In one of the Hellblazer's books, the main character discovers
that demon Nergal is trying to kill Constantine's girlfriend Zed,
When Constantine is wounded, Nergal visits him in the hospital and offers him a deal: Nergal will heal him but Constantine will stop the Crusade.
What was his m...
this is going to be a long example so bear with me.
Years ago I read a story online where the army(along with our main guy) from our dimension are sent into another to help the natives who are humanoid-ish psychics that are physically weak by killing a being which has been attacking them. The be...
When the sphere left the cube and flew towards earth, why did the earth stay still. it was my understanding that the planet / solar system / galaxy rotate around the universe. I was watching "red dwarf" when they tried to time travel a similar problem was encountered. Time travel device is not th...
I'm looking for a really weird book or story I read a while back. There were weird creatures disguised as humans. A man makes the mistake of having sex with one of the them and ends up having a mask put on his face that he can never take off, and he has to wander around naked for a while. The...
I'm watching Unification Part 1 on BBC, it actually just ended. Is anything better then Picard saying I am looking for Ambassador spock, and spock rounding the corner and saying, "Indeed, you have found him Captain Picard." I remember hearing that when the episode happened and I jumped up so excited, just to hear Nimoy say Captain Picard, such a cool moment. The next best moment was when Data and Spock finally were alone and had a conversation about being more human vs. logical.
Or my favourite quote from Dr Soong; hang on a minute, I'll get it...
Here it is: "Why does a painter paint? Hmm? Why does a boxer box? You know what Michelangelo used to say? That the sculptures he made were already there before he started, hidden in the marble. All he needed to do was remove the unneeded bits. Wasn't quite that easy with you, Data. But the need to do it, my need to do it, was no different than Michelangelo's need."
@N_Soong Best of both worlds part 1 is probably the best Star Trek episode ever made. Locutus of Borg was definitely the best cliff hangar, and got me totally excited, but I didn't want to cry. When I saw spock for the first time in a long time and he was hanging with the TNG crew, it was pretty special. He had so many great lines although the episode could have been so much better. When he tells pircard "you remind me of another captain of the enterprise", that was a great line.
Or when he says to data after data does the vulcan nerve pinch, "nice job." Or when he tells Tasha Yar "I'm not familiar with disruptor settings" etc. etc. Spock is by far my favorite character, Kirk and Data are right up there with him. Remember at the end of the spores episode when Spock says to Kirk, "I'm not sure, but for the first time in my life I was happy..." Man that hit me hard.
@WadCheber The guy with the boombox, lmfao. Great scene.
@N_Soong As far as the movies go, "Wrath of Khan" was by far the best and in a league of it's own. You need a strong antagonist in Star Trek, and there was none stronger then Khannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!!
I've probably seen bits and pieces of a few episodes of the original series, but I've never actually watched an episode. My knowledge of Star Trek beyond the whale movie comes exclusively from what has been said about it elsewhere.
Phasers and teleporters and blue slutty women and tribbles. I used to have a toy tribble that purred and vibrated when you touched it, but I had no idea what the hell a tribble was.
@WadCheber I don't know what your interests are or how far they go in the Sci/Fi genre. But leaving out Star Trek is like leaving out Asimov for Sci/Fi books. It's really the foundation stone for Sci/Fi. Lucas even said without Star Trek there wouldn't have been Star Wars. Roddenberry pushed and pushed and without him the genre wouldn't be the same. With that being said, the writing and acting in TOS is truly amazing. TNG after the first season is great. Voy is great after Kes leaves and
7 of 9 comes along.
DS9 is great once the Dominion wars start.
And enterprise is great once the Xindi campaign starts.
The movies are hit and miss.
But I definitely recommend watching star trek. You have 700+ episodes plus the movies to entertain you.
@JMFB Meh. I'm not really into fiction, even science fiction. The original Star Wars trilogy, zombies, The Thing, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Alien, the books I Am Legend and The Road, Stephen King's Dark Tower saga, Rick and Morty... That's about it.
@N_Soong I know the song really sucks. Star Trek is really a classical/symphonic type of show. Also it should have the NX ship like the other series instead of all those photos in the opening credits. I got hooked as well and didn't think I would after that first episode.
@N_Soong Well...that's debatable. I could see why you would say that because TNG is more contemporary in terms of special effects, and culturally. But TOS was really groundbreaking. And the trio of Kirk/Spock/McCoy has never been duplicated. It was really special. The writing I think is also better in TOS.
@JMFB I was thinking more in terms of special effects; I agree that TOS is better in some aspects (although my favourite is TNG because of Data naturally) but today's audience, unless you're pretty interested already, probably isn't going to accept the graphics
Basically, if I didn't like it by the time I was out of high school, I will probably never like it.
@JMFB I binged on Star Wars over the course of three or four days, and had some questions about it. I found this site and joined. The LotR questions inspired me to finally read the books after putting it off for 24 years, and I had lots more questions, so I asked them here, then answered some other questions about LotR, and got a shit ton of rep in 4 months.
I think I've been here for 4 1/2 months or so, and I have 15k rep, so I stuck around.
@N_Soong There's a lot of humour in TOS. It's a bit cheesy in some ways by modern standards, but it's still great. I can't remember too many TOS episodes that I couldn't stand. I also can't think of any characters in TOS that I didn't love. Uhura, Chekhov, Sulu, Scotty, Kirk, Spock, and McCoy were all great. TNG had a lot of bad characters. I can't stand Troi, any episode centered around her or her mother are horrible.
Dr. Polaski ruined the second season. The first season was mostly bad. Riker was difficult to watch most of the time as well as the engineers besides Geordi.
