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Old April 12 2012, 05:46 AM   #1
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Voyager needs to be rewritten to include this decades pop culture

Not once throughout any episode of Voyager was there any mention of Google or Facebook

Come on, that's just unrealistic

They should redo a couple of episodes and just insert a couple of lines of dialog that go something like

'blah blah rotation temporal flux shields captain! By the way you should check out my facebook page!'

OR

'hurry up and get those transporters back online!'
'captain the graviton disruption field is causing our pattern buffers to overload! hold on a sec i am googling what to do about it'

IF they did that, Voyager would be cooler and mainstream.
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Old April 12 2012, 06:14 AM   #2
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Re: Voyager needs to be rewritten to include this decades pop culture

I suspect some would agree that VOY needs to be re-written to include as better characterisation for some of the characters.

Though given the time in which it was produced wouldn't it have been Yahoo and not Google? And was VOY pre-facebook as well? Well at least pre-facebook becomming the thing it is today?
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Old April 12 2012, 06:26 AM   #3
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Re: Voyager needs to be rewritten to include this decades pop culture

Yes, Voyager was done in the 90's. I think AOL was big back then. But if we redo it today, it wouldn't make sense to reference stuff that made sense 15 years ago.
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Old April 12 2012, 08:49 AM   #4
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Re: Voyager needs to be rewritten to include this decades pop culture

So facebook is going to survive WWIII?

Well I guess it is a bit more likely than Budweiser surviving.
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Old April 12 2012, 10:56 AM   #5
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Re: Voyager needs to be rewritten to include this decades pop culture

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So facebook is going to survive WWIII?

Well I guess it is a bit more likely than Budweiser surviving.
And Nokia.

The crew members probably know more about each other than they care to. That's especially true on Deck 9, Section 12.

Then again, Neelix did feel the need to start that video newsletter thing.
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Old April 12 2012, 12:37 PM   #6
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Easy- edit in facebook or google on that laptop Janeway and Chakotay used in Future's End.... or Rain Robinson's computer....
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Old April 12 2012, 01:02 PM   #7
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Re: Voyager needs to be rewritten to include this decades pop culture

Facebook, even "The facebook" (I saw a movie!) did not exist in 1996.

Teacake is right.

Over 3 billion people died in WWIII, and 10's of thousand of nukes went off in a matter of minutes.

The internet died.

Sure there was a million teraquads of porn on protected/shielded servers with independant power sources, but almost eveything else running free died.

Although you do have to wonder how many seasons of Ice loves Coco was was in the Federation Databse janeay handed over tot he Sikirans in Prime Factors.
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Old April 12 2012, 01:05 PM   #8
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Re: Voyager needs to be rewritten to include this decades pop culture

Someone already updated TOS to include Spacebook. Watch for Janeway's comment about the novels!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6n1zmyMbdg&hl=en&fs=1&">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6n1zmyMbdg&hl=en&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344">
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Old April 12 2012, 02:05 PM   #9
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Future's End.... or Rain Robinson's computer....
Explain the Playmates Talosian action figure sitting in her office.
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Old April 12 2012, 02:31 PM   #10
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The Eugenics war finished in 1996.

At it's height Khan ruled 3/4's of Asia.

(On happily Divorced last night, Fran Dresher's Mother said that if life was fair that her husband would look like Ricardo Montalban.)

He screwed the pooch so well that this Superman felt the need to run away into space.

So in a more original timeline before Starling, social networking wasn't invented before man was knocked on his ass back into the bronze age.

I was raised on old movies from the 40s.

I know what America looks like when it's invested in a war.

1996 on Voyager did not look like kryptonians were running amok in India taking slaves and wiping out unsatisfactory genetic potential in the existing bloodlines with nuclear weapons.

2012 today, in America.

Yup.

Could you imagine an armed collection agent coming door to door asking every family to hand over their Tin and Nylons for the war effort, or risk being charged with racketeering and hoarding?

Imagine such a collection agent going door to door in the gang banging tenements south east LA asking asking the crips and bloods for their spare bullets, to support the war effort... Or else?

Should the 1996 kathryn visited seem like there was a war on, or is it MORE futuristic, not that we understood it at the time, that a Nation can go to war invisibly.

Good lord.

Kirk had an episode about this.

The computer war game where the hypothetical casualties were marched off into suicide booths.
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Old April 12 2012, 02:33 PM   #11
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Therin of Andor wrote: View Post
Finn wrote: View Post
Future's End.... or Rain Robinson's computer....
Explain the Playmates Talosian action figure sitting in her office.

Holy shit.

EVERYTHING has just been Pike's dream?

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Old April 12 2012, 03:41 PM   #12
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Collingwood Nick wrote: View Post
Not once throughout any episode of Voyager was there any mention of Google or Facebook

Come on, that's just unrealistic

They should redo a couple of episodes and just insert a couple of lines of dialog that go something like

'blah blah rotation temporal flux shields captain! By the way you should check out my facebook page!'

OR

'hurry up and get those transporters back online!'
'captain the graviton disruption field is causing our pattern buffers to overload! hold on a sec i am googling what to do about it'

IF they did that, Voyager would be cooler and mainstream.
Your post made me lol. Thanks
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Old April 12 2012, 08:44 PM   #13
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KingDaniel wrote: View Post
Someone already updated TOS to include Spacebook. Watch for Janeway's comment about the novels!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6n1zmyMbdg&hl=en&fs=1&">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6n1zmyMbdg&hl=en&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344">
Those are awesome, thanks for sharing.
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Old April 13 2012, 12:06 AM   #14
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Re: Voyager needs to be rewritten to include this decades pop culture

"Ensign Bieber claims he had an ancestor who was a famous singer of note in the early 21st century."
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Old April 13 2012, 12:48 AM   #15
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Bieber is going to have children?

Is he still knocking boots with Selina Gomez?

It's weird when child stars grow up, and they think just because they're famous that they're pretty.
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