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Posted by: WannabeSpaceCadet - Mon Oct 02, 2006 8:15 am
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Post    Posted on: Thu Oct 12, 2006 12:34 am
Yes it is but a pit you can't count :lol:

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Post    Posted on: Thu Oct 12, 2006 12:35 am
Yep and I can't spell :oops:

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Post    Posted on: Thu Oct 12, 2006 3:15 pm
beancounter wrote:
Yes it is but a pit you can't count :lol:


I'm sure spacecowboy has at least 10 good reasons for counting in base 49....


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Post    Posted on: Fri Oct 13, 2006 4:20 pm
Bah. Didn't feel like editing the list, so I just posted the whole thing.

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Post    Posted on: Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:41 pm
46 Things that never happen in Star Trek

1. The Enterprise runs into a mysterious energy field of a type that it has encountered several times before.

2. The Enterprise goes to check up on a remote outpost of scientists, who are all perfectly all right.

3. The Enterprise comes across a Garden-of-Eden-like planet called Paradise, where everyone is happy all the time. However, everything is soon revealed to be exactly as it seems.

4. The crew of the Enterprise discover a totally new lifeform, which later turns out to be a rather well-known old lifeform, wearing a silly hat.

5. The crew of the Enterprise are struck by a strange alien plague, for which the cure is found in the well-stocked sick-bay.

6. An enigmatic being composed of pure energy attempts to interface to the Enterprise's computer, only to find out that it has forgotten to bring the right leads.

7. A power surge on the Bridge is rapidly and correctly diagnosed as a faulty capacitor by the highly-trained and competent engineering staff.

8. A power surge on the Bridge is fails to electrocute the user of a computer panel, due to a highly sophisticated 24th century surge protection feature called a 'fuse'.

9. The Enterprise ferries an alien VIP from one place to another without serious incident.

10. The Enterprise is captured by a vastly superior alien intelligence which does not put them on trial.

11. The Enterprise separates as soon as there is any danger.

12. The Enterprise gets involved in an enigmatic, stange, and dangerous situation, and there are no pesky aliens they can blame it on in the end.

13. The Enterprise is captured by a vastly inferior alien intelligence which they easily pacify by offering it some sweeties.

14. The Enterprise is involved in a bizarre time-warp phenomenon, which is in some way unconnected with the 20th century.

15. Somebody takes out a shuttle and it doesn't explode or crash.

16. A major Starfleet emergency breaks out near the Enterprise, but fortunately some other ships in the area are able to deal with it to everyone's satisfaction.

17. The shields on the Enterprise stay up during a battle.

18. The Enterprise visits the Klingon Home World on a bright, sunny, day

19. An attempt at undermining the Klingon-Federation alliance is discovered without anyone noting that such an attempt, if successful, "would represent a fundamental shift of power throughout the quadrant."

20. A major character spends the entire episode in the Holodeck without a single malfunction trapping him/her there.

21. Picard hears the door chime and doesn't bother to say "Come."
22. Picard doesn't answer a suggestion with "Make it so"!

23. Picard walks up to the replicator and says, "Coke on ice."

24. Counsellor Troi states something other than the blindingly obvious.

25. Mood rings come back in style, jeopardizing Counselor Troi's position.

26. Worf and Troi finally decide to get married, only to have Kate Pulaski show up and disrupt the wedding by shouting, "Did he read you love poetty?! Did he serve you poisonous tea?! He's mine!"

27. When Worf tells the bride officers that something is entering visual range no one says "On screen."

28. Worf actually gives another vessel more than 2 seconds to respond to one of the Enterprise's hails.

29. Worf kills Wesley by mistake in the holodeck, (pity this wasn't done in "Deja Vu" then we could have seen it 5 times without rewinding the tape).

30. Wesley Crusher gets beaten up by his classmates for being a smarmy git, and consequently has a go at making some friends of his own age for a change.

31. Wesley saves the ship, the Federation, and the Universe as we know it, and everyone is grateful (including the Net).

32. The warp engines start playing up a bit, but seem to sort themselves out after a while without any intervention from boy genius Wesley Crusher.

33. Wesley Crusher tries to upgrade the warp drive and they work better than ever.

34. Beverly Crusher manages to go through a whole episode without having a hot flush and getting breathless every time Picard is in the room.

35. Guinan forgets herself, and breaks into a stand up comedy routine.

36. Data falls in love with the replicator.

37. Kirk (or Riker) falls in love with a woman on a planet he visits, and isn't tragically separated from her at the end of the episode.

