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Matthias Russell

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Report this May. 06 2011, 1:19 pm

Here we can share thoughts and have short discussions on the show without posting a specific thought thread.  Be random, learn something, and refresh the rest of our memories.

willowtree

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Report this May. 06 2011, 1:20 pm

awesome!!!


for those that haven't I recommend to all to get the book "A vision of the future: Star Trek Voyager"


there's so much behind the scenes info in there. Far more than the companion (which was a huge let down IMO)

Matthias Russell

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Report this May. 06 2011, 1:24 pm

I just watched Survival Instinct, it is a great cool down TNG Family-ish episode to follow Equinox, family is even the theme.  Some thoughts:


 


The ship is docked with a giant station and no doubt received repairs.


Funny when Janeway is attacked by a monster plant in her quarters.


I like seeing the original 9 that 7 gets her designation from.


The Bajoran borg was assimilated from the USS Excalibur, not doubt during Wolf 359, and this has to be the same later used in New Frontier.  She even stays aboard Voyager for the month she has left to live.  Too bad her death wasn't followed up on later.


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Report this May. 06 2011, 1:24 pm

Quote: willowtree @ May. 06 2011, 1:20 pm

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>awesome!!!

>for those that haven't I recommend to all to get the book "A vision of the future: Star Trek Voyager"

>there's so much behind the scenes info in there. Far more than the companion (which was a huge let down IMO)

>


 


Is in on Amazon?  You can pitch it better than that!


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Report this May. 06 2011, 1:27 pm

until somone starts us with a good conversation...let me share a funny story that I heard at a convention about some behind the scenes fun.


durring the filming of Tinker Tenor Doctor spy, the opening scene in the messhall where the doctor is singing about Tuvok going into pon far...Garret Wang tells a story that when they were filming it was very late in the day and everyone was tired and the scene wa just not working out, so Tim Russ decided to play a little joke, in the middle of the scene he jumps up and yells "PON FAAAAR" and starts chasing after Ethan Phillips. he catches him......*hide the children please*..... and throws him down ona table and pretends to have his way with him, after a few seconds ethan stars playing along with a big smile on his face and a thumbs up. After that Garret says everyone was refreshed and they were able to shoot the scene and go home

willowtree

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Report this May. 06 2011, 1:29 pm

Quote: Matthias Russell @ May. 06 2011, 1:24 pm

Quote: willowtree @ May. 06 2011, 1:20 pm

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>

>awesome!!!

>for those that haven't I recommend to all to get the book "A vision of the future: Star Trek Voyager"

>there's so much behind the scenes info in there. Far more than the companion (which was a huge let down IMO)

>

 

Is in on Amazon?  You can pitch it better than that!

Matthias Russell

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Report this May. 06 2011, 2:03 pm

Great story, willow.  Wish someone recorded that one.  i wonder if the VOY cast and crew were as close during filming as the TNG staff.  Sirtis said the DS9 staff and cast never developed the closeness they did.


2takesfrakes

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Report this May. 08 2011, 6:27 am

The way VOYAGER was set up,
it seemed to want to invite a
lot of Human drama, amongst
the crew, but I never did see
very much of that. They all got
along much better, it seemed, than
the initial set-up was intended to allow.


willowtree

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Report this May. 08 2011, 4:22 pm

Of course they got along. A small ship alone nobody else to interact with....of course they all became close

2takesfrakes

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Report this May. 08 2011, 4:29 pm

Yeah, I know ... but why even introduce
that element into the format, then, if
NOT to create Human Drama and conflict?
It doesn't really make a lot of sense.
I don't know, maybe I'm not as objective
about it as I thought, but it just seems
like a waste of a dramatic device.


willowtree

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Report this May. 08 2011, 4:34 pm

in the beginning ther was tension. There was tension among the maquis and starfleet peple,

Lieutenant_Jedi

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Report this May. 08 2011, 9:04 pm

It seems that Voyager showed people sweating more than any other series (perhaps excepting TOS)


 


I wonder why? 


"Can you detect midi - chlorians with a tricorder?"

Matthias Russell

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Report this May. 09 2011, 5:07 am

I found how easily they got asking unbelievable. A small group from diverse backgrounds, half of them pirates, locked in a confined space. There should have been more discord. NASA does numerous studies on such situations because in those circumstances even the best if friends will end up at each other's throat.

We had more discord between starfleet and the bajorans on ds9!

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Report this May. 09 2011, 5:16 am

Quote: Matthias Russell @ May. 09 2011, 5:07 am

>I found how easily they got asking unbelievable. A small group from diverse backgrounds, half of them pirates, locked in a confined space. There should have been more discord. NASA does numerous studies on such situations because in those circumstances even the best if friends will end up at each other's throat. We had more discord between starfleet and the bajorans on ds9!


there was tension through the first whole season. The last episode of the first season was about maquis crew members who weren't doing well in the starfleet mold.


But I also get the idea that many of the maquis were formally part of starfleet, whether they attended the accedemy or actually graduated and served. So Starfleet wasn't an alien concept to them.


Besides Voyager was in such a situation that I think most peopl would just try to work together to make the best of it.

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Report this May. 09 2011, 6:06 am

I think the show would have been better if the crew was more if a dysfunctional family that stuck together in tough times rather than Wally and the Beav squabbling over little things but answering "yes ma'am" instantly when mom put her two cents in.

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