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Old December 18 2013, 09:01 PM   #31
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Re: First Contact

Malcor 3 could just be the Universal Translator's version of what the natives call their planet- the real name might sound like Chinese food being turned inside out.

The Aliens had to resemble humans enough for Riker to disguise himself as one. It they looking like a walking squid or an orange plant Dr. Crusher would have a lot of surgery to do.

Back in the Sixties a study was made about how people would react to the knowledge that aliens had visited us - mass panic and rioting was expected.
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Old December 18 2013, 10:34 PM   #32
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Yeah, but aliens in pop culture were usually hostile invaders in the 60s. Today I think the predominant reaction would be to invent a new genre of porn.

Or rather, people would be scared but also kind of excited. So long as they haven't blown anything up. If they started blowing stuff up, that's when panicking and riot would ensue.
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Old December 18 2013, 11:11 PM   #33
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Re: First Contact

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I wouldn't say the prime directive has been violated. They initiated contact because they had discovered warp and were about to meet other aliens anyway.
Yeah, but they delayed it. The Enterprise didn't violate it in "First Contact". But a socio-political crisis caused some years later by these events would be what the Prime Directive is supposed to prevent.
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Old December 19 2013, 12:54 AM   #34
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Yeah, but aliens in pop culture were usually hostile invaders in the 60s.
Or they benevolently shared their technology with us to ensure that we would live in peace and prosperity....
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Old December 19 2013, 06:08 PM   #35
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I think that Malcorian Lilith got Rikered, time permitting.. That "handshake" thing was from B5.

This was a great episode showing things, as it did, from the alien perspective.
How odd - I don't watch Babylon 5!
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Old December 19 2013, 09:39 PM   #36
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It's the opposite. The alien only wanted to go to first base, and Riker convinced her that's what first base was.
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Old December 19 2013, 11:30 PM   #37
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Ha. That would have never occurred to me. Brilliant cop out. It's almost as if it was what Riker implied.
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Old December 21 2013, 07:50 AM   #38
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I just finished watching the episode. I wonder what ever happened to Malcor III. On Memory Alpha, it's spoken of in the past tense, and I wonder if something happened of which we haven't been made aware. I don't think there are any books that expand on the story, though that would be nice. I'm curious to know how things turned out, whether Picard and Durken ever got the chance to meet again, whether Yale got to come back to her home planet and talk of all the great things she has seen?
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