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  1. 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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  3. 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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  6. 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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  7. I know it's been a while since it was simmed, but we still need to talk about this genius scene:

    Teller:  This isn't official business by any means, but I noticed you were a coffee drinker.  I can't imagine you're all that happy with what the replicators can spit out?
    ::She was about to take a sip when his comment made her look down at her cup. Suddenly, the brown concoction seemed a lot less magical.::
    Rahman: ::as she looks at her coffee:: :(
    ::Evidently, her look said it all.::
    Teller:  Yep, burnt water.  I don't know how they program it in there.  What I'm talking about is an actual cup of coffee, Skipper.  Real mana from heaven.  
    ::She looked back up, wondering if he’d just come to ruin her day.::
    Rahman:  Did you want to tell me something, Ensign?
    Teller:  Sorry, I'll get to the point.  I was wondering if there's a conference room or a chunk of cargo bay I could have for a little...project, for the crew.  I'd only work on it in my off hours, I'll get approvals for any resources or equipment from the Chief.  If you approve, in a few weeks you'll be able to wake up to a locally brewed freshly ground dark roast, brought to you by a few hydroponic beds and a converted atmospheric processor.  
    Rahman:  oO :D Oo 


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  8. One of the biggest "complaints" from anti-Discovery viewers was always to do with "they have holographic technology before it existed!" - to which I always link to this Telstra ad:

    Fact is, "back in the day" of classic Trek, stuff like holographic technology was a blip on the radar - practically nonexistant. A twinkle in inventor eyes. Today, however, we've not only established VR (which, honestly could be considered early versions of a holodeck) but also have a very, very rudimentary version of 'holographic' capabilities as Discovery has established.

    If Calypso established anything, it was that Discovery ends up without a crew, lost in space for years. Part of me wants to believe that this is because of a huge disaster with the spore drive - a jump gone wrong, if you will, which would explain why the crew had to abandon ship and Discovery ended up alone for hundreds of years. Not implementing the spore drive in any other Starfleet vessel following this incident seems like the most logical conclusion.

    The technology is not wrong. It is more in line with how we consider the future.

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  9. Considered a 'long time simmer' nowadays, I honestly wasn't aware there was a difference between "Tag" and "Tbc . . . " (the latter of which I always use to sign off my sims). Only in rare occasions have I employed "End" - and even then, it's usually mission related. 🤷‍♀️

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    Swenhart: ::catches her breath:: Either they’re in the infrastructure that’s underneath the mines, sir. Or wherever the anomaly leads to. It’s a subspace infestation! ::finally looks around the room:: What or who do you think could possibly be down there?

    Core: Nothing good.

    Delano: Hey, there’s a first time for everything. I mean, why does it always have to be bad. I figure we’re about due for a subspace puppy infestation?

    Given out track record with plants . . .


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    Delano: I was security chief of the Garuda for about three weeks before it was taken over by a hoard of sentient house plants.

    Blake: Sentient . . . house plants?

    :: Evan laughed darkly at her reaction. He recalled having a very similar reaction to the absurdity of the situation right up to the point where the vines of one of those plants snagged him from behind and yanked him down a turboshaft. He’d dislocated his shoulder trying to fight the damn thing off. ::

    Delano: Yeah. That was a fun report to send back to Command.  


    Galven: So, would you like to do the honors? It was from a mission you were on after all.
    Alentonis: Gladly.
    Galven: Wait! ::pushed a couple of demands and the glass cover sealed shut:: There! Ha. Now, go on. 
    Lovar: Good catch. If that radiation got out and my plants and us died, I'd kill you.

    Not sure which is scarier; sentient house plants trying to kill me, or Lorian Lovar.

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    Blake: Writing up a report for Lieutenant Vistain?

    ::The officer turned with some measured speed, apparently startled by Blake's appearance (in the brand new, double-breasted mustard yellow uniform with her pips on the right hand side of her chest rather than her collar - Starfleet were apparently in the slow process of ditching the all-greys and blacks in favour for some more colour).

    Meanwhile, Rich is all :w00t::w00t::w00t: and


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