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Old December 31 2012, 01:23 PM   #16
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Re: Probably the most asked Trek question

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I can't think of a single question or comment anyone has made to me about DS9.
DS9 never really entered the public consciousness.

In High School, I used to get a fair number of questions about ST: Enterprise (Trip was considered cool) for the first two seasons. That's when it was episodic. Once the Xindi arc started and you couldn't watch every other or every third episode and keep up, general interest faded.

Still occasional received questions on who was rubbing whose feet !!!!

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Old December 31 2012, 01:29 PM   #17
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Re: Probably the most asked Trek question

The Borg Baby is in the Laurentian system. This has been proven.
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Old December 31 2012, 01:34 PM   #18
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What happened to Troi's accent?
(indeed, there are many Troi enigmas)

Why are the pre-TOS Romulans wearing post-TNG uniforms?
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Old December 31 2012, 01:35 PM   #19
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What happened to Troi's accent?
Universal translator caved in to all the protests and went into high filter mode.
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Old December 31 2012, 02:07 PM   #20
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Why are the pre-TOS Romulans wearing post-TNG uniforms?
Simple: Budget. Paramount had a bunch of good costumes kicking around after Nemesis and when Enterprise decided to bring in Romulans, rather than make new outfits they decided to use those other costumes that had only been used once in a movie no one saw.

Also, the Xindi-Reptiles in season 3 wear modified Reman costumes.
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Old December 31 2012, 02:59 PM   #21
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The reused Romulan uniforms in ENT never bothered me in the slightest. A Romulan's a Romulan, right? Trek's been recycling stuff for 45 years now! Klingons, Romulans, Ferengi, the ships and gizmos... they all look pretty much the same throughout Trek's 250 years of pretend history.

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My guess is Neelix once made a delicious stew but never told anyone what was in it.
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Old December 31 2012, 09:14 PM   #22
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I should apologise that the Rom uniforms question was more axiomatic. It just offends my sensibilities.
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Old December 31 2012, 09:31 PM   #23
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I was once asked why did Avery Brooks shave his head. There's a DS9 question.

I answered, he was trying to copy Picard.
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Old December 31 2012, 09:39 PM   #24
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I thought it was 'What happened with Gates on TNG after season one?'

I guess that's second to Kes.
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Old December 31 2012, 10:35 PM   #25
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I was once asked why did Avery Brooks shave his head. There's a DS9 question.

I answered, he was trying to copy Picard.
From everything I read he was trying to make Sisko more intimidating, so he copied the look of a character he played earlier in his career.
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Old December 31 2012, 11:23 PM   #26
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I was once asked why did Avery Brooks shave his head. There's a DS9 question.

I answered, he was trying to copy Picard.
I heard Avery Brooks as an actor hated the look he had in the early seasons. He much preferred to be bald and with a goatee, but TPTB didn't want two bald captains on at the same time. Brooks was finally allowed to shave his head when TNG ended.

Frakes had his "growing the beard" moment between seasons. Gene Roddenberry liked the look so much that the beard was kept.
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Old December 31 2012, 11:54 PM   #27
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I thought it was, can a starship go underwater?
Reminds me of a line from an old movie, maybe "Operation Petticoat".
Of course it can go underwater. It's the whole coming up part that might be a problem.
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Old January 1 2013, 02:48 AM   #28
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Oh well these are people in the street type questions I've been asked. I think the Borg Baby question isn't something that occurs to people who would never ask it on a message board.

And damn we haven't been asked that in a long time over in VOY land.. but Lien getting fired is always with us.
I literally just watched Collective two minutes ago and it didn't occur to me to ask that question.

Um. They found the baby's homeworld between episodes! Yeah, that's it.

My biggest question: If Earth is a unified planet, why is 80% of the population white?
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Old January 1 2013, 03:07 AM   #29
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I literally just watched Collective two minutes ago and it didn't occur to me to ask that question.

Um. They found the baby's homeworld between episodes! Yeah, that's it.
But that is the perfect answer to everything!

"between episodes"

It's the duct tape of continuity.
My biggest question: If Earth is a unified planet, why is 80% of the population white?
The Eugenics wars were much nastier than they have led us to believe.
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Old January 1 2013, 03:11 AM   #30
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The most-asked question has to be: "Why are people still bald in the future?"

Because on a nicely shaped head, bald is still sexy.

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I thought it was, can a starship go underwater?
Reminds me of a line from an old movie, maybe "Operation Petticoat".
Of course it can go underwater. It's the whole coming up part that might be a problem.
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