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The Next Generation All Good Things come to an end...but not here.

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Old November 18 2013, 01:56 AM   #61
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^and then Barclay wakes up?
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Old November 18 2013, 03:29 AM   #62
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I'd have liked someone to bring up the issue of Troi and her "uniform" a lot earlier than Jellico did, and I'd have liked someone to ask why she was on the bridge.
Preferably before they shot the pilot....
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Old November 18 2013, 04:05 PM   #63
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I never understood Troi and her leotards anyway.

The leotards would maybe make sense if she had been written as being a civilian counsellor on board the ship or something. Was this idea ever considered?

But no, right there in the "Farpoint" pilot, they made the mistake of putting her in Starfleet uniform and assigning her the rank of Lieutenant Commander (IIRC). Incontroverable.

Admittedly most of the plots she was involved in over the years probably wouldn't have changed much if she had been a civilian character rather than someone within the chain of command, but still...
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Old November 18 2013, 04:08 PM   #64
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Let them walk past the cetacean department while they deliver some boring expositionary dialogue.

Have a look at the main shuttle bay.

Stuff like that would have been nice and possible in a film like Generations.
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Old November 19 2013, 04:56 PM   #65
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Recently rewatching "Ethics", I had to laugh when Worf tries to enlist Riker's aid in committing suicide. "Oh, so now he remembers that they used to be best buds back in Season 2!"
That's what I thought too!
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Old November 20 2013, 01:18 AM   #66
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That at some point, any point, Data gets promoted to full commander. WTF sense did it make to have Troi pass him, when all she did was qualify for bridge command duty? Data is the 3rd in command, from day one!
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Old November 20 2013, 03:08 AM   #67
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I'm guessing Data was held back due to a lingering prejudice against him as an artificial life form.
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Old November 20 2013, 04:25 AM   #68
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That at some point, any point, Data gets promoted to full commander. WTF sense did it make to have Troi pass him, when all she did was qualify for bridge command duty? Data is the 3rd in command, from day one!
Yeah, and maybe then Crusher could've pushed Data in the water and Geordi could've bitten her head off about how that's "not funny!"!
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Old November 20 2013, 05:55 AM   #69
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"Tea, Earl Grey-- Oh, the hell with that. Gin and tonic, on the rocks."
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Old November 20 2013, 10:10 AM   #70
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^Synthehol.

What's the point of synthehol, just to see what it tastes like?
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Old November 20 2013, 11:48 AM   #71
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^Synthehol.

What's the point of synthehol, just to see what it tastes like?
I figured it has the same effects as alcohol, but doesn't lead to hangovers, or even addiction.
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Old November 20 2013, 12:49 PM   #72
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^According to Data, synthehol's "intoxicating effects can be easily dismissed". (TNG: "Relics") (http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Synthehol)

It sounds more like you don't get drunk.
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Old November 20 2013, 01:27 PM   #73
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^According to Data, synthehol's "intoxicating effects can be easily dismissed". (TNG: "Relics") (http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Synthehol)

It sounds more like you don't get drunk.
Well then it would be all about the specific taste, and burning, and stuff of alcohol. And that doesn't make too much sense.

Or by "easily dismissed" he means "no hangover".
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Old November 20 2013, 02:56 PM   #74
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An advantage of having more aliens in the background (but not the foreground) is that their makeup wouldn't have to withstand the scrutiny of a close up, like during a face to face with a lead character.


Exactly. DS9 did it with all the aliens on the Promenade, so it was do-able on a TV budget at the time.
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^According to Data, synthehol's "intoxicating effects can be easily dismissed". (TNG: "Relics") (http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Synthehol)

It sounds more like you don't get drunk.
Well then it would be all about the specific taste, and burning, and stuff of alcohol. And that doesn't make too much sense.

Or by "easily dismissed" he means "no hangover".
It could be closer than we think.
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