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  1. I'm a huge fan of the Vitriolic Best Buds trope, so Odo and Quark get my pick here.

    With that in mind, I feel like a special mention needs to be given to ENT's Malcolm Reed and Hayes. I know a few people who felt it was just a silly conflict overall (Starfleet vs MACO), but I've been in RL situations where I've seen (experienced) misunderstandings that devolve into this kind of paranoid desire for control over what people believe belongs to them. The stupidity of the conflict on Enterprise hghlights a human element -- because sometimes we do dumb stuff, and we don't realise it until later. Sucks it ended the way it did, though.

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  2. https://trekmovie.com/2020/08/16/star-trek-strange-new-worlds-bringing-back-planet-of-the-week-tos-style-says-alex-kurtzman/


    I think Strange New Worlds, under the guidance of Henry Myers and Akiva Goldsman, it’s going to be a return in a way to TOS [Star Trek: The Original Series]. We are going to do stand-alone episodes. There will be emotional serialization. There will be two-parters. There will be larger plot arcs. But it really is back to the model of alien-of-the-week, planet-of-the-week, challenge-on-the-ship-of-the-week. With these characters pre-Kirk’s Enterprise. I think what people responded so much to in all three characters is this kind of relentless optimism that they have. And that they are at the young phase of their careers.

    Me when I read this.

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  3. On 6/5/2020 at 4:46 AM, Jo Marshall said:

    No love for the two newest ones?! 

    I like Jeff Russo -- he did some extraordinary work on What Remains of Edith Finch... but his Star Trek work has been fairly underwhelming. Discovery's main theme is hardly what I'd consider 'iconic', and Picard unfortunately latched on to that one episode with his flute and stuck to that concept. Both fairly impressive compositions, but ultimately too 'air-y' and constantly warrant a skip.

    That said, they're not to the level of Faith of the Heart. At least he's ahead of something.

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    Phan'ta'go: =/\= Lieutenant Ukinix, this C'lem Phan'ta'go, from Main Engineering, can you hear me? =/\=

    Placing his fingers on each side of his temple, he closed his eyes momentarily, before finally deciding to tap his combadge.

    Ukinix: =/\= ::quietly:: Go ahead, Crewman... =/\=

    Ukinix is about two more "can you hear me?"s away from taking a long walk out of a short airlock, and it shows.

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    Robinson: Fine… I yield the floor to my distinguished colleague. What say you of my proposal?
    An eyebrow rose so high on the Romulan representative that one would be forgiven for thinking she might actually be actually Vulcan.
    Tessara: I see the merit behind what you're asking, but it's complete codswallop and you know it.
    Never mind.

    Damn it.

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  6. On 2/4/2020 at 8:15 PM, Kurt Logan said:

    I think I may be the only one on here that didnt like them, but I'm waiting to see what the future episodes hold.

    You're not the only one. I felt the first two episodes were excruciatingly slow. But strangely enough, because they introduced us to (what will now be) Picard's crew, it seems to have improved significantly. Rios and Raffi have added some flavour to the mix. Rios, more than Raffi — because what's better than one Santiago Cabrera?

    Three Santiago Cabreras.

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    Ukinix: Even though it’s tiny, the liaison office at Livernois is a Starfleet installation.  ::tapping screen:: The Tas has a link to it.  ::gesturing to screen:: We can see that the uplink between Livernois Shipyard and Starfleet is down. The main feed, in fact the main backbone of Ketar V’s communications, which connects it via its 2G relay to the rest of the Shoals, is down.  Different organisations on Ketar V rely on that backbone, it’s government-built shared infrastructure.  ::Tapping screen:: Livernois is not the only one affected.  *All* the ::counting fingers:: shipyards, CCMS, government departments, any businesses that leverage that network are in the dark.  We couldn’t even order a take away burger from Welder’s Diner.

    It's like going to Maccas and finding out the drive-thru speaker is buggered.

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  8. Depends on how you define "prequel" in our current Trek circumstances -- since Discovery is in both past and present, and Picard takes place after Nemesis, we can't really call any of the shows "prequels" anymore. I disagree that prequels are evil on principle. I'm still crossing my fingers for an Anson Mount Pike show.

    But I can't see any of these captains in a show. We already know all we need to know about these guys. If we need another prequel, I'm thinking more of Erika Hernandez, Demora Sulu, or Rachel Garret -- both captains who were important in Trek history, but typically glossed over in one or two episodes (or in Sulu's case, a scene in a film) with next to no screentime. Actually, now that I've spent time thinking about the possibilities, I need a Demora Sulu show. Please, CBS.

