she does with an alien ambassador in the episode "Someone to Watch Over Me." She becomes an instrumental part of the crew, helping them establish actual communication with Starfleet way back in the Alpha quadrant. She often serves as a powerful counterpoint to Janeway's perspective on issues such as alien cultures and technology, as audiences see when they clash over whether to destroy or preserve some Omega particles. And throughout her entire story is the message of actualization and individual identity, as she shakes off her identity as a member of the Borg collective and becomes her own person with her own strength and values. Ultimately, this sexy, "exploitative" character ended up being one of Trek's most inspiring women.


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Reply #153 posted 03/28/18 3:12am

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morningsong said:

Talk about unique Star Trek interpersonal relationships.


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“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” actress Terry Farrell and Leonard Nimoy’s son, Adam, tied the knot Monday, on what would have been the late Spock actor’s 87th birthday.

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #154 posted 03/28/18 6:40am

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kpowers said:

Khan couldn't know Chekov

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This next misconception is rare in that it is one that has been spread by the most ardent Star Trek fans. The second Trek movie, The Wrath of Khan, was the sequel to the original series episode "Space Seed." That episode introduced genetically enhanced villain Khan, and ended with him and his genetically enhanced crew being left to start a new life on an alien world. Unexpected disaster turns that world into a hellhole filled with parasitic creatures, so Khan is understandably pissed when a Starfleet survey crew shows up on his planet. Chekov is part of this crew, and Khan specifically tells him that he remembers the young officer and that Khan never forgets a face.

Here, the collective Star Trek fandom always takes the time to remind people that this is impossible. Audiences not only never see Khan and Chekov meet in the first-season episode "Space Seed," but the character of Chekov was not introduced until the second season of Star Trek. Therefore, most fans assume it's impossible for the two to have ever met. However, the second-season episode "Catspaw" stars Chekov and takes place during a stardate that is earlier than the one featured in "Space Speed." It's entirely possible this was just a slip-up in the writers' room, but it provides evidence that Chekov was around when Khan was on the ship. Given Khan's interest in learning about the ship and Kirk's initial willingness to show him around, it makes it that much likelier Khan could have run into Chekov.




Hmmmm. Never heard that "explanation". Good one, kp!!

Ross Perot was right!!
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Reply #155 posted 03/28/18 11:54am

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djThunderfunk said:

kpowers said:

Khan couldn't know Chekov

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This next misconception is rare in that it is one that has been spread by the most ardent Star Trek fans. The second Trek movie, The Wrath of Khan, was the sequel to the original series episode "Space Seed." That episode introduced genetically enhanced villain Khan, and ended with him and his genetically enhanced crew being left to start a new life on an alien world. Unexpected disaster turns that world into a hellhole filled with parasitic creatures, so Khan is understandably pissed when a Starfleet survey crew shows up on his planet. Chekov is part of this crew, and Khan specifically tells him that he remembers the young officer and that Khan never forgets a face.

Here, the collective Star Trek fandom always takes the time to remind people that this is impossible. Audiences not only never see Khan and Chekov meet in the first-season episode "Space Seed," but the character of Chekov was not introduced until the second season of Star Trek. Therefore, most fans assume it's impossible for the two to have ever met. However, the second-season episode "Catspaw" stars Chekov and takes place during a stardate that is earlier than the one featured in "Space Speed." It's entirely possible this was just a slip-up in the writers' room, but it provides evidence that Chekov was around when Khan was on the ship. Given Khan's interest in learning about the ship and Kirk's initial willingness to show him around, it makes it that much likelier Khan could have run into Chekov.




Hmmmm. Never heard that "explanation". Good one, kp!!

Those were not from me, got them off the net.

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Reply #156 posted 03/28/18 11:57am

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morningsong said:

Talk about unique Star Trek interpersonal relationships.


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“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” actress Terry Farrell and Leonard Nimoy’s son, Adam, tied the knot Monday, on what would have been the late Spock actor’s 87th birthday.

Funny thing is that Dax was checking out Spock when they went back in time

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Reply #157 posted 03/28/18 12:28pm

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lol I forgot about that.

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Reply #158 posted 04/05/18 7:58pm

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My stand out episodes of Deep Space 9

Season 4 | Episode 2
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Jake Sisko, now an old man, is living alone in a house in a bayou. He gets an unexpected visit from Melanie. She's an aspiring writer and considers Jake as her favorite author. She was surprised he published only two works. At the age of 40, Jake simply stopped writing and Melanie wants to know why. Jake starts telling her the story of how his father died in an accident on the Defiant. Benjamin and Jake went to see the wormhole undergo a subspace inversion, that only happens once in several decades. Something was wrong however and the warp core was about to breach. After repairing it, Sisko was hit by a beam and disappeared. Few months later things were returning to normal for Jake, but suddenly he saw his father in his bedroom, only to disappear a moment later. But this wasn't the only time his father reappeared.

Trials and Tribble-ations

Season 5 | Episode 6
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Sisko tells two men from Temporal Investigations how he and his crew went back in time to when Captain James Kirk of the first Starship Enterprise exposed a Klingon spy with the help of Tribbles.