38. The Captain has to make a difficult decision about a less advanced people which is made a great deal easier by the Starfleet Prime Directive.

39. An unknown ensign beams down as part of an away team and lives to tell the tale.

40. Spock or Data is fired from his high-ranking position for not being able to understand the most basic nuances of about one in three sentences that anyone says to him.

41. Kirk's hair remaining consistent for more that 1 consecutive episode.

42. Kirk gets into a fistfight and doesn't rip his shirt. (Or even, Kirk doesn't get into a fistfight...)

43. Kirk doesn't end up kissing the troubled guest-female before she doesn't sacrifice herself for him.

44. Scotty doesn't mention the laws of physics

45. Spock isn't the only crew member not affected by new weapon/attack by alien race/etc!! due to his "darn green blood" or "bizarre Vulcan physiology" and thus he cannot save the day.

46. The episode ends without Bones & Kirk laughing at Spock's inability to understand the joke, and he doesn't raise his eybrow.


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Post    Posted on: Tue Feb 27, 2007 1:51 pm
Ekkehard Augustin wrote:
Hello, WannabeSpaceCadet

I am not that sure if the aspect of the noise of the doors really counts to that degree:

- Microsoft's Windows 9x to XP all use sound to direct the user's attention to where it might be reuired by the software,
- each hit of a key of my mobile phone issues sound
- sound and noise are used and work as substitutes for visual informations if or when visual informations aren't possible or if the capacity of visual perception of informations is exceeded
- ...

All this is speaking pro "noise" and sound. Of course - in the case of doors this counts not that much but in their case noise and sound indicate that someone is entering the room or even the command center of a spaceship. Such an indication may be considered to be required because of safety, security and even the requirement to command the entering officer out of the command center and back to his station outside the center. ...

Regarding the science the term "Science Fiction" is not focussed on science simply but on future also and even merely since most of the science fiction stories are going on in the future. There are stories called SF that havenothing to do with science but with Politics, ideologies, religion, culture or even apocalypsises and the like.

The correct definition of "Science Fiction" at best can be got from the Science of Literature ("Literaturwissenschaft" called in German which can be studied at universities).

You are talking about if and how which SF story fits well or not well into yor expectations and preferences. So there is nothing against it. It seems that your expectations are focussed on Physics and other natural sciences and on engineering. My expectations are different in so far at least as they include several aspects beyond those.

By the way - there is an Economist who wrote and SF story in the midst of the 20th century. The story is Economics-SF - the author was a scientist and the story is about an economic system. The science is not fiction but the reality is SF - not simply fiction. It's an idea about the future and it is meant as a way to make the people familiar with free economic systems and as a chance to show the people how positive a free system is and can be if the people respect each other, their values and their desires, dreams, concepts of life and living and so on.

Oh. and before I forget it - abolishment of money in principle is no SF: After the Western-Roman Empire had been ceased money abolished of itself in wide areas of Southwest- and West-Europe. The reason was that there were no government no more that would have kept the money system alive. What didn't cease of course was trade - trade allways is possible without money by bartering for example, by natural exchange. This way of trade is experiencing a - at least limited - revival at present: by and within the Internet. There are service and product exchanges in the web - they are caused by increasing taxes which can be avoided this way, by increasing prices and price levels and by the reduction of real income(s). In so far the abolishment of money in Star Trek isn't that far from reality - the SF merely is that it is said that a new system of worl economy has been established in the past and that this abolished the money. This is a bit strange and I didn't find no way yet to imagine which way that might be possible.

Any it may be also that the abolishment took place on Earth solely...

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Dipl.-Volkswirt (bdvb) Augustin (Political Economist)


Hello, Ekkehard Augustin! I just wanted to say Lol well done! I loved it! Don't mind the ones who didn't see the irony of poking holes in in the poking holes in startrek post. Look forward to more of that kind of genius.

BTW everyone else did good to ^.^ I also really hate the "technobable" excusses of startrek, if the equipment works better that way, why did the engineers not build them to those specs in the first place?


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Post    Posted on: Fri Mar 02, 2007 2:57 am
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14. The Enterprise is involved in a bizarre time-warp phenomenon, which is in some way unconnected with the 20th century.



This has actually happened. Remember the movie First Contact, the crew of the Enterprise-E was time-warped to Earth's 21st century.


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