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# 211
02-17-2012, 12:45 PM
"So. Five card stud, nothing wild... and the sky's the limit."
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# 212
02-17-2012, 02:02 PM
Physical conflict is the easiest type of conflict to write, especially for a video game. So, that's why everybody is at war with everybody else in this game, and every mission is "oh noes we're being attacked by Faction X". There is no meaning to it other than that.
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# 213
02-21-2012, 11:02 PM
I think you are over-simplifying things. Yes peaceful exploration is a part of what Trek is but Rodenbery was aware that there would always be dangers. I'll give you a list of some of the "Darker" TOS as well as Next Gen from his.

TOS:
Where no man has gone before: One of the crew becomes hyper advanced and a threat to the ship. Spock tell Kirk "Kill him while you still can." Eventually Kirk is forced too.

The Galileo Seven:
Spock, McCoy, Scotty, and two others are marooned in a shuttle crash and Spock is forced to make difficult choices.

Errand of Mercy:
War with the Klingons erupts, come on, that's not sunshine and rainbows

Operation: Annihilate
An entire planet's population, including Kirk's brother are killed.

Amok Time:
Pon Far, not a pleasant ritual, especially considering Spock nearly killed Kirk

Mirror Mirror
Oh Come on!

The Doomsday Machine
Planetary destruction at the hands of an automaton and a Captain Ahab in the form of Commodore Decker

Obsession:
Kirk goes Captain Ahab

A private little war:
The Cold War, Trek style

Patterns of Force
Nazi of the future anyone?

The Ultimate Computer
A computer takes over the ENTERPRISE and destroyes three of her sister ships.

And the children shall lead:
An alien entity convinces a group of children to murder their own parrents

Day of the Dove:
An entity that feeds of anger, fear, and hatred

The way to Eden
Space Hippies! Nooooooo

The Next Generation pre Rodenbery's passing

Home soil:
The Crystalline entity's first appearance

Skin of Evil:
Armus, evil incarnate. He kills Tasha Yar for no reason.

Conspiracy:
Parasitic aliens take over Starfleet, Picard and Riker are forced to kill

Where silence has lease:
An intelligence captures the ENTERPRISE, treating them like lab rats. It kills one of the bridge crew

Time Squared
Picard kills his doppelganger

Q Who
First contact with the Borg "They will be coming for us."- Picard

I think I've made my point. Trek is many things. Yes it is about peaceful exploration and the potential in mankind, but it is also about dealing with that evil, that darkness that resides in all of us and dealing with it, overcoming adversity, and resolving difficult moral dilemma.
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# 214
02-22-2012, 04:39 PM
And let's face it, without all that conflict, Trek would be pretty boring.
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# 215
02-22-2012, 09:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Roach View Post
Great!! Now I have an image I can not scour from my mind.
Just because I can't keep well enough alone...

Yeah, it's kinda cruddy. Spent half an hour in Photoshop and couldn't get it to replicate a crappy scan from a decade ago. :p

ETA: Crud, where'd that link go. Sorry, have to find the link to the (slightly) larger one...
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# 216
02-23-2012, 08:17 AM
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Originally Posted by V-Mink
Just because I can't keep well enough alone...

Yeah, it's kinda cruddy. Spent half an hour in Photoshop and couldn't get it to replicate a crappy scan from a decade ago. :p

ETA: Crud, where'd that link go. Sorry, have to find the link to the (slightly) larger one...
Oh by the beard of Kahless, no more images.!!!!!!
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# 217
02-23-2012, 10:27 AM
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Oh by the beard of Kahless, no more images.!!!!!!
Hey, now, Gowron Simmons is hurt by that....

But okay. I'll leave well enough alone.
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# 218
02-23-2012, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by V-Mink
Hey, now, Gowron Simmons is hurt by that....

But okay. I'll leave well enough alone.
It just brought up more googly eyed mental images. I got nothing against Gowron Simmons and the band.
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# 219
02-26-2012, 02:37 PM
I'm reminded of this article about how Starfleet is everywhere and wields absolute power in the Federation.
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# 220
02-26-2012, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Forgotten-Nemesis View Post
I'm reminded of this article about how Starfleet is everywhere and wields absolute power in the Federation.
There are so many things that article got wrong its not even funny.
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