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18th Dec '15 9:14:04 PM nombretomado
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The Breen and the Pakleds, respectively. Stolen from SFDebris's review, because it is mind-blowing. To elaborate a bit:
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The Breen and the Pakleds, respectively. Stolen from SFDebris's WebSite/SFDebris' review, because it is mind-blowing. To elaborate a bit:
31st Oct '15 11:31:36 PM nombretomado
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[[WMG: This show is a sequel to QuantumLeap.]]
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[[WMG: This show is a sequel to QuantumLeap.Series/QuantumLeap.]]
17th Aug '15 5:25:57 AM LtFedora
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[[WMG: Kelby was supposed to be chief engineer for ''Enterprise''.]] When Trip comes back to ''Enterprise'' after his transfer to ''Columbia'', it's clear that they do not get along, making it unlikely that Kelby was promoted from the existing engineering staff. It's probable that Kelby was on the shortlist of candidates for chief engineer, and was upstaged by Trip just because he was Archer's best friend. Years later, he was getting ready to take over ''Columbia's'' engine room, but Trip took that job as well.
29th Jul '15 7:43:01 PM Willbyr
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[[WMG: In the Twilight episode, Captain Archer has a bad case of Hinamizawa Syndrome, a ''{{Anime/Higurashi no Naku koro ni}}'' disease caused by parasites.]]
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[[WMG: In the Twilight episode, Captain Archer has a bad case of Hinamizawa Syndrome, a ''{{Anime/Higurashi no Naku koro ni}}'' ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry' disease caused by parasites.]]
20th Jul '15 11:14:47 PM harlbior
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Because after he had one too many weird experiences, he decided to set up a [[MartyStu]] version of himself in charge and a bunch of other weirdos.
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Because after he had one too many weird experiences, he decided to set up a [[MartyStu]] {{Marty Stu}} version of himself in charge and a bunch of other weirdos.

[[WMG: In the Twilight episode, Captain Archer has a bad case of Hinamizawa Syndrome, a ''Series:Higurashi no Naku koro ni''disease caused by parasites.]]
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[[WMG: In the Twilight episode, Captain Archer has a bad case of Hinamizawa Syndrome, a ''Series:Higurashi ''{{Anime/Higurashi no Naku koro ni''disease ni}}'' disease caused by parasites.]]
15th Jul '15 7:00:56 PM psionycx
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[[WMG: Humanity didn't overcome greed, they channeled it into expansionism]] Looking back on the IdiotPlot of "Terra Nova", one has to wonder why, exactly, United Earth would simply write off an unoccupied Class M planet just 20 light years from Earth. After the first wave of colonists (all 200 of them) declared the independence of their {{Planetville}} and refused to accept further colonists they simply went silent. This was actually because they were nearly wiped out by a chance meteor strike. However, it would be more than seven decades before Earth would send a ship to investigate. Allegedly this was because their early ships were too slow, and asking for Vulcan assistance in checking it out carried too high of a "price". Yet, as was established in "VOY: Friendship One", Earth had unmanned, warp-capable deep space probes during this time. There was no reason they had to send a manned ship on the 9 year journey. Likewise, the only likely "price" of involving the Vulcans was simply more pressure for humanity to focus on colonizing close to Earth, rather than wandering further out. But this was not in-line with Earth's relentless demands that the Vulcans help them build faster starships. Their self-proclaimed victimization by the Vulcans, who kept insisting YouAreNotReady, was fueled by a false sense of urgency about needing to find as many new worlds as possible. Never mind that most human colonies even in the late-24th Century would only have populations measured in tens of ''thousands''! Humanity just likes claiming new planets, even if the number of actual colonists is small. Terra Nova had already been found and settled, so Earth was no longer interested in it. Rather than start moving lots of people to a nearby Class M planet, they wanted to move smaller groups of people to ''lots'' of planets further away! This was an outlet for the acquisitive tendencies that humanity had only just recently seemed to have escaped from. Peace on Earth was achieved by the promise of limitless real estate in space. Hence the low priority attached to an existing colony as opposed to locating and settling new ones. In most of ''Trek'', "Federation" colonies usually translates as ''human'' colonies. Which the residents are often quite militant about holding onto. The entire Maquis revolt in the late-24th Century was nothing more than a small number of colonists refusing to vacate multiple planets in a very distant, contested, region of space!
