Are there too many "convenient" planets or scenarios to beam down to ?

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  1. Jimi_James

    Jimi_James Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Re: Are there too many "convenient" planets or scenarios to beam down

    No worries.:) And it's very exciting indeed.
     
  2. Nerys Myk

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    Re: Are there too many "convenient" planets or scenarios to beam down

    From Memory Alpha

     
  3. T'Girl

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    Re: Are there too many "convenient" planets or scenarios to beam down

    " ... to seek out new life, and new civilizations ..."

    Kind of hard to do on a lifeless moon, or a poisonous planet the temperature of Venus, or a gas giant.

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  4. Xhiandra

    Xhiandra Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Re: Are there too many "convenient" planets or scenarios to beam down

    Wouldn't it break your suspension of disbelief if they wondered about such things all the time? With the possible exception of Enterprise (where they did have some such scenes early on), it would break mine: remember that spacial exploration has been a cultural reality for centuries by the time of the TNG/DS9/VOY era, so it's only natural that they wouldn't question why a particular planet has bigger/smaller satellites or a purple sky: they're used to visiting vastly different worlds by then.

    It would also be poor writing, to be honest. Such expository details belong squarely in the "show, don't tell" category.
     
  5. plynch

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    Re: Are there too many "convenient" planets or scenarios to beam down

    TMOST line from GR: Earth-Mars conditions?? That's a pretty wide range of temps and atmospheres (or lack thereof)!
     
  6. Jonas Grumby

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    Re: Are there too many "convenient" planets or scenarios to beam down

    ^ Not from Roddenberry's POV. He originally wanted Spock to be "half-Martian." :D
     
  7. T'Girl

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    Re: Are there too many "convenient" planets or scenarios to beam down

    It was the mid-sixties, maybe GR meant the planet Mars as in Barsoom, and not the planet Mars that was later found to be.

    Fantasy, not reality.

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  8. Nerys Myk

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    Re: Are there too many "convenient" planets or scenarios to beam down

    Since he wanted Spock to be a red Martian, you're probably not too far off the mark.