If you could step into the Star Trek universe, what's the first thing you would do?

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by DertyNerdy, Dec 5, 2016.

  1. DertyNerdy

    DertyNerdy Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Mar 4, 2016
    What era would to step into? where would you go and what would you do?

    I've always thought i'd go straight to earth, enter Starfleet Academy and become an Engineer...but i think i'd like a little fun first just to shake off my 21st century ways. Plus I think you need a letter of recommendation from a Captain anyway.

    Maybe i'd go to DS9, acquire Latinum somehow and buy a few drinks at Quarks, play the dabo table and use the Holosuite. Maybe I'll try and get employment as a trader or merchant, make enough money to buy a ship then purchase a few Orion slaves girls at a trading outpost and become some sort of intergalactic pimp.

    So much for shaking off my primitive ways...
  2. Greg Cox

    Greg Cox Admiral Premium Member

    May 12, 2004
    Oxford, PA
    Score a Universal Translator!
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  3. sojourner

    sojourner Admiral Admiral

    Sep 4, 2008
    Just around the bend.
    Go to the best medical facility I can find and get a full make over to cure all of my ailments. Then I would worry about what I would do with the next 80+ years of my new life.
  4. VulcanMindBlown

    VulcanMindBlown Commander Red Shirt

    Nov 28, 2015
    United States of America
    Talk with the current philosophers and study the old Vulcan philosophers of Surak and beyond...

    Then command a Starfleet ship.... :vulcan: :biggrin:
    :D :hugegrin:
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  5. 1001001

    1001001 Pull Up a Groove and Get Fabulous! Moderator

    Nov 3, 2001
    In a Bozo Nightmare
    Hmmm... not great.

    Besides, you might want to rewatch Bound.
  6. Doom Shepherd

    Doom Shepherd Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Mar 8, 2011
    Something Something Dark Side
    Drag myself and my wife to sickbay for a full workup/upgrade/whatever. Got a lot going on that needs cured/repaired/replaced.

    Then I have 200+ years' worth of books/novels/holonovels to catch up on.
  7. 2takesfrakes

    2takesfrakes Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 13, 2013
    California, USA
    You'd find me dipping low into The Lap of Luxury™.
  8. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Admiral Admiral

    Jul 23, 2001
    Go to the holodeck and never leave.
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  9. sbk1234

    sbk1234 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Nov 24, 2006
    Los Angeles
    I would like to think I'd want to explore everything, but knowing me, I'd check into the holodeck for a permanent vacation.
  10. Balok's Decoy

    Balok's Decoy Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Aug 13, 2016
    Baltimore, MD
    Like others, probably go to Starfleet Medical. I've got a case of ulcerative colitis I'd like to cure and I imagine the 23rd century physicians have never seen it before and have tons of questions.

    Then I'd try to get into Starfleet Academy. Change careers! Become a helmsman. Or an astromycologist. ;)

    Aaand if that didn't work out, maybe head to P'Jem and see if I could study with some monks or something.
  11. Doom Shepherd

    Doom Shepherd Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Mar 8, 2011
    Something Something Dark Side
    I'd rather spend time in Stellar Cartography reading up on all the discovered systems than on the holodeck. Once my wife is all fixed up, I'll have all the fantasy woman I need.
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  12. JasonJ

    JasonJ Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Sep 13, 2016
    I'm with those that said they'd hit up Starfleet Medical first... but not for the same reasons. I'd go and get every vaccination to 23rd/24th century known diseases. I have to think that even on Earth, there have to have been a few dozen new diseases, plagues, pathogens, etc that would kill any of us from the 21st century in about a week.

    Consider we first discovered ebola in 1976... someone from the 1800s or 1700s would likely be more susceptible... or any number of the various influenza strains we now have. Death by disease that otherwise is easily vaccinated against would be a shame.

    Of course they can cure/fix any of my existing conditions while their at it.

    Then I'd hit up the Federation archives and bone up on all of the history of the past 300-400 years that I skipped; including any known changes in laws that would affect a citizen of Earth of that century... clearly civil rights are greatly diminished in the 24th C. I wouldn't want to inadvertently do something that is the future equivalent of a 5yr felony.

    Then I'd probably have to decide what my occupation or goal in life is to be. Do I get my own ship and explore? Join SF? Just go live somewhere and exist? I'd probably make attempts to contact the Q Continuum and demand to be made one of them.
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  13. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Admiral Admiral

    Jul 23, 2001
    Got a thing for shrooms, do ya?
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  14. loghaD

    loghaD Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Oct 20, 2013
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Realize my education in physics thus far is critically obsolete. Apply to enrol in Starfleet Academy. Hope to bypass some of the red tape in exchange for contributing to Starfleet's knowledge of internet memes and Ancient Earth diseases. Ask to take a Klingon language placement test. Accept that I'll probably never make Captain, but reason that I'll probably nevertheless be able to get a position on an exploration starship one day, which is plenty good for me.

    Then realize that everyone I've ever known and loved is dead. Spend rest of life trying to invent a time machine, only to fail miserably every time due to my lack of understanding of that age's physics, thereby inspiring a tragicomic opera about a primitive man who can never return to the primitive era in which he belongs because he's too primitive. Die alone at the tender age of 120 due to nearly a century's worth of stress and unhealthy lifestyle.

    So, reallt, I guess it would just be a more drawn out version of life as it is now.
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  15. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk The Ghost of Tom Joad Premium Member

    Nov 4, 2001
    Shout "End program".Just in case.
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  16. Tribble puncher

    Tribble puncher Captain Captain

    Jan 17, 2012
    Washington, OK
    Era? About 20 years after the Nexus killed Kirk. I think with hostilities being over with the Klingons and Decades before the Borg, things would be peaceful for awhile, I'd probably go to Starfleet Medical also, (surely they have permanent cures for bad eyesight, depression and adult ADD by then) I'd probably see if any of my knowledge from the time I lived in could be used to supplement their historical knowledge of my "original" time period. I'd probably opt for a simple life....get a job as a busboy in spacedock, just so I can watch the starships dock and leave....settle down with a nice 23rd or 24th century gal (surely I'd be enough of a novelty to attract a wife in the future. lol) Even if there are not holodecks in the time period I chose, I'd Imagine just seeing an Oberth class ship up close and being able to travel freely would be more than enough to keep me entertained.
  17. Spot261

    Spot261 Commodore Commodore

    Aug 16, 2013
    So you'd go into the world you currently fantasise about, then instantly opt to fantasise about something else?
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  18. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Admiral Admiral

    Nov 5, 2008
    Wander around future San Francisco like a tourist. Then travel to England, and check out my neighbourhood in 2259.

    Then be really sad that everyone I knew is long dead.:(
  19. The Lonely Man

    The Lonely Man Commander Red Shirt

    Oct 7, 2016
    Look through the archives to discover what happened with Trump and Brexit and then be thankful the era of intolerance and bigotry is over forever.
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  20. Tenacity

    Tenacity Commodore Commodore

    Jul 14, 2016
    This would interest me greatly. And binge watch decades of super bowls and world series.
    Hopefully history will show that with the election of Trump and with Brexit (and other future exits) the increase over the last several years of intolerance and bigotry does subside.
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