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ochoin deach17 Feb 2012 12:06 p.m. PST

Although lots of material is covered in the various movies, TV series, books etc, there's still a few questions I'd like to be answered.

For example, do Klingon children misbehave twice?

Or how many miles to the gallon does a galaxy-class starship get?

Or does Katherine Janeway have to wear her hair like that or did she lose a bet?

Or what does a Vulcan do if he wants a Good Time?

I'm sure you have some questions too. Top 5?

Lucius17 Feb 2012 12:14 p.m. PST

What did the original Klingons think when the new ones all grew a big nose bridge?

Caesar17 Feb 2012 12:20 p.m. PST

What do Romulan armpits smell like?

Porkmann17 Feb 2012 12:23 p.m. PST

Have the Horta's eggs hatched?


Connard Sage17 Feb 2012 12:29 p.m. PST

Does Seven of Nine really go like a train, and is it up for a, uh, nonasome?

21eRegt17 Feb 2012 12:31 p.m. PST

Why hasn't Risa been over-run, over-populated and over-done?

Who do you have to Bleeped text off to get assigned to the redshirts?

Why didn't they space Beverly Crusher?

Connard Sage17 Feb 2012 12:31 p.m. PST

Why does the Borg insignia look like a…


well, you know?

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP17 Feb 2012 12:33 p.m. PST

why no seat belts?

why are the control consoles designed to explode like that?

why isn't the holodeck disconnected from all other ship systems as its obviously such a dangerous piece of kit?

Spreewaldgurken17 Feb 2012 12:35 p.m. PST

How is it that you can disassemble human bodies and reassemble them thousands of miles away, more or less instantly… yet your ship still needs wires, tubes, pipes, circuits, and other 19th-century means of carrying energy?

What do the 400 people on a starship actually do (aside from walking up and down corridors) ?

captainquirk17 Feb 2012 12:41 p.m. PST

WHY is today a good day to die?

leidang Supporting Member of TMP17 Feb 2012 12:44 p.m. PST

Who are the geniuses that designed the control panels?

You can alter the functions of just about any system on the ship to do something it was never designed to do with 1 or 2 button presses.

Personal logo McKinstry Supporting Member of TMP Fezian17 Feb 2012 12:49 p.m. PST

Why is it that every passing random intelligence with an IQ above a potted plant is capable of taking over at least one of the bridge crew? John Luc Picard had so many personalities take him over in any given season that he might as well have been Sybil.

Bill Rosser17 Feb 2012 12:54 p.m. PST

Why do they need clothes in a controlled environment?

Why are their communicators bigger than our cellphones?

How come phasers can kill thousands of barbarians, but can't hit anything in a corridor 10-ft wide?

Shouldn't the "troops" where camo instead of red? Were they trying to impress the natives?

RudyNelson17 Feb 2012 12:57 p.m. PST

I hate the new alternative timeline presented in the latest Star trek movie.
since it voided all of the events in all of the other Star Trek series.

richarDISNEY17 Feb 2012 12:59 p.m. PST

Why did you let JJ Abrams ruin a great franchise?

richarDISNEY17 Feb 2012 1:00 p.m. PST

And why do the Kingons from TOS look different from all of the other ones?

Other than "We don't talk about it".

Streitax17 Feb 2012 1:01 p.m. PST

What happened to OSHA? Certainly the Holo Deck would never pass a safety test.

Sloppypainter17 Feb 2012 1:07 p.m. PST

Why was a twit as annoying as Wesley Crusher sent to the Star Fleet Academy instead of being spaced or abandoned on a uninhabitable planet?

TheCount17 Feb 2012 1:08 p.m. PST

Why didn't the machine planet give Voyager a good clean?

Personal logo taskforce58 Supporting Member of TMP17 Feb 2012 1:09 p.m. PST

Where is the toilet?

Sloppypainter17 Feb 2012 1:16 p.m. PST

When the crew of the Enterprise kept blowing up or crashing their ship, did the new ship come out of their pay?

Desert Rat17 Feb 2012 1:39 p.m. PST

Is the Picard Manoevre really straightening your shirt after you stand up?

skippy000117 Feb 2012 1:51 p.m. PST

Why is the Mirror Universe 100 times more interesting than any regular series. I prefer that over the vanilla Federation anytime.
Why doesn't Johnny Depp play a Orion Pirate?

Personal logo Spacelord Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Feb 2012 2:30 p.m. PST

When the Borg start 'adapting their shields' to deflect phaser fire, why not replicate up a good old 20th century assault rifle, handgun or even a crossbow?

Derek H17 Feb 2012 2:32 p.m. PST


TheCount17 Feb 2012 2:41 p.m. PST

"Why do Warbirds suddenly appear, every time you are near?"

(The KarPenters)

Zephyr117 Feb 2012 3:05 p.m. PST

Why don't they have clocks or watches anywhere?

Pictors Studio17 Feb 2012 3:27 p.m. PST

I had one but then TheCount posted his and anything else seems lame by comparison.

kyoteblue17 Feb 2012 3:49 p.m. PST


Mako1117 Feb 2012 3:57 p.m. PST

How much does it hurt to get thrown against the aft bulkheads, when the captain orders emergency acceleration to warp 8?

Why isn't there at least some padding there to make the impact a little less painful?

Why hasn't there been a movie, or TV series from the Romulan, Klingon, Gorn (pre-Federation peace agreement for the latter), or alternate universe perspective, since as mentioned, they are so much more interesting?

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian17 Feb 2012 4:25 p.m. PST

Why not a series featuring the misadventures of Harcourt Fenton Mudd?

Dan 05517 Feb 2012 4:34 p.m. PST

Given transporter technology and the ability to store an entire person in the buffer – why aren't you all immortal?

