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Re: Star Trek

Postby black bart on Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:58 am

Ubi Dubium wrote:
vedekcobol wrote:One second season ep. I did like was called " The Child, and another one from first season called The BIg Goodbye was a great ep.

The Big Goodbye was fun, but it illustrates a basic repeating theme of many episodes of the newer series:
The Holodecks are nothing but trouble! Stay the heck off them! You'll be trapped, or addicted, or a character will become sentient and take over the ship, or an alien will take them over, or something! Shut the damn things down!

Scott Adams (Dilbert) has called holodecks the "last invention", because once they are created, humankind will go in and never come out. Nobody will have any reason to invent anything else ever again.


Is a Holodeck even worse than a pile of Tribbles then?
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Re: Star Trek

Postby Capellini on Wed Oct 15, 2008 10:19 am

Space is a dangerous place.
True terror lies in the futility of human existence.

Malcolm Reynolds is my co-pilot.

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Re: Star Trek

Postby Valanthe on Thu Oct 16, 2008 1:09 am

The scary part is, I can see that happening. A friend of mine raised an interesting question, though: if you are indulging in er, "pleasurable activities" in the holodeck, what happens to the natural results of that when you turn the power off? If there's a mess left over, that might be a deterrent. :wink:
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Re: Star Trek

Postby vedekcobol on Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:08 am

Valanthe wrote:The scary part is, I can see that happening. A friend of mine raised an interesting question, though: if you are indulging in er, "pleasurable activities" in the holodeck, what happens to the natural results of that when you turn the power off? If there's a mess left over, that might be a deterrent. :wink:


eewwww. I'd rather have a pile of tribbles over the holo deck, at least they work like they are suposed to be it good or bad depending.
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Re: Star Trek

Postby black bart on Thu Oct 16, 2008 8:32 am

Valanthe wrote:The scary part is, I can see that happening. A friend of mine raised an interesting question, though: if you are indulging in er, "pleasurable activities" in the holodeck, what happens to the natural results of that when you turn the power off? If there's a mess left over, that might be a deterrent. :wink:


The mess is even worse when you are faced with a virtual Borg Attack! :?
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Re: Star Trek

Postby Zankou 2.0 on Thu Oct 16, 2008 12:10 pm

black bart wrote:
Valanthe wrote:The scary part is, I can see that happening. A friend of mine raised an interesting question, though: if you are indulging in er, "pleasurable activities" in the holodeck, what happens to the natural results of that when you turn the power off? If there's a mess left over, that might be a deterrent. :wink:


The mess is even worse when you are faced with a virtual Borg Attack! :?

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Re: Star Trek

Postby Valanthe on Fri Oct 17, 2008 12:41 am

Hmmm...I think it would give Klingons better ballad fodder than the Great Tribble Hunts...
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Re: Star Trek

Postby black bart on Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:07 am

I seem to remember having some trouble with Virtual Xenowhatsits a while back...but I recovered.
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Re: Star Trek

Postby fueledbycoffee on Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:38 am

I really need to find some outlet for my idea for a sitcom featuring the Alien and Borg Queens as lesbian lovers and their children...
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Re: Star Trek

Postby GreenRain22 on Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:57 am

The holodecks are effin' EVIL. If I ever see one, I'll never step foot in it.

Star Trek makes lots of interesting conversations in class. My teachers have taken a habit to glaring at me if we talk about anything to do with space, because they know that aliens are right around the corner, and I'm parked right there. :P The geeks adore me.
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Re: Star Trek

Postby Valanthe on Wed Oct 22, 2008 8:17 pm

I think the holodecks are manufactured by Crichton Entertainment Industries. Go watch Westworld and Jurassic Park for reasons why... :)
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Re: Star Trek

Postby vedekcobol on Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:40 am

who here is planning on seeing the new movie this spring, I'm still on the fence to rather I'll watch it or not.
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Re: Star Trek

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes on Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:06 am

I made a Star Trek teleporter once.

It never worked, though. Couldn't find a guy named Scotty.
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Let's work together to keep the present inevitable.

So yeah, I went and got a blog.
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Re: Star Trek

Postby Valanthe on Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:44 am

See, there's your problem.
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Re: Star Trek

Postby vedekcobol on Thu Oct 30, 2008 4:47 pm

Thats why Star Trek will always be better than Star Wars :D Scotty can fix anything, and in Star Wars theres no duck tape.
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