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Old September 2 2010, 11:49 PM   #16
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Re: Trek Comic Caption Contest #5: Talk to the Hand!!

And then she crashed the Enterprise-E into the Scimitar .

(under orders...I know. Just kidding)
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Old September 3 2010, 12:12 AM   #17
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Re: Trek Comic Caption Contest #5: Talk to the Hand!!

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WESLEY: Can I drive the Enterprise?
PICARD: No. Absolutely not.
WESLEY: But I need it for my date tonight!

PICARD: You want the ship to impress a girl????

WESLEY: How else can I get laid?

PICARD: Good point, be back by midnight and with the tank full.
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Old September 3 2010, 03:45 AM   #18
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Re: Trek Comic Caption Contest #5: Talk to the Hand!!

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I am so sick of that sexist joke about Troi crashing into a planet. She brought the saucer down safely with zero casualties. That's an extraordinary feat that deserves praise.
I have four daughters. Three are a good distance past driving school age. No accidents. No problems. Ditto for Mrs. SicOne. I have had three, count 'em, one-two-three accidents. State Farm got more money from me than my girls put together, I do believe. Relax, skippy; we were just having a chuckle at Troi's expense.

And I hasten to add that IIRC per the TNG TM, the computer handles the re-entry and slide-out. I'd go to my office and double-check it, but it's not really that important.

As you were.

P.S. Picard DID say, "Our casualties were light."...and that's canon dialogue.
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Old September 3 2010, 03:52 AM   #19
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^Then you should know better than to think that ugly, sexist joke is in any way funny. It doesn't matter how you rationalize it based on the movie's details -- it's still an extension of the broader, misogynistic tradition of jokes that insult women's driving ability. I mean, nobody ever jokes about Tom Paris crashing Voyager in "Timeless" or Matt Decker crashing the Constellation into the Doomsday Machine. The only person who gets the "can't drive" jokes directed at them -- and gets constantly inundated with them, in fact -- is a female character. That's not by chance. And it's not fair or funny.
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Old September 3 2010, 04:13 AM   #20
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^ Mrs. SicOne, giggling behind me, begs to differ. She enjoyed "Generations". TNG is the only Trek I could ever get her to watch.

Stay thy wrath, son; for what it's worth, I thought Troi did a fine job whenever she had to step outside her comfort zone as ship's counselor. Especially in TNG's "Disaster", I think that episode was called. You know, the one when Picard was stuck in the turbolift with all of those kids.

BTW, Kirk crashed the Constellation into the Doomsday Machine. Decker took a shuttle into it.

And Paris had no helm control at the time Voyager crashed in "Timeless".

Christopher, I am shocked and dismayed. Usually you check your facts before you work yourself into a fine froth, pardner.

Have a nice night.
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Old September 3 2010, 01:33 PM   #21
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Splitting hairs. Stereotypes aren't based on facts. There are just as many factual flaws behind the insulting portrayal of Troi as an incompetent responsible for the crash. So this is not about facts, it's about attitudes and predispositions. If people were predisposed to mock men for their "driving" skills, they'd ignore the facts so they could make jokes about Kirk and Paris and all the countless male characters who've crashed shuttles. Hell, the one character in Trek history who's been canonically mocked onscreen as a terrible automobile driver is James T. Kirk. But instead the only character who is RELENTLESSLY AND REFLEXIVELY MOCKED in fandom as a dangerous driver at every opportunity, even though it's never been a significant part of her character, is a woman. And that tells me that sexism is alive and well on the Internet. This is an ugly joke, it's a tired and overused joke, and it should stop. Even if it weren't derogatory, it's just overused and cliched. It's lazy to fall back on it.
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Old September 3 2010, 02:02 PM   #22
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Go start a sexism thread elsewhere, people.
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Old September 3 2010, 02:47 PM   #23
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Can we have a racism thread about Chakotay crashing shuttles then?

That's a far longer running gag than Troi's piloting skills.
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Old September 3 2010, 04:59 PM   #24
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Splitting hairs. Stereotypes aren't based on facts. There are just as many factual flaws behind the insulting portrayal of Troi as an incompetent responsible for the crash. So this is not about facts, it's about attitudes and predispositions. If people were predisposed to mock men for their "driving" skills, they'd ignore the facts so they could make jokes about Kirk and Paris and all the countless male characters who've crashed shuttles. Hell, the one character in Trek history who's been canonically mocked onscreen as a terrible automobile driver is James T. Kirk. But instead the only character who is RELENTLESSLY AND REFLEXIVELY MOCKED in fandom as a dangerous driver at every opportunity, even though it's never been a significant part of her character, is a woman. And that tells me that sexism is alive and well on the Internet. This is an ugly joke, it's a tired and overused joke, and it should stop. Even if it weren't derogatory, it's just overused and cliched. It's lazy to fall back on it.
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Go start a sexism thread elsewhere, people.
Well, Christopher, that's somewhat appropriate for I am a lazy, fall-back kind of guy.

But, yeah, what KingDaniel said. Just acknowledge for us that I was right about Picard's statement regarding casualties where it contradicts your own and about Kirk, not Decker, being the one to fly Constellation into the DD Machine, and I'll spot you the "Timeless" reference, guy. If you wanna debate sexism in Trek, ad nauseum, we should pop on over to Miscellaneous or perhaps TNZ, where they frequently eat their own young. You know we'll get a variety of differing opinions.

Okay, anyone else have any funny captions? Anyone? Bueller?
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