Jon Talley wrote: its nice to have interest in something that helps relieve stress as well.
Canyon Nobrega-Jones wrote: It was my husband who introduced me to BSG and I love the series! I'm also a fan of Indiana Jones, Star Wars, LOTR, Stargate, Buffy and Angel to name but a few. Am I a geek? Yes, actually I prefer the term Geekette. My husband also got me into Dungeons and Dragons. Does this mean that I have time for real life? Of course. The good thing is that my husband has many of the same interests as me. We went to see Titanic in 3D yesterday and had a great time. We have a Miltary Vehicle Show and swop meet that we are going to tomorrow. http://www.militaryvehicleshow.com/
I think I know the kind of fan Eric is talking about.
A few years ago a woman in one of the Southern states showed up for jury duty wearing a Star Trek uniform. I believe that after some discussion the judge dismissed her and she raised a row citing jury regulations that permit military uniforms. The woman could see no difference between the uniform worn by a service member of the US military and the costume of a fictional Star Fleet.
The woman could see no difference between the uniform worn by a service member of the US military and the costume of a fictional Star Fleet.
you can't live full time in a fictional universe.
Eric Renderking Fisk wrote:I sat down once and explained to my wife why Star Trek Voyager was such a bad show when she started watching it on Netflix. Here's just one example.
In the first few episodes it's revealed that Janeway had a lot of personal space on the ship... her Ready-Room, her personal quarters, and the "Captain's Mess" or "Captain's Galley." That's the same location of the ship that Nellix took over and became more like the "Crew Mess." The "Captains Galley" was much larger than the "Crew Mess" as seen in the first episode "Caretaker" - but after Nelix took over the "Captains Mess" we never saw the former ever again.
Judging by the sense of scale... the "Captains Ready Room" was about the size of my Living Room and Dining Room area. Her sleeping quarters was about the size of my kitchen and home office. Her personal "Capains Galley" or "Captains Mess" was the size of my entire second floor!
That is A LOT OF SPACE for just one person on the ship. Compare that to the sense of scale of the USS Voyager... it's not exactly a big ship as we've seen in episodes when the ship is on the ground and there were people walking around on the hull. The original lay-out of the ship before they were "Lost In Space" and merged with the rebellious crew means that Starfleet put way too much emphasis on just one person.
There's also the sense that the few officers on this ship had HUGE quarters. Does that mean that the personal space for the crew took up the majority of space on the ship or that the common, plain ol' vanilla crew members get to sleep in quarters the size of a broom closet?
But then there are vast work spaces in the ship as well! Those work spaces are HUGE!
Then there's the space the life-pods take up... The landing bay, the cargo bay, the hydroponics bay where Kess kept a garden. Then there's the holodecks and the turbo-lift...
When we see the crew walking about the ship surface on the few occasions when the ship actually lands, you would think that I could walk across the length of the ship in about 5 minutes. What do you need the turbo-lift for? Are people REALLY that lazy in the future?
Do they use some kind of technology borrowed or stolen from Galafrey? Because it seems, just like the Tardis, it's bigger on the inside.
That's just my beef with the "lay-out" of the ship. I also have a lot of issues with many of the plot devices that seem to play both sides of the fence when it comes to pandering to men and women. There are some "Soap Opera" aspects geared towards women. There are some "Babewatch" aspects geared towards men.
"Seven Of Nine" always pissed me off... how can you have a woman who was a Borg since she was a "Tween" and then suddenly stop being a Borg know anything about make-up, sex appeal... and at the same time be about as cold as the dark side of Pluto?
I don't "hate" "Star Trek Voyager" but my disappointment in the show always made me mad. They had a great idea, a great cast, a great team of writers and FX artists. I felt as if UPN put handcuffs on everyone and then demanded they perform miracles.
That feeling of a little shock and surprise I feel when people defend "Voyager" never goes away. It's like finding out that the person your respect and admired has a "Jar-Jar Binks" memorabilia collection.
Yahoo wrote:Engineer: Star Trek’s Enterprise ship could be built in 20 years at a cost of $1 trillion - By Tecca | Today in Tech
Whether you're a Trekkie or not, you have to admit that there's some sense of wonder toexploring the stars and trying to find life on distant planets. Of course, the U.S.S. Enterprise is a fictional ship, but have you ever put in the thought as to what it would take to actually build it, and when we could get it done if we really put in the effort? The man behind the well-researched site buildtheenterprise.org has, and he's determined that a fully functional Enterprise is only 20 years away if we put in the effort.
Created by a systems and electrical engineer with 30 years' experience, the BuildTheEnterprise site sets out a very specific timeline for the research and construction of such a massive space-related undertaking. The first nine years are dedicated to research, component testing, and drawing up a number of possible blueprints. The following 11 years are dedicated to development, where components will be manufactured and launched into space for assembly.
Major Eaton wrote:If they dream it, and raise the capital, and inspire commerce, and it flies...what do I care?
Eric Renderking Fisk wrote:But to build something only to make it look like something out of a TV show and focus more on the aesthetics? To me that's nonsense.
DanielJones wrote:At the very least it needs to be able to make the coffee in the morning.
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