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Jabba The Hunt
03-04-2001, 07:26 AM
anybody here that likes star trek do u think of yourselves as trekkers or trekkies

i will vote for trekker!

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Zoom Rabbit
03-04-2001, 11:21 AM
I'm old school, ace. Put me down for Trekkie. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/smile.gif

...So what are Star Wars fans called? http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/eek.gif

milkshake
03-04-2001, 11:40 AM
Chewbacca.

Admiral Zaarin
03-04-2001, 12:50 PM
I used to be a Trekkie before Voyager started.

Keyan Farlander
03-04-2001, 02:10 PM
Voyager = crap. Bring on the next series!

Jabba The Hunt
03-04-2001, 02:46 PM
yoyager = best serise yet (expet for the last season of ds9 but i expect the last season of voyage to be even better!)

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K_Kinnison
03-04-2001, 04:17 PM
I was a Trekkie before Next Gen came out.

THe "Next gen series" rundown in MHO

Next Gen: Got its fame from the original, then decided to disprove everyhting that made the Original good.

Deep Space Swine: Pale comparison to Babylon 5

Vouyeur : Totally disregards it's own main plot line. ANd has turned into a T +A show with the Addition of Sixty of Nine

Deac
03-04-2001, 05:50 PM
Original Series- Captain Kirk kissing a woman and being enslaved.
Next Gen- Early episodes were 1 offs. No story arcs 'till later.

DS9- Best ever- Humour(Quark), the Dominion war, better characters. More intresting on a space station.

Voyager- Started off like next-gen. Later series better.

Bab 5- Garbage.

Star Wars-The movie which moulded my life.

And it's Trekkie!

K_Kinnison
03-04-2001, 06:31 PM
People who are fans of star wars have jsut been called Star Wars fans.. i have herd Warsies.

What makes Trekkies stick so well is the fact that the Fans have adopted it. Kinda like Illinois people calling Wisconsin fans CheeseHeads... we LIKE that name

Rogue 9
03-04-2001, 07:25 PM
Trekkie and Imperial Center Citizen

Rogue Nine
03-04-2001, 07:39 PM
I'm a Trekkie. Bring it. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

Photon
03-04-2001, 08:15 PM
Trekkie, Trekkie, Trekkie, and anyone who disagrees is a newbie http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/wink.gif

Zoom Rabbit
03-04-2001, 10:37 PM
Yes! Trekkies rule!

http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/wink.gif And you can be a fan of both Trek and Wars...

Oh, and Voyager is an excellent show. I like the fact that this is the first Star Trek series to have a storyline which has been continuous from the beginning (unlike DS9, which wandered peripatetically until someone had the bright idea to start a war.) A lot of male trekkies have problems with the female captain, but not me. I think she's a tough fighter and a solid thinker, albeit a bit stubborn on the bad side. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/tongue.gif

Keyan Farlander
03-04-2001, 10:53 PM
I love both Star Trek and Star Wars. The only thing I hate is Voyager. Dang, but that show sucks.

ME_Jeldren
03-07-2001, 01:01 PM
Originally posted by Jabba The Hunt:
yoyager = best serise yet (expet for the last season of ds9 but i expect the last season of voyage to be even better!)


I disagree. Voyager ist the worst by far. They violate the timeline of ST pretty often.
Captain Lameway is acting stupid pretty often. Some things absolutly don't make any
sense if you think about it(shuttles anyone?, holodeck episodes and they have limited
resoucres ...). TOS and DS9 is much better.

garyah99
03-07-2001, 03:35 PM
Don't matter, as long as "trek" is in there somewhere. The only series I really didn't like was DS9, until the last season with the Dominion War. It finally started to get interesting, then they cancelled it.

Flying Beastie
03-10-2001, 05:13 PM
I'm a <strike>Borg</strike> Trekkie.

My favourite series so far is Voyager, with DS9 and New Frontiers (novel series by Peter David) as close seconds.

Voyager, BTW, succeeds in spite of 7 of 9's unsuccessful grasping at sex-appeal.

I've found that each captain has their own style, so I can't really compare them. Kirk was a jock. Picard was the more cerebral father-figure type ("The thinking man's Action Hero"). Sisko I liked because of that whole serenity thing, but when he gets angry, he's one of the few people I'd actually be scared of.

Of all the captains however, the only one I'd follow unquestioningly would be Janeway. From her first scene in "Caretaker," there is no doubt that she is In Command.

Ensign. . . At ease before you sprain something.

My only real problem with Voyager is that the producers are by now petrified of stumbling with the Star Trek franchise. They feel (rightly so, given some of the more over-critical Trekkies I've met), that the eyes of the world are upon them. For seven years, they've balked at introducing any long-term change for fear that they'll lose viewers.

