General Trek Questions and Observations

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Abbey Chrimble, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. Youngster From The Id

    Youngster From The Id Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Ok, but in that case the list must not be very long since "P" is already the 16th letter (so there's only ten letters left) and the list contains only FIVE names. That means that (statistically) the complete list must not be much longer than seven or eight names.
     
  2. Grendelsbayne

    Grendelsbayne Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Right, but that's only one reason of several why you might use that format and this list was generated by inputting variables which means the format isn't designed for only short lists. If Saru put in different variables, the list could as easily have been 300 names or 1000, depending on what he asked for.
     
  3. Youngster From The Id

    Youngster From The Id Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Maybe one of the parameters was "people who at some point made a gazelle speech." :rommie:

    That would explain how a screw up like Archer managed to get there...
     
  4. Laura Cynthia Chambers

    Laura Cynthia Chambers Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Chances are, you're more likely to recognize a famous captain by his/her last name, not first name, too.
     
  5. IMC Headquarters

    IMC Headquarters Captain Premium Member

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    Tracey, Ronald.

    Glaring omission.
     
  6. Lord Garth

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    They should have a Star Trek series that takes place in the 47th Century. Why? Because why not turn an entire series into one big 47? You could have it take place on the Enterprise-TT, the 47th starship (at least since the Federation was founded) to bear the name.
     
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  7. somebuddyx

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    Does anyone have exact dates or copies of any memos showing when any of the 1987-2005 Star Trek spinoffs were first thought up?
    Does anyone have a copy of the TNG episode Conspiracy original script when it was called "The Assassins"?
     
  8. Trim Thomason

    Trim Thomason Commodore Commodore

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    I am a huge supporter of the Enterprise-TT, for obvious reasons.
     
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  9. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    When Morrow tells Scotty they need his experience on the new Excelsior, I just thought of something: "We need your wisdom on the new Excelsior." Bolding mine. That implies there was an old Excelsior.
     
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  10. NCC-73515

    NCC-73515 Commander Red Shirt

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    When the Golden Gate bridge was new, it was probably called the new bridge, even though it was the first
     
  11. Lord Garth

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    Fair point.
     
  12. Tenacity

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    It's doubtful it would have been called "the new golden gate bridge" though.
     
  13. Abbey Chrimble

    Abbey Chrimble Mih ssim, mih ssim, nam, daed si Xim. Moderator

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    I see nothing wrong with Morrow's usage. Think of it as a short form of "that thar new-fangled Excelsior".
     
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    NCC-73515 Commander Red Shirt

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    Since there were Earth starships around for >100 years before, it could easily be that there was an earlier one.
     
  15. IMC Headquarters

    IMC Headquarters Captain Premium Member

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    All the Starfleet men in The Search for Spock are dickweeds. Morrow, Esteban, Styles, Mr Excitement... Hard to label the biggest offender, but Morrow takes the cake with his lack of understanding of Vulcan mysticism. What the **** is he doing in Starfleet??? Admiral Forrest must be spinning in his grave...
     
  16. Grendelsbayne

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    Are there any humans not related to or friends with Spock who do actually understand anything about Vulcan mysticism? I'd be way more surprised to see anyone at Starfleet take all that Katra talk seriously for even a second.

    (But they are stupid for failing to recognize an easy solution to the conflict - just contact the Grissom and have them pick up Spock's body and ship it back to earth on a shuttle.)
     
  17. IMC Headquarters

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    Captain Archer walked a mile in Surak's sandals. It would be horrendously shameful if his enlightenment didn't broaden Starfleet's cultural horizons all the way to Morrow's time.
     
  18. Trim Thomason

    Trim Thomason Commodore Commodore

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    The ship registered as NCC-1718 (registry seen in Court Martial) is listed as an earlier USS Excelsior in Franz Joseph's 1975 Star Fleet Technical Manual. Since the Manual was used for ship names and onscreen blueprints in Star Treks I, II, III, and VI, it is highly likely that the writer saw that there was an "old Excelsior", and specified the new ship as new to allay any confusion.
     
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