Unpopular Trek opinions game

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Kahlesh, May 15, 2019.

  1. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Well, time travel is a well worn Trek trope so IV has a lot of appeal to the public. Which is fine by me. The more public appeal the better.
     
  2. Lord Garth

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    I wish they had a live-action Star Trek series in the '70s. "It would've looked horrible!" To that I have to say, you either love the horrible aesthetic of the '70s or you're wrong. :devil:
     
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  3. CaptainMurdock

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    I hate the transporter effects from Star Trek II through VI. It's so boringly simple and the sound effects for it are loud and annoying. I much prefer the transporter effect from TMP. It was the best transporter effect of the entire franchise.
     
  4. Ricky Spanish

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    I like the parallel Earth stuff, but I'm not sure there was much more that they could honestly do with it.
     
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  5. Delta Vega

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    As a fan of TOS it would have been intriguing to see Trek evolve naturally into the 70s, but as I have said on here before, it would have looked ridiculous with everyone having Neil Young sideburns and long hair.
    Even "acceptable" shortish hair in the 70s, would be way too long or out of control for Trek.
    And the crew might even have had the dubious honour of having to wear flared trousers.
     
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  6. Ricky Spanish

    Ricky Spanish Canon Warrior Premium Member

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    Groovy.
     
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  7. JLBTucker

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    Got say the only Transporter effect i remember is the Borg one and the TOS one
     
  8. Armus

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    I couldn't agree more. FC has a strong setup and conclusion with very little in between.
     
  9. Lord Garth

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    Right on, man! Ain't no thing. You left out the mustaches too!

    Alien sets would have wallpaper all over them. The Enterprise also probably would've had wallpaper.

    Kirk-Fu would've been taken to a whole new level.
     
  10. Annatar

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    I sort of like the ambiguity with canon and on-screen evidence, because it reminds you two things: this was a show where the past wasn't hacked out (and I would argue that beyond good strokes, that's a good thing. Earth had wars. We went to a dark place. Met Vulcans, crawled out, had a war with Romulans, made the Federation), and it allows you to fill in the blanks with things you like instead.

    I can pick from Starfleet Museum to FASA to Axanar to The Romulan War to a few novels and be content.

    And besides, it's not like a technological society has a handle on history just for being technological. This forum itself could provide ten different views on the history of the US, much less the world, and a lot of key events that buffer one's sides view might be completely unknown or unheard of by another. I sort of see the Federation in that angle, if we look at the show, they barely care about anything from 2161-2250, 2293-2364, 2385-2399...

    The meta reason, again, is that the writers didn't care to hash it out. They could. They could make up whatever in a month and say 'THY CANON', but honestly, that might just cause more problems, chaining every generation to the other. The only thing I would like enforced is aesthetics, but even that is flexible - the Connie in ENT trumps any prior connie, and people are fine with DIS's connie, for example.

    There are still many silly things, but eh.
     
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  11. Vger23

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    Agree- some of them are amongst my favorites. I was just glad they took a different focus and tone in S3!
     
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  12. The Lounge Wizard

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    I could have done without the cat thing though. That "special effect" was really lame.
     
  13. Delta Vega

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    I love to see the Shat administer a double drop kick
    Kirk-Fu indeed
     
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  14. MAGolding

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    What 3rd season cat thing effect are you talking about?
     
  15. Annatar

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    Wasn't there a alien lady who could transform into a cat? One of the episodes where they go to Earth.
     
  16. Vger23

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    Well, there was a giant cat in "Catspaw" and a cat that apparently also doubles as an alien woman in "Assignment:Earth"

    Both are Season 2 episodes.
     
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  17. The Lounge Wizard

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    Yeah, the so-called "giant cat" was really lame!!
     
  18. FormerLurker

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    A regular size cat on a scale model set. Easiest way to achieve said effect, and the best they could do within their budget. I found it effective.
     
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  19. fireproof78

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    Yeah, I still struggle with it.
     
  20. Ricky Spanish

    Ricky Spanish Canon Warrior Premium Member

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    Not something I ever had an issue with. The creativity just oozes out of TOS, all the things they were able to do to sell it as a living universe. It was amazing. Probably one of the big reasons why it still represents the very best of Star Trek, even after 54 years.