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Started by Lemming, May 11, 2021, 02:05:41 PM
Quote from: Lemming on September 11, 2021, 11:43:52 PMThe Traveller is touching Wesley in Engineering. Wes must "open himself". It gets worse: "now, close your eyes".
QuoteRIKER: Their defences apparently prevent deep strikes into each other's territory. Minor skirmishes are all that's left.PICARD: "Coalition", "Alliance". It all sounds so reasonable, but what you've described is the behaviour of urban street thugs.
Quote from: Blumf on September 14, 2021, 01:14:09 AMWhy the hell hasn't the Fed stepped in to unfuck that colony as a matter of urgency? Not a good ad for the utopian club, "whoopse, that place has gone to shit, never mind, sure it'll story itself out"
QuoteThe planet's government began breaking down in the 2330s. Dozens of factions developed, and civil war broke out. The Turkana government gave police powers to the two largest factions, the Coalition and the Alliance, but it was quickly overthrown by those cadres, and the planet severed relations with the Federation by 2352, the two factions declaring the planet's independence....In 2361, the USS Potemkin attempted to contact the colony. The vessel was warned away with the threat that anyone beaming down to the surface would be killed.
Quote from: Blumf on September 14, 2021, 09:50:56 AMwould make a good grim-dark series, something in the vein of the BSG reboot, primarily a political thriller with a bit of sci-fi dressing.
Quote from: Blumf on September 14, 2021, 09:50:56 AMHumm, not sure you could take a pair of warring factions, that have just performed a coup, as legitimate governments with the right to cut relations with the UFP. There's a whole bunch of Fed citizens being held hostage there, a mass evacuation for those who want out would be a priority, even if you don't want to retake the planet.Looking at the Alpha article, the Fed had two decades to do something even before the 'official' break away. Instead they stood back as the place collapsed and UFP citizens suffered. Not a good look.But, would make a good grim-dark series, something in the vein of the BSG reboot, primarily a political thriller with a bit of sci-fi dressing.
Quote from: Lemming on September 14, 2021, 05:33:59 PMThe Federation's technology totally changes the game when it comes to things like mass evacuations - the transporter means that evacuees could be whisked out of danger from thousands of miles away. Plus, if we assume that the Enterprise-D is capable of what the original ship was in "A Piece of the Action", they can harmlessly render hundreds of people unconscious at once, from orbit, without ever sending any armed soldiers down. Speaking of armed soldiers and military interventions, I wonder if Starfleet as potrayed in TNG even has any soldiers - in TOS, they seem to suggest that starship crews are the closest thing the Federation has to any kind of infantry force. I never understood those Starfleet marine guys from DS9 - why are we running through minefields and dying in mud-filled trenches? Surely whichever side gets a starship in orbit first has won, since you can just mass-stun the enemy forces from thousands of miles away over and over again until their leadership agrees to enter diplomatic talks.
Quote from: Poirots BigGarlickyCorpse on September 14, 2021, 08:12:06 PMps regarding stunning people from orbit, maybe it's not super great to stun the civilian population of an entire world, you know, might count as a war crime maybe
Quote from: mothman on September 14, 2021, 08:48:02 PMThere was a VOY ep where Tuvok stuns a room of people on wide beam. It's feasible that might deplete the weapon's charge faster though; granted not sn issue if you get everyone first time...
QuoteWORF: What did your investigations reveal about the explosion?DURAS: It was a bomb.
Quote(the away team beams down into an inhospitable wasteland)GEORDI: I'm detecting high levels of volcanic gases. Sulphur dioxide, methane, hydrogen sulphide.RIKER: Toxic?GEORDI: We're okay for now.
QuoteTROI: Min was beautiful, of course. Strong, intelligent, patient.RIKER: Well, if she was married to me, she had to be patient.
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