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

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Old November 20 2013, 05:51 PM   #76
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Re: Small things you'd've liked to've happened in TNG

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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.
I find it curious how they want people to be drunk, but not agressive. Isn't that depending on the type of person? Some get agressive, some get all depressed, some get all sociable, etc...
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Old November 20 2013, 05:59 PM   #77
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Chemically, anything is fixable.
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Old November 20 2013, 10:21 PM   #78
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Just a small thing?

Make Pulaski permanent. I never have liked Dr. Crusher. She's almost worse than Wesley.
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Old November 20 2013, 10:48 PM   #79
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I prefer Beverly over Pulaski. It's not like I hate Pulaski though.
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Old November 20 2013, 11:15 PM   #80
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^According to Data, synthehol's "intoxicating effects can be easily dismissed". (TNG: "Relics")

It sounds more like you don't get drunk.
This is why I'd make a terrible writer. Or lawyer. A seemingly simple, direct phrase actually has implied meaning above and beyond what it initially seems to.
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Old November 20 2013, 11:21 PM   #81
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I prefer Beverly over Pulaski. It's not like I hate Pulaski though.
^What he said.
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Old November 21 2013, 01:49 AM   #82
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^According to Data, synthehol's "intoxicating effects can be easily dismissed".
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Or by "easily dismissed" he means "no hangover".
But Data spoke of the "intoxicating effect," and not the lingering results, my take in that no matter how much you consume, you can never get more than a light to medium weight buzz.

Robert Picard said with synthehol you "never lose control."

Would kind of takes all the fun out of drinking.


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Old November 21 2013, 04:09 AM   #83
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Robert Picard said with synthehol you "never lose control."

Would kind of takes all the fun out of drinking.
For a second, I thought you meant Robert Picardo!

But yeah. To each their own, but I just can't picture the joy of, "Mmm! Tastes just like straight-up vodka! And no buzz, to boot! This is the drink for me!"
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Old November 21 2013, 04:49 AM   #84
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A couple more episodes set during the night shift would have been nice. If that's how the bridge is supposed to look like at "night," it's hard to believe that roughly 175 or so of the E-D's adventures all happened during the day. It wouldn't make much of a difference production-wise anyway since the senior staff would jump into action no matter what time of the day an emergency comes up.

An episode where Lore and Tom Riker team up (though admittedly I look at Tom through DS9-lenses).

Tricky to pull off, but I wonder what "classical" music composed from the 21st-24th centuries would sound like. The characters kept listening to music made prior to the 1900s, but music doesn't stop being created. Music is still being composed today, after all, and our definition of classic constantly changes as time goes on. After all, in the real world, we have a genre called 21st-Century/Modern Classical. Now, on very rare occasions we'd hear what would be considered modern music, but it seemed more pop-y or jazzy with a completely different audience (Gambit, for example).

The main cast of Lower Decks becoming recurring characters, or at the very least, background characters.

Seeing a photon torpedo being launched from within the torpedo bay would've been neat, though perhaps not worth the budget for a TV show of that era.

The Enterprise-D flying in an atmosphere. Forget Into Darkness, TOS did it first.
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Old November 21 2013, 05:03 AM   #85
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A couple more episodes set during the night shift would have been nice. If that's how the bridge is supposed to look like at "night," it's hard to believe that roughly 175 or so of the E-D's adventures all happened during the day. It wouldn't make much of a difference production-wise anyway since the senior staff would jump into action no matter what time of the day an emergency comes up.
Many had scenes during nighttime...really. Besides, we don't always know the time of the day. For all we know, the ending of BOBW Part One happened at 2am.



The main cast of Lower Decks becoming recurring characters, or at the very least, background characters.
Ogawa....

Seeing a photon torpedo being launched from within the torpedo bay would've been neat, though perhaps not worth the budget for a TV show of that era.
Why would it blow the budget?? All they have to do is set up a room where a plywood box shaped like a torpedo is pushed into a hole....


