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Post by gnome »

By request... ok, bring it on...

Ny, referring to any part of Star Trek at all...

Bearguin:
Why was it that Scotty, in one of the episodes, stated they couldn't fire phasers with their shields up even though they did it all the time in battle?
Embarassingly, you'll have to refresh my memory. That would be a pretty silly limitation.
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What's a Transwarp drive and why do they no longer use it?
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Re: Ask me about Star Trek, SC edition

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gnome wrote:By request... ok, bring it on...

Ny, referring to any part of Star Trek at all...

Bearguin:
Why was it that Scotty, in one of the episodes, stated they couldn't fire phasers with their shields up even though they did it all the time in battle?
Embarassingly, you'll have to refresh my memory. That would be a pretty silly limitation.
I'm trying to find it. I remember it because I remember asking the question years ago and never getting a good answer. But google is not helping.
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Post by CHARLEY_BIGTIME »

Grammatron wrote:What's a Transwarp drive and why do they no longer use it?
Up your shaft.
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Post by Bearguin »

Do the question have to be canon, or can I ask something from "How much for just the planet"?
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Re: Ask me about Star Trek, SC edition

Post by CHARLEY_BIGTIME »

gnome wrote:
Why was it that Scotty, in one of the episodes, stated they couldn't fire phasers with their shields up even though they did it all the time in battle?

You are not supposed to ask questions like that - because it isn't real.


Hth.
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Post by Bearguin »

What's the first word on page 93 of "Nightshade"? 1992 soft cover edition?

Hint. It's a proper name.
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Bearguin wrote:What's the first word on page 93 of "Nightshade"? 1992 soft cover edition?

Hint. It's a proper name.
"Ed"
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ed wrote:
Bearguin wrote:What's the first word on page 93 of "Nightshade"? 1992 soft cover edition?

Hint. It's a proper name.
"Ed"
Nope.
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Post by SquishyDave »

Abdul Alhazred wrote: And V'ger is totally stupid shit, right?

:D
I can field this one.

Yes, yes it is.
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Post by gnome »

Grammatron wrote:What's a Transwarp drive and why do they no longer use it?
Ok, taking these on in the order received... that's for YOU De_Bunk!

A sticky question never really resolved on screen. Various printed materials have provided three speculations.

The FASA RPG and technical writings of Shane Johnson suppose that the transporters are beaming the warp bubble in front of the ship. ETA: Ludicrous, in my opinion.

Another body of work known as "Technical Fandom" -- the most consistent and prolific set at one time, known for containing blueprints and ship registries... goes by the definition in a book called the Officer Requirements Manual, "...an experimental system based upon harnessing the reduction of space/time fabric resistance experienced by a vessel in a wormhole situation". Basically they're exploiting the "wormhole effect" seen in Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

Another theory that got some play in the Pocket Books novels is shaky in my memory, but I seem to recall it being a new kind of warp field discovered by studying some of the interphase effects near Tholian Space.

As for why it was discontinued, the ORM has a few ideas, mostly due to the impracticality of finding a tunnel of open space long enough to sustain ultra-high warp, the inability to maneuver while in high warp, and construction issues making the nacelles capable of both Transwarp and regular warp drive. Another book called the "Ingram Class Blueprints" suggests that it never performed as well as hoped for without sacrificing safety factors, and a Pocket Books novel, "Battlestations!" mentions that its functioning requires "trilithium" crystals, which are rare and discussed the difficulties of producing/using that material.

ETA: By some reckoning it was a great success, and was added to NCC-1701A.. which might explain how they got to the center of the galaxy so quickly in Star Trek V... but I think that's mainly more Shane Johnson/FASA/SFC crap.

Boy that was a mouthful. HTH.

Gotta go though, other's questions to be answered later.
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Goddammit this forum sucks. I'm going back over THERE.

:roll:

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gnome wrote:
Boy that was a mouthful.

I've heard that once already tonight.


etc.
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Post by Nyarlathotep »

Okay, gnome.

What are the names of the various Orbs of the Prophets in DS9?
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Nyarlathotep wrote:Okay, gnome.

