Also, best captains in order:
Odo: "No player shall at any time make contact with the umpire in any manner. The prescribed penalty for the violation is immediate ejection from the game. Rule Number 4.06, Sub-Section A, paragraph four. Look it up, but do it in the stands. You're GONE!"
The original Star Trek should have been a full-length film treatment of The Corbomite Manuever.
I'm beaming out that long lonesome wormhole
An' where I'm bound I cannot tell
After all this time goodbye's too good a word, so
I'll just say, 'you can find your own damn' way to hell'.
I coulda got off this wagon train at any time,
When it didn't get any better, but I still don't really mind
I was only me who wasted all those years of my own time
Don't think twice, it's alright . . .
It's cold outside
There's no kind of atmosphere
I'm all alone
More or less
Let me fly,
Far away from here
I know -- he'll find on star-crusted beaches
Love -- among the star-bellied sneetches . . .
We’ll crack a couple of watery brews and complain (in Klingon) about Uhura’s ill-fitting romance with Spock, or Chris Pine’s frat-boy weightlifter Kirk, who completely lacks the air of provincial, semi-educated suavity that made William Shatner the greatest bad actor in TV history. Or the fact that those in charge of the “Star Trek” universe could have entrusted its rebirth to someone who actually liked it.
Correction, May 15, 2013: This article originally referred to proton torpedoes rather than photon torpedoes.
TNG tried for this with that awful Season 7 episode where he ends up malfunctioning alone on a planet of medieval anti-science jerks and lives this whole other life as a guy named Jayden who doesn't know what the word "Radioactive" means despite having full command of all the rest of his pre-existing science knowledge.Wow. Not only is Thine Own Self my favorite TNG episode, in my opinion, it is the best single episode of science fiction every produced by the Star Trek franchises. It is all kinds of brilliant.
TNG tried for this with that awful Season 7 episode where he ends up malfunctioning alone on a planet of medieval anti-science jerks and lives this whole other life as a guy named Jayden who doesn't know what the word "Radioactive" means despite having full command of all the rest of his pre-existing science knowledge.
Also the radioactive sublot was kind of stupid considering they kept all the rest of Data's scientific knowledge intact. You can't really know how to invent a microscope but not know what radioactive is.
Didn't Data somehow create a radiation detector without knowing what radiation was? That's just a teensy bit more problematic than creating a microscope.
International in origin, completely multi-racial.
But even in this future century we will see some
traditional trappings, ornaments, and styles
that suggest the Asiatic, the Arabic, the Latin
etc. So far, Mister Spook has been our only
crew-man with blood lines from another planet.
However, it is not impossible that we might
discover some other aliens or part aliens
working aboard our Starship.
But, again, the problem isn't that Data is experiencing science history as it happens. Data is starting from a place of knowing all of this stuff, and it's strange that he has the knowledge and the abilities to do absolutely astounding things with science but can't figure out the meaning of the word "radioactive".
In response to the previous discussion of "Darmok" and at the risk of self-linking, here's an essay I wrote about that episode from a linguist's point of view on my defunct (but maybe funct again some day) blog.
When the captain wants to tell the helmsman to go to warp factor five, does he say, "Darmok...uh...that time he went warp factor five"?
Unlike the character of Sarek, Amanda Grayson was not included in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and is absent from the resurrection of Spock that takes place in the conclusion of that film. Her exclusion from the movie is because the production staff couldn't find a way to feature her in the story without her presence seeming overly sentimental. Executive Producer Harve Bennett reckoned, "All she would have contributed was sympathy. The economy of the story was that Kirk and crew get Spock back. Family is secondary. That would have depreciated the moment when Spock says, 'Your name is Jim.' Then we'd have to cut to mother and she would say, 'Oh my God, he speaks!'" (The Making of the Trek Films, p. 46; Trek: The Unauthorized Story of the Movies, 3rd ed., pp. 87-88)
William Shatner originally intended for Amanda to feature more in Star Trek V than she actually does, wishing to explore her relationships with Sarek and Spock. At one story meeting during which Shatner voiced these interests, David Loughery was concerned about accounting for Amanda's influence on Sybok, though Harve Bennett replied, "There are solutions to that." (Captain's Log: William Shatner's Personal Account of the Making of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, pp. 64 & 65)
Once, when Sarek actor Mark Lenard was asked where Amanda was in the Star Trek movies, he replied, "In the kitchen! Where else would a good Vulcan wife be?" (Cinefantastique, Vol. 27, No. 11/12, p. 103)
"As far as the criticisms about Abrams turning what was formerly peaceful, thoughtful science nerd sci-fi into violent action, I don’t think it’s entirely fair because that’s in fact what this story is all about. Weller is using the Kryptonian fate of Vulcan as an excuse to rattle sabers, he’s trying to militarize Star Fleet and purposely start a war with the Klingons. He’s the bad guy. Kirk, meanwhile, learns the lesson of not listening to assholes like that. He takes the mission for revenge purposes (or wrath) but Scotty (still Simon Pegg) tries to talk him out of even having torpedoes on the ship and then resigns because of it."
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