With any luck, now that this is the last season, Voyager will "do a DS9" and take a sudden upswing in story quality. There's no point in holding back anymore; it doesn't matter if every Trekkie on Earth abandons the show before the finale. They're ending now anyway, so they might as well do something daring.

They've started out promisingly, with the Paris/Torres pregnancy and Icheb's petition to join Starfleet. Hopefully the Borg'll be back soon (though I was hoping to see the Vaudwaar again) in time to escort the ship home (or not).

There may even be a promotion for everybody's favourite bridge officer: Harry "Why-am-I-still-an-ensign?" Kim. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/wink.gif

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Psycho Tycho
03-10-2001, 05:18 PM
I go for a Trekkie.

JR2000Z
03-10-2001, 08:36 PM
I just watch the late Star Trek movies like Ressurection.


I remember there was a thread at this (if you there and remeber) at the LucasArts.com forum. Everybody argued about if SW or ST was better.

Redwing
03-10-2001, 08:54 PM
I like both SW and ST, but the annoying thing about ST is that the aliens all look as if they were humans with some sort(s) of unique genetic defects. In SW, anything looking human is generally human.

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edlib
03-10-2001, 10:48 PM
Yeah, I know what to mean, it just comes off looking cheesy. They did a whole storyline on TNG to explain this away, a 2-parter if I remember correct, but I didn't buy it. We all know what the big difference is: a smaller make-up budget and the rushed TV shooting schedule. Hmmm, maybe creativity may have a small part to play in that as well... Star Wars was made on tiny budget compared to some TV shows being made today, but George had a vision and he wasn't about sacrifice it due to a small issue like lack of funds.

[This message has been edited by edlib (edited March 10, 2001).]

Ike
03-11-2001, 12:45 AM
TNG is the best series. end of story. DS9 wasn't bad, Voyager just sucks monkey balls. TOS is good but dated. I'm eager to see the new series.

Andromeda
03-11-2001, 01:49 AM
i agree fully with you Ike. my mom watches Voyager, or as she calls it "Seven of Nine" (no she's not a lesbian, it's just that seven's her favorite char and calling it that bugs my sister http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/tongue.gif ) i love patrick stewart, and Data is funny as hell http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/smile.gif plus number one is great. just a good show, who cares if it didn't have a storyline http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

oh...and it's trekkie http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/wink.gif

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Keyan Farlander
03-11-2001, 01:54 AM
Originally posted by Ike:
TNG is the best series. end of story. DS9 wasn't bad, Voyager just sucks monkey balls. TOS is good but dated. I'm eager to see the new series.

Shame on you! TOS is timeless! http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

Redwing
03-11-2001, 02:19 AM
Monkey WHATS?

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At last we will reveal ourselves to the Jedi.
At last we will have revenge.

Zoom Rabbit
03-11-2001, 06:56 AM
Monkey Balls:

1 lb. fresh ground monkey
1/2 minced onion
1 large clove of garlic, minced
2 eggs
1/8 cup bread crumbs
1/4 tsp. worcestershire
1/8 tsp. tabasco sauce
1 dash salt
2 dashes pepper

Mix all ingredients throughly in a large bowl. Roll into balls of desired size and brown them in a large frying pan. Finish cooking in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes or until done. Serve with any fondue sauce.

http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/smile.gif

Jabba The Hunt
03-11-2001, 07:21 AM
What i think u r all forgeting is why people watched the first serise - i have my dad to thank for this knowlegde.

They watched as a laugh it was good entertainment and quite funny at time - i remember the first time me and my dad watched star trek and he shouted at the guy on the transported pad that we had never seen before not to go down to the planet - i asked him y he was shouting at him not to go down to the planet and he told me just to watch - anyway this guy gets killed and i asked my dad how he knew that was going to happen

The orginal serise was funny more than anything and provided escapism from the world. Now Star Trek has gone into the characters a bit more filled out the realationships more, im not saying that it is better or worse its just different, ds9s final serise was a really good one up until season 5 nothing much had really happened but then the story line really started.

Now if the oringal serise could have such repetiavie story lines that we could predict what was going to happen what does it matter about voyager having a few inconsistencies -

"The warp cores gone the shield generators have been destoryed beyond repair and the phaser arrays are blown we will never be able to repair all this damage without a starbase"

"Dont worry just wait till the next episode and it will all be sorted out"

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edlib
03-11-2001, 02:08 PM
The later series started taking themselves too seriously, stopped being fun. It seemed like they were trying too hard to make a lasting statement or uphold the Trek "Legacy" (whatever that is) and killed the very thing that everybody loved about it.

