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Old May 19 2013, 04:13 PM   #16
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Re: What are your thoughts on Gary Whitta's "Origins of the Borg" scri

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Transporting aboard would be inadvisable, Commander. The capsule is in a primitive form of cryogenic stasis - the interior cabin temperature is approximately minus six hundred degrees Celsius.
Maybe those are new celsius, they could have changed the scale along with the warp factors.

Or maybe it's someone writing stuff without doing even basic research and is just throwing scientific terms in to sound smart like "It will take us 3 lightyears to get there".
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Old May 19 2013, 05:25 PM   #17
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Transporting aboard would be inadvisable, Commander. The capsule is in a primitive form of cryogenic stasis - the interior cabin temperature is approximately minus six hundred degrees Celsius.
Maybe those are new celsius, they could have changed the scale along with the warp factors.

Or maybe it's someone writing stuff without doing even basic research and is just throwing scientific terms in to sound smart like "It will take us 3 lightyears to get there".
How many parsecs does Voyager need for the Kessel Run?
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Old May 19 2013, 05:33 PM   #18
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Well perhaps parsec means something different in the SW universe.
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Old May 26 2013, 10:45 PM   #19
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Didn't like it at all. Dialogue seems forced and corny- something that Voyager did not need more of.
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Old June 10 2013, 11:31 AM   #20
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I remember reading this about 10 years ago, when it floating around the web as a .txt file. It was evocative, but not really something I'd like to see filmed.
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Old June 10 2013, 11:34 AM   #21
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Transporting aboard would be inadvisable, Commander. The capsule is in a primitive form of cryogenic stasis - the interior cabin temperature is approximately minus six hundred degrees Celsius.
Maybe a cold fusion bomb did it.
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Old June 10 2013, 05:10 PM   #22
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Transporting aboard would be inadvisable, Commander. The capsule is in a primitive form of cryogenic stasis - the interior cabin temperature is approximately minus six hundred degrees Celsius.
Maybe a cold fusion bomb did it.
Don't even get me started ...
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Old June 14 2013, 03:33 AM   #23
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You have to love Gary's response in the comments at screened.com:

It was written as a spec many years ago when I was trying to break into screenwriting. Back in the day Star Trek used to be one of the only shows on TV that accepted unsolicited submissions from writers; a couple of writers who submitted spec scripts went on to have pretty good careers on Trek staff. But my timing sucked; shortly after the script was done I found out that Voyager's next season was to be its last and they already had all the ideas they needed to wind the show down. I doubt it would have been accepted anyway as the powers that be tend not to like it when outside writers take it upon themselves to define large parts of the mythology; something as big as the origin of the Borg would surely have been decided internally rather than letting some random outsider suggest it. Also I refused to put Neelix in the script as I fucking hate him.
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Old June 14 2013, 04:36 AM   #24
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I think that is just awful. Neelix is a valued adopted member of the crew who was truly useful in the beginning in his role of telling Janeway certain people were probably bad. Later when they were out of the space that Neelix knew all about he was also very useful as the cook which freed up whoever else would have ended up doing it to continue doing stuff important with the ship. And he took his position as morale officer very seriously something most of the others seemed to think they were too professional to bother with.
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