SF Debris: The Chase

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SF Debris: The Chase

Postby Nutso » Sat Aug 15, 2015 6:45 pm



TNG: The Chase Review

Opinionated Next Gen Episode Guide looks at the one that tries to explain why all these alien species look like humans. Turns out it's because Paramount is cheap.


I remember this. I used to wonder if these progenitors were older than the Q, or the Q.
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Re: SF Debris: The Chase

Postby Teaos » Sat Aug 15, 2015 9:47 pm

I always liked this episode. Reminds me of the Manny Coto episodes that explained all those fan questions.

And I doubt they are the Q. They are first in our galaxy, not the universe.
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Re: SF Debris: The Chase

Postby McAvoy » Sat Aug 15, 2015 9:51 pm

There is a fanfic out there that I like that tried to connect the dots like the Preservers, the Progenitors, and so forth with them creating Earth copies and so forth.

Good writing.
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Re: SF Debris: The Chase

Postby Nutso » Sun Aug 16, 2015 1:51 am

Teaos wrote:I always liked this episode. Reminds me of the Manny Coto episodes that explained all those fan questions.

And I doubt they are the Q. They are first in our galaxy, not the universe.

Is there a known origin of the Q?
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Re: SF Debris: The Chase

Postby Coalition » Tue Aug 18, 2015 1:00 am

Teaos wrote:One would imagin they came after the P.


And their successors are NSFW.
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Re: SF Debris: The Chase

Postby Vic » Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:19 am

Coalition wrote:
Teaos wrote:One would imagin they came after the P.


And their successors are NSFW.



Standards sure do drop steeply......
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Re: SF Debris: The Chase

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:17 pm

I love this episode, especially that ending with the Romulan commander contacting Picard and that bit of hope. I always found it funny/odd the Klingons and Cardassians were about to shoot it out and the Romulans were, "Hey, let's talk this out!" I don't even know why. :D
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Re: SF Debris: The Chase

Postby Captain Seafort » Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:50 pm

RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:I love this episode, especially that ending with the Romulan commander contacting Picard and that bit of hope. I always found it funny/odd the Klingons and Cardassians were about to shoot it out and the Romulans were, "Hey, let's talk this out!" I don't even know why. :D


The Klingons' ability to start a fight in an empty room is well known, but the Cardies had a similar tendency to start fights over wounded pride - look at the attack on the E-D at the start of The Wounded, and the number of times they had to be forced to back down by the threat of overwhelming force. The Romulans, on the other hand, were always looking at the bigger picture, and were more interested in coming out on top in the long term. They were never prepared to get into a firefight unless it served to further those long-term goals.
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Re: SF Debris: The Chase

Postby McAvoy » Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:55 pm

I also viewed the Romulans as the only ones besides the Federation to take exploration and science seriously with Cardassians doing it only for 'Motha Russ... I mean Cardassia'.
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Re: SF Debris: The Chase

Postby Coalition » Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:58 pm

I'd see the Romulans thinking something like:

"We will assist the Federation with this discovery, because otherwise the Federation will only share what they learn with the Klingon Empire, making our enemy stronger. If we work with the Federation, they will share the information with us and the Klingons, keeping the balance. The Klingons will share what they know with the Federation for the same reason. I would prefer to have all the information ourselves, but we have to deal with reality, not what we desire."

Romulans are practical, planners, and adjusting their plans when necessary. in this case they part part of the information, the Klingons had another part, and the Federation had a third part. The Klingons and Romulans won't trust each other, but they both can trust that the Federation will share equally.
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Re: SF Debris: The Chase

Postby McAvoy » Sat Aug 29, 2015 3:07 pm

Sounds a familiar doesn't it.
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