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Star Trek the next Generation
Kicks ass. snicker
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DS9 was better...
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Voyager > Star Trek Next Generation
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Voyager > Star Trek Next Generation
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yes.
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A primitive human thread on which is the second best Trek, fascinating…

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You are your own Guru!
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Well it was obvious you were compelled to give a damn, you replied to the thread.

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A primitive human thread on which is the second best Trek, fascinating…

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lol
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Voyager > Star Trek Next Generation
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Really?

You must be younger than I. Was too, Star Wars like... in its feeling..

Next Generation to me seems, deep and provokes a lot of thought. I must admit, when growing up, I thought the show was fairly - boring. I tended to fall asleep at night to it...
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DS9 was better...
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noway

Generation!
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Kicks ass. :snicker:
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I've never like star trek in my entire life. I hated it. I recently tried watching some episodes of the different star trek series. Next Generation is the only one I can watch and I love it. I've watched almost every episode, the last movie was really good to.
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Kicks ass. snicker
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I've never like star trek in my entire life. I hated it. I recently tried watching some episodes of the different star trek series. Next Generation is the only one I can watch and I love it. I've watched almost every episode, the last movie was really good to.
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hf I agree!!
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Awesome experience if your into star trek.



First you have to buy sins of a solar empire. ONline purchase and downloads available. Then simply add the mod to the game.

Guys its amazing. I grew up with next generations. This game is completely themed to the before mentioned :)

[link to www.moddb.com]
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I currently have a subscription to netflix. I've been watching from the start so far. The more I watch, the more I fall in love with the show.

The episode Skin of Evil is probably the best episode hands down on season 1.
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Awesome experience if your into star trek.



First you have to buy sins of a solar empire. ONline purchase and downloads available. Then simply add the mod to the game.

Guys its amazing. I grew up with next generations. This game is completely themed to the before mentioned :)

[link to www.moddb.com]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 3788807


lmao

I'm not sure that I'm THAT big of a fan of Star Trek, but I am sure someone appreciates this!

Thanks for sharing regardless! hf
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After finish all 11 movies, i have to say that the first & the last are my favourite.
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It's good, but not the best. Too utopian, NOT realistic.

Star Trek Enterprise was flat-out THE BEST series thusfar, second only to TOS.

Incredible technical detail, real-world imperfection, an air of plausibility, and JOLENE BLALOCK.

WTF more could anyone ask for?

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Each Series has it's ups and downs... i liked all of them but the one series that was one Sci-Fi channel... really didnt get hooked in like the others....

+1 if your a Treky!!
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After finish all 11 movies, i have to say that the first & the last are my favorite.
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by the last, u mean... where the Enterprise goes back in-time to fight the borg on earth?? that's probably my favorite
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So, in the end, could our present Earth ever be like Star Trek earth? Yep, but we need:

a) relatively unlimited manufacturing capacity (e.g., with replicators).

b) relatively low population on Earth, and a land-distribution system.

c) an effective world democracy, working on a federated level, with varieties of local democracy.

d) slowly, a more intelligent populace at large, which would naturally tend to reach for more abstract, long-term goals.

If we could do this, oh, and also

e) get rid of a lot of institutions which right now are not very nice (e.g., parasitic corporations),

f) and parasitic, exploitative governments,

g) and anti-rational, anti-humanist dogmas which cause people to value themselves over others – i.e., which teach them not to be empathetic (e.g., Fox News, Ayn Rand enthusiasts, religious fundamentalists),

Then yes, we could see Gene Roddenberry’s vision of an ideal, Utopian Star Trek Earth become a reality!

spockflower
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All in good Time.... the name of the game is go at our own collective pace (unless we get some crazy tesla kinda of person that can solve a lot of complex issues or aliens!) or we will fall cause this isn't a race... its a triathlon.....bonghit
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We need something, because we got 3 days of darkness, and a planetoid of 9 foot reptoid warriors in stasis just outside our known solar system.

Tesla stuff ? many dream tech has been withheld by a powerbase wanting us NOT to be like the STAR TREK NEXT GENERATION.

as we are lovers and fighters, as if the universe reptiods don't want a bunch of Earth trapped souls who are let loose upon a Collective controlled galaxy in high end Tech with the full knowing of being surpressed. do you think we would allow bondage of all the other races ? the surpessed races of the universe.

the tables will turn and tyrany will meet its replacement.



