History Headscratchers / StartrekTheNextGeneration

9th Jun '17 5:05:41 AM NateTheGreat
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* As his mate (or at least the mother of his child) doesn't she have the right to know about his enemies in the Empire? You'd think merely being the Federation Ambassador to the Klingon Empire would entitle her to get a briefing from Picard on the subject. If Worf or Picard had told her, she wouldn't have requested information from the Empire, and therefore Duras wouldn't have a reason to kill her.
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24th May '17 2:17:27 PM NewVirginiaCreeper
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** For that matter, what happens to her empathic powers in the later seasons? They're rarely mentioned, except in contexts like "Eye of the Beholder" where they cause problems.



*** Building on the above: we also know that the Q police their own (as in "Deja Q") -- perhaps messing with the Borg is just the kind of thing that can bring about consequences, not from the Borg, but from other Q.



*** Data says, in this episode, "Spot has escaped from my quarters on several occasions" -- "escaped." He does not let her leave the quarters one her own.

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*** Data says, in this episode, "Spot has escaped from my quarters on several occasions" -- "escaped." He does not let her leave the quarters on her own.
*** Jonesy probably acts as a mouser on the Nostromo, and besides, it's more like a cat wandering a warehouse than a cat in a crowded office building. I'd just love to see a scene where an Enterprise crewmember is rushing to a key post during a shipwide crisis... only to trip over
one her own.of the cats that apparently wander the halls with impunity.
18th May '17 3:36:45 AM jgo29
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*** This actually does happen early in the series. First season episode "The Aresenal of Freedom" has Geordi, a bridge officer being in command of the ship while the captain and commander are stuck on the planet. The chief of engineering requesting that Georgi a lieutenant J.G. relinquish command to him as a lieutenant commander but not being able to take it by issuing a direct order.
10th May '17 7:11:40 PM NewVirginiaCreeper
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*** Data says, in this episode, "Spot has escaped from my quarters on several occasions" -- "escaped." He does not let her leave the quarters one her own.
28th Apr '17 7:41:27 AM StarTropes
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** There was apparently disagreement between her and some of the higher-ups about the direction her character was to go, so the producers let her out of her contract early. She left, took a bit part in ''Film/HuntForTheRedOctober'' and another in a play and then returned to teaching. Fan response to her replacement (Doctor Pulaski) was poor and there was a letter-writing campaign asking for her to return. Patrick Stewart and executive producer Rick Berman were also in favor of her returning. Presumably whatever creative differences led to her leaving were worked out. [[http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Gates_McFadden Read all about it.]]

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** There was apparently disagreement between her and some of the higher-ups about the direction her character was to go, so the producers let her out of her contract early. She left, took a bit part in ''Film/HuntForTheRedOctober'' ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober'' and another in a play and then returned to teaching. Fan response to her replacement (Doctor Pulaski) was poor and there was a letter-writing campaign asking for her to return. Patrick Stewart and executive producer Rick Berman were also in favor of her returning. Presumably whatever creative differences led to her leaving were worked out. [[http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Gates_McFadden Read all about it.]]



*** Just for the record, it has been alleged that the producer in question, Maurice Hurley, was in fact sexually harassing her. This is according to writer Tracy Tormé; to the best of my knowledge McFadden has never commented on this claim either way. Everyone does seem to agree now that, one way or the other, Hurley was the reason and that his departure allowed her return.

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*** Just for the record, it has been alleged that the producer in question, Maurice Hurley, was in fact sexually harassing her. This is according to writer Tracy Tormé; to the best of my knowledge McFadden [=McFadden=] has never commented on this claim either way. Everyone does seem to agree now that, one way or the other, Hurley was the reason and that his departure allowed her return.
21st Apr '17 12:42:54 AM thespecialneedsgroup
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** The idea that Spot can regularly get out of Data's quarters without his knowledge really tests suspension of disbelief. My cat has never gotten out of my apartment once, and I don't live on a starship.

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*** It probably wouldn't be done in sickbay. Between ''Enterprise's'' mission of exploring strange new worlds (including, presumably, their fauna), the semi-canonical Cetacean Ops, and the pets belonging to other crew members, ''Enterprise'' probably has at least one veterinarian on board. Failing that, though, Data probably has some sway in the exobiology lab, which ''would'' be equipped to study lifeforms in utero. Best guess wold probably be an inherent risk to the feti, or that Data would consider it a misuse of ship's resources.
** The idea that Spot can regularly get out of Data's quarters without his knowledge really tests suspension of disbelief. My cat has never gotten out of my apartment once, and I don't live on a starship.
20th Apr '17 11:44:24 PM Luppercus
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*** I might be wrong cause I saw the episode long ago, but IIRC there's no indication of how long time passed and judging by the state of the planet (with almost no remains of civilization) I personally was under the impresion that the perfect ones abandoned the planet millions of years in the past, so, again, any warning or diplomatic endevour was lost.
20th Apr '17 11:28:54 PM MarcusImpudite
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*** I never said anything about the "perfect ones" relying solely on beacons and buoys, anyone with any sense would tell you that's insufficient. I said they should've done everything in their power to warn others to stay away from that planet; have their ambassadors pass that information on to as many people as would listen. At least if someone willfully ignores the warning, then that's on them. Plus,it also would've been better for all concern that they euthanize Armous rather than just leave him lying around at the ass-end of space. Hell, I even got the impression that Armous himself wishes they had just killed him and got it over with.

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*** I never said anything about the "perfect ones" relying solely on beacons and buoys, anyone with any sense would tell you that's insufficient. I said they should've done everything in their power to warn others to stay away from that planet; have their ambassadors pass that information on to as many people as would listen. At least if someone willfully ignores the warning, then that's on them. Plus,it also would've been better for all concern that they euthanize Armous Armus rather than just leave him lying around at the ass-end of space. Hell, I even got the impression that Armous Armus himself wishes they had just killed him and got it over with.
20th Apr '17 11:21:06 PM MarcusImpudite
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*** I never said anything about the "perfect ones" relying solely on beacons and buoys, anyone with any sense would tell you that's insufficient. I said they should've done everything in their power to warn others to stay away from that planet; have their ambassadors pass that information on to as many people as would listen. At least if someone willfully ignores the warning, then that's on them. Plus,it also would've been better for all concern that they euthanize Armous rather than just leave him lying around at the ass-end of space. Hell, I even got the impression that Armous himself wishes they had just killed him and got it over with.
18th Apr '17 6:01:15 PM GoblinCipher
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*** The tests may not be equally easy to use. A DNA test on a sample from a kitten probably only requires a standard tricorder with the right software, since a test like that is within the normal parameters for an Away Team. An in utero paternity test would probably require sickbay, and Dr. Crusher might not take kindly to Data recalibrating her obstetric scanners for ''Felis catus'' just to satisfy his curiosity.
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