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Re: Star Trek
« Reply #100 on: May 21, 2010, 05:05:22 AM »

If we could find a .gif of Al thumping Ziggy with the heel of his palm in frustration, I think we'd have a suitable replacement avatar for you.

I'm 80% certain you've actually posted one of those before. If not you than someone else on here.
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Re: Star Trek
« Reply #101 on: May 23, 2010, 09:34:48 AM »

Trek's time travel bullshit is actually pretty interesting and amusing.

I just finished watching an episode entitled "Relativity".  Seven is conscripted by  a 29th century time ship to stop Voyager from being destroyed by an alternate timeline version of the time ship's captain.  Just seeing Janeway suffer the headache of time travel and temporal incursions is amusing.
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Re: Star Trek
« Reply #102 on: May 23, 2010, 10:55:02 AM »

Except they never actually deal with any of that shit in Voyager, they just roll their eyes and go "Temporal mechanics, who understands that stuff! Harry, pass me that chronoton disruptor."


Best time travel episode(s) is still All Good Things...
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Re: Star Trek
« Reply #103 on: May 26, 2010, 05:45:27 PM »

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Re: Star Trek
« Reply #104 on: September 01, 2010, 04:44:56 PM »

I'm watching the DS9 two-parter Past Tense.

Dax, Sisko, and Bashir get blasted in to the year 2024 by a Negative Space Wedgie while visiting Earth on USS Defiant.  Using the same  Treknobabble that stopped the Enterprise-E from vanishing from existence in First Contact, the others of the Defiant crew go to rescue them.  I point this out because, in 14 years, the unemployment rate and economy is going to tank terribly, and people who are unemployed and can't find work will be stuffed away in cordoned-off areas of major cities to rot.  Clearly the Beck/Palin ticket in 2012 was ALSO not Change We Could Believe In (tm).
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Re: Star Trek
« Reply #105 on: September 01, 2010, 08:13:23 PM »

Oh yeah, I remember that one. Sisko becomes Martin Rodney King X or whatever.
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Re: Star Trek
« Reply #106 on: September 02, 2010, 12:48:34 PM »

Yeah.
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Re: Star Trek
« Reply #107 on: September 02, 2010, 01:33:04 PM »

So I guess I just watched a Red Letter Media review of the 2009 movie.
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Re: Star Trek
« Reply #108 on: May 04, 2011, 06:00:35 AM »

The doctor discussion over in SCIENCE BOARD got me thinking about Season 1 and 2 of TNG.

I love how the first season had a revolving door of chief engineers before they went and made the ship's wheelman the chief engineer.

Of course, given that one allowed Drunk Wesley Crusher to nearly break the ship, and another almost turned the show in to Voyager, no wonder Season 1 didn't have a permanent chief engineer.
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Re: Star Trek
« Reply #109 on: May 04, 2011, 06:37:22 AM »

Is season 1 the seasons where Troy and Crusher wore miniskirts?

Those were okay.
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Re: Star Trek
« Reply #110 on: May 04, 2011, 02:42:33 PM »

but dudes wore the same miniskirt uniforms
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Re: Star Trek
« Reply #111 on: May 04, 2011, 02:50:46 PM »

Bad news when the artificial gravity breaks down.
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Re: Star Trek
« Reply #112 on: May 04, 2011, 03:49:58 PM »

The only time I think that a ship in star trek ever had a random (i.e. nothing to do with enemy attack) catastrophic power failure, was Disaster, the one where Picard is stuck in a turbolift with dirty stinking children.  Even then, the artificial gravity was still online.
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Re: Star Trek
« Reply #113 on: May 04, 2011, 04:02:42 PM »

Gravity is really easy to control. I guess it's magnets or something.


Actually the thought occurred to me recently; if you could somehow generate an artificial gravity field inside a spaceship that was as strong as 1 G... wouldn't that mean that the ship would now have a gravity well the size of the planet Earth? Which is to say, powerful enough to fuck up the orbits of whatever planets or planetoids or other spaceships you happened to be cruising near?

Fuckin' magnets.
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Re: Star Trek
« Reply #114 on: May 04, 2011, 05:21:23 PM »

Hasn't science shown that artificial gravity would be generated on a stationary...er, station, by putting it in to a permanent spin, holding people and objects "down" by centripetal force?
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Re: Star Trek
« Reply #115 on: May 04, 2011, 05:45:20 PM »

Yeah, in reality. We're talking about Star Trek.
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Re: Star Trek
« Reply #116 on: May 04, 2011, 06:50:36 PM »

Where you can blast holes in space with a deflector array and travel through time with a transporter.
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Re: Star Trek
« Reply #117 on: May 04, 2011, 06:52:27 PM »

There are ways you can simulate gravity in real life but they are pretty clunky. One method is to spin the ship, but in order to get Earth-like gravity the spinning section has to be either really fast or really big. And the other way is that you will naturally get pressed down in the opposite direction of thrust whenever you are accelerating. The problem is that you generally aren't going to be accelerating the whole time, and spinning the ship or part of the ship poses irritating engineering problems. The Enterprise is really the wrong shape to be spun around that way.


According to Memory Alpha, the gravity in Star Trek works like this:

Quote from: Memory Alpha
Artificial gravity is created using gravitons embedded in the floor plating. When an electrical charge is applied to them they produce gravity at varying strength depending on the amount of power applied to them.

So in other words, a wizarditon particle did it
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Re: Star Trek
« Reply #118 on: May 04, 2011, 08:09:19 PM »

So someone could remove those floor plates in the hallway as a joke and you'd end up floating in midair.

Why can't we ever see THAT kind of shipboard malfunction.
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Re: Star Trek
« Reply #119 on: May 04, 2011, 08:35:05 PM »

...but that explanation specifically says it needs electricity to work.
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