What is your personal head canon?

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  1. fireproof78

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    Gary Mitchell's ghost saves them.
     
  2. Oddish

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    That or metaphasic shielding.
     
  3. at Quark's

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    Which begs the question: do transphasic torpedoes beat metaphasic shielding, or vice versa? (assuming the answer isn't a simple 'as the plot dictates').
     
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    Since metaphasic shielding originated in the 2360s and transphasic torpedoes in the (or at least a) early 25th century, we might conjecture that transphasic torpedoes were indeed created to beat metaphasic shielding.
     
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  5. Gingerbread Demon

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    "So that's what happens when you let go of the steering wheel"
     
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  6. IRW Bloodwing

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    Gary was a Navigator, not a Helmsman ;)
     
  7. fireproof78

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    Nope.

    Kirk addresses him as helmsman.
     
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    Yeah, the positions of Helm and Navigation were switched after that ep was made.
     
  10. Paul755

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    they never explicitly say “Spock is Kirk’s First Officer” in WNMHGB so in my mind, Mitchell…Kirk’s very best friend (who was terrible with names) was Kirk’s first XO. He promoted Spock after the incident.

    at least in my head canon.
     
  11. Orphalesion

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    IDK, we all have our individual threshold when it comes to this
    But personally I have an easier time with accepting LD than with accepting that people 200 years in the future will look and act like people from the 1960s (albeit with slightly more liberal views)
    There's enough weird goofiness in all Star Trek shows that it doesn't make LD stand out to much. Of course some elements are exaggerated for comedic effect (the thing I always find very far fetched is the lower deckers literally sleeping in the corridors) but overall it's not that far removed, imo.
     
  12. Paul755

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    I do sometimes wonder if LD would be more accepted by some if it had been a live action sitcom instead of an animated one.
     
  13. drt

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    I think that would be the case. It likely would have also been toned down a bit because some of the zany and absurd elements would be harder to do in live action, which would have helped those who struggle with it.
     
  14. Gingerbread Demon

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    But would we still have gotten peanuthamper if it was live action?
    How did she join the crew?
     
  15. Paul755

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    Maybe…they did do expcomps on TNG. But we wouldn’t have gotten Moopsey and that just won’t do.
     
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    Ever take a “behind the scenes” tour on a cruise? A lot of the ordinary workers on the QE2 do precisely that (sleep in corridor-wall “coffin” spaces), though higher-level officers/employees get quarters.
     
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  17. at Quark's

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    True, but as Star Trek fans, most of us like to believe everything is 'better' in the future.

    Also, when you look at a ship like the ENT-D, the internal volume or surface/crew ratio seems much higher than on our current vessels, so every crew member having his own quarters (or at least, combined quarters) rather than having to sleep in the corridors generally seems feasible.
     
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    A Cerritos-class isn't going to be as luxurious as a Galaxy-class.
     
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    True. But even if such a ship only had 10% of the ENT-D space/crew complement ratio, there'd still be enough room for everyone to at least get combined quarters. See also the video posted above this post.
     
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