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I found a fun little list of 10 things to hate about Star Trek.

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The Holodeck.
I mean, it's cool and all. But do you really believe that people would use it to re-create Sherlock Holmes mysteries and old-west saloons? Come on, we all know what the holodeck would be used for. And we also know what the worst job on the Enterprise would be: Having to squeegie the holodeck clean.
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I also found this about outer space and that pesky Y axis thingy.
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I also found this about outer space and that pesky Y axis thingy.


Yeah, I've complained about this before...not on here mind you..
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Shit. If I owned a holodeck, I'd never need to leave earth...or my house.

Space. A far out, and not as cool as my holodeck, place.
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sauron en Marvin retort: "meh! as t`were 'moi' PINK CROSS 2 BARES 3-'peating' & I'm the *SPACED*~Santorum!"
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Shit. If I owned a holodeck, I'd never need to leave earth...or my house.

Space. A far out, and not as cool as my holodeck, place.


What are you talking about--and I've said this myself for years--I'd never leave the holodeck itself, why would I.
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They should just replace that thing with a squash court. It's always getting them into so much trouble. (Although then you would get crises where a squash ball lodges in the warp core or something.)
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They should just replace that thing with a squash court. It's always getting them into so much trouble. (Although then you would get crises where a squash ball lodges in the warp core or something.)


They already have one, as seen in Season 4 Episode 4, Suddenly Human. Yeah, I can't believe I'm so much of a dork that I not only have every ST episode on a hdd, but actually knew the season/episode and started it up just to take a silly screenshot.
 
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goo "dag, yo - blackface was'z 'herd-boiZz' as w-a-y 2~"B" `couth!"


Shit! GROG, I have no idea what you just said, and I can usually understand you just fine.

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sauron en Marvin retort: "meh! as t`were 'moi' PINK CROSS 2 BARES 3-'peating' & I'm the *SPACED*~Santorum!"


Holy crap! There it is again. Seriously...W.T.F?
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cold_fuzion wrote:
I also found this about outer space and that pesky Y axis thingy.


I know nobody cares, but assuming that there is no galactic standard than heading and speed are always relative between two objects in space. I played a space-sim game that illustrated this very well, by having a button that allows you to orient your ship to the current target - very helpful when docking or approaching a strange ship. You immediately orient the ship so you're up is their up, and match your speeds so that you both appear to be at a dead stop (while everything else in the universe is moving).

It seems Star Trek does the same thing, because often when they approach a completely foreign ship or spatial anomaly they say something like "match speed and heading" "aye, sir".

So it makes sense for "encounter orientation" to be one of the first things you learn at piloting academy, and the idea that this is common to all space faring races isn't such a stretch.

You can't really "come down" on a Romulan ship from above, since the moment the two ships detect each other and orient to each other, they then appear to face each other straight on while the rest of the universe shifts around them. The closer they are, the more accurate this gets.

Given that, it would seem that coming upon a ship in the wrong orientation would be something of an insult or a confusing maneuver, especially since one of the only ways to do that would be to complete not acknowledge the other ship and maintain your previous orientation.

Of course, all of this assumes an encounter with only two objects.
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MWChapel wrote:
Shit. If I owned a holodeck, I'd never need to leave earth...or my house.

Space. A far out, and not as cool as my holodeck, place.


What are you talking about--and I've said this myself for years--I'd never leave the holodeck itself, why would I.
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And even if you did... how would you know?

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They should just replace that thing with a squash court. It's always getting them into so much trouble. (Although then you would get crises where a squash ball lodges in the warp core or something.)


They already have one, as seen in Season 4 Episode 4, Suddenly Human. Yeah, I can't believe I'm so much of a dork that I not only have every ST episode on a hdd, but actually knew the season/episode and started it up just to take a silly screenshot.
 


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cold_fuzion wrote:
I found a fun little list of 10 things to hate about Star Trek.

My favorite entry:
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The Holodeck.
I mean, it's cool and all. But do you really believe that people would use it to re-create Sherlock Holmes mysteries and old-west saloons? Come on, we all know what the holodeck would be used for. And we also know what the worst job on the Enterprise would be: Having to squeegie the holodeck clean.


Quark knew how to use it properly
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Re: Of Star Trek and top ten lists

One of my favorite rants was Scott Adams from the Dilbert Future. "If I had a transporter, there would be no keeping up with the Joneses. The second they got a new sportscar or a nifty new TV set, I would transport it to my house. My neighbors would have nothing and I would have everything. They would be stuck using milk crates for furniture, and that's only after I have all the milk crates I would ever need."

That and his rant on how often he would use a non-lethal ranged weapon that puts people to sleep... Annoying sales person? Jovoha's witness? The boss wants your report by 5pm?
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