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Cacique Caribe Inactive Member07 Feb 2018 2:18 p.m. PST

How's this?

After Kirk and Dr. Gillian Taylor part ways in the 23rd century, she goes on to acquaint herself with the Federation, specially the technology. Eventually, she develops quite a network of followers.

So, together with a dozen or two of like-minded but young 23rd century radicals, she goes on to hijack a ship to return to the late 20th (or early 21st) century, to either halt all whaling at that time or to bring back all the whales she can get a hold of on multiple trips. Once there, they immediately team up with the eco-terrorists of our time, who lose no time putting Federation technology to use for their nefarious goals, no matter the human body count or if it brings our world to the brink of war.

Kirk is assigned by Starfleet to stop her. He of course thinks she did all of this just to get his attention. After all, didn't she tell him that their parting didn't have to necessarily mean goodbye? :)

So, how's that for a Star Trek IV-B? You think today's Hollywood would ever go for such a tale?

(Either that story or Chekov is stuck partly-lobotomized in our time, down in Alameda, and has to make his own Voyage Home … Alone.)

PS. Yes, I'm watching Voyage Home (1986) right now. I love their hilarious dialogue and colorful metaphors, and their ridiculous time travel for whales storyline.

Dynaman878907 Feb 2018 4:35 p.m. PST

sounds like Dawghouse bait to me.

charared Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2018 6:35 p.m. PST

One damn minute Admiral.(?)

thosmoss07 Feb 2018 7:01 p.m. PST

Out of all the TOS primary actors, Shatner is one of the few still manning the helm. And he won't fit in his old Star Fleet uniform anymore.

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member07 Feb 2018 9:25 p.m. PST


You are right. He was an admiral until the end of IV. That's when he is demoted back to captain (as punishment/reward) and given a new ship to destroy. :)


Major Mike08 Feb 2018 4:22 a.m. PST

I think TNG has destroyed the Enterprise more often than Kirk.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Feb 2018 6:58 a.m. PST

Think of all the money that goes into rebuilding those ships. The captains of the Enterprise are really just the shills of the Scientific-Exploration-Industrial-Complex.

Old Wolfman08 Feb 2018 7:04 a.m. PST

"It's a miracle these people got out of the 20th century!" ;^)

Legion 408 Feb 2018 7:19 a.m. PST

Oh My !!!! tinfoilhat wink

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member08 Feb 2018 2:46 p.m. PST

Etotheipi: "Think of all the money that goes into rebuilding those ships."

Everyone else in the quadrant seems to use money in some form, but I think money grows on magic trees in the Federation, fertilized by pixie dust. :)

From ST First Contact:

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: "The economics of the future are somewhat different. You see, money doesn't exist in the 24th century."
Lily Sloane: "No money? You mean, you don't get paid?"
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: "The acquisition of wealth is no longer the driving force of our lives. We work to better ourselves and the rest of humanity"

Yep. Magic trees high on pixie dust.


Lost Wolf11 Feb 2018 8:57 p.m. PST

What happens to the earth once she takes all of the whales to the future? Couldn't be good. Earth might get destroyed by some wandering space thing that takes exception to there not being whales when there should be whales. Disaster waiting to happen. No Star Fleet, no future to return to. Sounds like it might make a good movie.

Zephyr111 Feb 2018 9:03 p.m. PST

Poor Picard. Money is obsolete in the future, and they still can't cure baldness. (Might those two things be related…? ;-)

Russ Lockwood13 Feb 2018 1:12 p.m. PST

Hmmm. What will I replicate today? How about Latinum bars (or bricks or strips or whatever they keep calling them)…

…or how about a whale, extracted from whalebone DNA?

Must be some sort of finite energy (dilithium crystals?) or finite restriction (latinum and dilithium are unreplicatable) that underscore the energy/replicator economy? Dunno.

chromedog14 Feb 2018 1:44 a.m. PST

Gold-pressed Latinum is what was used in DS9.

Latinum is a liquid metal at room temperature.

That's why the gold is there. It makes the container for the latinum.

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