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21st Dec '16 4:36:52 PM NewVirginiaCreeper
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*** While some dogs do have lactose intolerance, that's not explicitly the case with Porthos. Per "Dear Doctor," dairy gives him gastrointestinal distress.
16th Dec '16 8:13:08 PM ApeAccount
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* About In a Mirror, Darkly. The Terran Empire. How in the hell, did a 90-year old(Counting from Cochrane shotgunning the Vulcan crew) warp-capable civilization just conquered most of the founding members of the Federation? Including Vulcan. Especially Vulcan. In prime-universe, Earth Starfleet just managed to acquired a warp-5 vessel, an astounding achievement for Earth, yet Vulcan have several Warp-7 combat cruiser. By that episode, ISS Enterprise and ISS Avenger was seen combating rebels. Assuming the level of Pre-Federation Earth and Pre-Defiant upgrade Empire have the same level of technological advancement rate, how did, Terran Empire, beat, and conquered, and enslaved, Vulcan, Andorian, and Orion, with a fleet consisted of ship capable of warp 4?

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* About In a Mirror, Darkly. The Terran Empire. How in the hell, did a 90-year old(Counting from Cochrane shotgunning the Vulcan crew) warp-capable civilization just conquered most of the founding members of the Federation? Including Vulcan. Especially Vulcan. In prime-universe, Earth Starfleet just managed to acquired a warp-5 vessel, an astounding achievement for Earth, yet Vulcan have several Warp-7 combat cruiser. By that episode, ISS Enterprise and ISS Avenger was seen combating rebels. Assuming the level of Pre-Federation Earth and Pre-Defiant upgrade Empire Emphuire have the same level of technological advancement rate, how did, Terran Empire, beat, and conquered, and enslaved, Vulcan, Andorian, and Orion, with a fleet consisted of ship capable of warp 4?


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*** In fairness to the writers on this one, human women do have a stronger sense of smell than human men. It's estimated that the female brain has 50% more olfactory cells than the male brain. That still doesn't resolve the issue of why they had to bring up her complaining about the smell though.
15th Dec '16 10:56:30 PM thespecialneedsgroup
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*** The plot also relies a comet--the diameter of which is about the length of ''Enterprise''--having having Earth-like gravity.

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*** The plot also relies on a comet--the diameter of which is about the length of ''Enterprise''--having having Earth-like gravity.
15th Dec '16 12:07:26 PM harlbior
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*** This is the same man who kept feeding cheese curds to his dog even after it was established that Porthos was lactose intolerant. Archer has a soft spot for his dog that sometimes overwhelms his sensibilities.
15th Dec '16 11:50:30 AM harlbior
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** All of you are missing a few important details. 1) There was no danger of the shuttlepod "burning up" when the star rose into view; the danger was that in direct sunlight, the ice that the shuttlepod had landed on would become unstable and collapse under the weight, which it ''did'', 2) the comet is composed of eisillium. This may be a dense enough material to give it an earth-like gravitational pull or have some other exotic properties, 3) the comet in "Death Wish" was a prison for a Q, so it doesn't have to be entirely comet-like anyway, and 4) a rogue comet could have a tail if it was passing through a solar system; rogue just means it's not caught in a star's gravity well, not that it is in deep space for all time; plus, the comet in "Destiny" also had high amounts of silithium in it, meaning that the comet had a brighter tail than usual, i.e., if it was supposed to have a fainter tail, it didn't.
8th Dec '16 3:38:10 PM thespecialneedsgroup
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** They revised the ranks after WWIII...

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** They revised the ranks after WWIII...WWIII...
** Reed's a military brat. Maybe his family spent some time stationed in the States?
8th Dec '16 1:48:49 PM NewVirginiaCreeper
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* How in the world did the British Malcolm Reed get to be an Eagle Scout, which rank doesn't exist in British Scouting?

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* How in the world did the British Malcolm Reed get to be an Eagle Scout, which rank doesn't exist in British Scouting?Scouting?
** They revised the ranks after WWIII...
6th Dec '16 2:17:45 PM KaminoNeko
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** Broadcast Standards and Practices trumps both fanservice and realism any day of the week.



** If the male Xyrillians are the ones that get pregnant and give birth, why do their females still have breasts? What purpose do they serve? It's like that one episode of Voyager where Tom was accused of killing that scientists guy and all the aliens had stupid headpieces because they're supposed to be related to birds... but the women have breasts because as we all know, birds use their nipples to feed their young with milk...

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** If the male Xyrillians are the ones that get pregnant and give birth, why do their females still have breasts? What purpose do they serve? It's like that one episode of Voyager where Tom was accused of killing that scientists guy and all the aliens had stupid headpieces because they're supposed to be related to birds... but the women have breasts because as we all know, birds use their nipples to feed their young with milk...milk...
* How in the world did the British Malcolm Reed get to be an Eagle Scout, which rank doesn't exist in British Scouting?
21st Oct '16 6:19:37 AM mcb359
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* ''Unexpected'' has many problems and many UnfortunateImplications. Leaving those aside however, I have to ask as to why in-universe the Xyrillians even have an Impregnation Box in the first place and why is it so powerful that it is capable of impregnating aliens with biology radically different to their own and mutating said bodies in order to accept the fetus? It certainly seems far to powerful too be a conventional pregnancy aid, and it damn well did more than just grow a nipple on Trip's arm considering that his immune system wasn't rejecting the child. I honestly do hate to go down the date rape course like so many others, but such a device cannot be easily explained away.

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* ''Unexpected'' has many problems and many UnfortunateImplications. Leaving those aside however, I have to ask as to why in-universe the Xyrillians even have an Impregnation Box in the first place and why is it so powerful that it is capable of impregnating aliens with biology radically different to their own and mutating said bodies in order to accept the fetus? It certainly seems far to powerful too be a conventional pregnancy aid, and it damn well did more than just grow a nipple on Trip's arm considering that his immune system wasn't rejecting the child. I honestly do hate to go down the date rape course like so many others, but such a device cannot be easily explained away.away.
**If the male Xyrillians are the ones that get pregnant and give birth, why do their females still have breasts? What purpose do they serve? It's like that one episode of Voyager where Tom was accused of killing that scientists guy and all the aliens had stupid headpieces because they're supposed to be related to birds... but the women have breasts because as we all know, birds use their nipples to feed their young with milk...
21st Oct '16 5:18:12 AM mcb359
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*** Or you know, Archer is just an idiot. This was the same starship captain that had to ask T'Pol why it was taking longer to get where they were going after they'd slowed down! I wouldn't put this guy in charge of putting my hat on straight, let alone Earth's most advanced spaceship.
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