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Old 11-19-2008, 09:58 PM
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Man, since this trailer's come out I've seen the phrase 'get a life' on here about ten times daily. It's time we came up with a new put-down.
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Old 11-19-2008, 10:34 PM
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Man, since this trailer's come out I've seen the phrase 'get a life' on here about ten times daily. It's time we came up with a new put-down.
In my many years of fandom, I've been called many things. I've been called a Sci-Fi Geek, a Trek Nerd, A Trekkie (a personal badge of honor for me.), been told to "get a life", and have now been labelled a "Canonite", just because I like to watch Star Trek, and dream that humanity could one day actually travel to the stars, and we could make life a bit better both by doing it, and from doing it. Where's the foolishness in that? What is so awful about that? What about that makes us Geeks, Weirdos and Nerds? I think the people doing the name calling are the ones who need to "get a life". Surely they have something better to do with their own all to brief lives than call us names.
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Old 11-19-2008, 10:41 PM
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I totally agree. 'Canonite' almost sounds like a compliment, sounds prestigious. Like an elder of canon or something.
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Old 11-19-2008, 11:21 PM
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Imagine if a 13-year-old used a sewing machine one time. Then twenty years later, he tried to use a sewing machine that was thirty years older than the one he used before... It wouldn't exactly be smooth sailing.

A sewing machine might be a weird analogy, but it's just 'cause cars are so taken for granted these days. People think it's weird for Kirk to have forgotten how to drive, yet if you substitute a car for a different piece of machinery, one that's as obscure to most people today as a car would be in the 23rd century...

Even as a guy who both drives and sews, I can understand how Kirk would be so uncomfortable with a car after two decades without driving.
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Old 11-19-2008, 11:56 PM
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"Now if Kirk was texting while driving, kids could really relate to that..."
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Old 11-20-2008, 12:49 AM
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So basically, all pilots who can fly modern commercial airliners are automatically ace pilots of WWI fighters as well? Wouldn't a 1920ish APotA car be built just a bit differently than a modern corvette? (The APotA car didn't have a GPS, XM Radio or a backseat DVD player for the kids.)
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Old 11-20-2008, 12:58 AM
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Easy: Cars in the 60s had synchronized manual transmissions, allowing you to shift gears without rev-matching first.

Cars in the 20s did not. You had to be at the right rpm to shift into the next gear, or you would suffer.

If you think driving a stick TODAY is hard, try it on an unsynchronized tranny!
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Old 11-20-2008, 01:29 AM
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You kidding me? I know people who can't drive a car without an air conditioner and power windows.
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Old 11-20-2008, 01:38 AM
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Let's see...in "A Piece of the Action," an older Kirk couldn't drive a car very well. In Star Trek XI, a younger Kirk drives a car off a cliff...

Sounds pretty true to form to me, IMO. Kirk shouldn't be trusted behind the wheel of a car at any age...
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Old 11-20-2008, 02:04 AM
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The shift looks like an old style automatic to me, not a proper european manual!!!
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