Things you got "wrong"

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  1. LMFAOschwarz

    LMFAOschwarz Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    My current avatar tries to capture those days (it's also the very first Star Trek scene I ever saw...except it was in glorious black-and-white! :) ).
     
  2. Melakon

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    The first Star Trek sequence I ever saw had Kirk pulling that phallic stalactite from the ceiling and holding it at waist level. When you're 15 at the time, it's something you never forget.
     
  3. scotpens

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    To jump off-topic for a minute, the whole "simulating walking in weightlessness" thing, whether it's done with magnetic boots or Velcro, is slow, silly and unnecessary. How do real-life astronauts aboard the ISS get from one part of the station to another? They just give a gentle push against a bulkhead and float over to where they want to go. Much more practical.
     
  4. R. Star

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    The penis rock is something you never forget.
     
  5. Cyke101

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    I was in kindergarten when my parents brought home Star Trek V from the video rental store (VHS or Betamax? That part I can't remember). I was instantly hooked on Star Trek and the Enterprise, but for the longest time, I thought the saucer attached itself to the neck at the saucer's very center. So I drew the Starship Enterprise in all her glory, but it looked like the secondary hull was spinning a dish on a wide stick. It took me quite a while (to watch the movie more times) before I realized that the neck connected to the end of the saucer.
     
  6. T'Girl

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    If Shatner had been able to have the Rock Creature in Star Trek V, perhaps the costume would have included an exact duplicate of the rock penis.


    :)
     
  7. Ríu ríu chíu

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    It's the external shots that are the goof. We see the windows face directly outward when the shuttle is flying in space, but when it approaches the moon, the windows now face to the side (the shuttle's rockets are pointed down, and yet the crew can still look out and see the moon. They should have only been able to see empty space).
     
  8. Green Shirt

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    And that is the reason I thought the bridge was at the bottom of the saucer when I was a kid.
     
  9. Nightdiamond

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    When I first started watching TNG I thought Okona, from "The Outrageous Okona" somehow became the first officer to the Enterprise.

    I thought Picard must have asked him to leave his ship and accept an offer to be his first officer.

    It made no sense, but they kind of looked alike, so I thought that must have happened.
     
  10. Flying Spaghetti Monster

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    he actually auditioned for Riker (the actor did)
     
  11. B.J.

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    Not entirely sure what you mean, but there are two sets of windows. The cockpit windows are pointed "up" (relative to a landed position) so the crew would be on their back when they landed, and the passenger windows are pointed outward around the "waistband" of the ship, so passengers will be sitting upright when landed.

    If you meant that the cockpit crew could see the moon's surface when they were about to land, then yeah, that would be a goof.

    ETA:
    Just found these screencaps. They're presented in order, so seeing the moon's surface out the window in the second one is a goof.
    http://screenmusings.org/2001ASpaceOdyssey/pages/2001ASO_083.htm
    http://screenmusings.org/2001ASpaceOdyssey/pages/2001ASO_084.htm
     
  12. NeedleOfInquiry

    NeedleOfInquiry Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    I had several misconceptions when I was younger:

    I thought the "Deflector Dish" was the entire saucer section.

    I thought that the Defiant's pulse phasers were actually mini photon torpedo launchers.

    And, I thought 7 of 9 was the Borg Queen.

    Youth...:)
     
  13. Ríu ríu chíu

    Ríu ríu chíu Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I wasn't referring to the passenger windows. I meant the COCKPIT windows.

    But the screencaps you gave, are accurate.
     
  14. Green Shirt

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    I miss being young. :sigh:
     
  15. -SS-

    -SS- Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I had the Star Trek Technical Manual long before I saw many TOS episodes, so I always assumed the book was accurate. Then later when I watched more of the show I would see inconsistencies and think "Hey, they goofed! That's not how it is in the Manual!"
     
  16. drt

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    If referring to the time before TWOK, you were probably weren't incorrect on that one.


    Like GreenShirt, when I was a kid, I also thought the bridge was at the bottom of the saucer. Not sure if I figured it out on my own, or it took getting the blueprints in 1975.
     
  17. Green Shirt

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    I used to think the delta emblem on Kirk's wraparound fell down and stuck on his gut, not realizing it was supposed to be that way.
     
  18. Sans

    Sans Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I was nine when The Best of Both Worlds, Part 2 came out. I remember when the Borg cube exploded, I ran to the window to see if I could see it.
     
  19. Green Shirt

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    Was it the original showing, or a rerun? :borg:
     
  20. Nightdiamond

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    In Deja Q, where Geordi tells Q to "get to the controls or get the hell out of here", Q asks Data who does he (Geordi) think he is.

    Data replies, "he thinks he is in command here, and he is". From that, I thought Geordi outranked Data.

    I also used to think a Lt Commander was just a lower grade of commander but basically the same rank.

    This was when I first started watching the show. It was fun re-watching to figure everything out afterwards.