What are the names of the various Orbs of the Prophets in DS9?
He said Star Trek. :x
Actually, DS9 (more specifically, the last couple of seasons of DS9, witht he war against the Dominion) is my favorite part of Trek. The brave honest square jawed/long legged (depending on gender) heroic minions of Starfleet that inhabited TOS and TNG just seemed a bit TOO perfect for my taste. DS9 showed the 'darker' side of the Federation and what ordinary people were like, I found that far more interesting. Voyager had a bit of that too, but I just never found it as compelling as DS9. Enterprise didn't even feel like Trek at all.

Yeah, I know a lot of people consider DS9 to be the 'Red Headed Stepchild' of Trek, but I don't care, it's still MY favorite.
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Post by Grammatron »

Nyarlathotep wrote:
Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Nyarlathotep wrote:Okay, gnome.

What are the names of the various Orbs of the Prophets in DS9?
He said Star Trek. :x
Actually, DS9 (more specifically, the last couple of seasons of DS9, witht he war against the Dominion) is my favorite part of Trek. The brave honest square jawed/long legged (depending on gender) heroic minions of Starfleet that inhabited TOS and TNG just seemed a bit TOO perfect for my taste. DS9 showed the 'darker' side of the Federation and what ordinary people were like, I found that far more interesting. Voyager had a bit of that too, but I just never found it as compelling as DS9. Enterprise didn't even feel like Trek at all.

Yeah, I know a lot of people consider DS9 to be the 'Red Headed Stepchild' of Trek, but I don't care, it's still MY favorite.
Seconded.
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Post by gnome »

Abdul Alhazred wrote:Isn't Nomad/Tanru way cool?

And V'ger is totally stupid shit, right?

:D
I prefer Nomad/Tanru myself... what a doctor it would have made...

I enjoy ST:TMP primarily as a Trek historian... there's a lot of important stuff in it.
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Bearguin wrote:Do the question have to be canon, or can I ask something from "How much for just the planet"?
Anything you like. I don't believe in the significance of "canon" :P
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Post by gnome »

Bearguin wrote:What's the first word on page 93 of "Nightshade"? 1992 soft cover edition?

Hint. It's a proper name.
Hmmm...

"Sulu". That's a wild ass guess. If you know better, you didn't have to ask :)
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Post by gnome »

Nyarlathotep wrote:Okay, gnome.

What are the names of the various Orbs of the Prophets in DS9?
Orb of Memory
Orb of Wisdom
Orb of Time
Orb of Prophecy
Orb of the Emissary
Orb of Truth
Orb of Destiny
Orb of Souls
Orb of Unity
Orb of Life
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Post by Nyarlathotep »

gnome wrote:
Bearguin wrote:What's the first word on page 93 of "Nightshade"? 1992 soft cover edition?

Hint. It's a proper name.
Hmmm...

"Sulu". That's a wild ass guess. If you know better, you didn't have to ask :)
Ah, I thought these were "try to stump Gnome with Trek Trivia" type questions, not just "want to know" questions. :P
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Post by gnome »

Nyarlathotep wrote: Ah, I thought these were "try to stump Gnome with Trek Trivia" type questions, not just "want to know" questions. :P
It better not be trivia because I'm cheating like a bitch, then. :P

I am a geek but even I don't have all this memorized.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Nyarlathotep wrote:Yeah, I know a lot of people consider DS9 to be the 'Red Headed Stepchild' of Trek, but I don't care, it's still MY favorite.
Your favorite what?

It isn't Star Trek, and neither is that thing with the froggy-woggy captain and the alleged Klingons who are really nice black people.
Ah, we have a TOS purist in our midst. I had a lot of resistance to TNG at first (I called it Star Trek: The Next Cancellation). But I do think TNG was a worthy sucessor to TOS and (late) DS9 was better than either for the reasons I already mentioned. It DID get old and tired after that, though.

