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    The Undiscovered Country
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    Jean-Luc Picard
  • Favorite Trek Series
    Deep Space Nine
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    Star Trek, turnips, video games, me, ham sandwiches, photography

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  1. Perhaps "obliterate" was the wrong word. "Poisoned" might have worked better.
  2. "In the Pale Moonlight" is framed around Sisko struggling with the decisions he made in that episode. There is no such struggle in "For the Uniform." Sisko wanted Eddington and that was that. His actions in both episodes are most certainly questionable (and I'm certain that assassinating Vreenak constitutes criminal activity)... but in both instances, the ends justified the means. If anything, Sisko obliterating that planet in "For the Uniform" paints him in a poorer light, especially since he didn't seem to have any regrets, but I don't think it was villainous.
  3. What was the last thing you ate?

    Little Debbie Pumpkin Spice Cakes... Man, I've eaten too many of them the past few nights at work. I don't even like pumpkin spice, but these things... Tortilla soup is amazing, especially at Max & Erma's. I make a pretty decent version from the comfort of my own kitchen, too.
  4. What was the last non-Trek tv show you watched?

    I finally watched the last episode of CSI. It's been a few years since I stopped watching regularly, but I was pleasantly surprised to see it go out on a relative high note.
  5. Liquid water detected on Mars by NASA

    A lot of people seem to get hung up on the whole "water is a requirement for life" thing. Most of the time when you see something about alien life on The Universe or one of those similar shows, the focus is usually on how critical it is to have water present for life as we know it. There isn't nearly as much focus on more exotic life, and I agree, there could be some pretty wild things out there that have no need for water. I remember back in seventh grade science class, we were given an assignment to create an alien life form, and I devised some weird-looking creature that lived on one of Saturn's moons. I got marked down because I didn't provide the alien with a water source, and my argument that it didn't need water was was pooh-pooh'd. Grr.
  6. Liquid water detected on Mars by NASA

    The universe is so utterly huge that I'd be more surprised if there wasn't life of some sort out there. Some scientists think that Saturn's moon Enceladus has a pretty good chance of harboring some sort of life, and if a random backwater moon in our own backyard can host alien bacteria, I think it can happen just about anywhere. That being said, I don't think there are nearly as many intelligent civilizations as Star Trek and a lot of other science fiction would have us believe. Intelligence is something that is likely very hard to develop and is therefore a pretty rare event.
  7. Liquid water detected on Mars by NASA

    Yeah, the one of best things we could be investing our time and resources into is space exploration. The Earth and its resources are indeed finite... but that being said, the universe itself is apparently finite, so a few trillion years from now, none of this will have mattered anyway, regardless of what we did or didn't do to save humanity. Anyway, liquid water on Mars!! Wahoo!
  8. Yeah, "All Good Things" nailed it. It's about as perfect a conclusion as one could have hoped for. "What You Leave Behind," on the other hand... it was great, but I agree that it stumbled a bit in the second hour (and though a minor nitpick, I wasn't thrilled by all of that battle footage lifted from "Sacrifice of Angels.")
  9. Admiral Harmon Goes to Comic Con!

    Now, in that picture with Azog the Defiler, did Peter Jackson have you reacting to a green screen with Azog added in later, or did somebody actually create something tangible from The Hobbit? Everybody has a feud with George Takei. Shatner, Koenig... Heck, even I'm feuding with him, and I don't even know why!
  10. What was the last non-Trek tv show you watched?

    Have you seen "The Long, Twilight Struggle" yet, Garak? Er, probably not, I think that's closer to the end of season two, but that's definitely one to look forward to. Awesome episode.
  11. What Star Trek book are you currently reading?

    Oh yeah, there are definitely books like that. I had to read Jane Eyre for AP English over the freaking summer one year. Awful book. Absolutely loathed reading it. In fact, I think I quit reading it about a quarter of the way through and didn't do any of the associated work. But I remember everything about the stupid book. (And the good news is, the teacher never mentioned Jane Eyre in class, so I got away with it! Hahahaha!) But there are countless other books I've read since then that I know nothing about. My mom works at the library and somebody donated every Star Trek book a while back, and I took a lot of them... There are a few of them I'm pretty sure I've read more than once, but they've been completely new to me each time.
  12. What Star Trek book are you currently reading?

    That memorable, huh? Hey, it was 20 years ago!
  13. What Star Trek book are you currently reading?

    Contamination was the very first Star Trek novel that I ever read! I don't remember a thing about it.
  14. "Eye of the Beholder" is the one where some random ensign jumps to his death and gets himself vaporized, so Troi and Worf work together to solve the mystery. And there was something telepathic going on and Troi could maybe see events from seven years ago when somebody else got killed. Possibly.
  15. 1701-D Virtual Tour

    Basic human impulse(s)! But during the middle of the Borg crisis? I mean, if it was Romulans, no problem... but a quickie on the bridge of the Enterprise while undoubtedly on duty... during the middle of a Borg invasion is wrong. They probably thought they were dead and that it wouldn't matter. Wanted to go out with a bang....