Rogue 9
03-11-2001, 02:46 PM
Extras Always DIE

Thorpie
03-11-2001, 03:05 PM
Anyone seen first contact? That rocked. Not many battles but great acting especially by Patrick Stewart- I thought that arguement in the ready room was quite stirring.

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Redwing
03-11-2001, 03:22 PM
Originally posted by Zoom Rabbit:
Monkey Balls:

1 lb. fresh ground monkey
1/2 minced onion
1 large clove of garlic, minced
2 eggs
1/8 cup bread crumbs
1/4 tsp. worcestershire
1/8 tsp. tabasco sauce
1 dash salt
2 dashes pepper

Mix all ingredients throughly in a large bowl. Roll into balls of desired size and brown them in a large frying pan. Finish cooking in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes or until done. Serve with any fondue sauce.

http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/smile.gif

Thank you for clearing that up. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/wink.gif


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At last we will reveal ourselves to the Jedi.
At last we will have revenge.

JR2000Z
03-11-2001, 03:25 PM
I kinda liked Voyager.

Rogue 9
03-11-2001, 03:52 PM
all ST=cool

Deac
03-11-2001, 04:17 PM
SW is better than ST!

Psycho Tycho
03-11-2001, 05:18 PM
Yeah, I think Star Wars is better.

Rogue 9
03-11-2001, 09:13 PM
I Didn't say St was Better than SW did I

Admiral
03-11-2001, 10:34 PM
Once you have been here longer you will realize that threads rarely stay on topic and one word can send them off couse.

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Rogue 9
03-11-2001, 11:01 PM
This one's still sort of on subject you better try harder.

Cmdr. Cracken
03-11-2001, 11:13 PM
*Gets on Roof of house, with a swimming pool nearby. As the party here rolls, on, he shouts........*

I AM A GOLDEN GOD!!!!!!!! WHOOOOOO!!!*hic*

*Cracken then jumps off the roof INTO THE POOL, makes a splash, and promptly drowns. Lesson: Never swim high and drunk.*

Redwing
03-12-2001, 12:15 AM
ONE WORD

Say bye to your topic.

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At last we will reveal ourselves to the Jedi.
At last we will have revenge.

Rogue 9
03-12-2001, 03:42 PM
that was more than one word redwing

Hans The Great
03-12-2001, 04:49 PM
I can't stand Lameager, but I have to admit the last couple of episodes have'nt been that bad (except for the abysmal 7 of 9 episode last week - the pain, the pain). I, for one, liked the idea of putting more science into the show. It lead to some interesting episodes. I just hope the next ST show drops two plot devices: Holodeck accidents/adventures (would you really build something like that and give it the remotest possibility of being dangerous?) and "transporter accident" episodes. Enough with those already.

But I still think B5 is better than ST in a lot of ways. Star Wars is fantasy, pure and simple. The science does'nt and should'nt make any sense in the SW universe but the whole thing is more fun than ST.

Redwing
03-13-2001, 01:01 AM
WORD http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/wink.gif

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At last we will reveal ourselves to the Jedi.
At last we will have revenge.

Rogue 9
03-13-2001, 01:34 AM
The Smilely was another word http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

Rogue 9
03-13-2001, 02:26 AM
just ignore it and it'll go away, redwing

Jabba The Hunt
03-13-2001, 04:06 AM
ST may take themselves more serisouly now but as i said that doesnt mean they are worse just different - i would agree that the SW universe is better (the books interact with each other, most of the story line are connected in some way or other) however there is more ST about (lots of edpisodes) so that kinda balances it!

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"The warp cores gone the shield generators have been destoryed beyond repair and the phaser arrays are blown we will never be able to repair all this damage without a starbase"

"Dont worry just wait till the next episode and it will all be sorted out"
jabbathehunt@hotmail.com

edlib
03-13-2001, 11:28 AM
You have a point Jabba. The sheer volume of Trek stories makes quality control far more difficult. Star Wars has been easier to codify since there is less output overall and a smaller number of people involved with it's creation. ST stopped being just Gene Roddenberry's vision as soon as the network signed on. Lucas still has a tight reign on everything released with a SW label on it. Trek is far more collaborative and fan driven, and that's really cool, so the new stories are different, not necessarily bad, but they just don't appeal to me (and many others)anymore.

Jabba The Hunt
03-14-2001, 07:45 PM
brings post back to life!!!

tries to set his own post off course - with a few words - the duke must die for what he has done!!!!

Psycho Tycho
03-14-2001, 08:09 PM
True..

