Anvil Grey

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    NX-Class Starship
  • Birthday 08/26/1982

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    The Captain's Table
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  • Favorite Trek Movie
    The Motion Picture
  • Favorite Trek Captain
    Benjamin Sisko
  • Favorite Trek Series
    Deep Space Nine
  1. I like his meltdown in "Night Terrors," and that Troi seemed to know it was coming. "Something is waiting for us!" The scene with Guinan and her giant rifle is funny, too. --Commander Grey
  2. The novels aren't canon, but Provenance of Shadows depicts the events of the The Voyage Home from McCoy's POV. About a week passes between the crew's trial and their bording Enterprise. But we don't know how much time passed between the crew being rescued from San Francisco Bay and their court martial. I would imagine it took several days if not weeks to fully debrief each crew member about the events of both TSFS and TVH. The Federation Council had already finished their deliberations according to the Federation President, but I'd think they'd have met at least once after the Cetacean Probe Incident to discuss lesser charges for the crew, as all the charges except Kirk's insubordination beef were dropped. --Commander Grey
  3. ORIGINAL 24th-century timeline...?

    This point I agree with as Nero's incursion would definitely spur changes that wouldn't have happened otherwise. The Enterprise is a much more advanced ship than her counterpart. And this is the point of my earlier post. Because of Nero's incursion, we have no way of knowing how the changes to the timeline (and there have already been several) will effect subsequent events. To say that Picard, Sisko, or Janeway would almost certainly have a life similar to each of their counterparts is stretching belief, IMO. We simply don't have enough information to draw a conclusion about anything that happens after the TOS era. --Commander Grey
  4. ORIGINAL 24th-century timeline...?

    It's certainly possible events unfold similarly, but not likey. Ever hear of the Butterfly Effect? It's based on the premise that even a smal change to history could have drastic consequences for the future of that history. Nero's incursion might not make a difference in terms of Sisko or Janeway being born, but there's no way to know that each makes the same choices they did in the primary universe. We simply don't have enough information. The events of the TOS era have already differed significantly from what happened in the original continuity. Given more time, those differences will only increase. --Commander Grey
  5. ORIGINAL 24th-century timeline...?

    I'd be careful saying this. The events of the Abrams timeline differ so drastically from those of the primary universe that we have no way of knowing how Nero's incursion will effect events in the twenty fourth century. The events we've already seen are part of a different temporal events sequence. --Commander Grey
  6. "Chain of Command, Parts I & II" from The Next Generation. --Commander Grey
  7. Genetic Engineering is ok...but not for Bashir?

    Correct. Genetic enhancement is probably acceptable for babies born with congenital heart disease, chromosomal abnormalities, or gastroschisis (bowel outside of the abdomen), as these may be life-threatening if treated improperly. At the very least, their presence significantly affects the infant's quality of life (and parents, too). --Commander Grey
  8. Good catch! I'd never thought about that. The other nice thing with the TUC bridges is the seeming standardization of Federaton technology, another nice holdover from TOS and previous films. There were times in TNG when I felt the producers got away from that by using kit-bashes and thrown together bridges that weren't truly Starfleet style. --Commander Grey
  9. The Dominion In The Delta Quadrant

    You're right! The only thing I can think of is that he noticed some sort of imperfection that hadn't been there before the crash. Maybe he realized it was suddenly worthless and decided to leave it behind because he knew it wouldn't be any good to him. Maybe? Perhaps? (Can you tell I'm reaching for an explanation?) OTOH, maybe the writers wanted to reinforce the family theme by having Picard intentionally leave behind the priceless artifcact and keep his family album because it had more emotional value given the film's events. Still, the whole thing just doesn't quite wash. --Commander Grey
  10. Finally figured out why Sisko was never made an Admiral

    I agree that Worf probably needed more time and experience before he would have been ready for captaincy, but I'm not sure if some of the incidents you've listed are entirely fair. He killed Duras in keeping with Klingon law. Picard may not have approved, but doesn't mean the action in and of itself was wrong. The civilian ship you mentioned was never destroyed by the Defiant. It was a ruse for the Klingons to gain a political advantage over the Federation. His attacking the Jem'Hadar soldier was definitely inappropriate, but I don't know that it was any worse than Sisko suddenly hauling off and decking the Klingon who killed Captain Lapopin, his classmate from the Academy. Sisko found a credible reason to explain it ("Don't get between me and the blood wine!"), but that doesn't mean it was appropriate. Had Martok or Gowron been present then, the mission may have been compromised before the polaron emitters were in place. To me, the worst part about Worf's behavior in "To the Death" was that he disobeyed a direct order from his CO, not that he tried to get physical with a combatant. --Commander Grey
  11. The Dominion In The Delta Quadrant

    ^I never understood why he didn't take both. I guess the writers were trying to show what his family history meant to him given that it was a theme of the movie, but Picard himself said that Professor Galen had been "like the father who undestood him." It would only have been fitting for him to hand the Kurlan naiskos to Riker and take the album himself. --Commander Grey
  12. The Dominion In The Delta Quadrant

    Somewhere, Harry Kim wonders why he never thought of something like that. --Commander Grey
  13. The bridge from The Undiscovered Country is one of my favorites. It's much more compact and actually looks like a Starfleet bridge, with clearly marked stations and shades of TNG with the dual consoles for helm and ops/navigation. --Commander Grey
  14. That would have been a nice scene with the two ships moored next to each other once the Enterprise returned to dry-dock. It would have been nice to have at least one more film with the TNG cast to have some sort of resolution to the plot-holes that were left open with Nemesis. The Titan novels touch on some of these issues, but that's not the same as having a film that revolves around them. --Commander Grey
  15. The Dominion In The Delta Quadrant

    I'm amazed it survived the crash in Generations. It would have been amusing if a crewman were seen carrying it away from the wreckage of the saucer section in a plastic bag. --Commander Grey