General Trek Questions and Observations

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by The Old Mixer, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. Cyanide Muffin

    Cyanide Muffin All hail Doctor 13 Premium Member

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    I love Detmer's comment when attacking the S31 base that they were flying upside down when it was Control fowling up their sensors. That kind of bugged me too because what the hell is flying right side up in space?
     
  2. matthunter

    matthunter Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Well yes but clearly she meant that her instruments were reversed, which would also put port on starboard. And screw up most attempts at jinking away from enemy fire.
     
  3. Cyanide Muffin

    Cyanide Muffin All hail Doctor 13 Premium Member

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    That is true, but this whole notion of right side up in space really annoys me. I mean from your position in the flight deck yeah there has to be a right side up to navigate but surely not every ship has to orient itself to fly in the same profile as your ship.
     
  4. Henoch

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    IMHO, the Enterprise adjusts its orientation and approaches other ships straight on with a bow slightly up. The main deflector, sensors and weapon systems can be easier brought to bear. The underside of the saucer may be reinforced with extra shielding. It provides physical line-of-sight protection to the warp engines, the impulse engines, living quarters and the bridge. I assume the other ship does the same, so, both ships approach each other with the same profile.
     
  5. Mojochi

    Mojochi Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Does Colm Meaney pronounce his name with the Irish accent that makes it sound more like column? If so, I've been pronouncing it wrong ALL this time! :brickwall:

    Colm Wilkinson kind of pronounces his like "calm"
     
  6. Catblack

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    I'm fairly new to Star Trek, started with next gen because of a recommendation of a buddie. Really enjoying it so far. But I've started noticing the circle things like ranks and differnt color uniforms. Is there any links someone could send me to explain it all?
     
  7. grendelsbayne

    grendelsbayne Commodore Commodore

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    https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Starfleet_uniform
    https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Starfleet_ranks

    There's a ton of info there, but for the simple version all you need to know for the TNG era is:

    Red = Command track
    Gold = Engineering, Security or Operations
    Blue = Science or Medical

    One pip (circle) = Ensign
    Two Pips = Lieutenant
    Three pips = Commander
    Four Pips = Captain
    Admirals have special insignia that look different

    If one of the pips is hollow/empty, that's an intermediary rank:
    1 1/2 pips = Lieutenant Junior Grade
    2 1/2 pips = Lieutenant Commander
     
  8. Catblack

    Catblack Cadet Newbie

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    Thanks for telling me mate :)
     
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  9. WildManWizard

    WildManWizard Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Imagine the offspring of a Klingon and Nausicaan

    Woof!
     
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  10. Arpy

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    Maybe something like this.
     
  11. Spicy Thunder

    Spicy Thunder Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Hi there! Is there a roleplay section on this website?
     
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