History Characters / StarTrek

14th Nov '17 7:39:29 AM strejda
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* FantasticRacism: Vulcans are actually some of the most (if not ''the'' most) extreme xenophobes in ''Trek'' canon. "Take Me Out to the Holosuite" seems to imply that even in Starfleet Vulcans still largely serve on their own ships because a) they're all giant racists, and b) nobody else could put up with their arrogance.

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* FantasticRacism: Vulcans are actually some Despite their devotion to logic and being one of the most (if not ''the'' most) extreme xenophobes in ''Trek'' canon. "Take Me Out to founding members of the Holosuite" seems to imply that even in Starfleet Vulcans still largely serve on their own ships because a) they're all giant racists, and b) nobody else could put up with their arrogance. Federation, this is very common among them.
7th Nov '17 1:38:09 PM LtFedora
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** To be fair, though, the only FCA representative we meet is Brunt, who is confirmed to be particularly rabid in his duties, and despised by the Grand Negus. The dude brought two '''Nausicaans''' with him to serve as strike-breakers! Workers of the world unite; [[Website/SFDebris you have nothing to lose but your bladder control.]]

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** To be fair, though, the only FCA representative we meet is Brunt, who is confirmed to be particularly rabid in his duties, and despised by the Grand Negus.Nagus. The dude brought two '''Nausicaans''' with him to serve as strike-breakers! Workers of the world unite; [[Website/SFDebris you have nothing to lose but your bladder control.]]
3rd Nov '17 6:13:29 PM CharlesPhipps
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* BizarreAlienBiology: Vulcans possess an inner eyelid, or membrane, which protects their vision from bright lights. Spock dismissed it as a redundant organ, like our appendix.

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* BizarreAlienBiology: Vulcans possess an inner eyelid, or membrane, which protects their vision from bright lights. Spock dismissed it as a redundant organ, like our appendix. This is actually NOT BizarreAlienBiology as it's a perfectly natural adaptation for a people living in a desert.
30th Oct '17 7:02:08 PM CharlesPhipps
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* {{Expy}}: Betazoids are stand-ins for the Deltan race who were a race of empathic, sexually promiscuous Federation members. Beta/Delta being just a sign of how the naming went. They were a little much for a family friendly franchise like Star Trek at the time, though, so they had the sexuality element ramped down while Troi was the empathic one because she was a HalfHumanHybrid.



* MrsRobinson: A Betazoid women's sex-drive quadruples when they reach a certain age, meaning that half of the population of Betazed literally consists entirely of cougars.

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* MrsRobinson: A Betazoid women's sex-drive quadruples when they reach a certain age, meaning that half of the population of Betazed literally consists entirely of cougars.
22nd Oct '17 8:22:20 PM FateStayWho
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* DamnedByFaintPraise: Probably the nicest thing anyone's said about the Q is Guinan's comment that ''some'' of the Q are ''almost'' respectable.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: While not explicitly evil, the Q do feel they have the right to judge whether or not an entire race has the right to live or die. However, they do not condone abusing their power to torment entire races simply for fun, something which got the main Q stripped of his powers and made mortal. Even when Q got his powers back it was implied that if he went back to his old ways, the same punishment would be inflicted on him again.



* DamnedByFaintPraise: Probably the nicest thing anyone's said about the Q is Guinan's comment that ''some'' of the Q are ''almost'' respectable.



* BigBadWannabe: A RealLife example. The Ferengi were built up as the over-arching BigBad of TNG, a reflection of humans when they [[EvilCounterpart were still avaricious and violent]] -- but they never came across as anything more than buffoons. The writers eventually wised up and stopped taking them seriously.

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* BigBadWannabe: A RealLife example. The Ferengi were built up as the over-arching BigBad of TNG, a reflection of humans when they [[EvilCounterpart were still avaricious and violent]] -- but they never came across as anything more than buffoons.buffoons because Roddenberry insisted they were supposed to enemies to be pitied, not feared or respected [[note]]furthermore, it made the heroes look bad for struggling with them[[/note]]. The writers eventually wised up and stopped taking them seriously.


