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Old 06-13-2009, 12:48 AM
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I remember seeing this episode and wondering how the Ent-D could fit through the same doors that the original 1701 barely eeked through in TSFS.
i thought that the "D" was the same size as the "A" because of that shot.
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Old 06-13-2009, 12:51 AM
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I remember seeing this episode and wondering how the Ent-D could fit through the same doors that the original 1701 barely eeked through in TSFS.
It was a bigger structure.
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Old 06-13-2009, 06:05 AM
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I kinda liked it. Maybe it is dumb, maybe it has faults.

But I am noticing that most of my favourite episode across all Star Trek's are the ones I find most fault with.

Does that make any sense?
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Old 06-13-2009, 07:08 AM
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Not quite - what episodes do you mean?
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Old 06-13-2009, 07:32 AM
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Okay, one example would be "The Big Goodbye", probably my favorite episode from TNG season 1.

But considering that scanning vessels is pretty much a standard procedure for alien races to do - even in TOS - then you'd think that Starfleet/Federation technology would be able to cope better.

"Datalore" another favorite of mine, I mean come on what's not to like Data meets his evil twin!

But, Dr. Soong never left anything behind to say that Lore was bad news. Not a diary, or a maintenece log, or even a post-it with "Fix Lore" on his to-do notice board. Also, neither is there any evidence of either Lore betrayl or the Crystaline Entity threat other than some kids drawings.

There is more in the Original Series and they tend to be all minor faults, but sometimes they mount up.
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Old 06-13-2009, 07:40 AM
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Ok - well, they're favourites of mine as well. They are set in motion by some odd events - but isn't that why we like Star Trek?
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It's a very 80's episode..

1. I assume Spacedock was upgraded to accomdate bigger ships, or it's just a bigger version of a long used standardized form.

2. Why would Starfleet allow the Bianars (a fairly new race to the Federation) to work closely with a starships's computers? Heck, they have been at peace with the Klingons for decades, and they don't let them have access to a starship's systems.

3. Ok, I can buy the Bianars locked out the computer, but why can Picard and Riker access self destruct? Why didn't they use a shuttle computer to try an communicate? They are self contained systems.

4. If this race is so advanced, why did they have to steal a ship? Let alone a flagship of the Federation?

5. If this race had that great a need, why wait until then?

Don't get me worng, I like the episode, but it had more hoels than swiss cheese, as many season 1 episodes do.
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Old 06-13-2009, 09:35 AM
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It was a bigger structure.
So they took the same model and.... scaled it up? Yes? Sound familiar? Anyone want to argue over it?
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Old 06-13-2009, 09:38 AM
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Well, indeed, that was kinda my point with the remark!

Scaling? Not a new issue!
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Of course. But then also it was a TV show with a huge budget as it was. If money was no object I would have them build something new. Or at least rebuild the doors to make them bigger.

Then again, I'm not sure Excelsior would have fit either. Of it it did they would have needed to grease the sides to make sure it didnt get stuck.
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