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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.
5th Sep '16 9:44:09 PM 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.
2nd Sep '16 10:33:53 PM MikeW
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** The book "The Autobiography of James Kirk" confirms that it was the events of "Enemy Within" that pushed Rand to leave the ship. Kirk was sorry but understood why she had to go after what his alter ego did.
2nd Sep '16 10:32:03 PM MikeW
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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.
7th Aug '16 10:45:54 AM LongLiveHumour
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** For that matter, they could have just had Scotty use the Teacher -- granted, he's not a doctor, but neither is Kara and that didn't prevent her from using the Teacher to learn how to remove an intact brain and install it into the Controller interface.

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** For that matter, they could have just had Scotty use the Teacher -- granted, he's not a doctor, but neither is Kara and that didn't prevent her from using the Teacher to learn how to remove an intact brain and install it into the Controller interface.interface.
* In "The Galileo Seven" Spock's logical approach to the ColdEquation (the shuttle's load must be lightened by "the weight of three grown men") is a major source of conflict, but why not just throw out the chairs? It's not like they're required for safety - when the shuttle crashed, the first thing everyone did was fall off them.
5th Jul '16 3:35:21 PM ZarbiNerada
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* ''Chicago Mobs of the Twenties'' screwed up Iotian culture something fierce. But at least Paul Mayweather wasn't into the works of the Marquis de Sade. That would have been ''catastrophic'' for the Iotians.
13th Jun '16 5:30:47 PM HeroGal2347
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* [[BerserkButton Two ways to get action out of Spock]] are to insult his heritage/parents or to threaten Kirk, with the latter turning up much more frequently. This is probably because Spock, trying to be [[TheStoic Vulcan]], can't justify getting angry on the subject of his parents. With Kirk, though, he can say he's just doing his duty as a First Officer and maintain PlausibleDeniability.

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* [[BerserkButton Two ways to get action out of Spock]] Spock are to insult his heritage/parents or to threaten Kirk, with the latter turning up much more frequently. This is probably because Spock, trying to be [[TheStoic Vulcan]], can't justify getting angry on the subject of his parents. With Kirk, though, he can say he's just doing his duty as a First Officer and maintain PlausibleDeniability.
26th May '16 9:51:00 AM SteveMB
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** Also, Starfleet's decision to drop the charges against Spock was in response to "images from Talos Four". The quarantine was entirely dependent on the Talosians, who could break it any time they wanted -- hence, there was no point in punishing Spock for the violation.
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