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10th May '17 9:02:01 PM GrammarNavi
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*** So if McCoy met a human whose parents were, say, Moroccan and Maori, who was raised in New Zealand and identified with the Maori culture they grew up in, he'd use anti-Maori insults?

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*** So if McCoy [=McCoy=] met a human whose parents were, say, Moroccan and Maori, who was raised in New Zealand and identified with the Maori culture they grew up in, he'd use anti-Maori insults?
20th Apr '17 3:19:19 AM tafelshrew
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**** So if McCoy met a human whose parents were, say, Moroccan and Maori, who was raised in New Zealand and identified with the Maori culture they grew up in, he'd use anti-Maori insults?
18th Apr '17 3:21:17 PM thatsnumberwang
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** Just something to ponder here but in ''Star Trek Generations'' Kirk's most heartfelt dream made flesh wasn't to sit on the bridge of the Enterprise with Spock, it was to settle down back on Earth with his long lost ''female'' love. If there was this massive secret forbidden love between them then why would Kirk choose some woman he hasn't seen in years over Spock? Sorry but these two are HeterosexualLifePartners and nothing more.
15th Apr '17 9:59:50 AM Dessertsunrise
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*The truck driver might have felt remorse about killing her, and that would have an effect. If he doesn't accidently kill her, he might do other things to alter history.


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** The tech manuals for such a big ship would probably be thousands of pages if printed out. Maybe Khan was only given the superficial, preliminary stuff on the less vital systems, which *seemed* harmless enough.


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*Why bother with the death penalty for going there? A person can give the illusion that he has been captured and executed, and escape.


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** Kirk had so much on his mind, it didn't occur to him until the very instant he said it.


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**They'd been in a recent battle with Klingons or somebody and the only damage was to the shuttles and shuttle bay doors.
21st Mar '17 3:54:39 PM thespecialneedsgroup
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*** It may not have been heroic, but it would have absolutely been justified. Using lethal force to prevent a heavily-armed warship with the confirmed potential to devastate an entire planet from falling into unknown hands isn't something that any government is going to have a problem with; so stunning children into unconsciousness is, despite the risks, an entirely acceptable option. In fact, not attempting to do so at some point would probably be considered negligence on a commanding officer's part. We know that Starfleet agrees, by the way, because it equips its ships--even its ships with children aboard--with autodestruct systems. To prevent the ''Enterprise''-D from falling into enemy hands, for example, Starfleet expressly, ''canonically'' gives Picard and Riker the authority to kill every member of its crew--including the children. It wouldn't have been pleasant or heroic, and Kirk might not have felt particularly good about it, but stunning the children, even with the risk of causing them long-term harm or death, warranted serious consideration under the circumstances.
21st Mar '17 9:20:03 AM cdrood
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21st Mar '17 9:19:35 AM cdrood
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[[folder:Suddenly Security Conscious]]
* Starfleet's lax security is so legendary throughout the franchise that when good ideas come along they stick out like a sore thumb. Notably why, with all the dangers involved, is there exactly one episode where they use a passcode prior to beaming someone up?
** On a related note why is something as useful as the subcutaneous transponder only used once when you consider how many times communicators were confiscated or destroyed?
21st Mar '17 9:07:28 AM cdrood
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** This episode throws the TimeyWimeyBall hard against the pavement. The overall explanation is supposedly nothing ever happened. The Enterprise never held Christopher's plane in the tractor beam, so it was never in danger. Who or what are being beamed into the bodies of Christopher and guard is never explained. It seems more like a way to avoid there being alternate timeline versions of them.
6th Feb '17 11:03:33 AM thatsnumberwang
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** Where is your proof that a phaser set to stun is harmless against children? So-called ''non-lethal weaponry'' IS frequently lethal as the taser has proved on multiple occasions. There are a whole mass of factors including body mass and development that need to be considered. What if one of those kids had a heart attack? And its not just the censors that are the problem (the laws really have not changed much when it comes to adult on child violence) its the whole image of Kirk as a hero - and heroes do not shoot children.
5th Feb '17 8:33:46 PM MythrilMothV3
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[[folder:And the Children Shall Not Be Phasered?]]
* In "And the Children Shall Lead", once it became blatantly obvious that the Triacus children were the (in)direct cause of ''everything'' happening on Triacus and aboard the ''Enterprise'', why did it never occur to Kirk to simply grab a hand phaser and ''stun the lot of them''? They would not have suffered any permanent harm, it would have given Kirk and his crew back control of the ship, and Bones could've kept them sedated until they could be properly dealt with. Ignoring the fact that you probably couldn't show violence toward children on TV in the 60s, a simple hand phaser set to stun would've avoided everything.
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