History SerieS / StarTrekTheNextGeneration

5th Dec '16 5:36:37 AM jerodast
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** Clone!Kahless from [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS6E21RightfulHeir "Rightful Heir"]]. It's set up as though he'll have a fair amount of indirect influence on the direction of the Klingon Empire, but he's barely ever mentioned after this episode.

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** Clone!Kahless The clone of Kahless from [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS6E21RightfulHeir "Rightful Heir"]]. It's set up as though he'll have a fair amount of indirect influence on the direction of the Klingon Empire, but he's barely ever mentioned after this episode.
5th Dec '16 4:01:57 AM jerodast
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** Quite a number of children featured in the series also had one or both parents dead or not around. "The Bonding" had a boy Jeremy whose motehr died on an away mission. His father died earlier. Clara in "Imaginary Friend" only had a father. Alexander, Worf's son, initially only lived with his mother until she died. Worf then sent him to live with his adopted parents. Jake and Willie's parents were on a sabbatical in the episode "Brothers". The nine and eleven-year-old brothers stayed on the Enterprise.

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** Quite a number of children featured in the series also had one or both parents dead or not around. "The Bonding" had a boy Jeremy whose motehr mother died on an away mission. His father died earlier. Clara in "Imaginary Friend" only had a father. Alexander, Worf's son, initially only lived with his mother until she died. Worf then sent him to live with his adopted parents. Jake and Willie's parents were on a sabbatical in the episode "Brothers". The nine and eleven-year-old brothers stayed on the Enterprise.
5th Dec '16 3:58:36 AM jerodast
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* OnceASeason: Q episodes, Lwaxana Troi episodes, and the {{Holodeck Malfunction}}s.

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* OnceASeason: Q episodes, Lwaxana Troi episodes, Borg episodes (except season 1), and the {{Holodeck Malfunction}}s.
5th Dec '16 3:57:18 AM jerodast
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* OminousMessageFromTheFuture: In the episode "Time Squared" the Enterprise picks up a shuttle and is surprised to find it crewed by a future version of Captain Picard too incoherent to understand, while the shuttle's logs show the Enterprise being destroyed. The crew then needs to work out what sequence of events caused the destruction, and avert it.

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* OminousMessageFromTheFuture: OminousMessageFromTheFuture:
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In the episode "Time Squared" the Enterprise picks up a shuttle and is surprised to find it crewed by a future version of Captain Picard too incoherent to understand, while the shuttle's logs show the Enterprise being destroyed. The crew then needs to work out what sequence of events caused the destruction, and avert it.it.
** After the crew figures out they're in a time loop in "Cause and Effect", they're able to analyze "temporal echoes" and hear the future destruction of the ship.
5th Dec '16 1:58:45 AM jerodast
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** And in the episode "Genesis", Neanderthal!Riker can be seen flipping the bird for about 2 seconds.

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** And in the episode "Genesis", Neanderthal!Riker Neanderthal Riker can be seen flipping the bird for about 2 seconds.
5th Dec '16 12:51:42 AM jerodast
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** The more campy "Devil's Due" has Picard prove that a con artist is not the god that alien legend says made a deal with their race many generations ago, and is therefore not owed the terms of the contract she's trying to collect on. Data acts as judge.
4th Dec '16 11:42:07 PM jerodast
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* BackForTheFinale: Denise Crosby and Colm Meany (crossing over from the neighboring ''[=DS9=]'' set) return for "All Good Things." However, this pales in importance to Troi's miniskirt, which is ''also'' back for the finale.

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* BackForTheFinale: Denise Crosby and Colm Meany Meaney (crossing over from the neighboring ''[=DS9=]'' set) return for "All Good Things." However, this pales in importance to Troi's miniskirt, which is ''also'' back for the finale.
4th Dec '16 11:37:42 PM jerodast
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* AssInAmbassador: Lwaxana Troi, Betazoid ambassador to the Federation, rarely misses an opportunity to mortify the senior staff, especially Picard and her daughter Deanna. (Why a member planet of the Federation would represent itself to that organization by means of an embassy, ordinarily reserved for relations between sovereign peers, lies unexplained in canon, but outside it may be chalked up to the creator's and writers' generally shaky grasp of international law.)

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* AssInAmbassador: Lwaxana Troi, Betazoid ambassador to the Federation, rarely misses an opportunity to mortify the senior staff, especially Picard and her daughter Deanna. (Why a member planet of (She is an ambassador in the Federation would represent itself to same sense that organization by means of an embassy, ordinarily reserved for relations between sovereign peers, lies unexplained in canon, but outside it may be chalked up countries have ambassadors to the creator's and writers' generally shaky grasp of international law.United Nations.)
4th Dec '16 11:35:42 PM jerodast
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** The episode "Genesis" was on a par with [[Series/StarTrekVoyager "Threshold"]] -- demonstrating that Brannon Braga may have a [=PhD=] in this trope. Switching on Barclay's T-cells causes the Enterprise crew to -- sigh -- devolve to a variety of different species... most of which have common ancestors diverging HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF YEARS AGO -- and Spot the cat becomes an iguana. Apparently in Star Trek, everyone walks around with copies of not only the future evolutionary patterns of their own species but ALSO whole swathes of species that are completely unrelated to them from their home planet. The worst offender being Barclay's devolution (and presumably re-evolution) into a ''spider'', which would only be possible if he devolved into a pre-Cambrian lifeform first.
*** This was already plumbed with ''TNG'''s "The Chase", which attempts to cure at least three problems at once...by making all of the Alpha Quadrant's DNA part of a message by a progenitor race, also humanoid, that "seeded" planets with their genetic code in the hope of more sentient humanoids like themselves popping up. Cue Picard facepalm.

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** The episode "Genesis" was on a par with [[Series/StarTrekVoyager "Threshold"]] -- demonstrating that Brannon Braga may have a [=PhD=] in this trope. Switching on Barclay's T-cells in "Genesis" causes the Enterprise crew to -- sigh -- devolve "devolve" to a variety of different species... most of which have common ancestors diverging HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF YEARS AGO -- and hundreds of millions of years ago. Spot the cat becomes an iguana. Apparently in Star Trek, This would imply that everyone walks around with copies of not only the future evolutionary patterns of their own species but ALSO whole swathes of species that are completely unrelated to them from their home planet. The worst offender being Barclay's devolution (and presumably re-evolution) into a ''spider'', which would only be possible if he devolved into a pre-Cambrian lifeform first.
*** This was already plumbed with ''TNG'''s ** "The Chase", which Chase" attempts to cure at least three problems at once...by making all of the Alpha Quadrant's DNA part of a message by a progenitor race, also humanoid, that "seeded" planets with their genetic code in the hope of more sentient humanoids like themselves popping up. Cue Picard facepalm.
2nd Dec '16 12:41:22 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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** So far the show's managed to avoid falling into this trap ''quite'' as hard and as quickly as TOS did. Mind you there is a general sense of fashion victimism on the ''Enterprise.'' The bridge set feels like the epitome of eighties luxury, all beige leather seats and wood paneling. Cozy-looking seats that lounge waaay back...given that all they are doing is pushing the odd button on an armrest, it's surprising half the crew doesn't fall asleep.

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** So far the show's managed to avoid falling into this trap ''quite'' as hard and as quickly as TOS did. Mind you there is a general sense of fashion victimism on the ''Enterprise.'' The bridge set feels like the epitome of eighties luxury, all beige leather seats and wood paneling. Cozy-looking seats that lounge waaay back... given that all they are doing is pushing the odd button on an armrest, it's surprising half the crew doesn't fall asleep.
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