Roddenberry's Worst Ideas

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  1. gturner

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    ^ also the different rib counts. :D
     
  2. Silvercrest

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    1st Talosian: Have the computer fragments yielded physiological or medical data that may be of help as we restore Vina?
    2nd Talosian: The remnants of their files show multiple references to something called "spare ribs".
    1st Talosian: Yes, I see. But wait. These are ... these are ... culinary references.
    2nd Talosian: You mean... the humans have different rib counts... because....
    1st Talosian: They couldn't!
    2nd Talosian: They wouldn't!
    3rd Talosian, just arriving: What's wrong?
    1st Talosian, whose brain is now bleeding: Wrong thinking!
    Wrong thinking!
    2nd Talosian, also bleeding: It's a cookbook! It's a cookbook!
    3rd Talosian: I guess you two will be no help. To 4th Talosian: Proceed with the operation on Vina. We'll just have to do the best we can.
     
  3. Arianna

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    They stuck her spare ribs up her shoulder.
     
  4. Godblessed1701

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    dead-birds worse idea be these hybrid dudes. spock maybe been good as a one of a kinder, but by tng's time we had all manner of freakin crossbreeds. and they follow dumb-dumb rules. like had i been one-quarter vulcan, one-quarter klingon, one-quarter andorian, and one-quarter tribble id a have slightly pointed earz, antenna like one-quarter the size of nomral andorian aerials, id be bitching about honor one-quarter of the time, and being one-quarter tribble id have shaggy hair up to my knees.
     
  5. Maurice

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    I sure hope you're being facetious about that rib count nonsense. :)
     
  6. TheGoodNews

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    Naw, it's more like the 1930's:

    "Many of the normal motives of civilized life-snobbishness, money-grubbing, fear of the boss, etc.-had simply ceased to exist. The ordinary class-division of society had disappeared to an extent that is almost unthinkable in the money-tainted air of England; there was no one there except the peasants and ourselves, and no one owned anyone else as his master." George Orwell - Homage to Catalonia page 104.

    But apparently to some on this message board, it seems, this kind of de-alienation is beyond reason. :shrug:

    "Hamin obviously found it hard to believe the Culture really did do without money.
    'But what if I do want something unreasonable?"
    'What?'
    'My own planet?' Hamin wheezed with laughter.
    'How can you own a planet.?' Gurgen shook his head.
    'But supposing I wanted one?'
    'I suppose if you found an unoccupied one you could land without anyone becoming annoyed...perhaps that would work. But how would you stop other people landing there, too?'
    'Could I not buy a fleet of warships?'
    'All our ships are sentient. You could certainly try telling a ship what to do...but I don't think you'd get very far.'
    'Your ships think they're sentient!' Hamin chuckled.
    'A common delusion shared by some of our human citizens.'" -- The Player of Games by Iain Banks.
     
  7. Capt_Pickirk

    Capt_Pickirk Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Another thing that irritates me about TNG is synthehol and the almost sneery attitude that people have to alcohol.
     
  8. Crazyewok

    Crazyewok Commander Red Shirt

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    Seems to be a trait on the Ent D. Maybe the fedration worlds purposely put all there douche bags on one ship to get them as far away as possible for a long time and hopefully get blown us!

    Thats why they have there family on board too. Get rid of all of em haha
     
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  9. RandyS

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    If you came from a family of abusive alcoholics, you would find TNG's "sneery" attitude quite correct. Despite the fact that their attitude wasn't "sneery" at all.
     
  10. Faria

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    turbolifts

    emotionless aliens

    pure energy aliens

    alien who enslave starfleet officers to do gladiators (how many times happened? 3?4?)

    and a ship were everyone is an officer
     
  11. Third Nacelle

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    ^What's wrong with turbolifts? And why would you expect aliens to have human emotions?
     
  12. Faria

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    they both have no sense
     
  13. Third Nacelle

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    Well that clarifies things.
     
  14. Jonas Grumby

    Jonas Grumby Vice Admiral Admiral

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    :lol: That could certainly explain that grating pomposity that most of the crew tend to exhibit at least occasionally.

    As someone who has very little patience with the preachiness of TNG, I have to admit I never thought they were being preachy about alcohol, simply stating that they had a similar tasting beverage without the intoxicating effects. Essentially, they just finally got near-beer right. ;)
     
  15. Belz...

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    That doesn't really answer the question.
     
  16. Faria

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    turbolift are a waste of space; emotionless alien are senseless because, well, i don't know how to explain it, it's more for internal coherence (vulcans seems to have emotions )
     
  17. yousirname

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    As a minor nit, according to Data, synthehol does have an intoxicating effect - just one that "can be easily dismissed".

    Not sure how that would work, but there it is.
     
  18. Third Nacelle

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    Turbolifts do take up space, but so does everything else. Space is not at a premium on a starship, there's plenty of extra room.
     
  19. Belz...

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    So are bridges and bedrooms.

    Hwo would you have them move about ? Stairs ? Transporters ?
     
  20. Faria

    Faria Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    stairs and corridors and normal lift, like today's ship (some are bigger than tos enterspise)
     

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