History Headscratchers / StarTrekTheNextGeneration

28th Jan '18 9:42:53 AM starman117
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Nagilum was supposed to be taking control of her and making her move around like that.
27th Jan '18 9:36:00 PM Historian1912
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Perhaps the events in ''Justice'' are specifically the reason for this. Keep in mind that this was in the early first season, the Enterprise-D has just started her mission. The away team took along Wesley to the Edo planet - and he promptly got himself into a situation that would have resulted in his execution, if Picard didn't intervene by breaking the Prime Directive and possibly screwing up future diplomatic relationships between the Federation and the Edo. And Beverly was probably having the worst shock since the dead of her husband. (And what if Wesley, an ''underage civilian'' [[note]]Although this may depend on the issue if an "acting ensign" really counts as a civilian or not.[[/note]], indeed had been dead in the end? Hell, this whole affair could even have put and end to Picard's and Riker's careers! [[note]]It was Picard's idea to send down Wesley in the first place, while Riker, as the one in charge of the away mission, was responsible for keeping an eye on him.[[/note]]) So is it any wonder that Picard as well as Wesley's mother won't allow Wesley to participate in any other away team mission for a long time, in order to prevent something like this to happen again?

to:

** Perhaps the events in ''Justice'' are specifically the reason for this. Keep in mind that this was in the early first season, the Enterprise-D has just started her mission. The away team took along Wesley to the Edo planet - and he promptly got himself into a situation that would have resulted in his execution, if Picard didn't intervene by breaking the Prime Directive and possibly screwing up future diplomatic relationships between the Federation and the Edo. And Beverly was probably having the worst shock since the dead death of her husband. (And what if Wesley, an ''underage civilian'' [[note]]Although this may depend on the issue if an "acting ensign" really counts as a civilian or not.[[/note]], indeed had been dead in the end? Hell, this whole affair could even have put and end to Picard's and Riker's careers! [[note]]It was Picard's idea to send down Wesley in the first place, while Riker, as the one in charge of the away mission, was responsible for keeping an eye on him.[[/note]]) So is it any wonder that Picard as well as Wesley's mother won't allow Wesley to participate in any other away team mission for a long time, in order to prevent something like this to happen again?
23rd Jan '18 11:38:44 AM thespecialneedsgroup
Is there an issue? Send a Message


*** I've always thought that she might have been transferred to Admiral Hansen's task force to devise new defenses for the Borg threat. When it comes to the Borg, ''Enterprise'' personnel are the closest thing to experts that Starfleet has at the time, and she has direct experience in trying to counter Borg tactics. Though, come to think of it, that would probably increase the likelihood that she was at Wolf 359--attached to one of the fleet's ships in an advisory roll just like Commander Shelby.

to:

*** I've always thought that she might have been transferred to Admiral Hansen's task force to help devise new defenses for the Borg threat. When it comes to the Borg, ''Enterprise'' personnel are the closest thing to experts that Starfleet has at the time, and she has direct experience in trying to counter Borg tactics. Though, come to think of it, that would probably increase the likelihood that she was at Wolf 359--attached to one of the fleet's ships in an advisory roll just like Commander Shelby.
23rd Jan '18 11:37:37 AM thespecialneedsgroup
Is there an issue? Send a Message


*** I've always thought that she might have been transferred to Admiral Hansen's task force to devise new defenses for the Borg threat. When it comes to the Borg,''Enterprise'' personnel are the closest things to experts that Starfleet has; and she has direct experience in trying to counter Borg tactics. Though, come to think of it, that would probably increase the likelihood that she was at Wolf 359.

to:

*** I've always thought that she might have been transferred to Admiral Hansen's task force to devise new defenses for the Borg threat. When it comes to the Borg,''Enterprise'' Borg, ''Enterprise'' personnel are the closest things thing to experts that Starfleet has; has at the time, and she has direct experience in trying to counter Borg tactics. Though, come to think of it, that would probably increase the likelihood that she was at Wolf 359.359--attached to one of the fleet's ships in an advisory roll just like Commander Shelby.
23rd Jan '18 11:27:57 AM thespecialneedsgroup
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