Message for the UNIVERSE

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Regarding the whole 'we need this and this to make a Star Trek world', I say that it would take a massive event. In ST, it was the arrival of the Vulcans, establishing their partnership and tech trade/donations. Humans then (after some time) adjusted to the tech and new world, and lived in relative peace and abundance (yet not gluttony, but rather continued self-improvement).

Only things like replicators, space travel, intersteller diplomacy, political will, and free energy could allow that, at least in the ST universe.

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ANYWAY, my personal favs go in this order. Mind you, I'm not really a Trekkie, and prefer other stuff:

1)Voyager (just a personal thing. I don't see it as the 'best overall')
2)The Next Generation (amazing, but I just didn't enjoy it all of the time - generational thing I think as I'm 22 years old)
3)Star Trek (the original)
4)Deep Space Nine (good points, but meh in presentation)
5)Enterprise (zzzz)
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I like data, seven of nine and spock.
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After TOS, it is DS9, then TNG, then Enterprise, and finally Voyager doesn't exist in this dojo.
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After TOS, it is DS9, then TNG, then Enterprise, and finally Voyager doesn't exist in this dojo.
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Yeah, I understand the Voyager hate. I think it just personally clicked with me. I liked the journey, and I like borg stuff, and I like many Q episodes (even though it got soap opera-y). Yeah.
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Watch all 11 in a row or GTFO.

Star Trek generations. 11 also kicked balls.

Picard *and* Kirk, and the gang all wrapped up in a crazy fucked up dimension of doom?

Does it get any better than Generations?
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I love all of them. I love the scientific implications it might have in the future. I love the story, the characters and everything about it!!!

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In Star Trek, Gene Roddenberry and his fellow writers came up with a vision of Earth in the 24th century which is a kind of utopia. Because I’ve been watching the 1st and 2nd series on DVD, I’ve been thinking about the Trek writers’ vision of the future.

On the surface, their vision of Earth’s future sounds perfect, even ideal. What are its main characteristics?

1) ”We have moved beyond the need for accumlating personal possessions.”

2) This means, they have moved beyond the need for money, and, perhaps, beyond the need for private property.

3) At one point they meet a greedy business capitalist dude from the 20th century, and revive him, and he says “But what do you do here, to challenge yourselves, if there is no need to accumulate wealth?” And Picard says: ”We challenge ourselves to become better people, physically, spiritually, and morally.” Ok, but what does all this mean?

4) Also, there seems to be an “end to war” at least on earth.

First, we need to clarify how this vision of 24th century Utopia Earth would actually work (if it would). Then, we need to see if there is any practical way to get from here to there. Can we do it? Or is it a total pipe dream?
In order for the Star Trek Utopia Earth (STUE?–mb not) to be feasible, it has to actually have a functioning economy, of some kind. How might that look?

While throughout OS (Original Series) and TNG (the next generation–these two, btw, are the only ones that matter philosphically) they make references to the idea that there is no money in Star Trek, and hint that there is no private property, could this actually be true? If so, how? Well, for one thing, they do seem to have private property. Certainly all of the officers have their own little personal belongings in their rooms, and there is never any hint that other people can just walk in and take them. So, ok, they do have private property. And Picard’s brother seems to own a family farm. So there does seem to be property ownership.

There seems, however, not to be any money? How could this work? In short, it would be really very difficult for there not to be any money, especially if there was private property, unless… the problem of scarcity of resources was almost entirely solved. Otherwise, as soon as Data wanted to have some painting that he saw on shore leave, he would have to barter for it- – this is pretty darn ineffective. It would be like a giant galactic craigslist swap. Obviously, there have to be federation credits. (And maybe on DS9 or somewhere else, they did have them – the Ferengi certainly seem to use currency).

The only way that it would be possible not to have money is if the problem of scarcity of resources was almost entirely solved. And, the show does seem to come up with a ready answer for this: the replicator. In a world with a replicator, you wouldn’t need to do an awful lot of things which today take up people’s labour. No Chinese factories would have to make rubber chickens: you could just replicate them. No one would need to grow tea, or roast coffee beans: you could just replicate them. Ditto, I suppose, with cars, and even larger items (such as, at one point, various large containment units) could be replicated.

So this, then, must be the key to Star Trek’s economy: you could largely do with out money, if you had replicators that could magically make pretty much anything you wanted. The key would then only lie in making an artistic request, perhaps drawing things that the machine could learn to make. And, of course, since nothing can come from nothing, the replicator needs to have fuel. Presumably, everyone would have to be allowed so many replicator rations (as are occasionally mentioned). And then, within these limits, you can replicate to your heart’s content. Still, some people would probably wish to trade replicator rations for other services, and other people would wholesale replicator rations at discount prices, in some way or another. If this was illegal, there would de facto be a black market.

