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25 September 2006 @ 08:34 am
Geek humor...  
...courtesy of Remy. I lol'd.

Sunday nights, you go to bed early knowing you have to be up early the next morning, but of course you're used to staying up late from the past couple of nights, so you don't actually fall asleep for a while. Remy and I talk to each other while we're waiting to get drowsy. Usually about very dorky things. Last night, it was about Segways, the MST3K of Space Mutiny ("You'll want to put on your helmet, we'll be reaching speeds of three!"), and then something equally laughable: the entire premise of Star Trek: Voyager.

Think about it. At the get-go, the writers had no freaking clue how they were going to bring Voyager back to the Alpha Quadrant. They couldn't have, because the resolution they came up with was for Janeway-from-several-decades-in-the-future to go back in time and help the past Voyager skip on home, seven years into their trip back.

So I got to wondering... if FutureJaneway could travel through time, why didn't she just go back to Voyager's first mission and prevent them from getting stuck in the Delta Quadrant in the first place?!?! "You guys go on home- I'll destroy the array and time-travel home myself!"

Would've put that series out of its misery nice and quick, and I'm sure the crew would've been appreciative of not having to spend seven fucking years with Neelix and replicator rations and the worst ever example of Starfleet captaincy.

...That's why she was promoted so high up the chain when she got back, you realize: not in recognition of a "heckuva job" well done, but to get her out of the captain's chair and safely behind a desk. Orders from the powers-that-be show up on her desk, she reads those orders off to starship captains. See? Can't possibly fuck anything up with that kind of job. Look for Picard, meantime, to stay a captain- 'cause he's much better at that. Not on the Kirk level of captainly godhood, but at least he wouldn't have gotten the Enterprise stuck in Delta.
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Brandonprice on September 25th, 2006 10:16 pm (UTC)
Kirk level of captainly godhood? Kirk + facial hair is isomorphic to Riker.
Miusheri: mayat_tempmiusheri on September 25th, 2006 10:55 pm (UTC)
Riker is in many ways a caricature of Kirk. But when you go by raw ability to command and make tough decisions, Kirk was the best of any captain.
J.P.tierceljm on September 25th, 2006 11:05 pm (UTC)
Those little go-kart things from Space Mutiny WERE pretty ridiculous.

And as to Voyager, if the mission had ended before it began Ron Moore would never have made up so many glorious ideas that got nixed and became the nucleus of the new Battlestar Galactica.
demoncaller on September 25th, 2006 11:54 pm (UTC)
Oh jeez, I remember Space Mutiny! What was with the old woman walking around in a freaking aerobics outfit flashing her bee-hind at anyone who cared to look? And the dead woman who showed up for work the next day? And the space age Captain Santa Claus?

"Kalgon, take me away!" :)

I hafta get ahold of some more epps of that show; it is my fave!
Miusherimiusheri on September 26th, 2006 01:51 am (UTC)
Hehe, that's the one!! I taped a slew of them while Sci-Fi was still showing them. The tape quality is utterly crappy, but it's better than no MST3K at all!

Of course, they have several DVD volumes out, the're just darn expensive =\

I like this user icon of yours the best of all of them, btw =)