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I Just Watched "Strange New World" From Season 1

Narada

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Report this Nov. 04 2009, 3:53 pm

Yes very good points for everyone. I like the quotes highlighted by Dbear1 about the sensors not being calibrated to detect the psychotropic compound. Most often there are explanations provided in the story that people wish to gloss over to make their own generalized point seem true. When closely examined these points usually turn up to be false. What this means is most people who have a gripe with the show would prefer to have a gripe instead of really knowing the explanation which is clearly provided in the show.

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Report this Nov. 05 2009, 1:46 am

Quote (honeybee1111 @ Nov. 02 2009, 7:10 pm)
There was no shrink on Enterprise - that was made very clear by a Reed line in the first season, I think. And they probably did need one, but the fact that they didn't meant that people suffering would have to find other ways of dealing with their issues. My guess is neural pressure is supposed to be an analog to Reikian therapy, which is supposed to have psychological benefits. But I also think that Phlox probably thought getting Trip laid would help him relax, too, and that was an ulterior motive for suggesting the neural pressure. I like to fanwank that T'Pol knew this on some level and agreed to the sessions because she was attracted.

"Fanwank!" Lol that's my new favorite word!

Anyway, thank you, I totally forgot about the Reed line.

And I doubt 22nd century Vulcans had any concept similar to Qi, which makes it doubtful they would use neuropressure/Reiki when meditation could be used instead (although Surak and the Syrannites might believe in such a force, considering their somewhat spiritual beliefs about mindmelds and katras).

And yes, I do think Phlox was playing matchmaker as well--he always expressed such a zealous interest in interpersonal relations and sex . . . .

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Report this Nov. 05 2009, 1:15 pm

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And yes, I do think Phlox was playing matchmaker as well--he always expressed such a zealous interest in interpersonal relations and sex . . . .


Yes, Phlox was always very interested in inter-species sex and love. Even in Twilight, he's the one who assumes that there's something more than caregiving going on between Archer and T'Pol.


Oh, and getting back to Strange New World - the sensors in "The Naked Time" famously didn't pick up the virus that made everyone crazy. Sensors fail. Transporters fail. All the better for exciting plots - and here was an early example of both those technologies failing when they were most needed.

Narada

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Report this Nov. 05 2009, 1:23 pm

All very good points again. With Phlox helping to be match maker and also how failed or malfunctioning technology can be something to aid the plot and story. Also many others!

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Report this Nov. 05 2009, 3:23 pm

They made it a point early on that Enterprise lacked precise technological capabilities.
Trip: How can you be so ####ed sure what our sensors can do?
T'Pol: Vulcan children play with toys that are more sophisticated.
Broken Bow, ENT

And Reed mentioned another time that the sensors, though specifically handscanners, had to be programmed to scan for elements - that they wouldn't just pick up anything new. I'm sure the same would have been true of the ship's sensors.

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Report this Nov. 05 2009, 3:25 pm

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