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3 eps left!

and two of them are a two parter which are apparently about post-911 xenophobia and racism? oh boy

i'm sure the show that gives its single black character one line per ep of throwaway dialogue is going to handle this issue just...just really well....

god damnit

anyway it start with two guys keeping this baby in a bunker

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"i sure would be interesting in hearing some of the political speeches that were made by bureaucrats when the federation was founded," said no one ever

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wait. i'm confused. this is a scene and...travis has lines???

can...can they do that?

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why in the name of fuck are we STILL talking about the xindi?

can we just not? ever again please?

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this lady runs up and dies

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the dead lady hand them some hair and phlox says it's from a baby that is the offspring of tucker and t'pol

it's a t'pucker baby

imma call it Baby T'Pucker

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t'pol says even though she has never been pregnant and can't explain it she just "knows" that Baby T'Pucker exists

imma assume this will be explained as maternal instinct or some similar horse shit later

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noooooooo

shut the everloving fuck up about the fucking xindi

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archer says he has faith in humanity

okay

hey, remember that time archer had phlox create a baby in the lab so they could raise it and murder it and harvest its brain?

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*headdesk*

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oh good i was worried we weren't ever going to get to hear diplomats bicker about trade sanctions on this show

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wardrobe didn't bother to scifi up the lanyards and id tags at all

just, no, they're fine. if we alter them office depot won't let us return them so

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travis argues with this lady who is his exgf i think and who thinks that space travel is colonialism

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wait. aren't they though?

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okay so now these guys are talking about some post ww3 general or something

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travis is actually getting to talk a lot in this one

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now we're in a mining facility on the moon

it looks suspiciously like every cave system on every planet in star trek

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travis has sex with reporter lady who keeps her bra on during sex i guess

t'pol and tucker also spend a lot of time wandering around on the moon arguing about bullshit. that part went on for a bit

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i think it's safe for all of us to assume this lady is going to turn out to be part of the xenophobic terrorist group right?

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please excuse me a moment while i scream into a pillow

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so in a super surprising twist that was impossible to predict travis's gf turned out to be part of the xenophobic terrorist group

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the ants?

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so the whole mining facility turns out to be a ship and they take off and go to warp

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they land the mining facility on mars and shoot a phaser at the moon from mars (wouldn't it take a bit to get there?) and then he threatens to start killing people if all the aliens don't leave earth

to be continued

only two more eps to go!

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@Taweret I bet Riker was getting sick of the game talking about the Xindi all the time too, that's why he quit early.

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Is their going to be a horned tattoo guy showing up who has even less lines than Mayweather?

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@Taweret so funny enough I'm writing a fanfic (god help me) in which diplomats bicker about trade sanctions and I refer to it once as a throwaway sentence and NEVER BRING IT UP AGAIN, much less SHOW IT HAPPENING

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Ya'll are right, this really is a hotel conference room the studio rented out.

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@Taweret are those things just permanently attached to his girlfriend's head, or is she just completely incapable of getting off the damn phone?

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Setting up colonies and mining lava tunnels on the Moon is one of the more realistic near-future Space Colonization concepts though.

However, I don't think the writers put that much thought into it.

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@Taweret oh is this the episode where T'pol has to mind-meld with the rock-eating monster and they find out it was just trying to protect its eggs? I love that one

no wait... in this version they torture the rock-eating monster, harvest a couple of its eggs for mining equipment, then toss the rest out into deep space. DAMMIT RIKER

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@troodon @Taweret He could have been guiding the characters to do the right thing but he chose to serve bad Belgian waffles and soggy scrambled eggs from a chafing dish and call it a day

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@SelfsameSynonym @Taweret seriously I am giggling so hard about this omg

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@Taweret WHAT A TWIST

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@Taweret the dinosaurs!!! :D :D :D

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@Taweret Peter Weller! Always happy to see him

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@Taweret is that Eddie Munster?

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@Taweret it'd take about three minutes, but aiming would be a bitch, and unless they've got super-powered phasers it would mostly just cause a light show, I believe.

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@Taweret I feel like they accidentally showed “how can I be racist when I have a black friend” for what it is?

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@Taweret
That time that Worf and Ezri had sex in the forest to kill time until the Jem'Hadar captured them, they were still wearing their pants and turtlenecks after.

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@tparadox of course!

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@tparadox @Taweret
WORF: Starfleet uniforms are designed for comfort in even the most extreme environments.

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@Taweret if I remember correctly this was about Colonel Green, which is another TOS deep cut. He was on team bad guy in the episode where they redo Arena but with teams of historical heroes and villains. Again, I really think this is the kind of prequel shenanigans they should have always been doing, bringing back stuff that hadn't been touched in the TNG era at all

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@Taweret

To paraphrase Carl Sagan from "Science, A Candle in the Dark"

"Spock's Mother would have a higher chance of successfully reproducing with an Artichoke than she would with any lifeform that evolved on another planet"

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@Taweret the idea that organisms so dissimilar they don't even transport oxygen with the same protein could be mutually fertile is so wild that they really need to not accidentally draw attention to it

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@robotcarsley
Except Spock is half human/half Vulcan
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@demonsthenes13 @Taweret that's the exact reason they need to not draw attention to it

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@robotcarsley
Look...I just saw a half human/half house elf...Spock makes far more sense
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@demonsthenes13 @Taweret Star Trek also has the sense to not draw attention to the characters' bathroom habits or lack thereof, so let's not let that be the standard

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@robotcarsley
Must know what aliens the wizards learned their original bathroom habits from now
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@demonsthenes13 @Taweret honestly I do like the idea (don't remember where I read it) that in the 24th century when really precise transporter operations are routine, starships just have scheduled times when any accumulated waste gets beamed directly from everyone's guts into space

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@robotcarsley
How many ships just splat into gray water areas of space? 🤔
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@demonsthenes13 @Taweret remember the part of the Voyager intro where they skim through the planetary ring? Yeah

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@robotcarsley @Taweret aaaaah thank you, I deleted three post-drafts trying to say this, and you nailed it in one sentence!! thank you!!!

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@Taweret according to this show so far, she ain't wrong

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@Taweret she watches DS9

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@Taweret
You know you can get e-ink lanyards now?

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@Taweret is this one of the Star Wars prequels?

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