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Re: Star Trek: The Next Generation (STTNG)
« Reply #150 on: January 10, 2014, 12:51:47 AM »
You guys are killing me.  Someone please back me up on DS9 here.

I tried to get into it, I really did.  I could see some true potential there, but I just couldn't get past The Ferengi.  They just bugged me, like some Star Wars prequel side character who keeps pulling you out of the story immersion by their goofy character traits and annoying smirks and how you're supposed to love them anyway because really they have good hearts after all, ugh.  Still, if you can recommend some Ferengi-light episodes I'd be willing to try again.   :)

Re: Star Trek: The Next Generation (STTNG)
« Reply #151 on: January 10, 2014, 12:35:53 PM »
The Ferengi were just an obvious vehicle for commentary on 80's materialism and greed.  Not a complete deal breaker for me but certainly not subtle.  That was a case where the writers were bludgeoning the viewers with their perspectives.

Re: Star Trek: The Next Generation (STTNG)
« Reply #152 on: January 10, 2014, 12:52:53 PM »
The Ferengi were just an obvious vehicle for commentary on 80's materialism and greed.  Not a complete deal breaker for me but certainly not subtle.  That was a case where the writers were bludgeoning the viewers with their perspectives.
I know. Worse with 7of9's space melons, bludgeoning my eyes and pushing the whole 90's augumentation lifestyle

Re: Star Trek: The Next Generation (STTNG)
« Reply #153 on: January 10, 2014, 01:02:13 PM »
I know. Worse with 7of9's space melons, bludgeoning my eyes and pushing the whole 90's augumentation lifestyle
Jeri Ryan had a lot of pressure on her to keep her weight down.  While the rest of the crew were wearing costumes with padding Jeri was forced into a leotard.  I hope she has an acting gig now where she can eat.  BTW - I suspect that 7 of 9's space melons were real but I don't know.  A guy can dream right?

Re: Star Trek: The Next Generation (STTNG)
« Reply #154 on: January 10, 2014, 01:04:33 PM »
Jeri Ryan had a lot of pressure on her to keep her weight down.  While the rest of the crew were wearing costumes with padding Jeri was forced into a leotard.  I hope she has an acting gig now where she can eat.  BTW - I suspect that 7 of 9's space melons were real but I don't know.  A guy can dream right?
I always appreciated her 9 at least as much as her 7s.

Re: Star Trek: The Next Generation (STTNG)
« Reply #155 on: January 10, 2014, 01:20:50 PM »
The Ferengi were just an obvious vehicle for commentary on 80's materialism and greed.  Not a complete deal breaker for me but certainly not subtle.  That was a case where the writers were bludgeoning the viewers with their perspectives.

I thought they were too much like the old extreme caricatures of Jews from European history books. Pogromming at its finest. I never thought they were funny or cute.

 

Re: Star Trek: The Next Generation (STTNG)
« Reply #156 on: January 10, 2014, 06:42:24 PM »
I tried to get into it, I really did.  I could see some true potential there, but I just couldn't get past The Ferengi.  They just bugged me, like some Star Wars prequel side character who keeps pulling you out of the story immersion by their goofy character traits and annoying smirks and how you're supposed to love them anyway because really they have good hearts after all, ugh.  Still, if you can recommend some Ferengi-light episodes I'd be willing to try again.   :)

The Ferengi are what Glenn Beck calls "soulless capitalism."  It's an example of where profits and money become your number one goal, beyond anything else...  That's the best way I can think of to describe them.

Re: Star Trek: The Next Generation (STTNG)
« Reply #157 on: January 10, 2014, 07:03:31 PM »
Am I the only one who lives by the Rules of Aquisition?

http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Rules_of_Acquisition

I like #1. Viva la Corporate America (and the rest of the world).

"Once you have their money, never give it back."

Re: Star Trek: The Next Generation (STTNG)
« Reply #158 on: January 10, 2014, 08:56:36 PM »
Ok. You guys have inspired me to watch a few more eps of Enterprise. I think I only watched the first year. The weird thing is that I had loved Scott Bakula on "Quantum Leap" (loved that series too), and I was looking forward to seeing more of him, but I was disappointed by most of the eps of Enterprise that I saw.
Let's see if it really got better toward the end.

Re: Star Trek: The Next Generation (STTNG)
« Reply #159 on: January 10, 2014, 10:31:17 PM »
wow.  i made a thread that people are actually posting in.

Re: Star Trek: The Next Generation (STTNG)
« Reply #160 on: January 10, 2014, 10:40:34 PM »
wow.  i made a thread that people are actually posting in.
What you just wrote should go up in the corner. Most people love Star Trek so that is why people are posting in this thread. If the thread was about Star Trek, Bacon, and porn; the thread would take off.

Re: Star Trek: The Next Generation (STTNG)
« Reply #161 on: January 10, 2014, 10:40:50 PM »
Am I the only one who lives by the Rules of Aquisition?

http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Rules_of_Acquisition

I like #1. Viva la Corporate America (and the rest of the world).

"Once you have their money, never give it back."

I looked up Gold pressed Latinum once for the hell of it.  It's so valuable because it can't be made with a replicator.  The latinum part, that is. Gold is worthless....

76 is a good one.

Re: Star Trek: The Next Generation (STTNG)
« Reply #162 on: January 11, 2014, 12:20:42 AM »
Ok. You guys have inspired me to watch a few more eps of Enterprise. I think I only watched the first year. The weird thing is that I had loved Scott Bakula on "Quantum Leap" (loved that series too), and I was looking forward to seeing more of him, but I was disappointed by most of the eps of Enterprise that I saw.
Let's see if it really got better toward the end.
The 2 favorite episodes for me where the one's about mirror mirror universe - they took a great approach to them, and I liked the incorporation of the original series show's mcguffins.  But mainly the only problem I ever had with the show was the intro music - probably why i like the 2 parter series more, it is a revamped totally Imperialistic music drum beats, the march to war stuff - it was just a unique spin on the mirror mirror stuff is all.

