Acronyms

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Star Trek: Discovery

  1. DISC

  2. DSC

  3. DIS

  4. STD

  5. DISCO

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  1. SpocksOddSocks

    SpocksOddSocks Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I prefer DISCO or DIS, personally. I think STD might get too confusing once we're up to 500 Star Trek films :rommie:
     
  2. Jinn

    Jinn Mistress of the Chaotic Energies Rear Admiral

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  3. ITDUDE

    ITDUDE Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Star Trek Discovery - STD
    I don't use it as a derogatory term for the show. I like STD, it requires a lot of work to get to "great trek" but foundation is there. And if Season 2 will be the greatest TV season of all time (Star Trek or TV in general) I won't stop calling calling it STD just because it's gotten better.
     
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  4. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Admiral Admiral

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    Do you call Voyager STV?

    Or Enterprise STE?
     
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  5. Lewes

    Lewes Ensign Newbie

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    Star Trek: The Original Series
    Star Trek: The Next Generation
    Star Trek: Deep Space 9
    Star Trek: Voyager
    Star Trek: Enterprise
    Star Trek: Discovery

    Your pattern does not fit the rest of the shows. Discovery is either referred to as DSC (used by CBS and most people) or DIS (used by Memory Alpha).

    STD is just used to insult the show.
     
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  6. ITDUDE

    ITDUDE Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    TOS only came into being after TNG started airing. They needed to call TOS something. It was just Star Trek for first twenty years of its existence. And TNG is just a shortened form of STTNG which was quiet common abbreviation in the beginning. DS9 was pretty obvious abbreviation. VOY not nearly so. There are still some that call it VGR. And don't forget that ENT was NOT called Star Trek for first two seasons. If they started off calling it Star Trek: Enterprise from the very beginning it may very well have ended up being STE
     
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  7. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Admiral Admiral

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    No it isn't, as evidenced by the person you're responding to.

    VGR is the official CBS abbreviation, but most people I see use VOY. So there is nothing wrong with using the "wrong" abbreviation.
     
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  8. Boomstick

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    Here's a few that I've used.

    WYLAD? - Would you like a drink?

    NTIWST - No thanks, i'm watching Star Trek

    YFL - You f*****g loser.

    TABH - That's a bit harsh

    WCISMYCSTOYSL - What can I say mate, you're choosing Star Trek over your social life.

    IAGMAICDWIWYNMMAYDNMFIYTTMLT - I am a grown man and I can do what I what, you're not my mother and you're definitely not my friend if you talk to me like that

    TOGTFO - Traipse over glaciers to find opulence
     
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  9. Jinn

    Jinn Mistress of the Chaotic Energies Rear Admiral

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    TABH IMO
     
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  10. CorporalClegg

    CorporalClegg Admiral Admiral

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    Disco. That's the way I like it.
     
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  11. ITDUDE

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    [​IMG]
     
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  12. -Brett-

    -Brett- Vice Admiral Admiral

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    STD's basic premise directly contradicts the basic premises of DS9, Voyager, and probably TNG. It contradicts Enterprise and TOS in any number of smaller ways as well.

    If the shows themselves don't matter, why does it matter what we called them?
     
  13. Lewes

    Lewes Ensign Newbie

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    How does it contradict them? If you say the visuals are wrong I will find a cardboard cutout of the Enterprise and throw it at you.
     
  14. Jinn

    Jinn Mistress of the Chaotic Energies Rear Admiral

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    I'm assuming @-Brett- is reffering to the spore drive, since with it Janeway could have reached Earth within minutes and the wormhole in DS9 would be superflous. That being said, I don't think the spore drive will still be a thing at the end of the series.
     
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  15. Lewes

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    Obviously it won't be, as the producers and writers have said multiple times they will fix the spore drive issue.
     
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  16. Mojochi

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    Except it reminds me of V-Ger. lol
    I prefer TOS, TNG, DS9, VOY, ENT, & DSC, because they uniformly all omit the Star Trek part, which should go without saying. Though admittedly, DIS would fit better with the others. It's just not as aesthetically pleasing

    It's a little stranger for the movies. Most of them omit the Star Trek part too, until you get to the Kelvin movies
    That's odd. I've never seen anyone omit the "The" part from TWOK, or TSFS
     
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  17. JirinPanthosa

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    Every show contradicts every other show in some way, why is it worse when Discovery does it?
     
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  18. Vger23

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    DSC.

    "STD"= har har har I'm so funny and it's fun to be funny about stuff

    :rolleyes:
     
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  19. Refuge

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    I find it hard to use acronyms in general and even contractions. Yay Data. 'Discovery' isn't a long word ;)
     
  20. TribbleFeeder

    TribbleFeeder The Real Kim Cardassian Premium Member

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    Wow. That’s so weird! Wth...

    They went with DSC too. Interesting. I wonder where they’re getting their sources from for this list.