History Fridge / StarTrekFirstContact

31st May '16 1:46:13 AM Doug86
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*** Or, you know, it could actually be sequestered in his baldric sash (only moving it to his spacesuit during the spacewalk scene since melee combat was expected). The premiere episode of ''StarTrekEnterprise'' has the Klingon who crash-lands on Earth withdraw a blade from his sash. Klingons being the [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Race]] of the franchise, it's quite plausible.

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*** Or, you know, it could actually be sequestered in his baldric sash (only moving it to his spacesuit during the spacewalk scene since melee combat was expected). The premiere episode of ''StarTrekEnterprise'' ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' has the Klingon who crash-lands on Earth withdraw a blade from his sash. Klingons being the [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Race]] of the franchise, it's quite plausible.
6th May '16 7:08:06 AM aye_amber
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* Everyone gave grief to the writers about why Picard didn't replicate [[MoreDakka physical guns]] (which ''StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' proved Starfleet possessed at least replicator files for) when the phasers were fully adapted to. After all, he was able to shoot up two drones on the holodeck without the shields deflecting anything. However, notice that the second drone took MANY more hits before going down. Borg are ''perfectly'' capable of adapting to traditional gunfire, except it just ricochets off the armor plating instead of producing a green flash.

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* Everyone gave grief to the writers about why Picard didn't replicate [[MoreDakka physical guns]] (which ''StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' proved Starfleet possessed at least replicator files for) when the phasers were fully adapted to. After all, he was able to shoot up two drones on the holodeck without the shields deflecting anything. However, notice that the second drone took MANY more hits before going down. Borg are ''perfectly'' capable of adapting to traditional gunfire, except it just ricochets off the armor plating instead of producing a green flash.
3rd May '16 2:50:22 PM psionycx
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* The severity of post-WorldWarIII conditions is subtly underlined by the fact that there was ''no'' U.S. government response to a Borg sphere dropping into low-orbit and opening fire on Montana! No military forces came to investigate and no contact with anybody outside of the Bozeman village occurred. Likewise, the simple fact that a nuclear missile was sitting, seemingly abandoned, in its silo where a bunch of people could start converting it into a manned spacecraft suggests that the government and military were no longer in a position to track their assets. This is reinforced in that they were able to actually launch the ''Phoenix'' seemingly without having to deal with any civilian or military authorities overseeing rocket launches. There was basically no well-organized government left!
3rd Jan '16 10:02:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* May also count as a ShoutOut, but the song "Ooby Dooby" by RoyOrbison that Cochrane plays on the jukebox is also featured prominently in the pilot episode of ''Series/QuantumLeap''. And you might say that the primary mission of this film is to [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong set right what the Borg made go wrong]].

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* May also count as a ShoutOut, but the song "Ooby Dooby" by RoyOrbison Music/RoyOrbison that Cochrane plays on the jukebox is also featured prominently in the pilot episode of ''Series/QuantumLeap''. And you might say that the primary mission of this film is to [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong set right what the Borg made go wrong]].
18th Dec '15 9:14:39 PM nombretomado
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* SFDebris pointed out that Picard's raving about not sacrificing the ''Enterprise''-E could be in part justified because of his anger at losing the ''Enterprise''-D in the the previous film, and lingering feelings of having lost the ''Stargazer'' before the events of TNG. Note that Picard has a look of utter horror on his face when he realizes the model he smashed in the cabinet with the gun is that of the ''Enterprise''-D which is why his "Make them pay" rant goes off the deep end.

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* SFDebris WebSite/SFDebris pointed out that Picard's raving about not sacrificing the ''Enterprise''-E could be in part justified because of his anger at losing the ''Enterprise''-D in the the previous film, and lingering feelings of having lost the ''Stargazer'' before the events of TNG. Note that Picard has a look of utter horror on his face when he realizes the model he smashed in the cabinet with the gun is that of the ''Enterprise''-D which is why his "Make them pay" rant goes off the deep end.
18th Dec '15 12:56:19 PM starwolf99
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** In addition to Starfleet concerned about Riker deferring to Picard's judgement, there is also the issue of Riker in the previous film ''losing the flagship of the Federation'' to an old Klingon Bird of Prey. Starfleet was concerned not only on Picard's ability to command but Riker's after that disastrous battle.
4th Dec '15 2:51:50 PM Durison
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*** Confirmed. We see several times on DS9 that Worf keeps his Mek'leth in his baldric at all times when on away missions, or if combat is expected.
14th Nov '15 2:27:17 PM ange1eye5
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** The Borg were probably able to find scarier ways in the six or seven years between ''TheBestOfBothWorlds'' and ''StarTrekFirstContact''; instead of slipping implants on like gloves, they chop arms off, remove eyes, ''remove feet'' (there are some shots of a Borg drone's feet and they look quite mechanical), and the nanoprobes already account for the pale complexion, the linkage to the hive mind, and implants popping up all over the body like acne.

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** The Borg were probably able to find scarier or more clingy ways in the six or seven years between ''TheBestOfBothWorlds'' and ''StarTrekFirstContact''; instead of slipping implants on like gloves, they chop arms off, remove eyes, ''remove feet'' (there are some shots of a Borg drone's feet and they look quite mechanical), and the nanoprobes already account for the pale complexion, the linkage to the hive mind, and implants popping up all over the body like acne.acne.
12th Nov '15 7:30:14 AM ange1eye5
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** The Borg were probably able to find scarier ways in the six or seven years between ''TheBestOfBothWorlds'' and ''StarTrekFirstContact''; instead of slipping implants on like gloves, they chop arms off, remove eyes, ''remove feet'' (there are some shots of a Borg drone's feet and they look quite mechanical), and the nanoprobes already account for the pale complexion, the linkage to the hive mind, and implants popping up all over the body like acne.
2nd Nov '15 10:04:17 PM ThallianGold
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*** This also has another level of FridgeHorror. Data begins his time in Borg custody immune to both pain and Borg interference with his brain. When the Borg Queen grafts flesh onto him, she demonstrates that he can feel it. She also activates his emotion chip against his will, implying the Borg are making progress in hacking him, just as she said they would. When the chip activates, Data's surprise gives way almost immediately to dread: she's literally just told him she can seduce or torture him in his immediate future, or take a little longer and subvert him outright.
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