Re: Star Trek: The Next Generation (STTNG)
« Reply #163 on: January 11, 2014, 07:22:50 PM »
wow.  i made a thread that people are actually posting in.
Well I seem to remember a GNS thread that was a thing for a while.

Re: Star Trek: The Next Generation (STTNG)
« Reply #164 on: January 11, 2014, 08:02:51 PM »
If the thread was about Star Trek, Bacon, and porn; the thread would take off.

How bout a porn version of Star Trek where they land on a planet made of bacon?

Re: Star Trek: The Next Generation (STTNG)
« Reply #165 on: January 11, 2014, 08:07:28 PM »
I objected to enterprise almost before watching it. I have this long standing phobia of our entertainment media slowly enabling some sort of fascist movement by embracing too much darkness, cool, quick wit and all those flashy things we seem to associate with the sophisticated individual and tickles our ego. Some of the characters seemed too hard edged.

I'm open to watching it. I just don't have the means right now.


Re: Star Trek: The Next Generation (STTNG)
« Reply #166 on: January 11, 2014, 08:12:24 PM »
Well I seem to remember a GNS thread that was a thing for a while.

true, but most of my threads are duds.

Re: Star Trek: The Next Generation (STTNG)
« Reply #167 on: January 11, 2014, 08:14:16 PM »
true, but most of my threads are duds.

Van Gogh only sold one painting in his lifetime.  Cheer up.

Re: Star Trek: The Next Generation (STTNG)
« Reply #168 on: January 11, 2014, 08:17:57 PM »
Van Gogh only sold one painting in his lifetime.  Cheer up.
And ixnay on the earnay opchay.

Re: Star Trek: The Next Generation (STTNG)
« Reply #169 on: January 11, 2014, 08:19:16 PM »
true, but most of my threads are duds.
Attention Jaz et al. Top right corner thing alert!

Re: Star Trek: The Next Generation (STTNG)
« Reply #170 on: January 11, 2014, 08:58:46 PM »
Attention Jaz et al. Top right corner thing alert!

Make it so.

If he's not successful he only has himself to blame.

Re: Star Trek: The Next Generation (STTNG)
« Reply #171 on: January 12, 2014, 07:22:51 PM »
ST: The Next Generation is definitely my favorite Trek series, but I had mixed feelings on Season 1. Mainly, I hated the tight uniforms without collars. They really looked like leotards, and made everyone look pretty dorky - even Worf. I'm so glad they changed those wimpy uniforms and also gave Worf a "tougher" look.

Re: Star Trek: The Next Generation (STTNG)
« Reply #172 on: January 12, 2014, 08:11:15 PM »
ST: The Next Generation is definitely my favorite Trek series, but I had mixed feelings on Season 1. Mainly, I hated the tight uniforms without collars. They really looked like leotards, and made everyone look pretty dorky - even Worf. I'm so glad they changed those wimpy uniforms and also gave Worf a "tougher" look.

What are your thoughts on guys wearing skirts?


Re: Star Trek: The Next Generation (STTNG)
« Reply #173 on: January 12, 2014, 10:44:11 PM »
What are your thoughts on guys wearing skirts?


That's ridiculous.
I hope that whoever came up with that idea got demoted to gopher.

Re: Star Trek: The Next Generation (STTNG)
« Reply #174 on: January 12, 2014, 10:45:56 PM »
Back to watching more ST: Enterprise episodes

Re: Star Trek: The Next Generation (STTNG)
« Reply #175 on: January 12, 2014, 10:54:07 PM »

That's ridiculous.
I hope that whoever came up with that idea got demoted to gopher.
I WANT YOU TO KILL ALL THE GOLPHERS! - Pardon me sir, but they'll have my ass thrown in jail if i kill all the golfers!

Blame the scottsman and their kilts

Re: Star Trek: The Next Generation (STTNG)
« Reply #176 on: January 12, 2014, 10:54:32 PM »
Back to watching more ST: Enterprise episodes
did you run into the mirror darkly episodes yet?

Re: Star Trek: The Next Generation (STTNG)
« Reply #177 on: January 13, 2014, 01:23:48 AM »
did you run into the mirror darkly episodes yet?

Not yet.
Now watching the Affliction/Divergence two-parter, and loving it.

Re: Star Trek: The Next Generation (STTNG)
« Reply #178 on: January 13, 2014, 01:48:38 AM »
ST: The Next Generation is definitely my favorite Trek series, but I had mixed feelings on Season 1. Mainly, I hated the tight uniforms without collars. They really looked like leotards, and made everyone look pretty dorky - even Worf. I'm so glad they changed those wimpy uniforms and also gave Worf a "tougher" look.
What about Counselor Troi's season 1 uniforms?
Marina Sirtis called her costume in the pilot episode, the "Wendy's Waitress Uniform"


Re: Star Trek: The Next Generation (STTNG)
« Reply #179 on: January 13, 2014, 02:08:43 AM »
What about Counselor Troi's season 1 uniforms?
Marina Sirtis called her costume in the pilot episode, the "Wendy's Waitress Uniform"



My personal favorite.  The little dresses from TOS are cool too.  I wore a red one once for Halloween, was scared to do anything but stand up, or walk in that tiny getup.  Very short.  Very.