Jamesonsafari17 Feb 2012 4:35 p.m. PST

Why wasn't Quark's Bar on DS9 turned into a half hour sitcom?

ISU 12217 Feb 2012 5:30 p.m. PST

Everbody is an officer, are there any enlisted to order around?

Mobius17 Feb 2012 5:36 p.m. PST

What happened to those super races encountered in TOS?
What happened to Q?
Why in all the gin joints and space bars in the universe did he find the Enterprise?
Why can the Federation violate all other treaties when the need arises but still cannot build a cloaking device?
Why has the communication device technology not reached the technology currently available today?

flooglestreet17 Feb 2012 5:37 p.m. PST

Why can you see photons coming at you?

If the other side raises shields and deflects your fire, why can't you have the replicator make a cannonball and then use the transporter to transport it into the same space as one of the enemy decks?

Its the Count for the win, BTW.

Captain Gideon17 Feb 2012 5:58 p.m. PST

Gee another stupid topic that does'nt really make any sense except take up space on this board,so why am I not surprised by this.

Oh well I'll guess I go and do something normal right now.

Captain Gideon

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP17 Feb 2012 6:00 p.m. PST

Where can I get me some of them green Orion women?

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP17 Feb 2012 6:02 p.m. PST

Gee another stupid topic that does'nt really make any sense except take up space on this board,so why am I not surprised by this.

Oh well I'll guess I go and do something normal right now.

Hopefully "having fun" will be one of them. grin
Why did you click on it?

74EFS Intel17 Feb 2012 6:30 p.m. PST

How did Warf and Tasha Yar keep their jobs when every other episode somebody else took over the ship? Can you imagine what their fitness reports must look like?

Captain Gideon17 Feb 2012 7:26 p.m. PST

John I have alot of fun and I clicked on it just to express my views,at least I have that right to do so John.

Now if you'll excuse me as I'm off to a gaming convention and I'm running a BIG Star Wars game on Sunday,so TA TA for now.

Captain Gideon

Mal Wright Fezian17 Feb 2012 7:38 p.m. PST

Do the Green Orion women have green milk when they breast feed Green Orion babies?

ochoin deach17 Feb 2012 8:13 p.m. PST

Everybody is an officer, are there any enlisted to order around?

You've never been in the RAF.

Ghostrunner17 Feb 2012 8:53 p.m. PST

-What the <bleep> is latinum anyway? Why can't they replicate it?

-How many times did Kirk have to have a 'private conversation' with Bones after a good shore leave?

-If the Federation had unlimited resources, why would anyone bother to fight them – just ask for foreign aid!

-How come any trader with a ship with more that 2 grams of anti-matter in the warp core is not on a terrorist watch list?

-What do you guys in the 23rd and 24th centuries have against the NX-01? Ship had a pretty good career.. then no one mentions it again. Ever. You just hate the theme song?

Lion in the Stars17 Feb 2012 10:12 p.m. PST

Man, tough call between TheCount and the OFM today… so glad I was not drinking anything while reading this thread!

How many times did Kirk have to have a 'private conversation' with Bones after a good shore leave?

Every time.

flooglestreet17 Feb 2012 10:19 p.m. PST

How can a science fiction franchise that doesn't have Jar Jar Binks in it get so much wrong?

Captain Gideon17 Feb 2012 11:03 p.m. PST

flooglestreet will you stop it with Jar Jar Binks what is it with you.

Captain Gideon

Personal logo Patrick R Supporting Member of TMP18 Feb 2012 3:53 a.m. PST

Why do their iPads have all this silly Star Fleet clutter on them to obscure 1/4th of the screen ?

Why don't they just attach a warp engine to a brick and shoot it at a target at warp 9 ? It would probably do more damage than all the phasers and torpedos of all the Enterprises put together ?

Why wasn't Neelix spaced after the first episode ?

How did Worf manage to keep his reputation, after every single alien with bad intentions demonstrated his abilities by beating him up every single time. "He beat up Worf ! He must be a badass !"

How come most of the alien races who come in contact with the Frederation roll over and beg to be assimilated ? How come every alien accepts that Federation values are superior to any other moral code ? Didn't they ever ecounter the alien equivalent of Aztecs or Salafists ?

How come every alien clearly has the same basic tailor, who does a few variations of style ?

How come when a writer etablishes some Trek canon, a subsequent writer feels the urge to change it completely ? So many "first contacts" with a certain alien species have been changed several times (Ferengi, Klingons etc …)

Why is it that the Federation has magical technology that can do amazing things, but always breaks down when it might harm the plot ? Why do they never manage to teleport away or go to warp and avoid having to fix yet another mess by simply walking away ?

How come the inside of the Abrams Enterprise looks just like the inside of the Red Dwarf or any random factory floor ? They have a bridge that looks like the Apple flagship store, but underneath it's diesel generators and gas pipes ?

When will writers get over their fetish for stupid time travel stories ?

How come that the smart, sensitive, thoughtful and clever crew of TNG, devolved into a bunch of all action and no brains, bare-knuckle fighting Neanderthals by the time of the movies ?

How come that TOS phasers were like a Swiss-army knife, complete with wide-beam, whole room coverage stun, but the TNG phasers are slightly less efficient than a hurled rock ?

How come most aliens look like humans with some latex glued to their faces ?

Personal logo Patrick R Supporting Member of TMP18 Feb 2012 3:54 a.m. PST

How can a science fiction franchise that doesn't have Jar Jar Binks in it get so much wrong?

They had Neelix.

Etranger18 Feb 2012 4:05 a.m. PST

What's a good receipe for Tribbles….?

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