• SSTF@lemmy.world
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    9 months ago

    Riker = Horny, trombonist, scolds you for believing fake stories

    Picard = Likes tea, traumatized by patio lights

    Janeway = Murderous criminal

    Sisko = The cooler murderous criminal

    That about covers it.

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    You’ll turn into us… slowly but surely. Sooner than later you’ll think something looks really cool and then look it up on YouTube. You’ll look up a few more clips then go “Eh, why not give this show a try.” From there it’s a slippery slope into bliss, my friend.

    Welcome to the subspace fold.

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      9 months ago

      I can already feel myself slipping, all these flashing gifs… there mesmerizing…

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              9 months ago

              bro now I gotta watch both the captain proton episode and the last few disco episodes I’m never gonna get anything done…

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              Really ? that’s so cool. Idk how often i re-watched this episode, From the moment Burnham jumps off that asteroid and glides / maneuvers trough the battlefield always gets me high.

              There’s a certain flow in the visuals, combined with the music and ongoing brabble between Michael and Spock that gets me hypnotized instantly.

              I also love that last fight between Philippa and Leland, while the corridor keeps centrifuging slowly.

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          9 months ago

          No, this didn’t happen in the show did it?

          I would have remembered Discovery being larger than the Constitution class.

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            9 months ago

            It did happen in the show and the Discovery Is bigger than the Connie. By an enormous amount. Those shots don’t demonstrate it properly.

            The Constitution sits at a comfortable 300m.

            The Crossfield class sits at 900m.

            However you also gotta think about the general design. The nacelles are specialized so they’re way longer and more narrow. The neck is also basically gone with the saucer section sitting in front of the secondary hull. Whole ship ends up being way longer than most Starfleet ships.

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              9 months ago

              I cant actually find any good comparisons of the ships, but it’s not that surprising.

              I mean after the explosive size difference between prime and altered timeline stories I suppose they could have some fun with it. And the fact that it has a unique method of travel.

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                9 months ago

                Kelvin timeline is explained at least by an alteration to the past. The Kelvin was pretty small but the Enterprise, built way later, would have had the most recent tech and whatever. Including stuff that came off of Neros ship. Some of that tech on Neros ship being Borg. There’s a whole behind the scenes comic explaining all of it. Super cool.

                Discovery… I love the look of the ship. I really do. It’s a new and really interesting design and I have been dying for a model for years. Just trying to find a rich sugar daddy who’ll get me one. However the explanation for the ship is both extremely interesting to me but also very flimsy for a lot of fans. The explanation is that there is that Utopia Planetia isn’t the only shipyard. Now that actually makes sense considering the size of the Federation and the amount of ships in it. The explanation continues that Utopia Planetia is the one that cranks out the most common ships that we see but this alternate shipyard typically works on experimental vessels or prototypes, giving them way more leeway with design. It also being done by an entirely different crew so they didn’t have the same design ideals that Mars did. I think that’s a fucking awesome explanation that’s really interesting and makes sense (even for prototypes like Prometheus in Voyager) but a lot of people did not like that at all.

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          9 months ago

          It looks like the spaceship equivalent of otters holding hands so they don’t float away from each other.

    • Whirling_Ashandarei@lemmy.world
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      9 months ago

      I actually was already planning on starting watching lol this sub def contributed to that. Remembered I never finished the Orville so started there, now gotta figure out where to start on Trek.

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        9 months ago

        Thanks to this sub I became a trekkie as well, would say that while I couldn’t get into TOS, these three rocked, Discovery, Strange new Worlds, and lower decks.

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          9 months ago

          Idek what TOS is lol the original series? My dad is an OG trekkie and had us watch some of that as kids but he didn’t try very hard to get us into it and hasn’t been following much of the new stuff either.

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    9 months ago

    The shit in this community is hilarious even tho i havent watched a single star treck episode in my life.

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    9 months ago

    This is accurate because it’s pretty much canon that Spock never watched a single episode of Star Trek either.

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    9 months ago

    Posts from this community popping up from time to time was actually what pushed me to start watching a few weeks ago. So, a big thank you to you all!

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      9 months ago

      Fantastic! Welcome to the franchise fandom family - large, argumentative but still fam.

      Also, this is one of the nicest, least toxic, places to talk to other fans.

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      You have SO much amazing and interconnected content ahead of you, always so jealous of newcomers in that regard. No doubt you will enjoy 🖖

      Do yourself a favor tho, don’t watch the animated Lower Decks show until you’ve seen a good amount of trek series, the series is FILLED with old and new trek references/themes/stories that while still very enjoyable you won’t get everything. Although perhaps it would work in reverse and as you see in old trek what you saw in LD as a reverse reference haha

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      I have so many star shows to watch.

      Like I have seen Stargate SG-1 but nothing for the rest of related tv shows.

      I have Star Wars stuff pending I have seen the two initials trilogies tough.

      0 from Star Trek except part of Picard.

      I also haven’t seen Battlestar Galactica

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              That I have not seen but… the cast ??? Alan Rickman , Sigourney Weave, Tim Allen!?, Sam Rockwell, Justin Long, Rain Wilson… Even if it is the worst thing ever just for the cast it must be watched.

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                Dude, get on and watch it! Because you’ll be watching it again later, it’s a great film to go back and just enjoy.

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                For note, some Star Trek fans consider it the best Star Trek film, despite obviously not being Star Trek. Whether that’s true is up for debate, but it helps demonstrate the movie’s quality.

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            That I have to watch I am not 100% ,that I have seen it fully, parts yes… but fully not so sure.

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          9 months ago

          That one I saw, I never remember anything except the memes and something about a tattoo… I never remember shit about it for some reason.

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        Can totally relate, I have a NAS media server and I am addicted to archiving media to the point where I have seen maybe a drop in the bucket of what I have stored to watch haha

        Just do yourself a favor and like those other series, keep Trek on a list. If you enjoy Stargate I think you will enjoy Star Trek too, Picard is not exactly standard Trek if you will and doesn’t represent the older series exactly as they have more structure and more seasons

        You will likely be alive for awhile (hopefully!) so you’ll get to trek sooner or later :)

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    9 months ago

    Seven of Nine: Skintight leotards.

    Deanna Troy: Also skintight leotards, but less often.

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    It is because of this shit that I’m now finished with Discovery, Lower Decks, 5 episodes into SNW, 20 Episodes into ENT, and 1.75 seasons through TOS.

    What an Inspiring place 🖖

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    I watched Picard’s Flute at the recommendation of a friend 10+ years ago. I’m assuming every episode is as perfect. Never watched another episode. Welcome the the club.

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      If you ever decide you want some great episodes to watch here are a handful great episodes off the top of my head: In the Pale Moonlight (Deep Space Nine), Subspace Rhapsody (Strange New Worlds-if you don’t mind musicals), Equinox (Voyager), or First Contact (Lower Decks)

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        Would you say one can watch these without context ? (never watched Star Trek either)

        edit no I did watch Discovery ! didn’t realize that was Star Trek lol

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          i can only speak for the older ones, but yes you can watch them individually. Though context makes them better of course. Maybe you will feel intrigued and start watching the actual series (rule of thumb: some have rocky early seasons but get much better after some time).

          As for discovery, it is definitely very different from older Trek, using a continuous seasonal story arc format made for the age of binge watching, and being very heavy on personal relations and issues.