"Yesterday's Enterprise" "huh, that's neat" moment -- where else?

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  1. EEMeltonIV

    EEMeltonIV Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Hey, all -- So, on the drive from A to B this evening, I listened a bit to the "Yesterday's Enterprise" soundtrack. Listening to the part playing during the episode's climax, it occurred to me that the Enterprise-C's sacrifice to save Nerendra III is paralleled by the Enterprise-D's sacrifice to save the Enterprise-C. Interestingly and appropriately symmetrical and poetic.

    Almost 20 years since I saw the episode air and it just now kind of hit me.

    Just curious: any other "oh, hey -- that fit really well!" moments you've stumbled into years after watching one of these episodes or films? I've been making some archives of old TNG and DS9 episodes, rewatching a few, and stumbling into things like this that I missed when I was a kid. Kinda curious as to what else I'm missing. What're your moments?
     
  2. sbk1234

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    It wasn't my revelation, but years ago I was watching an episode of DS9. My father, who is NOT a sci-fi fan by any stretch of the imagination, suddenly had an unusual moment of enlightenment. He tells me, how there are so many aliens on the show, and they all work together, it's like how different people should work together.
    I explained to him that that was the point of Star Trek since 1966.
    The funniest thing was he was telling me this like it was some kind of huge mystery revealed.
     
  3. shawn12

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    I am going try this out in actual practice.

    "it's like how different people should work together.
    I explained to him that that was the point of Star Trek since 1966."

    To try and put a small ship in physical space as a tribute to Gene and an Enterprise. Which has been my '"huh, that would be totally awesome and should be and can be done moment."

    Which came to me while watching one of the shows and thinking its about time a real, albeit small, Enterprise flies into space.
     
  4. The Green Monster

    The Green Monster Bad Batch of TrekBBS Premium Member

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    ^to who? Most people would be like "ooookayyy"
     
  5. sbk1234

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    I know I'm not the swiftest guy in the world, but Huh?
     
  6. Kertrats47

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    Back to the original topic, there's a great one to be found in the second season DS9 episode, "Whispers." I know most of you have, of course, seen it, but just in case:

    SPOILERS!!!



    In the end, we find out that the O'Brien we've been watching is a copy, and there are two O'Briens, essentially. There's a theme of duality throughout the episode. "O'Brien" continually has conversations with himself, as if there were two of him: "You're drinking too much of this stuff, O'Brien." "I need it to stay awake, O'Brien."

    There's another example after a return from a commercial break. O'Brien plays back the last sentence from his log: "... this was not my Keiko." After this, he responds to himself, "You're right, it wasn't my Keiko..."

    Finally, (and this one may be a stretch), for some reason when he beams down at the end of the episode, "O'Brien" is wielding two phasers. I know, it's a stretch, but when I noticed that I was convinced it was again echoing this concept of duality.

    Great topic, can't wait to hear more things people have found!
     
  7. shawn12

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    I am new and sorry if it seemed like I derail the topic somehow, its the quote ""it's like how different people should work together. I explained to him that that was the point of Star Trek since 1966.""

    That caught my eye with what I am working on and hence the comments. I am a little excited about the project. Sorry about that, my applogies if it didn't fit the thread.
     
  8. sbk1234

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    No problem. It's all good.