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Stargate Sir, we can't call it the Enterprise forum.

View Poll Results: What should be this forum's description?
Transporting you to Canadian woods for over ten years 33 30.28%
MALP shows no intelligent life, General 3 2.75%
Mocking our enemies since 1996 11 10.09%
We're too funny for our show 0 0%
Reproductive organs on the inside 2 1.83%
Sir, we can't call it the Enterprise forum 39 35.78%
We found a ring...in the sand.. 5 4.59%
It's always suicide-mission this, save the planet that. No one ever stops by just to say hi anymore 13 11.93%
Keep the current description! 3 2.75%
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Old August 12 2009, 04:24 AM   #46
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Re: New forum description

I agree that the Canadian woods one would be more appropriate for Stargate overall, though I'd probably word it differently. Perhaps...

"Transporting you to the forests of Canada for over ten years."

Or even "Transporting you to the Canadian woods for over ten years." Either way, a 'the' really needs to be in there.
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Old August 12 2009, 04:51 AM   #47
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I voted for the woods one but the Enterprise line is good as well.
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Old August 12 2009, 09:36 AM   #48
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Did someone edit the poll, because I could swear it was "Transporting you to the Canadian woods..."
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Old August 12 2009, 11:43 AM   #49
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I didn't put a "the" in there no. "the" implies a specific location. Whereas "Canadian woods" is general... can be any woods in Canada.

I did wonder if woods was a very British word and it should have been forests though.
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Old August 12 2009, 12:21 PM   #50
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In that case, I'd use forests instead of woods. "Transporting you to Canadian forests for over ten years." It flows better.

This is all moot anyway, since it looks like the Enterprise line is gonna win.
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Old August 12 2009, 04:30 PM   #51
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I did wonder if woods was a very British word and it should have been forests though.
It's not, but I tend to think of woods being much smaller than forests.
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Old August 12 2009, 06:08 PM   #52
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I did wonder if woods was a very British word and it should have been forests though.
Forests is used more in Britain. I would have thought Woods was American
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Old August 12 2009, 11:26 PM   #53
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^ Doesn't matter, coz we should go with the enterprise line...
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Old August 12 2009, 11:29 PM   #54
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^I think "woods" just sounds... quainter and... smaller? I think it's a connotation thing more than anything else.

"Unnatural Selection" was the SG-1 episode where Carter said to O'Neill, "Sir, we can't call it the Enterprise."

Then, "Inferno" was the Atlantis episode where they find an Ancient warship called the Hippaforalkus. Col. Sheppard hates the name. Dr. McKay quickly tries to suggest another one before Col. Sheppard cuts him off, "And we're not calling it the Enterprise." That's when Col. Sheppard unilaterally names it the Orion during his next communique with the Deadalus.

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I wonder if it's intentional that both episodes have the same names as TNG episodes.
The SG-1 episode titles were pretty generic for the sci-fi genre. They had so much overlap that I doubt that these two were specially selected for duplication.
You're probably right. However, I think there is some rule that if there's a particularly sucky Star Trek episode, the Stargate episode with the same name will be totally awesome! (SEE "Threshold" & "Meridian" for examples.)
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Old August 13 2009, 11:39 AM   #55
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Re: New forum description

When does this thing close?
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Old August 13 2009, 02:50 PM   #56
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Then, "Inferno" was the Atlantis episode where they find an Ancient warship called the Hippaforalkus. Col. Sheppard hates the name. Dr. McKay quickly tries to suggest another one before Col. Sheppard cuts him off, "And we're not calling it the Enterprise." That's when Col. Sheppard unilaterally names it the Orion during his next communique with the Deadalus.
So they can't honour Star Trek, but they can honour Raumpatrouille!

Interesting...
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Old August 14 2009, 06:24 AM   #57
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When does this thing close?
After we ring up Florida to rig the vote in our favour
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Old August 14 2009, 11:31 PM   #58
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Then, "Inferno" was the Atlantis episode where they find an Ancient warship called the Hippaforalkus. Col. Sheppard hates the name. Dr. McKay quickly tries to suggest another one before Col. Sheppard cuts him off, "And we're not calling it the Enterprise." That's when Col. Sheppard unilaterally names it the Orion during his next communique with the Deadalus.
So they can't honour Star Trek, but they can honour Raumpatrouille!
To quote Dr. Temperance Brennan, "I don't know what that means."
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Old August 15 2009, 12:57 AM   #59
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It was a german sci-fi show, contemporaneous with the original Star Trek, which featured the spaceship Orion.
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Old August 15 2009, 01:00 AM   #60
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"Sir, we can't call it the Enterprise forum." is by far the best.
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