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I would say Q is my favourite character, with Data a close 2nd. :) Picard in 3rd.


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is the new series any good? I've not watched any trek for a long while and it would be nice to see something good again. I've heard that the Orville is what many people feel like should have been the next trek series.

 

I visited a cousin recently and she and her family are big trek fans. They liked the new movies, but I hesitate. It feels like hollywood blockbuster attempts more than star trek.

 

For context I like DS9, TNG, the First season of Enterprise, Voyager, and the Original series movies, and then the original series in that order. 


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Why is Wesley 2$ he's super intelligent?

 

Anywho, Wesley, Garrick, Rom, Jordi.

 

Wesley and Jordi for their intelligence and ability to fix anything.

 

Garrick for security and tact.

 

Rom for his mechanical ability and knowledge of illegal acts, lockpicking, etc.


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Odo, he is a shape shifter, he can flow around and through obstacles and look like features of a rock formation for servaiance, he's a trained security officer.

 

Seven of Nine. enhances cybernetic physiology, a logical and efficient method of dealing with situations, can connect with computer devices, scientific and tendency to assimilate knowledge and has a large repository of borg knowledge to draw from. also can potentially control life forms through nanite injections.

 

Second generation EMH, is a photonic entity, able to be transmitted over networks or loaded into computer systems, doesn't suffer broken bones or blood loss injuried, can make itself look and sound like anyone or another creature, possible to add new knowledge and programming to meet the need, healer, molecular and biological scientific knowledge base.

 

of the remaining 1$ Sirna Kolrami is arrogant and obnoxious even if he is a superior strategist. Alexander as a child is, well a child. As a young adult he even feels a bit like a sub par klingon. and I forget who the last one is...

 

so possibly I'll double up on EMH and reprogram the second on for other duties like the voyage doctor had an engineering duplicate.


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DS9 is sooooooooooooooooooo gooooooooooooood!

 

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Unpopular opinion:  Voyager is better than original series.  I just like Janeway better than Kirk.  Picard still rules in my mind though.  I couldn't really get into DS9 nor discovery.  The only one I didn't try was Enterprise.


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Unpopular opinion:  Voyager is better than original series.  I just like Janeway better than Kirk.  Picard still rules in my mind though.  I couldn't really get into DS9 nor discovery.  The only one I didn't try was Enterprise.


DS9 takes a bit to get going, I don't blame you for not getting hooked. The characters all build off of each other in a game of power politics as time goes on. I'd best describe DS9 as game of thrones in space before game of thrones with a lot less character death.

I couldn't stand watching Voyager because the holodoc is my least favorite character in any trek. They introduced his creator (played by the same actor) in ds9 for one episode and he thankfully never returned. I guess in that sense he made a good antagonist in that ds9 episode because the other characters weren't fond of him either.

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Enterprise has a pretty good Pilot, and a fair first season or two, then it went kinda off the rails and lost me. Some people tell me it got good again toward the last season. all in all I feel for world building and characters I feel everything from TNG on has been pretty good, the original series is too campy for me to enjoy much but as a foundation for the movies and later series I must accept their existence, but I feel like the original series is to the rest what the star wars prequels are to the original trilogy.

 

Though I've not watched the newer series yet so I don't know enough about it.


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this popped up in my feed today http://www.wired.com...6kcvgX9-kPSYOJ4

 

 

The Economic Lessons of Star Trek’s Money-Free Society


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Good article!

 

I like the bit where they talk about how the federation and the borg represent two different post scarcity "redistributive"  societies. I'd never really though about it before. We need more sci-fi where someone actually sits down and works out what the economic and political systems of the future/alien societies are.

 

A big problem I have with a lot of TV and movies is that they can have budgets in the hundreds of millions but it seems like often writers will put less effort into plotting/worldbuilding than the most pulpy sci-fi/fantasy novel. Usually more an issue with movies. I get that they don't have time to talk about every little detail in a 2 hour movie, but the writers should know how the society works even if no one lectures any of the main characters on it. 

 

Anyway: "Its almost as if the writers tried to incorporate the criticism of the society they propose" 

 

Has someone seen memes along the lines of:

The Federation: What Socialism means to Socialists,

The Borg: What Socialism means to Conservatives,


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Star Trek is set for a very unexpected return to proper telly
 
Star Trek truly is charting a bold new path with a hugely unexpected return to proper telly.
 
The franchise has burst back onto screens at warp speed in recent years with Star Trek: Discovery on streaming services CBS All Access and Netflix UK, and there are also spin-offs in the works for Michelle Yeoh's Captain Philippa Georgiou and Sir Patrick Stewart's Jean-Luc Picard.
 
Yet, the project that looks set to bring Star Trek back to proper TV for the first time since Enterprise ended in 2005 will apparently be an animated series for Nickelodeon, according to TheWrap.
 
Trek's telly guru Alex Kurtzman is working with Trollhunters and LEGO Ninjago writers Kevin and Dan Hageman on what is being described as a potential flagship series for Nick.
 
 
 
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Star Trek: Picard Teaser Trailer

 

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Really not a fan of the aesthetic of the new Star Trek movies. Leave Picard alone please. It's all action with these new movies. If they want to make a star wars movie they shouldn't do it with the star trek franchise. 


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Star Trek: Picard - Official Teaser | Prime Video

 

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