Children of Time

Season 5 | Episode 22
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The DS9 crew discovers a small colony on a remote world that was originally populated by them 200 years earlier due to a time-travel accident with the Defiant. The current colonists lives depend on making sure that accident happens again, even though they've now forwarned the crew that it will happen. Each crew member needs to decide if they are willing to give up their lives on DS9 in order to preserve the history of the colony.

The Sound of Her Voice

Season 6 | Episode 25
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As the Defiant races to a shipwrecked officer who is days away, the crew keeps in contact with her. Meanwhile, Jake follows Quark's latest scheme for story research.
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Reply #159 posted 04/06/18 2:51pm

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I'm not as hyped up on The Visitor, but I get it.

The other 3 I just love.

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Reply #160 posted 04/07/18 1:44pm

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Star Trek/The 4400 connection

Ira Steven Behr

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Was the executive producer on the 4400 and was a co-producer on DS9 and TNG

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Reply #161 posted 04/08/18 9:20am

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Around '89 or '90, Yvonne Craig (RIP) appeared on the Howard Stern Show. Stern asked her about William Shatner, and she said, "Um, let's talk about Leonard Nimoy", lol. Apparently, the Shat wasn't such a nice guy. During a taping ,she said Shatner yelled "Don't touch me!" when she ran her fingers through his hair. Dude was sensitive about his hairpiece. lol

Shatner started appearing on Howard's show in the mid-90s, becoming one of Stern's best guests.

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Reply #162 posted 04/08/18 12:41pm

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uPtoWnNY said:

Around '89 or '90, Yvonne Craig (RIP) appeared on the Howard Stern Show. Stern asked her about William Shatner, and she said, "Um, let's talk about Leonard Nimoy", lol. Apparently, the Shat wasn't such a nice guy. During a taping ,she said Shatner yelled "Don't touch me!" when she ran her fingers through his hair. Dude was sensitive about his hairpiece. lol

Shatner started appearing on Howard's show in the mid-90s, becoming one of Stern's best guests.

Hey like Jim Croce said " You don't tug on Superman's cape, you don't spit into the wind, You don't pull the mask off the old Lone Ranger and you don't touch Captain Kirks toupee" no no no!

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Reply #163 posted 04/08/18 12:43pm

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morningsong said:

I'm not as hyped up on The Visitor, but I get it.

The other 3 I just love.

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Reply #164 posted 04/09/18 12:06pm

morningsong

Sometimes I see Tim Russ as being such a serious person until I see ST extras like this...



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So stoopid.

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Reply #165 posted 04/09/18 12:10pm

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morningsong said:

Sometimes I see Tim Russ as being such a serious person until I see ST extras like this...



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So stoopid.

I think I remember hearing he mooned Kate Mulgrew on the show

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Reply #166 posted 04/09/18 12:13pm

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kpowers said:

morningsong said:

Sometimes I see Tim Russ as being such a serious person until I see ST extras like this...



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So stoopid.

I think I remember hearing he mooned Kate Mulgrew on the show



Them straight face people you gotta watch 'em.

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Reply #167 posted 04/09/18 4:56pm

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"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #168 posted 04/09/18 5:32pm

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purplethunder3121 said:

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I always like behind the scenes from the original series

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Reply #169 posted 04/10/18 11:32am

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Non-ST,but still. Never heard of it but I wanna see it.
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Reply #170 posted 04/10/18 11:47am

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Umm, the dots are really hard to connect on this one.

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Reply #171 posted 04/10/18 12:25pm

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morningsong said:

Umm, the dots are really hard to connect on this one.
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Don't know but me want

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Planet of the Apes too

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Reply #172 posted 04/10/18 12:26pm

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Reply #173 posted 04/10/18 12:30pm

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Kinda looks like Cat Stevens

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Reply #174 posted 04/10/18 12:45pm

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I did buy Mr. Squak in Seattle (close to the Space Needle) on my honeymoon last September

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Reply #175 posted 04/10/18 1:59pm

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kpowers said:



morningsong said:


Umm, the dots are really hard to connect on this one.
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Don't know but me want


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Planet of the Apes too


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Dear Lorde.
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Reply #176 posted 04/10/18 2:07pm

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morningsong said:

kpowers said:

Don't know but me want

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Planet of the Apes too

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Dear Lorde.

Those parachute toys were really popular back then. lol Here's some other ST toys from the same period:

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"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #177 posted 04/10/18 2:10pm

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Remeber those story records?

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Reply #178 posted 04/11/18 10:57am

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purplethunder3121 said:

morningsong said:

kpowers said: Dear Lorde.

Those parachute toys were really popular back then. lol Here's some other ST toys from the same period:

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Azrak star trek

Azrak star trek

Azrak star trek



I had similar toys but none of them were tied to a specific series or show or anything like that. I just found it funny that I don't think we ever saw any ST parachute, maybe in TNG on a planet I might vaguely remember something.

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Reply #179 posted 04/11/18 11:12am

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kpowers said:

Remeber those story records?

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Yeah, I didn't have any but I remember friends who did. I was lucky if I could afford to buy 45 record singles on my allowance... razz lol

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