The Enterprise-D flying in an atmosphere. Forget Into Darkness, TOS did it first.
The D did it in Arsenal of Freedom and Interface. Maybe a couple of other times.
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Old November 21 2013, 05:21 AM   #86
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A couple more episodes set during the night shift would have been nice. If that's how the bridge is supposed to look like at "night," it's hard to believe that roughly 175 or so of the E-D's adventures all happened during the day. It wouldn't make much of a difference production-wise anyway since the senior staff would jump into action no matter what time of the day an emergency comes up.
Many had scenes during nighttime...really. Besides, we don't always know the time of the day. For all we know, the ending of BOBW Part One happened at 2am.
Which episodes other than Data's Day outright showed the dimmed lights of night shift (and not because of some freak power outage)? A couple others maybe, but not *many,* and certainly teeny, tiny fraction of 7 seasons' worth of screentime. Only a couple episodes (or even perhaps only one) showed a dimmer bridge to reflect night shift, and even then the ship was operating on a routine basis, so no emergencies.

The main cast of Lower Decks becoming recurring characters, or at the very least, background characters.
Ogawa....
...who was a recurring character before the episode, and hardly the only primary cast member of that episode. Even discounting Sito for obvious reasons, there's still 3 more characters. Ogawa did not debut in this episode, but it was nice to see her fleshed out.

Seeing a photon torpedo being launched from within the torpedo bay would've been neat, though perhaps not worth the budget for a TV show of that era.
Why would it blow the budget?? All they have to do is set up a room where a plywood box shaped like a torpedo is pushed into a hole....
Also launching it, then flaring it up, and then propelling it at warp speed, a sequence that happens in a couple seconds, and thus not really justifying the cost, if it's an expensive set piece with SFX that is supposed be a very brief sequence because of the speed of a torpedo; after all, there is virtually no delay between Worf pushing the Fire button and the torpedo rocketing away. It's much easier and much more cost efficient to show the torpedo firing from outside the ship, which is what they did (and to date, almost every single instance across all the shows and movies). But even simple shipboard phaser blasts were expensive for the show, one of the reasons why the action only occasionally showed external phaser fire (compare to the number of times that the characters said they fire, or the ship rocking to imply that effect -- even the action heavy Yesterday's Enterprise had more instances of fire being told or implied than shown through FX).

The Enterprise-D flying in an atmosphere. Forget Into Darkness, TOS did it first.
The D did it in Arsenal of Freedom and Interface. Maybe a couple of other times.
No, I mean flying *within* the atmosphere. Arsenal of Freedom showed the Enterprise in re-entry and threatening to burn herself to death, but surely safer flights a la modern aircraft are possible. Compare that to the TOS Enterprise, with the ship trying to fly *up* but was still deep enough in the atmosphere that a 1960s jet was able to pursue.
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Old November 21 2013, 01:05 PM   #87
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Just a small thing?

Make Pulaski permanent. I never have liked Dr. Crusher. She's almost worse than Wesley.
Replace both of them with Selar
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Old November 21 2013, 01:14 PM   #88
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A couple more episodes set during the night shift would have been nice. If that's how the bridge is supposed to look like at "night," it's hard to believe that roughly 175 or so of the E-D's adventures all happened during the day. It wouldn't make much of a difference production-wise anyway since the senior staff would jump into action no matter what time of the day an emergency comes up.
Many had scenes during nighttime...really. Besides, we don't always know the time of the day. For all we know, the ending of BOBW Part One happened at 2am.



The main cast of Lower Decks becoming recurring characters, or at the very least, background characters.
Ogawa....

Seeing a photon torpedo being launched from within the torpedo bay would've been neat, though perhaps not worth the budget for a TV show of that era.
Why would it blow the budget?? All they have to do is set up a room where a plywood box shaped like a torpedo is pushed into a hole....


The Enterprise-D flying in an atmosphere. Forget Into Darkness, TOS did it first.
The D did it in Arsenal of Freedom and Interface. Maybe a couple of other times.
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Old November 30 2013, 10:33 PM   #89
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I'd have preferred to see the crew listening to something more than Classical or Jazz.

Wesley Crusher, especially during his chunky sweater phase in the first season, looks like he could be a fan of Mumford & Sons.
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Old November 30 2013, 11:29 PM   #90
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Just a small thing?

Make Pulaski permanent. I never have liked Dr. Crusher. She's almost worse than Wesley.
Replace both of them with Selar
I would've loved to at least seen more of Selar. I thought she was too interesting to be just a one off character, I wonder why she never returned? She did get a pretty juicy role in the New Frontier books, she's one of my favorite characters in that series.
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