Stupid Stuff in TNG

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  1. Discofan

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    "Man Of The People": Deanna gives Riker some nasty scratch on his face but his beard remains intact!! As anyone who got a bleeding scratch on a hairy part knows, the hair comes off!! I thought it was one of the lousiest special effects they came up with for the series.
     
  2. Kahlesh

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    BoBW Part 2. The Borg making no attempt to retrieve Picard. The most WTF moment in Trek history.
     
  3. Discofan

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    Data that keeps saying "de-evolve" when there's already an English word that corresponds to that meaning: "devolve"...:rolleyes:
     
  4. Mysterion

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    Sure, because a good dose of religious and/or culturally based discrimination and/or intimidation is always a great go-to strategy for a superior officer to produce a well-disciplined and motivated crew. It's really great for overall morale. Especially in the star-spangled, oh-so-enlightened and more awesome than anyone Starfleet/UFP. Yet another bullet point on the list of reason why Riker is a total schmuck and should never, ever be promoted to command of anyone or anything more complex than the Mr. Coffee machine in the break room.
     
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  7. Discofan

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    Maybe it's someone who doesn't like StarWars much... Just an idea.:rolleyes:
     
  8. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Whether or not Riker was in fact being a dick, is another matter. The fact remains, he's the senior officer...he GETS to be a dick if he feels the situation warrants it. And in that case, it did.

    Riker's treatment of Ro in that scene may be questionable...but she deserved it. :shrug:
     
  9. JesterFace

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    It makes sense that the senior staff is on the bridge when there's something going on.
    They're not there all the time as we saw in 'Data's Day'.
     
  10. JesterFace

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    Lets face it, the Borg is dumb, really dumb.

    Locutus did say somethin like "incorrect strategy, Picard would never have approved".
    quote - "I will continue aboard this ship to speak for the Borg while they continue, without further diversion, to Sector 001 where they will force your unconditional surrender." - end quote

    The Borg saw no need to get him back. Why would they. They didn't consider the Enterprise to be any kind of threat.
     
  11. Discofan

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    Data typing when his robotic nature would allow him to communicate with the computer billions of times faster with the 24th-century equivalent to our WiFi!!
     
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  12. JesterFace

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    He is trying to be as human as possible.
     
  13. XCV330

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    Only Yar knows that for sure
     
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    If only there was an episode with dialog shedding light on the subject.

    In "Conspiracy:

    http://www.chakoteya.net/NextGen/125.htm

    Clearly Quinn knew that Riker's science officer was either Data or someone else highly nonhuman that the parasite wouldn't like.
     
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    They had no need for him at that point. :shrug:

    It would be consistent with Borg not really trying hard to get Seven back...
     
  16. thribs

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    Letting Wesley on the Bridge.
     
  17. Discofan

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    When Picard said "I knew your father." to Wesley, it sounded so fake that I wondered if there was a second meaning to that. Turns out the series is not that deep...
     
  18. Galactic Alignment

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    Data wasn’t the/a science officer, even if his Operations Management Officer position was created by TNG’s creative teams as fudge that did sort-of science officer things...
     
  19. Discofan

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    As in "Shades Of Gray", they wander on foot on completely unknown alien planets... I mean I am surprised they aren't more casualties among the crew like people being eaten alive for example. remember that only 65 million years ago (which is a small fraction of how long life has existed on Earth) the Earth itself teemed with beasts like the T-rex who would have made a quick light meal of Riker!!!
     
  20. Mutai Sho-Rin

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    Not a fair assessment. How many times did we see on screen that a crew member scanned the planet's surface for signs of life and quantify their discoveries. If it's an M-class planet with a breathable atmosphere, you pretty much know what to expect.