Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Jedi Marso, Jul 24, 2016.
Well TNG, DS9 & VOY are all in the same continuity, CommanderRaytas!
That actually fits, yes. :-)
All Trek are highly stylised dramatisations of real events told in a far future version of the UFP. Some take liberties with the facts for the sake of artistic licence, others get their historical details off. Some have better assets to tell the stories than others.
The Kelvin films are considered non-historical speculative fiction... a "what if Spock and Nero didn't really meet their death at the hands of Hobus event" kind of scenario.
That's why people are so gorgeous in those movies!
The reason why Starfleet waited so long to begin construction of the Enterprise-D (after the destruction of the C) is that they intentionally retired the name in honor of the Ent-C crew's sacrifice and death.
Thesis: Vulcans are constantly micro-dosing.
Vulcans are known primarily for their propensity for logic, their observational skills, their lack of emotion, as well as their peculiar rituals and symbolism (such as the Pon Farr).
Now, the logic / emotion dichotomy is entirely cultural as it was their solution to a number of social and cultural issues, but they seem to be able to do it pretty well and with more ease than humans.
It is established that Vulcans have similar biochemistry to humans. They can mind meld with us. This doesn't mean that their brain structures are identical or arranged the same way, but, I would submit that the basic mechanism of human *and* Vulcan brains is the same: a neurochemical Bayes net reacting to electrochemical stimuli.
Psilocin in humans bonds to serotonin receptors and, at low doses, can induce behavior in some people such as face blindness, lack of emotion, increased visual acuity, and a certain mental flexibility and creativity. Note: I'm not talking party doses here; those turn you into Gorn.
I think Vulcans produce psilocin or something like it where humans produce serotonin, and in a brain that functions in a similar manner at a fundamental level, the result is that they are constantly lightly tripping.
Within certain Starfleet analyst circles, the Krenim temporal weapon is informally known as the Canon Cannon.
Star Trek 5 is Kirk's dream. If I'm feeling more science fictiony, it was a shared dream between Kirk, Spock, and McCoy due to an invisible telepathic alien also camping at Yosemite.
That's actually a pretty good way to go at it.
Alrighty. Parallels may not be one of the best episodes, but it definitely is far from one of the worst episodes.
I love Parallels. It accounts for every canon discontinuity ever seen in Trek!
Plus, at the end, Worf seems to return to his own quantum universe at or about roughly the same moment he left, sort of 'resetting' the timeline in his and the other universes. No harm, no foul.
Burnham died in the Prime universe where the Red angel was more a Red devil
Prime Lorca became emperor in the MU and gave Vulcans equal rights with humans, this quashed the rebellion since the Vulcans sold out their former allies, hence Spock as XO in TOS Mirror, Mirror
Starfleet's response to Beyond Kirk wanting the Admiralty position was to ROFLTAO
TOS McCoy failed his offworlder diversity course in Stafleet , hence his attitude to Spock
JJ Pike faked his own death so he could run off to Talos and be with Vina (er no...nah, never!)
The events of the Vanguard novels happened in the Prime universe
It would explain the absence of Sybok, and any mention of him, so far in Discovery.
Sybok seemed much older than Spock. Perhaps Sybok was exiled from Vulcan by the time of Discovery?? I admit I don't watch Discovery.
In my head canon, there is no Disco, no Burnham, no ST V, and no Sybok. Spock is the only child of Sarek and Amanda. Period f'n dot.
Biologically, Spock is the only child of Sarek and Amanda
"There, you see, see!"
My headcanon is that everything is more or less reconcilable in the same purported timelines. Maybe the sweaters from The Cage and Where No Man Has Gone Before are standard issue, and those were the only two occasions we save them because of a coincidence? Maybe the heater broke and it was cold on the bridge. There isn't evidence to the contrary. Same with other so called pieces of unreconcileable canon. The series has never been fully consistent between seasons let alone incarnations (why would Starfleet change the fabric away from velour between Season 2 and 3? Did they just realise it shrank faster). Honestly it's more fun playing connect the dots where possible than complaining they've disregarded canon too much, because this has always been the case.
The TWOK Uniforms were replaced with the TNG Uniforms around 2350 to change Starfleet's public image and to make it seem as if it wasn't really the military, to make more people want to join. A kinder, gentler, friendlier Starfleet. An adventure where you can bring your whole family along. Literally.
For hardliners who didn't like this change, those behind the idea of changing the uniforms could point to how a similar type of uniform was used in the Mid-23rd Century.
Romulan Ale turns blood pink
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