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Old August 7 2007, 03:57 PM   #1
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TNG on "Comic Relief" -- canon or not?

If you haven't seen this B-4, the cast (sans Patrick Stewart) did a sketch for the 1994 edition of "Comic Relief" using the Enterprise sets and TNG characters.

Here's a YouTube video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hra0I-w3XBY

Now, I think this sketch was pretty funny and I appreciate how authentic it is to the television show; I only saw it for the first time the other day and it was like finding a lost segment of TNG.

So, the question is, seeing as how it's the TNG cast playing the TNG characters on the TNG sets, and it is "on-screen", should it be counted as canon?
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Old August 7 2007, 05:15 PM   #2
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Re: TNG on "Comic Relief" -- canon or not?

That was funny. IT was very authentic feeling. I think it was a way for Paramount to contribute. I would not consider it Canon though.

It was really funny when Data called Whoopi Who-pie, the look on Worf's face was hilarious.
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Old August 7 2007, 06:04 PM   #3
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Re: TNG on "Comic Relief" -- canon or not?

What kind of name is "Hoo-Pie?"

Great sketch.
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Old August 7 2007, 08:06 PM   #4
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Re: TNG on "Comic Relief" -- canon or not?

I've seen this before, love this sketch.

I wouldn't consider it canon though. And, yes, I'd like to think that Guinan masqueraded as a somewhat risque 20th/21st century comedian during her extended tenure on Earth.



There's a really neat shot in the begining I wish they had done in the series where the camera looks into the ObsLounge from the outside.
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Old August 7 2007, 08:26 PM   #5
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Re: TNG on "Comic Relief" -- canon or not?

I remember watching that, and Whoopi's reaction to it. It was great. And Guinan is what 600 or so years old? Maybe she was a comedian on Earth during the 20th/21st century.
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Old August 7 2007, 08:33 PM   #6
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Re: TNG on "Comic Relief" -- canon or not?

Guinan is atleast 500 years old, we see her as a woman in 19th century Earth so presumably she's been alive for a great deal of time before that to be an adult.
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Old August 8 2007, 03:25 PM   #7
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Re: TNG on "Comic Relief" -- canon or not?

Didn't she make an offhand comment about having tons of children?
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Old August 8 2007, 03:28 PM   #8
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Re: TNG on "Comic Relief" -- canon or not?

^ she had 27 (or so??) marriages, according to a throwaway line in Nemesis.
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Old August 8 2007, 03:49 PM   #9
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Re: TNG on "Comic Relief" -- canon or not?

Seriously, that was VERY cool, and you're right, it did kind of seem like a lost episode! Not too silly.

I guess homelessness causes were beneath Stewart. Or else he had a lot of Shakepere to do that day.
I remember a BRIEF into featuring Riker and Data at the Ops station. It was for a Best Dance Video Award that TNG did for the MTV music awards that year, or possibly 1993. But this clip was much better. :thumbsup:

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THIS, however is ass. (Riker hawks Enterprise Automation for Boole & Babbage)
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVHm02...elated&search=

But THIS is choice. (Burton vistis TNG set on Reading Rainbow)
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=4g4tZD...elated&search=

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Old August 8 2007, 07:52 PM   #10
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Re: TNG on "Comic Relief" -- canon or not?

Nemesis doesn't count. I was thinking of an episode of TNG.
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Old August 9 2007, 05:16 AM   #11
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Re: TNG on "Comic Relief" -- canon or not?

Tharpdevenport said:
Nemesis doesn't count. I was thinking of an episode of TNG.
I think I remember that too, but I can't remember what episode it was... Or maybe she said she had alot of siblings... I dunno.
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Old August 10 2007, 10:44 AM   #12
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Re: TNG on "Comic Relief" -- canon or not?

KyleCHaight said:
the question is, seeing as how it's the TNG cast playing the TNG characters on the TNG sets, and it is "on-screen", should it be counted as canon?
The live action segments of the games "TNG Interactive Video Board Game", "Klingon, "Borg", "Starfleet Academy" and "Klingon Academy", plus the attractions that were/are at Universal Studios and the Hilton, Las Vegas's "ST Experience" are not canon either, despite being "live action, filmed on the genuine sets, and shown onscreen".
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Old August 11 2007, 07:13 PM   #13
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Re: TNG on "Comic Relief" -- canon or not?

Guinan had lots of children, all of whom turned out okay except for one who wouldn't listen. But no, I forget which TNG episode it was...
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Old August 11 2007, 07:36 PM   #14
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Re: TNG on "Comic Relief" -- canon or not?

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Guinan had lots of children, all of whom turned out okay except for one who wouldn't listen. But no, I forget which TNG episode it was...
I think that was Evolution. Crusher asked Guinan about kids and she went into her experience with them.
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Old August 12 2007, 01:31 AM   #15
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Re: TNG on "Comic Relief" -- canon or not?

Yes, canon...

And Worf on "Webster" is canon too.

And that corporate video where Riker sells management software.
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