Lt. Commander
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I guess we all like or at least dont hate Star Trek. I dont want to go into the good parts since we all know them. Noooo....

What are the most stupid moments in Star Trek. Sort according to severity in descending order!

My list:
6. "Sacrifice of angels" possibly has more space battle than all movies combined. I was like ... OMG..... but then ---> Did the Dominion really try to set up a blockade with 1200 ships in the middle of nowhere?
5. Did Sisko really try to penetrate a tiny blockade in the middle of nowhere?
4. Did Dukat really praise Sisko for trying to brake his tiny blockade in the middle of nowhere? I guess he did not want to look too stupid in front of the founder-->"See, see it works!!"
3. Janeway and Paris turning to reptiles and humping each other.
2. Voyager as a whole.
1. "Where did you get Tholian silk?" ---> Thoooolian silk, get it, get it?
Commander
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# 2
07-21-2012, 05:20 AM
They once had a Tachyon Detection Grid in the middle of nowhere ... which actually had holes in it ...
And didn't you know, the universe is hardly bigger than the Enterprise-D (only existing to support the Enterprise), only allows 45 degree moving up and down, and is full of unpenetrateable invisible ... walls/nets.

My most stupid moment on Trek is a general "theme":
They have tons of security measures in S1 TNG, and even for them, there are failure saves ... yet everytime they fail.
(Fun fact: It makes for some of the funniest episodes in NG-Era too)
Captain
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# 3
07-21-2012, 05:28 AM
don't forgot it is a tv show and yes they should do more research on such things.

For the episode of Sacrifice of Angels, maybe the reason they did not go around since space is HUGE because it probley was a waste of time, and maybe the dominion ships wound have moved in the area. Its all got to dao with tactics.
Career Officer
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# 4
07-21-2012, 05:41 AM
->This<- was the most stupid moment in Star Trek (for me).

Quote:
The 37's
Stardate: 48975.1
Original Airdate: August 28 1995


[Cargo bay]

(The pick up has been brought on board.)
TUVOK: Apparently it is a ground vehicle from mid-twentieth century Earth.
PARIS: It's a 1936 Ford, actually.
JANEWAY: Mister Paris?
PARIS: That was the manufacturing date, 1936. Ford was the name of the company that build it. Antique vehicles are a hobby of mine.
(He opens the bonnet, sorry, pops the hood, and whistles.)
PARIS: Internal combustion engine, a reciprocating piston cylinder design, fuel source was a refined petroleum. Gasoline.
KIM: So is this an early hover car?
PARIS: No, you're about a century too early for that. This is about one step ahead of the horse drawn carriage.
TORRES: Traces of potassium nitrate, ammonium and methane back here.
JANEWAY: I think you'll find that's manure. Horse manure, if I'm not mistaken. Judging from the mud on the wheels, and the alfalfa seedlings stuck in the metal frame, I'd say this vehicle belonged to a farmer, or at least someone who lived in a rural area. But the question is, how did it get here? I doubt there are many twentieth century farmers driving around the Delta Quadrant.
She is the Chief Engineer. She couldn't identify manure WITH a tricorder. I didn't find it funny, or quaint. Just plain stupid. Sort like if they had have inserted a gag of Tuvok slipping on a banana peel. >.>

WTH Berman.

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Commander
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# 5
07-21-2012, 05:44 AM
Haha ...

Looks like swine poop, tastes like swine poop, scans like swine poop ... Sir, we've found a new lifeform!
Rihannsu
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# 6
07-21-2012, 05:54 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by nynik View Post
->This<- was the most stupid moment in Star Trek (for me).



She is the Chief Engineer. She couldn't identify manure WITH a tricorder. I didn't find it funny, or quaint. Just plain stupid. Sort like if they had have inserted a gag of Tuvok slipping on a banana peel. >.>

WTH Berman.

It was HILARIOUS! The idea was to show what people who don't know a lot about history would make of something that old.... Besides Torres is an engineer, not a farmer. :p
HAIL HYDRA!

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# 7
07-21-2012, 05:57 AM
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Originally Posted by markhawkman View Post
It was HILARIOUS! The idea was to show what people who don't know a lot about history would make of something that old.... Besides Torres is an engineer, not a farmer. :p
True, but I felt it backfired terribly. I guess its related to how nobody in the future goes to the toilet - how can they be expected to identify feces?
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# 8
07-21-2012, 06:14 AM
Two things about from Star Trek that were annoying as sin...