@N_Soong @WadCheber yeah I had the same thing. I was posting a bunch of answers and questions, rep maxed three times, and had big numbers. Then I stopped posting and it dropped. I've had no rep gains in two days. But I'm just too busy to post stuff right now, and I switched back over to cable from watching amazon prime so I'm watching more regular shows and movies now.
There's something seriously weird going on with this question - I'm getting downvotes for it and, as far as I can see, mine is the only answer that actually addresses the question! Any thoughts as to why it's attracting downvotes?
@WadCheber You generous guy! I've got a few bounties to award, but I'm holding off till I reach 20k
@JMFB I'll try editing the question a bit, but my understanding is that they're asking why the Earth didn't move i.e. if they time-travelled and didn't move, because the solar system moves so much they would've come out at the same position, but the solar system and Earth would've moved on long ago
@WadCheber In physics, motion is a change in position of an object with respect to time. Motion is typically described in terms of displacement, distance (scalar), velocity, acceleration, time and speed.[1
It's everything in terms of the question.
Gravity is the force that causes the earth to revolve around the sun or how the universe spins.
@WadCheber They went through a temporal vortex and that took a little bit of time; my argument is that in that time they accelerated dramatically to speeds in excess of the speed of light, so they traveled through space and time
@WadCheber So then I argue that warp speeds allow one to traverse that distance in like 20 seconds; if we're traveling at speeds faster than that, it'll be even less time. It seems the most logical explanation to me
@WadCheber Because just like I jump and don't fly around the room, or I don't run faster in one direction vs another because of the rotation of the earth, it's negligible. The ship in space is rotating around the universe, and rotating around the sun, and affected by all the gravitational forces just like everything else is, why would that change because I travel in time. We aren't in a vacuum.
@JMFB - Doc Brown's DeLorean leaves Hill Valley. It is dry when he leaves. A rainstorm happens. It ends, and Doc Brown reappears moments later. Do you expect the DeLorean to be wet from rain? No, because the rain happened while the DeLorean was gone.
@JMFB Because it's not as though you are actually there - wait a minute, maybe you are. It all rests on the assumption that you instantaneously travel - if you are travelling through time at an increased rate then - ah I see your point!
@WadCheber That's pretty distorted. Your making a certain assumption about time travel. If your incorrect about time travel is correct. The second the car gets to the time that the car was built it would cease to exist and he'd drop out of time travel.
@N_Soong Ah ha, we don't know how time travel works, because it probably doesn't at least how sci/fi explains it. So if we can travel a thousand times the speed of light, why would gravity and other forces cease to exist all of a sudden?
@WadCheber Yes, based on that assumption gravity wouldn't work but, as @JMFB argues, if you were traveling through time at an increased rate then it would still impact you. Interesting; I might add that to my answer if you don't mind!
@N_Soong @Praxis Tasha is so much better as the head of the tal shiar then she was on the Enterprise. This is a great scene. Data and Spock working in Tandem. They should have utilized Nimoy more in TNG. "Since it is logical to assume you will kill us in any event I refuse to cooperate." Tasha "I hate vulcans, I hate the logic..."
@Praxis Yes but I'm an exception to the rule, lol. Although I did lose a bunch of rep because some user got booted.
@WadCheber Well since time travel doesn't work in the real world we need to make up some fictional way of how it works. Whatever that way is, which is different depending on what theories you use, why would motion and gravity not be in play.
Picard "Well done mr data though I don't think you got commander riker's hair quite right." Data "I will be more observant in the future sure" <with a puzzled look on his face> LMFAO @N_Soong @Praxis
@WadCheber But even with that example, you assumed the rain on the car would disappear once you traveled back to the time before the rain happened, which would mean the delorean would disappear once they reached the time the time machine was built, thereby making time travel impossible.
Darmok makes no sense. This whole episode is predicated on nonsense, but I love it anyway. It's impossible to create a language based on metaphors without an underlying language with syntax, grammar, etc.
I think you were saying: I get into a time machine and start moving to a point 200 years in the future. You are outside the time machine watching. My seconds are your years. We both experience the time that is passing, but I experience it far more quickly than you.
I was saying: I get into a time machine and set the controls for 200 years in the future. From your perspective, I instantly disappear. The very same nanosecond that I disappear, I find myself 200 years in the future. From my perspective, no time has passed.
@WadCheber Why can't I spin around in a circle at one point on earth really fast? Why can't I travel around the earth in orbit super fast? etc. I don't know what the mechanism is for time travel, so theorizing about it and making the assumption that all of a sudden every other force in nature doesn't exist all of a sudden seems like a big leap to me.
I just remembered that there is a very rare funny moment in the book, involving a Jewish vampire. The narrator is an antihero scumbag, and he finds that the other vampires are scared of crosses, but the Jewish vampire just laughs when the narrator shoves a crucifix in his face.
@N_Soong Oh that sux. They play TNG every day. They're having a marathon tonight it seems like. Even though I have everything star trek on Amazon Prime and Netflix, it's still nice to see it on regular TV and just watch the episodes they show.
As a fan of the Halo games and its lore I was thinking about getting all the books/comics that are a part of the Halo lore to read. I was wondering if anyone had a full list of all the books related to Halo's lore. Also if the list can be put in chronological order that would be greatly appreciat...
@Praxis @N_Soong tearing up...datha is dead. Picard is soooo awesome in this episode. The way he walks onto the bridge at the end, tells Riker to hail the Tamarian vessel, and then speaks to the Tamarians in metaphors. Why did Datha have to die?
RIP DATHON <damn this episode always gets me, tearing up>
Ok, so the question, All Halo Books List, was closed and then re-opened, after a bit of discussions in the comments section.
The question was then re-closed very soon after. See the revision history.
And the Off-topic reason being:
"Requests for lists of works or recommendations are off-top...