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    Without changing his facial expression, Wil shifted his attention to Tahlin and Del, before biting his bottom lip in slight embarrassment.  He then jumped when Jansen throw his helmet into the Corinth’s first officer’s face, before he stepped forward while she was stunned and cracked her with a fist to the nose.  That caused her to drop the weapon, before she stumbled backwards, holding her now bloodied nose.

    Wil blinked in shock.  Mild mannered, calm, matter of fact, Counsellor Jansen Orrey just neutralised a woman holding a FALLHHHASLLPPPPPPPP capable weapon.

    Excuse me I just gotta go stick my head in a pillow and laugh this out for a couple minutes I'll be right back

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    Vanlith: ::turning to look to the first Holocrew member:: I need you to monitor the rate of the fusion reactors. ::turning to the second Holocrew member:: and you need to monitor the plasma systems.

    Holocrew1: I will Monitor the rate of fusion reactors

    Holocrew2: No I will monitor the rate of fusion reactors. You will monitor the plasma systems.

    Holocrew1: No I will monitor the rate of fusion reactors. You will monitor the plasma systems.

    Holocrew2: No I will monitor the rate of fusion reactors. You will monitor the plasma systems.

    Holocrew1: No I will monitor the rate of fusion reactors. You will monitor the plasma systems.

    Holocrew2: No I will monitor the rate of fusion reactors. You will monitor the plasma systems.

    Holocrew1: No I will monitor the rate of fusion reactors. You will monitor the plasma systems.

    Holocrew2: No I will monitor the rate of fusion reactors. You will monitor the plasma systems.

    Vanlith: ::tired of the constant arguing:: SHUT UP!

    Vanlith saying what we're all thinking.

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  11. Sky Blake: ISFJ-T, "Defender"

    Traits: Introverted 53%; Observant 83%; Feeling 72%; Judging 53%; Turbulent 54%


    Few personality types are as practical and dedicated as Defenders. Known for their reliability and altruism, Defenders are good at creating and maintaining a secure and stable environment for themselves and their loved ones. Defenders’ dedication is invaluable in many areas, including their own personal growth. Yet Defenders can be easily tripped up in areas where their kindness and practical approach are more of a liability than an asset. Whether it is finding (or keeping) a partner, learning to relax or improvise, reaching dazzling heights on the career ladder, or managing their workload, Defenders need to put in a conscious effort to develop their weaker traits and additional skills.

    Blake is also a sentinel.

    Role: Constant Improvement


    Constant Improvers are sensitive and contemplative individuals who enjoy having their own space and freedom. They are often deep and creative individuals, though often tense and more comfortable on their own than mixed up in the judgment of the real world. With the two personality traits most representative of a sensitivity to their environment – Introversion and Turbulence – they are reserved when dealing with strangers or new situations, often turning inwards or focusing on peacekeeping instead.


    Tristam Core: INFP-T, "Mediator"

    Traits: Introverted 56%; Intuitive 76%; Feeling 78%; Prospecting 75%; Turbulent 63%


    Mediator personalities are true idealists, always looking for the hint of good in even the worst of people and events, searching for ways to make things better. While they may be perceived as calm, reserved, or even shy, Mediators have an inner flame and passion that can truly shine. Comprising just 4% of the population, the risk of feeling misunderstood is unfortunately high for the Mediator personality type – but when they find like-minded people to spend their time with, the harmony they feel will be a fountain of joy and inspiration. 

    If they are not careful, Mediators can lose themselves in their quest for good and neglect the day-to-day upkeep that life demands. Mediators often drift into deep thought, enjoying contemplating the hypothetical and the philosophical more than any other personality type. Left unchecked, Mediators may start to lose touch, withdrawing into “hermit mode”, and it can take a great deal of energy from their friends or partner to bring them back to the real world.


    Strategy: Confident Individualism


    Confident Individualists typically trust in themselves, and they often embrace solitude to pursue their own interests rather than seeking out social activity. Fascinated by personal projects, people following this Strategy often have an impressive range of skills and interesting ideas. But projects are usually only pursued for their own merit – Confident Individualists tend to feel that social displays and bragging are time and energy wasted. These personality types are proud of who they are, what they know, and what they can do, but they don’t feel the need to prove themselves to others.


    And then, me: ISTP-T, "Virtuoso"

    "Virtuosos explore ideas through creating, troubleshooting, trial and error and first-hand experience. They enjoy having other people take an interest in their projects and sometimes don’t even mind them getting into their space. Of course, that’s on the condition that those people don’t interfere with Virtuosos’ principles and freedom, and they’ll need to be open to Virtuosos returning the interest in kind."

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