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Old January 20 2014, 11:58 PM   #91
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Re: Name your imponderables for Star Trek

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Despite what anti-'PC' folk say, no-one is actually going up to people who say 'manhole' instead of 'personhole'* and poppping them in the mouth.
I try to be polite and reasonably PC for my own part, but I have to say, I'd be pretty tempted to kick someone who said 'personhole' right in their personhole.
I still snigger everytime someone says they're going down a manhole
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Old January 21 2014, 12:10 AM   #92
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Re: Name your imponderables for Star Trek

I sometimes call huntsman spiders huntspeople, just to see what happens.
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Old January 21 2014, 12:33 AM   #93
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Did Neelix, Kes, Spock, Kira, Odo etc learn English (or Standard) or was their speech constantly being translated? What about when they didn't wear a combadge?
Weren't UT's implants at this point? I'm thinking of Quark, Rom and Nog smacking their ears in "Little Green Men".
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Old January 21 2014, 02:59 AM   #94
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Now, another imponderable, for me: How do you allow a man who has had his mind copied into the Borg Collective just resume command of the Federation flagship?
You assign the ship to the butt end of space and hope you won't need it.
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Old January 21 2014, 03:05 AM   #95
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I still snigger everytime someone says they're going down a manhole
Ok, there's a riff on an old Steve Martin joke in there, but you'll have to find it for yourself. I ain't touching it.
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Old January 21 2014, 03:15 AM   #96
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Now, another imponderable, for me: How do you allow a man who has had his mind copied into the Borg Collective just resume command of the Federation flagship?
You assign the ship to the butt end of space and hope you won't need it.
That explains First Contact well enough, but not everything between "Family" and the end of Generations.
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Old January 21 2014, 03:28 AM   #97
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Now, another imponderable, for me: How do you allow a man who has had his mind copied into the Borg Collective just resume command of the Federation flagship?
You assign the ship to the butt end of space and hope you won't need it.
In today's Navy and/or NASA, he would either be tucked away in an office somewhere or retired.

My biggest pet peave is the total lack of realism for the sake of the episode. I love trek, but it is no where near believable in the true sense.
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Old January 21 2014, 03:32 AM   #98
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I bet they have PTSD hyposprays to fix you. They seem to have gotten rid of most mental health conditions and the few that show up are a real head scratcher for the enlightened ones (Barclay, Suder..)

Instant fix burns, turned into another species and back again in a day.. why not wire brains to function at the highest levels of copacetic and keep hitting redo every time something shitty happens?
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Old January 21 2014, 03:35 AM   #99
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Now, another imponderable, for me: How do you allow a man who has had his mind copied into the Borg Collective just resume command of the Federation flagship?
You assign the ship to the butt end of space and hope you won't need it.
That explains First Contact well enough, but not everything between "Family" and the end of Generations.
Troi and Crusher said he was fine and signed a permission slip.
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Old January 21 2014, 04:39 AM   #100
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My biggest pet peave is the total lack of realism for the sake of the episode. I love trek, but it is no where near believable in the true sense.
Not believable in the "true sense"?

You know it's fiction and fantasy, right?

My pet peave (sic) is people who complain about how stuff isn't perfect, and misspell words in the process.
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Old January 21 2014, 04:46 AM   #101
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You know it's fiction and fantasy, right?

My pet peave (sic) is people who complain about how stuff isn't perfect, and misspell words in the process.
Huh. What's that you were saying just a little while ago about axes and grinding?

Because I've got pots and kettles coming to mind now, for some reason. I can't imagine why.
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Old January 21 2014, 11:00 AM   #102
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Re: Name your imponderables for Star Trek

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Did Neelix, Kes, Spock, Kira, Odo etc learn English (or Standard) or was their speech constantly being translated? What about when they didn't wear a combadge?
Weren't UT's implants at this point? I'm thinking of Quark, Rom and Nog smacking their ears in "Little Green Men".
Why is it, when they ARE using a translator, we don't see lips out of sync or hear two voices speaking at the same time like we should?
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Old January 21 2014, 12:30 PM   #103
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Because the translator translates our visual perception as well. To match. So it doesn't look dumb.
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Old January 21 2014, 12:41 PM   #104
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Because the translator translates our visual perception as well. To match. So it doesn't look dumb.
There are problems with this explanation but I like it anyway, primarily because the idea that the UT built into comm badges has the ability to manipulate photons to edit visuals would go a little way toward explaining how Worf could use one to make a forcefield in "A Fistful of Datas".
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Old January 21 2014, 12:53 PM   #105
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I still snigger everytime someone says they're going down a manhole
I snigger at the Airline term "Cockpit." Especially with all of those lovely stewardesses walking in and out of it, all of the time. Sometimes bowlegged ...
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