What are your controversial Star Trek opinions?

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

  1. CarnelianClout

    CarnelianClout Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    @Vger23

    You have a good point. It's not something that I try to take too seriously, though there are obvious holes in the series here and there that are a bit hard to overlook. You mention the Borg, I wasn't fond of them having a Queen myself. The idea of the Borg is a force who is not able to be negotiated with. They are a force of nature. I wasn't the most fond of First Contact, but it wasn't all that bad.
     
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  2. fireproof78

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    All it needs is some technobabble, prorogating wave across subspace resulting in stellar instability.
     
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  3. Ianburns252

    Ianburns252 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    To be fair, going really fast round a celestial body to travel in time is backed up by Superman so it must be true
     
  4. Richard S. Ta

    Richard S. Ta Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Those looking for scientific plausibility in Star Trek are riding a horse to nowhere. So much about the even the basic premise is ridiculous.

    Trek is a character drama. The so-called science is window dressing and more often than not it fails at even that.
     
  5. Grendelsbayne

    Grendelsbayne Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Yep. Once you accept warp drive and bumpy headed aliens and universal translators as a matter of course, there's really no leg left to stand on in terms of demanding 'scientific realism'.
     
  6. Laura Cynthia Chambers

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    Reason need not be real world reason, just "following the rules of the game".

    Since the founding captain of the franchise is famous for breaking the rules of a simulation, though, I suppose writers can do the same.
     
  7. Richard S. Ta

    Richard S. Ta Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I still don’t get how gravity is supposed to work onboard a starship and the very notion of the Universal Translator falls apart under even the lightest scrutiny.
     
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  8. fireproof78

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    Yes, but at least the horse has a name.
     
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  9. TREK_GOD_1

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    Oh, in other words, every episode of TNG.
     
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  10. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    No. That one where the Enterprise turns into a choo choo train would have been unforgivable in season one, but they sprung that shit on us at the last minute because you can't get cancelled twice.

    (How many times was Community canceled?)
     
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  11. Shat Happens

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    Everything JJ touches looks shiny at first then it's correctly perceived it is shit.. When I first knew he was going to direct Star Trek, I thought I didn't like Mission: Impossible 3 very much, and I never watched Lost but I heard it disappointed its audience. So I was wary of ST09 and I was unfortunately right. ST:ID was worse. I tried to warn my Star Wars fans friends, but he did the same to Wars.

    Neither Trek nor Wars are good since JJ.
     
  12. Space Socialist

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    I’ve always took that as bad, abysmal, writing that confused the concept of Galaxy with that of a solar system.
     
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  13. Magic Maik

    Magic Maik Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Me in Star Fleet:

    :klingon:
     
  14. 1001001

    1001001 Serial Canon Violator Moderator

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    I love that episode!

    :lol:
     
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  15. cooleddie74

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    My cousin David Huddleston's in that one so I cut it some slack. Plus the name "New Vertiform City" is fun to hear holodeck characters reference!
     
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  16. 1001001

    1001001 Serial Canon Violator Moderator

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    Take me down to the Vertiform City…
     
  17. cooleddie74

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    Where the engine speeds and the scenery's pretty...
     
  18. CorporalCaptain

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    I can't reiterate enough how perfectly cast Huddleston was.

    "We've been on the wrong track all along!"​

    :techman:

    I loved everything about his performance. In no matter he's in, I usually do.
     
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  19. cooleddie74

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    Yeah, his Conductor was the right combo of ebullient and slightly fake and unsettling. :)
     
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  20. 1001001

    1001001 Serial Canon Violator Moderator

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    Loved him in Capricorn One.
     
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