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5 Horrifying Implications of the 'Star Trek' Universe [Cracked.com]

bunkey

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Report this May. 17 2013, 2:10 pm

Thanks to this article, I am now going to use the term "A Kirking" whenever possible.


 


http://www.cracked.com/article_20470_5-horrifying-implications-star-trek-universe.html

CountJohn

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Report this May. 17 2013, 4:13 pm

I'm going to dissagree with two points-


1.I know fans of "The Doctor" don't want to hear this, but holograms are not sentient. Period. Making them appear so and having the whole "holographic rebellion" concept floating around was one of Brannon Braga's many bad ideas. Holograms are a projection created by a computer program. Just like Mario and Bowser, only more sophisticated. If any piece of technology is sentient in Star Trek, it's the ship's main computer, which hasn't really been explored, except for maybe a little bit on TOS. And probably Data.


2.TOS stated that the Third World War/Khan happened in the 1990's. But if you're doing a Star Trek show in the 1990's, and the whole world isn't in shambles, you'd look pretty stupid if you continued with that timeline. There was essentially a retcon where they apparently pushed all those events to later in the 21st Century. In no way did they imply that all of that was limited to Asia; the author of the article has apprently never seen First Contact, and didn't notice that just about everyone in the "Encounter at Fairpoint" court scene referenced in the article was white, meaning that it was probably supposed to be in North America or Europe (I haven't seen the episode in a while, so I don't remember if it actually says where it is). That's just another lame attempt to pin racism on Star Trek, despite the fact that it has more quality, prominent minority characters than pretty much any western media franchise. How about writing an article asking what it is about the galaxy Star Wars is set in that makes it so that more than two black people can't exist at the same time?

bunkey

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Report this May. 17 2013, 4:19 pm

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 How about writing an article asking what it is about the galaxy Star Wars is set in that makes it so that more than two black people can't exist at the same time?


Cracked probably has addressed that issue. I know they have done so with The Walking Dead.  "There can be only one" 

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