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Old August 14 2009, 04:39 PM   #16
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Re: Stardate mentioned in Spock Prime's ship

Plus, like I mentioned above, why would Spock Prime mention a long, complicated and (on-the-surface, anyways) inexplicable stardate to a young Jim Kirk who had no context for understanding them?
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Old August 14 2009, 04:47 PM   #17
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I arbitrarily choose to believe that the Jellyfish computer logged in to the surrounding subspace network to reestablish the current time, noted the current nomenclature, and from then on adopted that nomenclature in answering queries--so Stardate 644xx was duly translated into Stardate 2388.
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Old August 14 2009, 05:01 PM   #18
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Would we use Star Trek XI's stardates just like the old stardates all events and eras seen in the movie (from Kirk's birth to Spock Prime's future) would take place in the middle of Season 1 of TOS... between "Balance of Terror" (stardate 1709.1) and "What Are Little Girls Are Made Of?" (2712.4) to be precise.

So as you can see, the stardates in Star Trek XI are a major canon violation. Are we really supposed to be believe that Kirk was fighting Romulans in the Neutral Zone a week before he was even born on the Kelvin?
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Old August 14 2009, 05:25 PM   #19
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Re: Stardate mentioned in Spock Prime's ship

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Old August 15 2009, 03:16 AM   #20
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Re: Stardate mentioned in Spock Prime's ship

AFAIK, the only voice Majel does is the computer on the Enterprise when Chekov is giving his authorization code.


I am also sure that it was her voice when Kirk released the water valve in Engineering, freeing Scotty (who was trapped in the piping.)
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Old August 15 2009, 04:43 AM   #21
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AFAIK, the only voice Majel does is the computer on the Enterprise when Chekov is giving his authorization code.


I am also sure that it was her voice when Kirk released the water valve in Engineering, freeing Scotty (who was trapped in the piping.)
And in the little pod on Delta Vega.

Though I'm not sure why they would use Majel's Starfleet Computer Voice for a Vulcan ship.
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Old August 15 2009, 05:42 AM   #22
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I was watching Enterprise so much on Sci-Fi before the movie premiered that I did not even notice the change with stardates.
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Old August 15 2009, 07:29 AM   #23
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I'm also glad they decided to update the stardate format, as it had become a bit unwieldy. And it is too bad they won't have Majel Barrett to record any more computer voice scenes. Frankly, though, I hope they find a successor to make such recordings and don't reloop old Barrett recordings. It would be fun if one of the actors who appeared in the many ST shows became the new Starfleet computer voice, and it doesn't have to be restricted to a female actor's voice. I think Robert Picardo or Avery Brooks would be outstanding. And if they decide it should be a woman's voice, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, or Jennifer Lien esp., all have strong voices. -- RR
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Re: Stardate mentioned in Spock Prime's ship

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...or Jennifer Lien esp...
I like this suggestion.
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Old August 15 2009, 08:11 PM   #25
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...or Jennifer Lien esp...
I like this suggestion.
I have to say I like that idea, too. She's got a wonderful voice.
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Jennifer Lien was a mediocre actress with an almost Kathleen Turner-esque, sexy voice. Her looks and voicebox surpassed her emotive skills on screen any day.
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^So perfect for a computer, then!
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Old August 16 2009, 03:17 AM   #28
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Jennifer Lien was a mediocre actress with an almost Kathleen Turner-esque, sexy voice. Her looks and voicebox surpassed her emotive skills on screen any day.
She was fine in AMERICAN HISTORY X. Perhaps decent material enabled her to actually demonstrate her craft as she had learned it.
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Jennifer Lien was a mediocre actress with an almost Kathleen Turner-esque, sexy voice. Her looks and voicebox surpassed her emotive skills on screen any day.
She was fine in AMERICAN HISTORY X. Perhaps decent material enabled her to actually demonstrate her craft as she had learned it.
He's got a point, eddie. On the rare occasions the Voyager writers gave her a script with some substance to it (or even a solid scene), she carried it pretty well. Relatively few actors, however, have the knack for elevating material which is lacking, and most of the time she just wasn't given very much to work with.
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Old August 17 2009, 08:18 PM   #30
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Jennifer Lien was a mediocre actress with an almost Kathleen Turner-esque, sexy voice. Her looks and voicebox surpassed her emotive skills on screen any day.
She was fine in AMERICAN HISTORY X. Perhaps decent material enabled her to actually demonstrate her craft as she had learned it.
He's got a point, eddie. On the rare occasions the Voyager writers gave her a script with some substance to it (or even a solid scene), she carried it pretty well. Relatively few actors, however, have the knack for elevating material which is lacking, and most of the time she just wasn't given very much to work with.
"Before and After" was arguably her best episode. I'll cede she handled some episodes well. Sometimes very well. But overall...at best...she was a fair/mediocre actress who occasionally got serviced by good material.
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