Cmdr. Cracken
03-14-2001, 10:02 PM
I like guys. no, seriously.

I do! stop laughing at me!

*cries*

<font size=20>THE ABOVE WAS A BIG FAT JOKE.</font>

I rather have women.... *dreams........*

Admiral
03-14-2001, 10:19 PM
Quality is better then quantity and Cracken yes it would be in your dreams http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/wink.gif

I have one word left to say yet by saying this I increase the last word so I no longer have just one word to say I have said many words. Does this mean I should have said I have 343 words to say but if I didn't reach that I would lie again. Oh woeful me.

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Jabba The Hunt
03-15-2001, 07:50 PM
must keep post alive

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"The warp cores gone the shield generators have been destoryed beyond repair and the phaser arrays are blown we will never be able to repair all this damage without a starbase"

"Dont worry just wait till the next episode and it will all be sorted out"
jabbathehunt@hotmail.com

JR2000Z
03-15-2001, 10:18 PM
Yer post is alive but the thread seems to be fading.

Psycho Tycho
03-15-2001, 10:46 PM
It doesn't matter about the thread. It's just about Star Trek.

Jabba The Hunt
03-16-2001, 04:46 AM
ok... sruggle... must keep thread alive...

Redwing
03-16-2001, 05:11 AM
Why?

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At last we will reveal ourselves to the Jedi.
At last we will have revenge.

Zoom Rabbit
03-16-2001, 08:37 AM
Kill it! Kill it!

--D'oh! I just saved it again.

ME_Jeldren
03-16-2001, 08:53 AM
Originally posted by Hans The Great:
I, for one, liked the idea of putting more science into the show..

Well science is a big joke in ST in you take a closer look at it. ST writers often
don't know what they are talking about and make stupid errors. e.g. kilo joule
range shields, 300% efficency.

Jabba The Hunt
03-16-2001, 08:17 PM
ok thats fine ive got a flaming thread not im equal with milky 1-1 !!!

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"The warp cores gone the shield generators have been destoryed beyond repair and the phaser arrays are blown we will never be able to repair all this damage without a starbase"

"Dont worry just wait till the next episode and it will all be sorted out"
jabbathehunt@hotmail.com

Psycho Tycho
03-16-2001, 08:39 PM
Ah, shuddup.

Darth Sceltor
03-17-2001, 04:37 AM
D00d, just let it die. Start a new topic or something. Maybe with the purpose of Duke Bashing. Yeah, that'd work.

Hans The Great
03-19-2001, 01:55 PM
Not all of the science is a big joke, I think the "Hiesenberg Compensators" on the transporters is funny though.

garyah99
03-19-2001, 04:01 PM
Actually, not ALL of the science in Star Trek was a joke. If you look at the technology 35 years ago, consider the original communicator and look at today's cell phones. Consider the tricorders and scanners and look at today's CAT scanners and MRI technology. I have it on very good authority that with the advances in computer and microchip technlogy, it IS conceivable that within 20 years it will be possible to build a CT scanner that WILL fit in the palm of your hand! Consider the advances in Computers themselves. Who would have though 35 years ago that we would have what we do today! Laser technology, particle beam weapons, atomic fusion and many of the concepts from Star Trek are in the foreseeable future.

Nute Gunray
03-19-2001, 04:51 PM
I hate how they just make stuff up that SOUNDS sciencey, like putting quantum in front of the noun so it SOUNDS advanced or something. There was an episode of Voyager where their was a subplot or something (it was a long time ago, i forget much of it) that there were things called "quantum fleas" ro something living in the computer core. I said wtf and never watched star trek EVER AGAIN.
I don't 300% efficiency is impossible, but it is extremely outlandish. A modern nuclear powered vessel can take their reactor up to 110% or 115% power output but at incredible risk to the ship.

Zoom Rabbit
03-19-2001, 09:23 PM
You mean to tell me I just wasted $400 on quantum flea collars for my cats?!?

*(Flips out.)*

ME_Jeldren
03-20-2001, 05:27 AM
300% efficency is impossible by definition. The reactor isn't 100% efficient
if you can increase the power output.

Redwing
03-20-2001, 06:08 AM
Good point.

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At last we will reveal ourselves to the Jedi.
At last we will have revenge.

Rogue 9
03-20-2001, 01:22 PM
the 300% rating is the capabilty of the equipment to run over a baseline mark set in a theoretical labratory, 100% is the minimum efficincy that a ST Engine should run at...

Originally posted by ME_Jeldren:
Well science is a big joke in ST in you take a closer look at it. ST writers often
don't know what they are talking about and make stupid errors. e.g. kilo joule
range shields, 300% efficency.