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Old December 1 2007, 03:15 AM   #1
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Is This Video Canon??

Here is a clip of an episode that showed what Guinan was doing on Earth in the late 20th Century. Do you think it is considered canon?
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Old December 1 2007, 03:41 AM   #2
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It's every bit as canonical as the Riker infomercial.
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Old December 7 2007, 09:07 AM   #3
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Ha -- I remember that from its original airing. Not bad for this sort of thing; I actually laughed at "Hoo-pye".
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Old December 8 2007, 08:12 AM   #4
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That's not as horrible as the Riker schtick. I wonder how much it cost to get that whole thing together. Hell I'm surprised Paramount let them do the whole thing.
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Old December 8 2007, 10:34 AM   #5
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Pretty nice! Seems like a lost episode of TNG to me, although I would best fit it within "Time's Arrow" somehow.

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Old December 8 2007, 01:22 PM   #6
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I don't think these spots are any more canon than the Flintstones Winston Cigarette commercials.
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Old December 8 2007, 02:38 PM   #7
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It is completely 100% canon and should be included in Memory Alpha; as should this.
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Old December 8 2007, 06:07 PM   #8
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that was pretty clever.
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Old December 8 2007, 07:50 PM   #9
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Re: Is This Video Canon??

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That's not as horrible as the Riker schtick. I wonder how much it cost to get that whole thing together. Hell I'm surprised Paramount let them do the whole thing.
Would it have been that big a deal when the show was in active production? They probably just shot it alongside whatever episode they were working on at the time.
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Old December 8 2007, 08:01 PM   #10
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Good point.
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Old December 8 2007, 08:19 PM   #11
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Re: Is This Video Canon??

It's still surprising though. I can understand the skit for Comic Relief. That's a charitable contribution. But the Riker infomercial is just a plain sell-out. That one always bothered me.
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Old December 8 2007, 08:32 PM   #12
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Re: Is This Video Canon??

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It's still surprising though. I can understand the skit for Comic Relief. That's a charitable contribution. But the Riker infomercial is just a plain sell-out. That one always bothered me.
What is your ethical opinion of this? To be fair to Riker, selling out predates TNG.

Incidentally, the ad I just linked is also 100% canon.
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Old December 8 2007, 08:37 PM   #13
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It's not an ethical issue, simply my personal opinion. I've never been particularly fond of selling out.
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Old December 8 2007, 09:10 PM   #14
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It's not an ethical issue, simply my personal opinion. I've never been particularly fond of selling out.
In my opinion, it depends on the brand. Batman drinking Diet Coke is cool, for example.

And hell, if Francis Ford Coppola and Akira Kurosawa can advertise for wine, who are we to judge a far more blatantly commerical enterprise?
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Old December 8 2007, 09:40 PM   #15
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How about Batman using OnStar? Yeah, let's put a commercial device in the Batmobile that lets people he doesn't know track it back to the Batcave via satellite...that's a great idea.
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