Awkward

Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by Bry_Sinclair, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. Bry_Sinclair

    Bry_Sinclair Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2009
    Location:
    Orbiting Urectum
    Ok, not sure if this has been raised before, but I thought I would just get it off my chest. In (I think it's) "Outcast", the epsiode where we meet the genderless J'naii (love the concept of the species and would love to see them back), Soren asks Riker about the human reproductive systems. At this point he becomes all shy and flustered at the question. Now Riker is by far the D's resident womaniser, so surely he, a 24th Century man, would have no problem answering the question honestly and frankly. Why then does he turn into a moron who can only speak of "snips and snails and puppy dog tails"?

    -Bry
     
  2. WillsBabe

    WillsBabe Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2002
    They were having that conversation over dinner, I seem to recall. Maybe the timing of the question took him by surprise and he floundered. I think if Soren had broached the question when he'd been more prepared for it his answer might have been more... biological.
     
  3. SpyOne

    SpyOne Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2010
    Because this was on TV in the 1980's. :)

    I agree, Riker strikes me as the kind of guy who would have no problem explaining that to someone, drawing some illustrations on a napkin, and pulling down his pants as a visual aid. :)
     
  4. KobayashiMaru13

    KobayashiMaru13 Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2009
    Location:
    358/2 Days
    :guffaw: this thread is called AWKWARD, but a REAL awkward moment in TNG was when Data made a comment to Worf about his nipples getting hard, in INS.
     
  5. ChadHydro

    ChadHydro Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Riker doesn't talk about sex, he just HAS it
     
  6. Trekker4747

    Trekker4747 Boldly going... Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2001
    Location:
    Trekker4747
    That wasn't awkward that was stupid.

    For me "awkward" would be when Troi -being used as a run-off emtion dumping ground" in "Man of the People" was... "enjoying an evening" with nameless yellow-shirt in her quarters when Riker comes up, rings the chime, and wants to get with Troi to do their umpteenth round of "Crew Evaluation Reports." The guy, post-coitus, kind of stammers to his superior officer and bolts as quickly as he can.
     
  7. Finn

    Finn Bad Batch of TrekBBS Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2006
    Location:
    In 2024
    That never happened!!

    Firmer breats are not the same as hard nipples, and they imply very different things. Firmer breasts suggests youth and beauty, while the other....you know:vulcan:

    And Trekker's right. Data's remark was stupid, not awkward.
     
  8. issreliant

    issreliant Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2010
    Location:
    Space Sector 2814

    LOL!!!!!! :rommie:
     
  9. 6079SmithW

    6079SmithW Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2009
    THIS^ FTW!:techman:
     
  10. The Trekster

    The Trekster Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2010
    Location:
    Chicago
    Awkward was when Picard showed up on the bridge with a there's something about mary comb-over.
     
  11. data_lover

    data_lover Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2010
    Location:
    my house is surrounded by corn.
    easily the most awkward moment i have ever witnessed in tng is in encounter at farpoint when riker meets wesley for the first time and, as he's leaving, says "see you on board, wesley" and then makes this face:[​IMG]
     
  12. Trekker4747

    Trekker4747 Boldly going... Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2001
    Location:
    Trekker4747
    He looks like he's trying to pick some dry, crusty, underwear out of his ass crack.
     
  13. Finn

    Finn Bad Batch of TrekBBS Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2006
    Location:
    In 2024
    When was this? Picture(s) please :)
     
  14. MikeS

    MikeS Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2008
    Location:
    Liverpool, UK
    This :guffaw:
     
  15. Trekker4747

    Trekker4747 Boldly going... Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2001
    Location:
    Trekker4747
    [​IMG][/QUOTE]

    "Man, I've got a wedgie something fierce here!"
     
  16. sbk1234

    sbk1234 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2006
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    I kinda figured that in the next 400 years, there would be some shifts in morality (?) in that certain conventions like swearing, discussing sex, etc. would become more or less taboo over time. For example, in Amok Time, Kirk was clearly a little shy about discussing Vulcan biology with Spock. But now, 300 years earlier, there's much more "hard core" subject matter shown on children's shows.
    Probably much the same with Riker in that episode.