6th Jun '15 10:05:16 AM renkousami
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In "Two Days and Two Nights," the crew spends some R&R on Risa, and it actually looks pretty nice. It has a very calm Pacific beach resort feel to it, and there's not a single mention of "jamaharon." So, how did the planet become such a sex-filled brothel in the 24th Century? Well, soon after their official contact with the Federation, the Ferengi took an interest in this vacation world. A few tourism moguls began investing money into the planet, building new exclusive resorts, subtly adjusting the culture. Picard's visit came at a transition time, as explained by his unfamiliarity with jamaharon and the presence of Ferengi at his resort. By the following decade, when Jadzia and Worf took their vacation, the transformation into full-blown sex colony was complete. Because SexSells, am I right? That was Quark's business plan with his holosuites, after all!
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In "Two Days and Two Nights," the crew spends some R&R on Risa, and it actually looks pretty nice. It has a very calm Pacific beach resort feel to it, and there's not a single mention of "jamaharon." So, how did the planet become such a sex-filled brothel in the 24th Century? Well, soon after their official contact with the Federation, the Ferengi took an interest in this vacation world. A few tourism moguls began investing money into the planet, building new exclusive resorts, subtly adjusting the culture. Picard's visit came at a transition time, as explained by his unfamiliarity with jamaharon and the presence of Ferengi at his resort. By the following decade, when Jadzia and Worf took their vacation, the transformation into full-blown sex colony was complete. Because SexSells, am I right? That was Quark's business plan with his holosuites, after all!all! [[WMG: The scene in the opening credits for In A Mirror Darkly where a colony on the moon is attacked happened in the Prime universe.]] There was a certain alien species with a colony on the moon already there, and a conspiracy occurred in which their existence was covered up on Earth.
5th Jun '15 3:16:46 PM LtFedora
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A species so advanced they have a Holodeck and cloaking technology one hundred years before TOS needs help from people who are barely warp-capable to repair their engines? And the repairs break down that quickly? Sure. It sounds like a porn plot - "Oh please Mr. Handsome Exotic Engineer, please come help us fix the engine" - because that's exactly what it is. Holo footage of Trip and a wide swathe of other unsuspecting humanoid males with their hands in the pebble box is totally being trafficked to Xyrillian women with an alien fetish.
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A species so advanced they have a Holodeck and cloaking technology one hundred years before TOS needs help from people who are barely warp-capable to repair their engines? And the repairs break down that quickly? Sure. It sounds like a porn plot - "Oh please Mr. Handsome Exotic Engineer, please come help us fix the engine" - because that's exactly what it is. Holo footage of Trip and a wide swathe of other unsuspecting humanoid males with their hands in the pebble box is totally being trafficked to Xyrillian women with an alien fetish.fetish. [[WMG: There's a reason why Risa looks very different than it did in the 24th Century.]] In "Two Days and Two Nights," the crew spends some R&R on Risa, and it actually looks pretty nice. It has a very calm Pacific beach resort feel to it, and there's not a single mention of "jamaharon." So, how did the planet become such a sex-filled brothel in the 24th Century? Well, soon after their official contact with the Federation, the Ferengi took an interest in this vacation world. A few tourism moguls began investing money into the planet, building new exclusive resorts, subtly adjusting the culture. Picard's visit came at a transition time, as explained by his unfamiliarity with jamaharon and the presence of Ferengi at his resort. By the following decade, when Jadzia and Worf took their vacation, the transformation into full-blown sex colony was complete. Because SexSells, am I right? That was Quark's business plan with his holosuites, after all!
30th May '15 2:11:16 PM psionycx
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I thought Chuck's idea was funny. But pondering it logically, it seemed to me that the Breen meet all the expected cultural traits of a species that had to live in an environment wear they needed protection from something (disease) and the need to put lots of things into cold storage (corpses). Their hatred for the Federation stems from the fact that they remember that Enterprise visited their world and didn't help the Valakians, which forced their species to survive in an After The End sort of environment.
