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Old February 25 2010, 11:01 AM   #46
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Re: Hi from a newbie :) Please read my babble

Excellent



So, female perspective......... does the technical/psuedo science stuff get in the way of the plotlines and characters, or do you enjoy both?

I found that my girly can get into it in a "soap opera" sense and enjoys the stories whenever she does watch one, but the technobabble puts her off a bit.

Right............. im off to convert more TNG episodes to watch on my PSP for those quiet moments at work
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Old February 25 2010, 03:29 PM   #47
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I think the new movie franchise is a good start; but truthfully? I think Trek's best bet is a new animated series - follow in Star Wars' steps (while still retaining Trek's dignity - it can be done! Cartoons aren't JUST for kids anymore, you know...), and get a new generation of fans onboard.

Let's see the toys, the publicity blitz etc etc.

I think a new animated show is far more probably than a live TV series at this point, and potentially a lot better for the franchise.

Something set in the 23rd century? Star Trek: Titan? Something else? Doesn't matter - just make it good!!
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Old February 25 2010, 04:03 PM   #48
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Hello/hello.

Ramble away. There seems to be a fair bit of that around here.
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Old February 25 2010, 04:07 PM   #49
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There's quite a lot of women here, you'll find.

Yes, more women.
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Old February 25 2010, 05:06 PM   #50
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Merging this with the Welcome thread...

Oh - and welcome to the board!
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Old February 26 2010, 01:58 AM   #51
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So, female perspective......... does the technical/psuedo science stuff get in the way of the plotlines and characters, or do you enjoy both?
I'm female, and I have no problem with the tech stuff. To me, it's all part of the universe of the story. My interest is in character, even above plot, but neither character nor plot can be shown to their best advantage if the world of the story isn't realized. To me, the tech stuff is as important as, say, the ocean would be to a mermaid story.
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Old February 27 2010, 02:40 AM   #52
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Hello, everyone. I was a member for a while previously, though not a very active one. I'm back and starting over w/ a new name because of some privacy concerns.

I'm primarily a fan of TNG and DS9. Old enough to have watched TOS, but never did until recently (thank you, Netflix).

Looking forward to being back. Gotta go find myself an avatar...
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Old February 27 2010, 02:49 AM   #53
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Welcome...nice name from a nice character!

You'll be able to get an avatar once you've hit 50 posts and 2 weeks, I believe.

So I gather from the name that you're a fan of Cardassians? (And Bajorans?)
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Old February 28 2010, 12:33 AM   #54
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So, female perspective......... does the technical/psuedo science stuff get in the way of the plotlines and characters, or do you enjoy both?
The technical / sci fi part doesn't get in the way of my enjoyment at all. I like the way it all comes together as a whole: appealing characters, interesting (though admittedly sometimes silly) plots, philosophy / UFP values, AND techobabble.
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Old February 28 2010, 12:43 AM   #55
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Welcome...nice name from a nice character!

You'll be able to get an avatar once you've hit 50 posts and 2 weeks, I believe.

So I gather from the name that you're a fan of Cardassians? (And Bajorans?)
Thanks for the welcome. And the reminder -- I'd forgotten that I can't get an avatar right away.

I'm more a fan of Ziyal than of Cardassians or Bajorans in general. With her history, she could've been a real mess, but instead she turned out strong and artistic and, as you said, nice. I enjoyed the relationship between her and Kira.
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Old February 28 2010, 01:11 AM   #56
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So, female perspective......... does the technical/psuedo science stuff get in the way of the plotlines and characters, or do you enjoy both?
This female enjoys it all.

As good as the characters and plots are, I can't imagine watching it if I didn't also enjoy the "technical/pseudo science stuff".
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Old February 28 2010, 03:11 AM   #57
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I'm more a fan of Ziyal than of Cardassians or Bajorans in general. With her history, she could've been a real mess, but instead she turned out strong and artistic and, as you said, nice. I enjoyed the relationship between her and Kira.
Me too.

I have this half-crazy theory about Ziyal's personality and her choices, too...and why Dukat couldn't bear to kill her. It's my belief that Dukat's personality actually could've ended up a lot like hers, if he hadn't made all the wrong choices, used all the tired old excuses, and twisted himself into the monster he became. You get flashes of it when Ziyal's around, of the "old personality," but he never can shake off his self-delusions and take responsibility for himself.

But for just moments at a time, I feel like Dukat was seeing a reflection of who he could have become and now could never truly touch.

(I would PM you this next part, but seeing as you don't have PM capability yet, I'll go ahead and tell you that I explore an alter-Dukat in my fanfic, specifically in the Sigils and Unions: Catacombs of Oralius subseries.)
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Old February 28 2010, 05:06 PM   #58
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Nerys, I don't think your theory is half crazy. I always thought Dukat had potential.

Will check out your fanfic.
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Cool. Feel free to shoot me an e-mail through Ad Astra if you like.
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Old March 14 2010, 09:47 PM   #60
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So, female perspective......... does the technical/psuedo science stuff get in the way of the plotlines and characters, or do you enjoy both?
I'm female, and I have no problem with the tech stuff. To me, it's all part of the universe of the story. My interest is in character, even above plot, but neither character nor plot can be shown to their best advantage if the world of the story isn't realized. To me, the tech stuff is as important as, say, the ocean would be to a mermaid story.
I enjoy the characters, the plots, the ethical and political and philosophical stuff, and SF concepts like time-travel or alternate universes, but a lot of the technobabble goes over my head and I'm not even trying to understand it.
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