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Old April 14 2010, 06:05 AM   #31
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Re: Facepalm Moments

Ooh! Found another one.

Worst Case Scenario
Janeway: If Seska can rewrite Tuvok, maybe I can rewrite Seska.
YYEEEAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!
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Old April 14 2010, 08:02 AM   #32
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Were the literally any facepalm moments like the ones we see on the internet with picard?
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Old April 14 2010, 08:27 AM   #33
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Old April 14 2010, 08:45 AM   #34
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Old April 14 2010, 08:45 AM   #35
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Equinox.

The 'e' is short. They kept calling it the eequinox. Shut up shutupshutupshutuuuuuuup!
My dictionary disagrees. It says it should be pronounced "ee-kwuh-noks". This agrees with most everyone I have ever heard use the word.

Now, what I know of Latin suggests you are correct, but checking the word's origin shows that the initial "e" came in during the middle ages: in Latin the word begins with an "ae", which means it was pronounced "Eye-kwih-nok-ti-um".
From the Latin aequus, meaning equal, and noctis, meaning night.
'ae' (ash), which can also be either long or short is pronounced between 'a' and 'e', not 'aye'. Initial vowels can be long or short the same as all others and are nowadays usually decided on the number of syllables. Thus 'equals' is always pronounced with a long 'e' but 'equanimity' is not. Given the arbitrary nature of learning English from our immediate society, I will allow that this is a matter of preference. But I am still right.
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Old April 14 2010, 11:10 AM   #36
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Equinox.

When Janeway decides it's okay to torture, and possibly kill, an unarmed, defenseless person in her custody. WTF!!!!!

Then, she essentially gets away with it just because Chuckles was smart enough to stop it before it happened.
That unarmed, defenseless person had participated in genocidal acts as well as abandoned Janeway and her crew while they were being attacked for acts he and his shipmates had committed. He got what was coming to him - or at least he would have if Chuckles hadn't intervened.
Nobody deserves to be tortured. To do so only lowers oneself to the level of your enemey. It doesn't matter if he had just participated in genocidal acts as well as abandoned Voyager. If Janeway had went through with it, she would have been no better than Ransom. The ends do not justify the means.
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Old April 14 2010, 01:10 PM   #37
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I love this and am stealing it to use in my emails at work...
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Old April 14 2010, 03:13 PM   #38
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Equinox.

When Janeway decides it's okay to torture, and possibly kill, an unarmed, defenseless person in her custody. WTF!!!!!

Then, she essentially gets away with it just because Chuckles was smart enough to stop it before it happened.
That unarmed, defenseless person had participated in genocidal acts as well as abandoned Janeway and her crew while they were being attacked for acts he and his shipmates had committed. He got what was coming to him - or at least he would have if Chuckles hadn't intervened.
Nobody deserves to be tortured. To do so only lowers oneself to the level of your enemey. It doesn't matter if he had just participated in genocidal acts as well as abandoned Voyager. If Janeway had went through with it, she would have been no better than Ransom. The ends do not justify the means.
Actually, it wasn't torture.
Janeway was counting on Noah Lessing to break under pressure because she wanted to frighten him.
She was taking it to the limit though, and frankly, we don't know REALLY how far she would take the process had Chakotay not intervened.
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Old April 14 2010, 04:39 PM   #39
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'ae' (ash), which can also be either long or short is pronounced between 'a' and 'e', not 'aye'.
The two teachers I took Latin from (I repeated Latin I and Latin III) disagreed: I was taught that the dipthong "ae" should be pronounced like a long "i".
I have long suspected that this was ... an oversimplification. That caesar shouldn't be pronounced so much like "kaiser" and more like "kay-isar".
Like the letter J. They taught me the consonant form of the letter "i" should be pronounced like a "y", making julius pronounced "yoo-lee-us". I suspect this is because it is hard to get people to wrap their head (and mouth) around a consonant "i", and it should really be pronounced more like "ih-oo-lee-us".

None of which is relevant, I'm just sharing where I was coming from and hoping to pick your brain a bit I guess.
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Old April 14 2010, 10:32 PM   #40
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That unarmed, defenseless person had participated in genocidal acts as well as abandoned Janeway and her crew while they were being attacked for acts he and his shipmates had committed. He got what was coming to him - or at least he would have if Chuckles hadn't intervened.
Nobody deserves to be tortured. To do so only lowers oneself to the level of your enemey. It doesn't matter if he had just participated in genocidal acts as well as abandoned Voyager. If Janeway had went through with it, she would have been no better than Ransom. The ends do not justify the means.
Actually, it wasn't torture.
Janeway was counting on Noah Lessing to break under pressure because she wanted to frighten him.
She was taking it to the limit though, and frankly, we don't know REALLY how far she would take the process had Chakotay not intervened.
Exactly.

From what Janeway said to Chakotay at the end of the episode she herself did not know how far she would have gone before he intervened. So much for intent. Lessing on the other hand knew exactly what he was doing and how far he would go.
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Old April 14 2010, 10:40 PM   #41
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I love this and am stealing it to use in my emails at work...

I just made it. I knew there were pics of her facepalming. I figured if any did Q had to be involved and I was right.
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Old April 17 2010, 01:02 AM   #42
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It might make good story telling to see what happens to your enemy when you "hold them over the volcano" as they said in "Firefly", but the character that's pushed too far pays too much of a price for the knowledge.

Shatner played in an interesting TV movie back in the mid 70's, based on this premise. If you ever have the opportunity, rent "The Tenth Level". It will blow your socks off.
I discovered that "The Tenth Level" hasn't been released on DVD, but it has shown up on youtube! Here, for your viewing pleasure...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AN2V2kx_vKY
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Old May 4 2010, 01:34 AM   #43
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So, there are some serious facepalm moments in Voyager (as there are in all Trek series and movies). Some are more obvious than others. One that really struck me was the following:

"Think Tank"

"All we have to do now is... out-think the think tank." - Janeway

"Warhead"

"Assemble the staff. We're going to find a way to outsmart a smart bomb." - Janeway

"False Profits"

"We have to out-ferengi... the Ferengi." - Janeway
I just ran across another one, and I had to share it. I'm rewatching season 4. I'm on "Prey".

Guess what my favorite captain just said?

"So, there's one question remaining. Who's hunting the hunters."

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Old May 4 2010, 03:19 AM   #44
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"The Disease". Kim says: "Did your skin ever flush when you were near another person? Did your stomach ever feel like someone hollowed it out with a knife when you were apart? Did your throat ever swell when you realized it was over?"

In the midst of my face palm, my husband busted out with his Janeway impersonation: "Look here, son, I had lizard babies. You ain't tellin' me nothin'."

Then I had to facepalm a second time.
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Old May 5 2010, 12:35 AM   #45
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So, there are some serious facepalm moments in Voyager (as there are in all Trek series and movies). Some are more obvious than others. One that really struck me was the following:

"Think Tank"

"All we have to do now is... out-think the think tank." - Janeway

"Warhead"

"Assemble the staff. We're going to find a way to outsmart a smart bomb." - Janeway

"False Profits"

"We have to out-ferengi... the Ferengi." - Janeway
I just ran across another one, and I had to share it. I'm rewatching season 4. I'm on "Prey".

Guess what my favorite captain just said?

"So, there's one question remaining. Who's hunting the hunters."

Another...

Chakotay: You're a gung-ho kind of gal, aren't you?
Janeway: Does that bother you?
Chakotay: Nope, just not used to it. That's all. The girls back home are a little different.
Janeway: I guess, when it comes to my people's safety, this girl tends to get a little... gung-ho.
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