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27th Oct '17 10:19:15 AM StarTropes
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* In "The Trouble With Tribbles," Kirk orders Scotty to his quarters after the big brawl. However, we see Scotty on duty not long afterward. Kirk probably realized that having Scotty stay in his quarters to read journals wasn't much of a punishment. Given that Scotty is seen carrying a horde of Tribbles, it makes sense that Kirk punished the brawlers with Tribble clean-up.



*** That must hav ebeen very psychologically interesting when Spock's katra in Bones mind got to meld with the thoughts of Evil Spock left in Bone's mind from the above mentioned mind rape.

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*** That must hav ebeen have been very psychologically interesting when Spock's katra in Bones mind got to meld with the thoughts of Evil Spock left in Bone's mind from the above mentioned mind rape.



** Kirk also had his friends to snap him back to reality. Decker lost ''everyone'' on his ship, an there was nobody on the ''Enterprise'' he was willing to listen to.



* In "The Trouble With Tribbles," Kirk orders Scotty to his quarters after the big brawl. However, we see Scotty on duty not long afterward. Kirk probably realized that having Scotty stay in his quarters to read journals wasn't much of a punishment. Given that Scotty is seen carrying a horde of Tribbles, it makes sense that Kirk punished the brawlers with Tribble clean-up.
24th Oct '17 10:45:32 PM Snarf
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** Exactly. This is a franchise that has failed to note that seat belts save lives and an early 20th century technology known as a 'circuit breaker' could keep their control panels from exploding. A minor defect in an obscure part is all it would take to disable the shuttlecraft. Starfleet's FMEA process is obviously lacking.
18th Oct '17 10:33:51 AM Ansongc2000
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*** The Mirror Universe, and TNG's crossover with the X-men (in which Nightcrawler's teleportation is found to be similar to the transporter's) suggest that there is actually some dimensiony-wensiony bullshit with the transporters, and the person doesn't actually die, just moves through time and space so fast they don't realize it, which is my Headcannon. As for why everyone says it disperses your molecules; could be just what it looks like, or maybe the inventors are worried that people would be even more afraid of transporters if they knew that a malfunction is more likely to send them to the Xenomorph's homeworld or a purely 2D universe rather than just kill them horribly.
5th Oct '17 9:01:22 AM valos
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** There are a couple ways the tribbles could have natural predators. Many animals that would be subject to maternal or paternal instincts are the type that rely on raising small numbers of young and caring for them until they can fend for themselves, and exploiting those instincts is like how a tribble's defense works. But there are also plenty of animals that instead produce large numbers of young and leave them to fend for themselves, which might not be vulnerable to those pheromones. The other possibility is that otherwise-maternal animals on the tribble's native planet might develop adaptations to work around that. They might have a much more selective parental response, they might develop so that their parental behaviors only develop during certain time periods, etc. How universal the biological response to tribbles is isn't detailed much if I recall, so these could be rather unwieldy possible explanations.
26th Jul '17 8:15:51 AM Hyrin
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** Could be both. The shuttle would have been checked out before the mission, but some small part might have been compromised in an undetected way from being in storage and failed due to the storm.
28th Jan '17 3:23:43 AM StarTropes
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* In "The Ultimate Computer", why didn't Bones recognize the term "dunsel" even though everyone else did? Because, unlike everyone else, Bones didn't go to Starfleet Academy, where the term was used ([[Film/StarTrek the reboot]] notwithstanding). He got his medical degree from the University of Mississippi (aka Ole Miss).
18th Dec '16 9:55:45 AM thatsnumberwang
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** That can't be true of all of their natural predators because the tribbles would have spread across the surface of their planet and died of starvation long before anyone came from off-world and removed them.
22nd Sep '16 1:39:42 PM Onechordbassist
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* If you know a thing or two about ecology, the tribbles become this. There's the obvious: A creature that devours all kinds of food (but especially grain and produce) at a horror-inducing rate and reproduces fast enough to cover an entire city within days. Well, but at least they don't have defenses against predators - they're slow, they don't produce any toxins, they don't have claws or fangs or hooves, so their natural predators will feast on them the same way the tribbles themselves feast on any hapless farmer's fields who unfortunately happens to have settled on a planet with a tribble infestation? WRONG! This is actually an occasion where the often ridiculous biology of Trek makes sense. You know how they induce CutenessOverload on anyone who gets one in their hands? Well - this is a survival advantage. It's very likely this trait has evolved because the tribble's natural enemies are also susceptible to CutenessOverload. Maybe tribbles secrete pheromones that have an effect on a broad spectrum of animals. Which means the tribble has no natural predators. Which again means it is the ultimate pest. Guess the galaxy should thank the Klingons for exterminating them, huh?
7th Sep '16 8:43:47 AM psionycx
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*** Humans have become increasingly prone to Atheism in the ''Trek'' future. As a consequence, many people may not believe in souls. Note that there was even skepticism that Spock could use telepathy for BrainUploading. In this climate, people who raise the soul issue could be dismissed at superstitious and silly. On the whole Federation society is a ''lot'' less tolerant of divergent beliefs than they pretend to be. For example, Bones's fears regarding the transporter are treated as unreasonably paranoid, even in ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'', where they force him to use the transporter immediately after a TeleporterAccident killed two other crewmen in an utterly horrific manner!

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*** Humans have become increasingly prone to Atheism in the ''Trek'' future. As a consequence, many people may not believe in souls. Note that there was even skepticism that Spock could use telepathy for BrainUploading. In this climate, people who raise the soul issue could be dismissed at as superstitious and silly. On the whole Federation society is a ''lot'' less tolerant of divergent beliefs than they pretend to be. For example, Bones's fears regarding the transporter are treated as unreasonably paranoid, even in ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'', where they force him to use the transporter immediately after a TeleporterAccident killed two other crewmen in an utterly horrific manner!
7th Sep '16 8:42:29 AM psionycx
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*** Humans have become increasingly prone to Atheism in the ''Trek'' future. As a consequence, many people may not believe in souls. Note that there was even skepticism that Spock could use telepathy for BrainUploading. In this climate, people who raise the soul issue could be dismissed at superstitious and silly. Note that on the whole Federation society is a ''lot'' less tolerant of divergent beliefs than they pretend to be.

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*** Humans have become increasingly prone to Atheism in the ''Trek'' future. As a consequence, many people may not believe in souls. Note that there was even skepticism that Spock could use telepathy for BrainUploading. In this climate, people who raise the soul issue could be dismissed at superstitious and silly. Note that on On the whole Federation society is a ''lot'' less tolerant of divergent beliefs than they pretend to be.be. For example, Bones's fears regarding the transporter are treated as unreasonably paranoid, even in ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'', where they force him to use the transporter immediately after a TeleporterAccident killed two other crewmen in an utterly horrific manner!



** She not only sings but performs a fan dance in Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier. The recovery probably took longer than anyone expected.

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** She not only sings but performs a fan dance in Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier.''Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier''. The recovery probably took longer than anyone expected.
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