What are your controversial Star Trek opinions?

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Amasov, Jun 20, 2020.

  1. CorporalCaptain

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    I love "The Way to Eden"! :)
     
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  2. marlboro

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    I like the concept, but don't care much for the episode. I wonder how it would have played out if it was written post Charlie Manson?
     
  3. Paul755

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    I think Way to Eden would have been more interesting with McCoys daughter instead of Checkov’s ex.
     
  4. NCC-73515

    NCC-73515 Commodore Commodore

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    If DS9 and Disco had the same number of episodes and seasons, and would've been made at the same time, they'd be a lot more similar.

    Masks is great! I love these mystic out-there crazytown episodes :D

    When the battery is empty, it's empty :shrug:

    They had a spaceflight genius and a mindprobe genius, but no solar or water geniuses. Or the former were rich and could build their stuff and do all the required R&D, while the latter didn't find the time or resources or attention they needed...
     
  5. Maurice

    Maurice Fact Trekker Premium Member

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  6. BillJ

    BillJ Canon Warrior Premium Member

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    How many times have we watched our intrepid crews plug a battery in and start ancient machinery?
     
  7. STEPhon IT

    STEPhon IT Commodore Commodore

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    Inside of the box, probably not, but outside of the box - I thought prepping TNG fans who knew of this maneuver and wasn't staged well in the series IMO got a big screen, SFX process, it would've been the highlight of a very lack luster movie. I would prefer a genuine strategic nautical decision to defeat the enemy who claimed he knew everything Picard could strive; show a sign of brilliance than ramming the ugly-Enterprise into Shinzon's ship.
     
  8. JesterFace

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    Does realistic basically mean more like our world today? If TNG doesn't feel like our realistic world it basically works better as a Trek series that is about future being better and all those things.
     
  9. Tim Thomason

    Tim Thomason Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    In my opinion, Star Trek: Discovery is a [great/horrible/so-so] series. I hold the [same/opposite] view on Picard.
     
  10. JesterFace

    JesterFace Commodore Commodore

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    Controversial Star Trek opinion: Everyone is allowed to create their own headcanon. If there are things that just don't work for you, skip it. Create your own theories on some things if something doesn't seem to make sense. Watch what you like and be creative.

    Also, TNG episode 'Imaginary Friend' is great.
     
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  11. Nyotarules

    Nyotarules Rear Admiral Moderator

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    Er........no
     
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  12. fireproof78

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    It means I believe that those are real people. For me.
     
  13. JesterFace

    JesterFace Commodore Commodore

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    Does that mean you feel some people are not real at all?
     
  14. fireproof78

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    In fiction? Definitely.
     
  15. NCC-73515

    NCC-73515 Commodore Commodore

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    How many things have burned out beyond repair?
     
  16. AresB

    AresB Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    TOS and TNG had plenty of characters, locations and situations that were by design theatrical, abstract and symbolic, rather than real.
     
  17. Admiral Archer

    Admiral Archer Commander Red Shirt

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    Pretty sure in my dad's head canon, Sisko wasn't Captain of the USS Defiant, Worf was. My dad never saw DS9, and so when First Contact (his favorite Star Trek film of all) came out, he only had the evidence provided on the movie screen to extrapolate data from. Since it was not explicitly stated that the Defiant was Sisko's ship, or that it was even attached to DS9, he thought Worf had been given his own ship. As an old Navy enlisted man, he has told me stories that his submarine had a commanding officer who was a Commander by rank. Why then, in his head canon, could Worf not be a Commander by rank and still command the Defiant? (And yes, I know he was still a Lt. Commander, but he was also wearing command red, so Dad probably thought Worf had gotten another promotion between Generations and First Contact).
     
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  18. Vger23

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    This is usually the episode I site when I am forced to acknowledge that TNG had some truly awful, meaningless episodes that were an absolute waste of time and money.
     
  19. fireproof78

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    Sure, but if the main characters behaved in that way then it comes across as odd and off-putting since it appears to ignore human emotions.
     
  20. Orphalesion

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    I speculate a lot of people who don't like Discovery might have been turned off by the early episodes of Season 1 (or Season 1 in general, perhaps)
    Because that was what happened to me after watching both Seasons of Discovery now I thought it got a lot better, and friendlier, as it went along and while it still won't topple DS9 as my favourite Star Trek series, I'm kinda looking forward to season 3.

    This is not me trying to bash a series, honestly. But frequently in TOS I cannot even fathom why the characters are acting or reacting the way they do or what emotion they are trying to convey and why. Might be a generational thing, or me not being used to 1960s TV, I remember being similarly perplexed the one time I caught a rerun of Bonanza.