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* BreakoutVillain: With how iconic they become to franchise and how much of an impact they had, it's easy to forget that in TNG they only appeared in four episodes.


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* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Despite the races they encounter attempting to resist assimilation, the Borg are so ObviouslyEvil that they cannot grasp why.


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* {{Flanderization}}: Assimilation wasn't as huge a part of their character in ''[=TNG=]'' as it is now. Turning Picard into a drone required personally abducting him and implanting him with Borg cybernetics. After ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'', assimilating lifeforms become their main form of attack, where Borg drones would inject other beings with nanoprobes that would turn them into more Borg drones.
20th Oct '17 10:48:34 PM boswick_kickass
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7th Oct '17 12:02:34 PM WanderingBrowser
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* KlingonScientistsGetNoRespect: The Ferengi value mercantile skills over all else, and look down on those who can't directly go into business and sales. Heartbreakingly lampshaded by Nog, who explains to Sisko that his father Rom, in the Federation, could have wound up the chief engineer of a starship, but in Ferengi society has wound-up an exploited mechanic scraping to survive in his own brother's relatively low-value bar. This is what pushes Nog to try for something better for himself by joining Starfleet.



26th Sep '17 8:52:57 AM VoxAquila
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* BiggerBad: Of ''TNG'' and subsequent shows. Note that the majority of Captains (excluding Kirk and Archer) have had personal vendettas against the Borg Collective: Picard was raped physically and mentally; Sisko lost his wife in the infamous defeat at Wolf 359; and Janeway is noted for her numerous [[DealWithTheDevil Devil's bargains]] with the Queen.


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* GreaterScopeVillain: In ''TNG'' and subsequent shows, they are shown to be the greatest threat to the Federation, and to the Galaxy at large. Note that the majority of Captains (excluding Kirk and Archer) have had personal vendettas against the Borg Collective: Picard was raped physically and mentally; Sisko lost his wife in the infamous defeat at Wolf 359; and Janeway is noted for her numerous [[DealWithTheDevil Devil's bargains]] with the Queen.
25th Sep '17 5:00:53 AM LondonKdS
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* {{Expy}}: They have notorious similarities to the 1960s-created ''Series/DoctorWho'' antagonist species the Cybermen (creepy hive-mined cyborg humanoids who assimilate other cultures by force and are sometimes treated like techno-zombies). This was highlighted in the IDW spin-off mini-series ''ComicBook/StarTrekTheNextGenerationDoctorWhoAssimilation2'', which crossed over the two franchises with a VillainTeamUp between the Cybermen and the Borg, and reversed in the 2010s ''Doctor Who'' episode "Nightmare in Silver", in which the Cybermen were given abilities much closer to the Borg's, such as rapid cyber-conversation via nanotech infection and adaptation to weapons.

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* {{Expy}}: They have notorious similarities to the 1960s-created ''Series/DoctorWho'' antagonist species the Cybermen (creepy hive-mined hive-minded cyborg humanoids who assimilate other cultures by force and are sometimes treated like techno-zombies). This was highlighted in the IDW spin-off mini-series ''ComicBook/StarTrekTheNextGenerationDoctorWhoAssimilation2'', which crossed over the two franchises with a VillainTeamUp between the Cybermen and the Borg, and reversed in the 2010s ''Doctor Who'' episode "Nightmare in Silver", in which the Cybermen were given abilities much closer to the Borg's, such as rapid cyber-conversation via nanotech infection and adaptation to weapons.
25th Sep '17 5:00:17 AM LondonKdS
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* {{Expy}}: They have notorious similarities to the 1960s-created ''Series/DoctorWho'' antagonist species the Cybermen (creepy hive-mined cyborg humanoids who assimilate other cultures by force and are sometimes treated like techno-zombies). This was highlighted in the IDW spin-off mini-series ''ComicBook/StarTrekTheNextGenerationDoctorWhoAssimilation2'', which crossed over the two franchises with a VillainTeamUp between the Cybermen and the Borg, and reversed in the 2010s ''Doctor Who'' episode "Nightmare in Silver", in which the Cybermen were given abilities much closer to the Borg's, such as rapid cyber-conversation via nanotech infection and adaptation to weapons.
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