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Applewhite
Aug 16, 2014

IN THE GRIM BARKNESS
OF THE FUTURE
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Clapping Larry

P-Mack posted:

bring back macgyver

Bring back SG1, starring Richard Dean Anderson

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Applewhite
Aug 16, 2014

IN THE GRIM BARKNESS
OF THE FUTURE
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Fonzarelli posted:

i still haven't figured out if all of you nerds are watching Star Trek ironically or not, because goddamn it is insufferably bad

Actually it's you who is bad. Bad at identifying good television, which Star Trek: The Next Generation is.

Applewhite
Aug 16, 2014

IN THE GRIM BARKNESS
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Yaos posted:

In season 1 of TNG, Data had been in Starfleet for 17 years and was 3rd in command of the Enterprise. Despite this, he still acted as though he had never met a person in his entire life and had to be explained even the simplest of things like not sticking your dick in the trash compactor. More importantly, why did Data want to be human so badly? Is it because he kind of looks humans? If he looked like a Vulcan would he consider himself perfect? No, of course, not. Data wants to be human because the writers of TNG are a bunch of racists. The noble white man travels the galaxy, telling the savages the correct way to live, and if they don't listen they are evil. Obviously Data would want to be human, because only somebody evil would not want to be human, and that person is Lore.

Vulcans? Despite having warp well before humans, it turns out they are just a bunch of backwards idiots that don't have emotions and the noble white man has to show them how real science is done. The Vulcan's are not evil, so they join the Federation and let humans do whatever they want.

Every civilization that did not want to join the Federation was evil. Klingons, Romulans, Borg, Ferengi, Cardassians, the Q Continuum, the Maquis, people on Bajor (whom were not necessarily Maquis) that did not want to be instantly snapped up by the Federation once the Cardassian threat was gone, the Breen.

Just when I thought Star Trek couldn't get any more awesome!

Applewhite
Aug 16, 2014

IN THE GRIM BARKNESS
OF THE FUTURE
THERE ARE ONLY DOGS


Clapping Larry

Powercrazy posted:

Star Trek is cool and good, even voyager had some redeeming qualities.

(7 of 9's boobs)

Applewhite
Aug 16, 2014

IN THE GRIM BARKNESS
OF THE FUTURE
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shiksa posted:

maybe having an entire species of space humans-with-a-different-forehead being portrayed as the same generic species-wide character is a totally retarded storytelling crutch

Well if you're just going to treat them as being as diverse as humans what's even the point of having them be aliens?

Applewhite
Aug 16, 2014

IN THE GRIM BARKNESS
OF THE FUTURE
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Clapping Larry

Yaos posted:

The Borg Queen was introduced in Voyager so we knew that the Borg were not just a mindless species, but led by an evil woman in a rubber costume that wanted nothing more than to take over the Federation for her own evil deeds.

The Borg Queen was introduced in First Contact.

Applewhite
Aug 16, 2014

IN THE GRIM BARKNESS
OF THE FUTURE
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Clapping Larry

Bonzo posted:

I like how the show was supposed to be about diversity and how we can look past race and skin color to work together. Just look at our wonderful, multicultural crew. Oh, but every alien species we run into will just be all the same. No other planets are allowed to have more than one ethnicity and everyone looks like a perfect copy of the other one. Oh and the Klingons who are always angry and killing things are always black and the smart non violent Vulcans are always white.

Tuvok was black.

Applewhite
Aug 16, 2014

IN THE GRIM BARKNESS
OF THE FUTURE
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Clapping Larry

oncearoundaltair posted:

trying to remember if TNG ever had anyone who was fat.

The Federation was a veritable utopia without poverty or war. Of course there were no fat people.

Applewhite
Aug 16, 2014

IN THE GRIM BARKNESS
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Bonzo posted:

I was mainly talking about the original series

in TOS the Klingons were white people in blackface so it wasn't racist either.

Applewhite
Aug 16, 2014

IN THE GRIM BARKNESS
OF THE FUTURE
THERE ARE ONLY DOGS


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redshirt posted:

I know you millenials will find this hard to believe, but the majority of people used to not be fat. Skinny, even.

On the downside tits were much smaller on average back then as well.

Applewhite
Aug 16, 2014

IN THE GRIM BARKNESS
OF THE FUTURE
THERE ARE ONLY DOGS


Clapping Larry

Skeleton Ape posted:

Oh hey it's a star trek thread, has anyone mentioned Year of Hell yet?

Is that the one with the gun that erases things from time?

Applewhite
Aug 16, 2014

IN THE GRIM BARKNESS
OF THE FUTURE
THERE ARE ONLY DOGS


Clapping Larry

Powercrazy posted:

Why does the warp nacelle break off before the impact?

Proof that the explosion was actually a controlled demolition!

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Applewhite
Aug 16, 2014

IN THE GRIM BARKNESS
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Clapping Larry

Ein cooler Typ posted:

I don't know why the Borg are so bad

all they care about is the progress of science and technology

they're not hindered by emotion or religion


seems like a redditor's paradise

They were ugly and had bad aesthetics. If they were a group consciousness that also looked cool they would probably be fine.

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