Spoilers Where does Boimler go from here?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Lower Decks' started by Oddish, Jul 26, 2021.

  1. fireproof78

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    Oh, so it will be like that joke in "Profit and Lace." "Acting Grand Nagus."
     
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  2. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    CALLED IT!
     
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  3. F. King Daniel

    F. King Daniel Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I'm sure we haven't seen the last of...
    William Boimler of the USS Titan
     
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  4. The Wormhole

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    Indeed, I'll be very surprised if they don't make at least one more appearance before the end of this season.
     
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  5. Ianburns252

    Ianburns252 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Can't believe you called that man - you sure by "called it" you don't mean "wrote the bloody episode"?
     
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  6. dupersuper

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    I hope they made a bet with their Orion friend.
     
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  7. Commander Troi

    Commander Troi Adult of Dubious Maturity Premium Member

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    I loved that Rutherford and Tendi made a bet. :lol:
     
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  8. matthunter

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    But with what? Cue endless "moneyless society!" arguments... ;)
     
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  9. The Wormhole

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    Replicator rations.
     
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  10. fireproof78

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    Duty shifts.
     
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  11. Commander Troi

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    My hubby just told me about a story on NPR about venture capitalists buying up mobile home parks and raising rents and forcing people out. So honestly, I think the whole "moneyless society" thing was just trying to give a vision of a society where greed wasn't screwing everyone up/over.
     
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  12. Noname Given

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    The same type of currency the TNG crew bet with over their poker games? ;)
     
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  13. matthunter

    matthunter Admiral Admiral

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    Since everyone always folded...
     
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  14. valkyrie013

    valkyrie013 Commodore Commodore

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    Plenty of stuff to bet.
    Replicator credits.. Maybe you need points for stuff like a steak? Or real chocolate?
    For them better tools.
     
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  15. Charles Phipps

    Charles Phipps Commodore Commodore

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    As time passes, I'm more okay with moneyless society. If it's a society where your food, clothing, shelter, and UBI to boot exist then it might as well be moneyless.

    But I always felt that STIV was suggesting it was a CASHLESS society, which was different and something we've all but achieved now.
     
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  16. Boris Skrbic

    Boris Skrbic Commodore Commodore

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    Why would that be a simpler explanation than actually not needing money, merely access?

    — I feel like having a jambalaya.
    — Sure thing, just ask for it at Sisko’s over there. The limit is one portion per day, though.
    — And a personal hotrod starship.
    — No problem, let’s put something on the books and see how it fits into your self-actualization goals. Would you like to be a freighter captain? If so, you’d get on that track and eventually be assigned the right make for the purpose.
    — No, no, no, no, I’d like to own a starship, you know, just because. And a large property on Risa while we’re at it.
    — Unfortunately that doesn’t sound like working to better yourself and humanity. Perhaps you’d like to schedule an appointment with a counselor, who could help identify your passions?
     
  17. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Indeed. That's what I always assume as well.

    Another thing: Two movies later, Scotty says "I just bought a boat." With what? ;)
     
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  18. Boris Skrbic

    Boris Skrbic Commodore Commodore

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    Credits, latinum…?
     
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  19. Charles Phipps

    Charles Phipps Commodore Commodore

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    Mostly because they used money many times before but not necessarily cash.
     
  20. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Holy Hell, this is turning into the Money Argument, isn't it?