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# 11
03-09-2010, 05:47 AM


My goodness, it is a conspiracy. We need to get Starfleet Intelligence on this one right away.

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# 12
03-09-2010, 05:58 AM
obvious disinformation is obvious

the number actually used a lot, though not limited to just star trek, would be 13. or numbers that add up to 13 and so on and so forth. I would comfortably wager that the use of 13 is greater than 47
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# 13
03-09-2010, 05:58 AM
Oh - can we have a scanning mission and will this be any use at Memory Alpha?
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# 14
03-09-2010, 06:07 AM

"The Search for 47"
Your mission, if you chose to accept, is to scan every borg cube for the elusive 47. Once this mission is completed, you will be the mega-leet rare Engine Battery. Good luck, Ensign.

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# 15
03-09-2010, 10:53 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Turukano

"The Search for 47"
Your mission, if you chose to accept, is to scan every borg cube for the elusive 47. Once this mission is completed, you will be the mega-leet rare Engine Battery. Good luck, Ensign.

And watch out for some of the aliens formerly known as species 8 47 2...
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# 16
03-09-2010, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by count23 View Post
http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/47

The joke started with one of the season 1 writers, they went to a university where a maths lecturer used to have a saying that "every equation eventually = 47". This was picked up by the technobabble writers and the Okudas who incorporated it pretty much everywhere that was "inconspiciously conspicuous".

Ronald Moore put 47 into battlestar galactica along with the other writers, Robert Wolfe of DS9 did the same thing to Andromeda.

There is a LOT more references to 47 in on screen displays and text then there is spoken, seriously. Even an entire year of DS9 had stardates beginning with 47. All trek ships from DS9/Voyager start with 74 (47 backwards, which is also part of the joke).
Sir you are out of line! theirs no reason to ruin a perfectly good conspiracy theory with Facts and truth!
I just put on my good tinfoil hat to , thanks for nothing.
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# 17
03-09-2010, 11:31 AM
I just thought it to be odd as It came up alot in Next Generation as well. The number 47 has a significant meaning to me. So what is the joke exactly that these writers have?
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# 18
03-09-2010, 11:39 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/47_(number)
http://www.47.net/47society/

The 47 joke started before Star Trek used it.

The legacy of 47 in Star Trek starts in TNG. One of the writers was a member of the '47 society'.
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# 19
03-09-2010, 11:39 AM
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And watch out for some of the aliens formerly known as species 8 47 2...
Brick status = Shat
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# 20
03-09-2010, 12:03 PM
...four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth ...
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