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Sran September 5 2013 01:48 AM

The Final Frontier With Decker On Board
 
Suppose Will Decker were still aboard Enterprise with Kirk, Spock, and McCoy during the time of The Final Frontier. As he seemed to be a man of spirituality ("We all create God in our own image."), how do you think he'd have reacted to Sybok's proclamations about taking the Enterprise through the Great Barrier to find Sha Ka Ree? Would he have embraced the idea that God was waiting for the crew on the other side of the barrier, or would he have reacted with skepticism similar to Kirk's?

It's difficult know for sure. He wasn't there, and not enough of his character was fleshed out before he departed with V'Ger. But given what we know of Decker, what might he have done upon meeting Sybok?

--Sran

Joker September 5 2013 02:22 AM

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He would have had sex with that big floodlight at the end.

Captain_Q September 5 2013 05:25 AM

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I think that Decker would have embraced the possibility that Sha Ka Ree/God was on the other side of that barrier. Just from the way he accepted V'Ger (even though it was probably because of Ilea) but still, V'Ger was like the ultimate unknown of that movie. God is the ultimate unknown of pretty much anything. So it's possible, but Decker wasn't my favorite person so I'm glad he was just in one movie.

jpv2000 September 5 2013 06:59 PM

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Captain_Q wrote: (Post 8600701)
Decker wasn't my favorite person so I'm glad he was just in one movie.

Same here. I never cared for the character much.

CorporalClegg September 5 2013 08:48 PM

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I think he would be curious and to know for sure if God was at the center of the galaxy, but I also think he'd be the first one behind kirk wanting to know why God needed a starship.

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Joker wrote: (Post 8600131)
He would have had sex with that big floodlight at the end.

Before or after having sex with Doctor Gillian?

Sran September 5 2013 09:53 PM

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CorporalClegg wrote: (Post 8603098)
I think he would be curious and to know for sure if God was at the center of the galaxy, but I also think he'd be the first one behind kirk wanting to know why God needed a starship.

Good point! I can totally picture Decker and Kirk exchanging a WTF look after hearing the entity ask for the ship. More than that, I think Decker's reaction to the entity asking Kirk's identity would have been priceless.

--Sran

xvicente September 5 2013 09:53 PM

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He would reccomend so much more simulations in the warp enginas that they wouldnt still have reached Numbus

Sran September 5 2013 09:55 PM

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xvicente wrote: (Post 8603410)
He would reccomend so much more simulations in the warp enginas that they wouldnt still have reached Numbus

As annoying as that was, it might have prevented the Enterprise from flying into a wormhole.

--Sran

Captain_Q September 6 2013 03:22 AM

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What does God need with a starship?

Lance September 6 2013 01:45 PM

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Captain_Q wrote: (Post 8604607)
What does God need with a starship?

He really wanted to get those frequent flyer miles.

austen_pierce September 6 2013 05:50 PM

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He would have made Kirk get those f@&king shields up before Khan could land a hit.

Sran September 6 2013 06:01 PM

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austen_pierce wrote: (Post 8606740)
He would have made Kirk get those f@&king shields up before Khan could land a hit.

I don't know...

Decker: "Recommend defensive posture, Captain. Screens and shields."

Kirk: "No, Mr. Decker. That could also be misinterpreted as hostile."

--Sran

austen_pierce September 6 2013 11:17 PM

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Sran wrote: (Post 8606803)
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austen_pierce wrote: (Post 8606740)
He would have made Kirk get those f@&king shields up before Khan could land a hit.

I don't know...

Decker: "Recommend defensive posture, Captain. Screens and shields."

Kirk: "No, Mr. Decker. That could also be misinterpreted as hostile."

--Sran

Good point. Maybe with both Decker AND Savik urging caution Kirk would have listened.

But back to TFF. I do wish the movies would have kept with the concept of an XO, but I guess the Shat never wanted to share the spotlight. He definitely would have given Kirk a reality check on going along with the whole God premise. I think his quote from TMP about making God in our own image was more anthropological than religious. He seemed too 'by the book' (sorry for the TWOK hook again) to buy in to Sybok's mantra.

Sran September 6 2013 11:31 PM

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austen_pierce wrote: (Post 8608690)
But back to TFF. I do wish the movies would have kept with the concept of an XO, but I guess the Shat never wanted to share the spotlight. He definitely would have given Kirk a reality check on going along with the whole God premise. I think his quote from TMP about making God in our own image was more anthropological than religious. He seemed too 'by the book' (sorry for the TWOK hook again) to buy in to Sybok's mantra.

By the book or no, I don't think he'd have fallen for Sybok's nonsense. I do think he'd have been genuinely curious about the chance to find God and would have pursued the opportunity to cross the Great Barrier. But I don't think he'd have played along when Sybok wanted to explore his deepest pain. And like Kirk, I think we've already seen it play out on screen.

--Sran

austen_pierce September 7 2013 01:15 AM

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Decker WOULD have done better than Chekov at fooling Sybok into thinking he was captain.


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