Deus Ex Machina.
Example - DS9 A dominion fleet is on the way through the wormhole... *poof* all gone.

"Reset Button" Episodes.
Example - MANY episodes of Voyager. dont get me wrong i actually liked voyager somehow, but the constant 'oh no the ship is going to blow up... oh wait nevermind timeline sorted itself' storylines, drove me mad. Take Year of Hell, pretty interesting but then it was all just washed away.

Oh and any episiode that revolved around Chakotay and his medicine bundle *cringe*
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# 9
07-21-2012, 06:49 AM
Oh boy, I've got a few of these.

"The Changing Face of Evil":
The Breen come along with their God-mode weapon, use it to destroy an entire fleet, and whilst they're all floating around helplessy in escape pods the Female Changling decides to let them all live. Because it'll be demoralising. Dead officers are less use than demoralised ones, and it only takes one person to deliver the message that they're all screwed anyway. I appreciate the series heroes cannot die, so why put them in a situation that they can only escape from because the series baddie is an idiot?

Any engagement between the Enterprise-D and Klingon Birds of Prey:
"Rascals" - two surplus Birds of Prey (how often do you think the Klingons scrap non-obselescent warships? Never?) defeat the Enterprise because Riker fires one shot back at them. Even with ample time to warn them, I still think the Enterprise should've won that engagement, hands-down. You also never see more than about eight Ferengi who are able to subdue a huge ship with over a thousand people on it, without the aid of the main computer, by the way. Crew lockdown or not, that's a stretch.
"Generations" - again, Riker only orders one shot fired, and then spends time looking for a way to disable them, instead of just unleashing the HUGE arsenal he has under his command at it. Would've been a lot quicker, imo.
"Yesterday's Enterprise" - this one's less annoying, since there are three BoPs and they're presumably frontline. But the Enterprise still seems to spend a lot of time not shooting at them. And they destroy one with a torpedo spread and about three phaser blasts.

When you compare those battles with the amount of ordinance the Enterprise fired at the Borg and the illusory Husnock ship, you have to wonder why the Enterprise couldn't just blow the BoPs out of the sky completely in a few seconds.

"A Night in Sickbay"
A dog pissing on a tree and Archer not getting any nookie is a suitable plot of a Star Trek episode now?

"Threshold"
I don't need to explain this, do I?

"Star Trek V"
There's a lot of stupid in this, but I think I'll settle for the plot hole that basically sets the whole movie off:

Kirk: "Why send us, this ship isn't ready! Half of it isn't working! We don't have a full crew etc."
Bob: "I need Jim Kirk out there."

So send him on a functional starship. Or send him as a mission specialist with someone else. And do you know what? He does nothing to justify his supposed necessity to the mission. All he does is make a sneak attack which basically fails.

Quote:
Originally Posted by elandarksky View Post
"Reset Button" Episodes.
Example - MANY episodes of Voyager. dont get me wrong i actually liked voyager somehow, but the constant 'oh no the ship is going to blow up... oh wait nevermind timeline sorted itself' storylines, drove me mad. Take Year of Hell, pretty interesting but then it was all just washed away.
The problem with Voyager is that they put a relatively small ship out there by itself for 7 years and then kind of forgot to appropriately plot around that. I could believe a larger ship had enough resources and spares to patch all the holes in its hull, survive about six instances in the first season of being hit with a major energy drain, fire 93 torpedoes (when it's only supposed to have 40, including the ones used for the Tricobalts) and go through 15 shuttles, but not Voyager.

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# 10
07-21-2012, 07:09 AM
The dreaded Treshold episode, obviously. It's officially non-canon now, right?

There are some horrible HORRIBLE episodes in the first three seasons of DS9 and Voyager, but I really don't feel like making a list. :p

I think one of the most stupid things in Star Trek is in Voyager. Until they get the Delta Flyer, they probably blow up about 20 shuttlecrafts. Seriously?? You have limited resources and you go through shuttles like they are nothing? It was almost a death sentence to board those... Epic fail.


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