*** I've always thought that she might have been transferred to Admiral Hansen's task force to devise new defenses for the Borg threat. When it comes to the Borg,''Enterprise'' personnel are the closest things to experts that Starfleet has; and she has direct experience in trying to counter Borg tactics. Though, come to think of it, that would probably increase the likelihood that she was at Wolf 359.
19th Jan '18 5:53:07 PM NewVirginiaCreeper
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

*** Nobody here actually asked "did he report it to Starfleet?" -- it's quite evident that he did, since he seems to be open with Riker about his experiences at the end of the episode. It's to what degree did he disseminate the information beyond that, or feel that he has an ethical obligation to do so? He is extremely guarded with his own experience, only confiding to Nella Darren about it after they've reached a certain point of emotional intimacy. But imagining that he "wrote a rather more personal treatise as well" is just plain old fanfic... you can guess all day long, you can describe it as in character even, but the default position should be "if it's not seen or talked about on the show, it didn't happen." To this above post immediately above (also describing something nobody actually asked for), the counter-statement would be, do fans really need to concoct excuses to cover the show's missed dramatic opportunities?
19th Jan '18 10:13:13 AM Piterpicher
Is there an issue? Send a Message


*** Considering Roddenberry was known behind the scenes for banging any hot young starlet he could get his hands on (including NichelleNichols), his envisioning a future of free love and nudity was probably less philosophy and more fetish appeal for him.

to:

*** Considering Roddenberry was known behind the scenes for banging any hot young starlet he could get his hands on (including NichelleNichols), Creator/NichelleNichols), his envisioning a future of free love and nudity was probably less philosophy and more fetish appeal for him.
27th Dec '17 4:34:08 PM Wyldchyld
Is there an issue? Send a Message


*** Considering Roddenberry was known behind the scenes for banging any hot young starlet he could get his hands on (including NichelleNichols), his envisioning a future of free love and nudity was probably less philosophy and more FetishFuel for him.

to:

*** Considering Roddenberry was known behind the scenes for banging any hot young starlet he could get his hands on (including NichelleNichols), his envisioning a future of free love and nudity was probably less philosophy and more FetishFuel fetish appeal for him.
26th Dec '17 12:27:04 PM CrypticMirror
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

*** It actually made more sense when Yar was on the show. She was in charge of tactical and security ''but'' she had Worf as her deputy. If she was busy doing tactical then Worf would take security, and vice versa. The problem only really arises when Yar left and Worf was promoted to chief of tactical and security with no deputy apparently assigned. The Doyleist explanation is, of course, that while as characters there should be enough work there wasn't enough work to justify a second regular actor. That was why Crosby left, after all, because she didn't feel there was enough for her to do. The writers just amalgamated both roles for convenience.
25th Dec '17 7:54:47 PM NewVirginiaCreeper
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The character was conceived before Stewart was cast. That's not an entirely adequate explanation (heck, they changed "Macha Hernandez" to "Tasha Yar" to reflect the ethnicity of the actress they cast) but I guess by the stage of production in which he was cast, they weren't inclined to change it. It's interesting to note that the first season made more out of him being French (his message "bon voyage, mon ami" to the ''Hood'' in "Encounter at Farpoint," his exchange about the French language and culture with Data in "Code of Honor," Minuet addressing him in French in "1001001"... he even says "merde" in "The Last Outpost"); it sort of plays like EarlyInstallmentWeirdness now.

to:

** The character was conceived before Stewart was cast. That's not an entirely adequate explanation (heck, they changed "Macha Hernandez" to "Tasha Yar" to reflect the ethnicity of the actress they cast) but I guess by the stage of production in which he was cast, they weren't inclined to change it. It's interesting to note that the first season made more out of him being French (his message "bon voyage, mon ami" to the ''Hood'' in "Encounter at Farpoint," his exchange about the French language and culture with Data in "Code of Honor," Minuet addressing him in French in "1001001"..."11001001"... he even says "merde" in "The Last Outpost"); it sort of plays like EarlyInstallmentWeirdness now.
This list shows the last 10 events of 1359. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Headscratchers.StarTrekTheNextGeneration