If there was no replicator type technology, there could be no such “propertyless” society – and there could not be apretense of doing away with a money economy. Only with a replicator could goods be so interchangeable that they could be made at will, instead of having to exchange goods for money.

Ok, so that covers material property. What about land property? Here, key would be having a low enough population. In this case, you could just distribute land out in parcels, and say that everyone has a right to so much land. Of course, you’d have to trade , and some people would want to accumulate more than one ration, so that they could live in the city in style, etc. so there would always be some inequality that would have to occur. But, ok, let’s say that one can do that. Again, only with a low population.

For the political part of the equation, you’d need an “end to war.” How do they propose that? By a world government. A world democracy. That seems very logical, as an ultimate goal, for those of us who aren’t crazily nineteenth-century in our nationalism. It does seem, however, that it’s also cosy to belong to a smaller nation state, so you would probably want a “federal” global political system, where individual regions and countries got to be self governing, while still all electing delegates to a central political body that could handle things of global consequence (like the climate, and planetary defense, etc). Also, who knows, they might have regions in which people of like minds (say, those who don’t like modern technology, or those who like to eat only ice cream) could all hang out, and make a nice hippie commune, etc. So that totally seems possible, despite some of our more virulent noisemaking from certain present-day quarters.

Finally, we get to Picard’s injunction to “challenge yourself, physically, spiritually, socially, mentally,” or whatever it was that he said (something to that effect). Can we ever get to a world where most people would see this as a valid use of their time? Perhaps, in time. Part of me thinks, as I’ve written in another post about the intelligent enslaving the less intelligent, that we will need to selectively help our species along, through tax incentives or other things, in order to up the average IQ of the species. The fact is, most people with below about 100 IQ don’t really have the mental capacity to challenge themselves in the sustained and serious fashion that Picard suggests. Many people really lack the mental apparatus to envision an abstract long-term goal, and then pursue a rational strategy of getting to this. If everyone had , say an 120 IQ or more (like most Star Trek viewers, I’m afraid), then we’d be much more likely to have this “enlightened” species that Trek writers (most of whom have at least 150 IQs, btw) and most Trek fans only dream of. But yeah we could get there, but we’re going to have to help out Darwin a little bit. Not in any nasty, unhumanist, mean, coerced, forced, morally reprehensive or even morally suspect way, but just by encouraging parents to have their kids “IQ enhanced” once this becomes available, etc. We just have to hope that this does become available – just like other genetic improvements will probably become available. No doubt, in the future you will be able to choose to have a better looking kid, a more athletic kid, etc. It is to be hoped that you will be able to choose a smarter kid as well – and that this will be seen as a good thing. (Many are so anti-intellectual that this might not be considered good -this is why propoennts of Star Trek earth have to start thinking on these lines). So yeah, this would be difficult, could be morally murky, but could still be handled in a non morally murky way. But it would certainly help make the world a lot better place, in the aggregate.

So, in the end, could our present Earth ever be like Star Trek earth? Yep, but we need:

a) relatively unlimited manufacturing capacity (e.g., with replicators).

b) relatively low population on Earth, and a land-distribution system.

c) an effective world democracy, working on a federated level, with varieties of local democracy.

d) slowly, a more intelligent populace at large, which would naturally tend to reach for more abstract, long-term goals.

If we could do this, oh, and also

e) get rid of a lot of institutions which right now are not very nice (e.g., parasitic corporations),

f) and parasitic, exploitative governments,

g) and anti-rational, anti-humanist dogmas which cause people to value themselves over others – i.e., which teach them not to be empathetic (e.g., Fox News, Ayn Rand enthusiasts, religious fundamentalists),

Then yes, we could see Gene Roddenberry’s vision of an ideal, Utopian Star Trek Earth become a reality!

spockflower
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It was explained piecemeal throughout several episodes of all the series, that Earth had its WW3, a corporate group of 'Factions" caused this final conflict, and the survivors didnt live in a mad max world, (see "First Contact") Cohcran developed warp drive which brought the Vulcans out into the open. The technology developed, to a point where people had more time to study rather than survive. I assume the last wars (Khan and the augments) caused severe damage. People do own property in the series, as Picard's vinyard in France, and in "Generations" Kirk mentions he "Sold" his cabin in Idaho. I believe food and basic needs are irrelevant as the populations of some of these planets is so low and technology makes farming so productive.

they are a socialist federation, but believable, as no single entity controls , food, heat and shelter.
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