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\n* Alternatively, it may be that the ''Menk'' are the ones that become the Breen. Phlox was adamant that they had [[EvolutionaryLevels tremendous evolutionary potential]]. Sisko once remarked that the Breen are better than anybody at keeping things cold. Yet apparently they don't need cold to live, if Weyoun was being honest about the climate of their homeworld. So why would the Breen need to excel at refrigeration technology? Because just a couple of centuries earlier they were buried up to their armpits in the corpses of the Valakians! It would also account for the environmental suits, as such huge numbers of dead bodies would serve as incubators for an insane number of diseases. The Menk might have started wearing the suits and developing freezing technology because their entire homeworld was a charnel house littered with so many dead that the Menk couldn't possibly bury them all! Eventually the suits just kind of stuck as a cultural trait, perhaps because they had become TerrifiedOfGerms. Their advanced, but unusual, technology would reflect Phlox's assertion that they were going to evolve very rapidly. But doing so in isolation led them to develop radically different technologies than other species that interacted more.
13th May '15 10:35:02 PM TimeTravelerJessica
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a very uncharitable interpretation, but it nagged at me
TheSocialDarwinist stance taken by Archer and Phlox in "Dear Doctor". Justified by the pseudo-scientific hypothesis that GoalOrientedEvolution is driving the Valakians to extinction because EvolutionaryLevels are supposedly a real thing and the Menk have the potential to become "more evolved" than them. A common defense of Prime Directive philosophy is that you don't want to "create a new Hitler" through well-meaning interference in a species' development. But, the Menk are already sufficiently sentient that the Valakians employ them in various jobs, in addition to caring for them generally. What will be the ''cultural'' impact on the Menk of watching their sibling species, a whole advanced civilization that has treated them nicely, die within a short span of time such that they will be up to their armpits in the corpses of the dead! What will this do to the psyche of their people as they evolve into "more advanced" beings? Odds are, in order to survive the massive psychological trauma, they will become callous. Also, xenophobic, since aliens came and offered no help in curing the dying Valakians. Will some of them make the logical connection that ''attacking'' the aliens and ''taking'' their technology by force rather than peaceful request might have saved the Valakians? If so, then their probable belief will be that when you need something you don't ask nicely, you take it forcefully. Otherwise you may not get what you need. Since they will have to be left wondering if what happened to the Valakians could happen to them too, they will likely evolve such a paranoid, violent, society.
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TheSocialDarwinist stance taken by Archer and Phlox in "Dear Doctor". Justified by the pseudo-scientific hypothesis that GoalOrientedEvolution is driving the Valakians to extinction because EvolutionaryLevels are supposedly a real thing and the Menk have the potential to become "more evolved" than them. A common defense of Prime Directive philosophy is that you don't want to "create a new Hitler" through well-meaning interference in a species' development. But, the Menk are already sufficiently sentient that the Valakians employ them in various jobs, in addition to caring for them generally. What will be the ''cultural'' impact on the Menk of watching their sibling species, a whole advanced civilization that has treated them nicely, die within a short span of time such that they will be up to their armpits in the corpses of the dead! What will this do to the psyche of their people as they evolve into "more advanced" beings? Odds are, in order to survive the massive psychological trauma, they will become callous. Also, xenophobic, since aliens came and offered no help in curing the dying Valakians. Will some of them make the logical connection that ''attacking'' the aliens and ''taking'' their technology by force rather than peaceful request might have saved the Valakians? If so, then their probable belief will be that when you need something you don't ask nicely, you take it forcefully. Otherwise you may not get what you need. Since they will have to be left wondering if what happened to the Valakians could happen to them too, they will likely evolve such a paranoid, violent, society.society. [[WMG: The Xyrillians were more devious than they appeared, and they are guilty of repeated rape by lack of meaningful consent.]] A species so advanced they have a Holodeck and cloaking technology one hundred years before TOS needs help from people who are barely warp-capable to repair their engines? And the repairs break down that quickly? Sure. It sounds like a porn plot - "Oh please Mr. Handsome Exotic Engineer, please come help us fix the engine" - because that's exactly what it is. Holo footage of Trip and a wide swathe of other unsuspecting humanoid males with their hands in the pebble box is totally being trafficked to Xyrillian women with an alien fetish.
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