Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by HIjol, Mar 28, 2014.
Risa was my second choice.
Powerful, Elegant, Equipped with Every Luxury and Where the Action Is! Not only that, but as the flagship of the Federation, she makes a statement. You know you're hot shit when you get assigned to her. These qualities are very appealing. And though I did not list them all, those are the highlights ...
Well said, Two-Takes...or, should I say Dr Malcolm?
One of my favorite actors, your avatar, and the writers give him my FAVorite quote of all time,
"Yeah, yeah, but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn't stop to think if they should."
Then I better get over to the horga'hn stand and pick up a couple of them...
Too bad Ricardo Montalban is gone, he could be cast as the person who runs the resort.
Three options for me, listed in order of preference:
1. Deep Space 9, in 2376 with Kira in command
2. A Sabre-Class ship, to see how a crew of 40 handle the tough jobs out there
3. A decades old starship, she may have a few hundred light years on the clock but she's rugged and dependable
holodeck, because you can bring the setting to you
That would be cool and I'll fit it in as my third choice, preferably a Miranda class in TNG's (series) timeline.
A starship in deep space, well enough out there that there's no hope of reinforcements and subspace communication would at least take several days.
I would make it a high tech, well armored ship but with a relatively small crew, say a few dozen. Small enough so any death is a big deal and they can't just pull redshirts out of the void to show how strong the enemy is.
Civilian life on Earth.
I really enjoy it in TOS-movies. Kirk's apartment, the bar, the Yosemite National Park and so on. Those short episodes show some aspects of private (not formal) life, reveal habits and personal features of characters.
I know, civilian life is not an perspective setting for action stories, but sometimes it's nice to distract attention from the starship and characters on duty.
In a nice house, drinking some good tea.
As much as I love the original 1701 Enterprise from TOS, I'd love to serve on the Enterprise-D. It always looked like a really comfortable, nice place to spend your off-duty hours. So sad that it was destroyed in Generations.
I'm finding it hard to choose between Earth Spacedock with its myriad of visiting starships and crews, and the Enterprise-D, specifically the unseen cavernous main shuttlebay and cetacean operations.
Can I have both? The Enterprise in spacedock?
Organia, from time to time, to see if we are yet deemed to be worthy of something close to peer to peer engagement!
There you go, you got it! That's it, exactly. They gave Jeff Goldblum all the great lines in Jurassic Park.
Had the lovely Ellie Sattler not already been committed to Alan Grant and set on him getting her pregnant, then I suspect that Ian Malcolm would've had a pretty good chance at getting with her. Another plus in his column. I loved how Alan was always getting his buttons pushed in this movie, but he never lost his cool.
But, yeah, when Ian told him - sincerely told him - "Boy, do I hate being right all the time," that's really when I felt the connect to the Dr. Malcolm character. Because, I recognized that dilemma, immediately and I can tell you, it's both a blessing and a curse.
And if the Enterprise-D ever wanted to set me down on la cinco muertes, or in Jurassic Park, that would be just fine, too ...
Jeff Goldblum is great.
Oh, boy and here we go! ...I had the exACT same experience when Rockhound said, "I hate it when I know everything" in Armageddon, and, as you have found out my friend, people THINK that want that, but it is a curse knowing everything...sure bet!
At the risk of busting this thread wide open, Jurassic Park has, perhaps, the finest ratio of "great cast capable of delivering superb lines/great lines for them to deliver"
Sorry, Mods, just one more paragraph, please...Two-Takes, at the risk of losing what is left of my Man-Card, tell me you still well up a little as Alan watches the Bronto, and then sees the herds, as the music swells...f*"ck...it gets no better than that! or Spock and Kirk in the Engine room, saying good-bye...Shat rips your heart out when he croaks, "Spock"...
Agreed!...BB, yours is knowledge I respect and admire, as I have said before...are you aware of any lost opportunities in the past of Jeff appearing on Star Trek?...upon reflection, with the right role, he could be a great addition...
If Sherlock Holmes can be Spock's ancestor, then why can't Jurassic Park be an environment in STAR TREK, too?
To be honest with you, the one scene that really engages me in JP is when Muldoon's trying to pull a man being eaten out of a raptor's jaws and he's shouting, "Shoot her! SHOOT HER!!!".
Seeing Dr. Grant being impressed at what he's seeing does sell InGen's achievement. Having a dream come true is one thing Hollywood is best at presenting the illusion of. And as the story unfolds, JP does turn out to be a genetically mutated monster story, instead of a true dinosaur story. And considering there was no way to feather a CGI character back then, it's just as well.
Jurassic Park came out about ten years after STAR TREK II, yet both resonate, even today, with their influence over how movies are made. They are still referred to. They are still remembered. Despite their numerous flaws and shortcomings, that's just impressive as hell ...
Great thread idea OP!
For me, a starship is THE best setting for a great Star Trek story. As proof, I offer Deep Space Nine. That show only started reaching its potential when the Defiant was introduced.
Knowing me I would want to be in the Q continuum as a Q or with the wormhole aliens. The q continuum is probably very strange and bizarre. The wormhole aliens seem prophetic and euphoric. Two very interesting rides
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