Come December of 2008, you are REALLY going to freak out at seeing Matt Damon as Captain Kirk and Adrian Brody as Mr. Spock (and maybe Gary Sinise as McCoy). :P

I toast you as the purest form of Trekkie/Trekker, though. Myself, I try to steer clear of the Trekkie/Trekker "de-bakkle" :wink: (100 Elder God points to anyone who can identify THAT reference)
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gnome wrote:
Nyarlathotep wrote:Okay, gnome.

What are the names of the various Orbs of the Prophets in DS9?
Orb of Memory
Orb of Wisdom
Orb of Time
Orb of Prophecy
Orb of the Emissary
Orb of Truth
Orb of Destiny
Orb of Souls
Orb of Unity
Orb of Life
Cool, I can only ever remember three or four of them.
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Post by Grammatron »

I now remember what I fucking wanted to ask.

I know at some point in TNG they found that heavy warp use in one area of space creates some sort of anamoly. What was it?

Also, was Voyager fitted with some special organic warp drives that helped lessen or even eliminate the problem?
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First!
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Fuck, she could paint me any colour she liked.
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ed wrote:
Bearguin wrote:What's the first word on page 93 of "Nightshade"? 1992 soft cover edition?

Hint. It's a proper name.
"Ed"
what's proper about Ed?
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Post by CHARLEY_BIGTIME »

Grammatron wrote:
I know at some point in TNG they found that heavy warp use in one area of space creates some sort of anamoly. What was it?
"Force of Nature"

http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/Force_of_Nature
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CHARLEY_BIGTIME wrote:
Grammatron wrote:
I know at some point in TNG they found that heavy warp use in one area of space creates some sort of anamoly. What was it?
"Force of Nature"

http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/Force_of_Nature
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CHARLEY_BIGTIME wrote:
Grammatron wrote:
I know at some point in TNG they found that heavy warp use in one area of space creates some sort of anamoly. What was it?
"Force of Nature"

http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/Force_of_Nature
http://www.quicklybored.com/wp-content/uploads/cbg.jpg

Worst... episode... EVER. (at least, on my short list)

You know what, it's a made up universe... why invent something that annoying? And then after setting it up, make it so easy to ignore and get around. Bleah. The "New Coke" episode.

BTW, good job finding that Charlie... as with my thread at TOP, others can answer if they want to (saves me the work)...
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Post by Nyarlathotep »

Okay, the ULTIMATE question.

Kirk or Picard ? Or Sisko? Or (if we must) Janeway or Archer.
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Speaking of "colored" women...

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Nyarlathotep wrote:Okay, the ULTIMATE question.

Kirk or Picard ? Or Sisko? Or (if we must) Janeway or Archer.
Like there is actually a choice.
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Did Q really talk to God?
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gnome wrote:
Bearguin wrote:Do the question have to be canon, or can I ask something from "How much for just the planet"?
Anything you like. I don't believe in the significance of "canon" :P
So, whats your opinion of Vulcans "knowing" god exists but still having issues with evil in the world (according to Spocks World).
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Grammatron wrote:Did Q really talk to God?
No.

But Q did get in trouble with the Green blur from one of TOS shows, the disembodied head from that really stupid movie (the one with Spocks half brother) and the entity outside of our galaxy that makes you go insane if you try to go through the barrier (the barrier was made by the Q to keep this thing out of our galaxy).
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Post by NightG1 »

Who played the original First Officer of The Enterprise?
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Post by gnome »

Nyarlathotep wrote:Okay, the ULTIMATE question.

Kirk or Picard ? Or Sisko? Or (if we must) Janeway or Archer.
Depends. If you want to know who I enjoyed the most from an entertainment standpoint, I'd say Sisko. If you're asking under whom I'd rather serve if I were a starfleet officer, I'd say Picard.
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Post by gnome »

Grammatron wrote:Did Q really talk to God?
I personally think he was bullshitting Picard.

As to whether "God" exists, of course the material is not definitive. It's been fairly established that the Judaeo-Christian religions have extraterrestrial origin. (As is so for the Greek pantheon)... the point is made above that in one of the novels Q associated with a being called The One (which eventually became the head-entity in Star Trek V)... so it could be said that Q has spoken to the entity that humans thought was God.