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'Star Trek' convention in London to unite 5 captains
OnTheRedCarpet ^ | Apr.16, 2012

Posted on 04/17/2012 7:14:45 PM PDT by nuconvert

Olympics aside, this may be the biggest London event of the year. At least for Trekkies.

The actors who played captains on the five live-action "Star Trek" television shows - William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew and Scott Bakula - are set to appear on stage for the first time. The five are due to attend the "Destination Star Trek London" fan convention, which takes place between October 19 and October 21 (get tickets here).

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1 posted on 04/17/2012 7:14:55 PM PDT by nuconvert
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To: Perdogg; KevinDavis

Thanks nuconvert.


2 posted on 04/17/2012 7:19:00 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: nuconvert

That much awesomeness in one place could tear a hole in the space time continuum. On the other hand, Janeway and Sisko will offset the awesomeness.


3 posted on 04/17/2012 7:20:04 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: nuconvert
Old joke time. How can you tell Star Trek is the best example of science fiction around?











Answer: Socialism works.
4 posted on 04/17/2012 7:23:05 PM PDT by arderkrag ("WAAHH WAAAHHH SCOTUS" is no excuse to vote for Romney. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: cripplecreek

I like Janeway. Let’s see you try command a ship that’s a thousand light years stranded away from home with officers who were part of a Federation rebel group. Wished I was the one babysitting a hot Borg blond as my daily routine.


5 posted on 04/17/2012 7:25:26 PM PDT by max americana
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To: arderkrag
LOL! I'm not a fan of anything but TOS. But supposedly there was an episode on one of the later series where a guy from the 20th century was sent to the future. He was curious how his investments were doing, and was told "we don't have THAT system anymore".

Right. I'm sure that in the 23rd century they still have some form of compensation. Do you think that a starship captain would work for the same number of "credits" as an ensign? Or the guy who cleans the Enterprise's toilets. Don't think so.

6 posted on 04/17/2012 7:29:31 PM PDT by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: nuconvert

I didn’t watch much TNG and the like after B5 started but I did like Sisko and DS9 for the most part. I am mixed on Picard, Captain Quantum, and Mrs. Columbo.


7 posted on 04/17/2012 7:29:47 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: nuconvert

Should have included Tim Allen.


8 posted on 04/17/2012 7:29:54 PM PDT by ngat
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To: nuconvert

Too bad the newest one will not be there. I liked the newest one the best.


9 posted on 04/17/2012 7:30:12 PM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: max americana

Chakotay should have been Captain. Top Paris was a rebellious sort like Kirk and may have made a pretty good Captain.


10 posted on 04/17/2012 7:30:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: ngat

I love Galaxy Quest.


11 posted on 04/17/2012 7:30:53 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: nuconvert

I saw Shatner last summer, he was sharp at a tack - quick wit and just a great entertainer and didn’t look a day over 59...even tho he was 80!


12 posted on 04/17/2012 7:31:49 PM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: boop

I remember that episode. One of my favorite phrases, “low-mileage pit woofie” came from that one.


13 posted on 04/17/2012 7:32:19 PM PDT by arderkrag ("WAAHH WAAAHHH SCOTUS" is no excuse to vote for Romney. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: wally_bert

So did a bunch of the other various Star Trek actors.


14 posted on 04/17/2012 7:32:57 PM PDT by ngat
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To: nuconvert

Shatner and Stewart are the only two worth a dang


15 posted on 04/17/2012 7:32:57 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: edcoil
>> Too bad the newest one will not be there. I liked the newest one the best. <<

Chris Pine (2009's Kirk) is busy on set filming Star Trek 12.

16 posted on 04/17/2012 7:32:57 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Illegals for Perry/Gingrich 2012 : Don't be "heartless"/ Be "humane")
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To: cripplecreek

That’s like asking if Ryker should have been captain, even though the first 3 seasons he turned down captain’s commissions more than once. Chakotay is steady and reliable but Janeway thinks 4 steps ahead.


17 posted on 04/17/2012 7:35:22 PM PDT by max americana
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To: ngat

“By Grabthar’s hammers and the suns of Warvan you are correct!”


18 posted on 04/17/2012 7:35:48 PM PDT by j.argese (FR is a Newt-ist Colony, not a Romney Room, Paul Pavillion or Santorum Sanctum)
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To: boop

I would have liked to have seen those 20th century people they unfroze and culture shocked appear maybe once or twice again somewhere in later seasons.


19 posted on 04/17/2012 7:37:12 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: max americana

Seven of Nine rules the screen.


20 posted on 04/17/2012 7:41:31 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: max americana

All of them had their charms.

Enterprise had an opportunity to deal with the subtleties of the main species, but no, they went into Time Travel instead.

That’s what wrecked the series for me.


21 posted on 04/17/2012 7:41:35 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: nuconvert

Honorable mentions got to John Belushi and Jim Carrey.


22 posted on 04/17/2012 7:43:37 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: j.argese

Been so long long I’d forgotten that! you cracked ne up all over again!


25 posted on 04/17/2012 7:45:35 PM PDT by ngat
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To: pepsionice

Right after Seven of Nine showed up, I started watching “intently”.


27 posted on 04/17/2012 7:45:57 PM PDT by max americana
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To: Jonty30

I agree. T’pol, just like Seven of Nine, was most probably the reason why I kept watching.


29 posted on 04/17/2012 7:47:26 PM PDT by max americana
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To: pepsionice
I liked Kes better. She looked good with the long hair too.

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32 posted on 04/17/2012 7:48:32 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: nuconvert
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33 posted on 04/17/2012 7:48:54 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: max americana
I like Janeway.....babysitting a hot Borg blond

I lost interest when it became clear that the pair of 'em couldn't program the hollodeck for mud wrestling.

34 posted on 04/17/2012 7:49:39 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: Huskrrrr

Don’t leave out Hector Almendros with his brilliant homage to Captain Kirk.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJGvn5iOERM


35 posted on 04/17/2012 7:49:39 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: wally_bert

Yes!


36 posted on 04/17/2012 7:51:02 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: cripplecreek
That much awesomeness in one place could tear a hole in the space time continuum. On the other hand, Janeway and Sisko will offset the awesomeness.

Heck, Sulu alone could tear a hole in....

Never mind, I'll go to my room.

37 posted on 04/17/2012 7:53:17 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: Huskrrrr

The Wrath of Farrakahn. One of the funniest skits I’ve ever seen on TV. “Who does the laundry around here?”


38 posted on 04/17/2012 7:53:52 PM PDT by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To: JaguarXKE
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39 posted on 04/17/2012 7:55:59 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: boop
You know, it is difficult to predict what people might be like with basically unlimited wealth and resources - perhaps some kind of altruistic “greater good” behavior would kick in most of the time for most people. I think Roddenberry was fairly vague (with good reason) on this, but it is worth considering that the “floor” would be raised quite a bit in such a society with unlimited fusion power, terraforming, essentially “unlimited” real estate, and so on. They have hinted a few times on Star Trek that the crew didn't HAVE to be on these dangerous missions, it was a calling and privilege for the few.

Most of the poor people in the US have possessions that the wealthiest person 150 years ago couldn't have even imagined, and they live much longer to boot.

40 posted on 04/17/2012 7:59:46 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: max americana

Seven of Nine was Eleven out of Ten. At least.


41 posted on 04/17/2012 8:00:48 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: boop

Yeah, Picard said “we strive to better ourselves.” Funny how so many TNG episodes were about those not quite bettering themselves as well as others.

It’s hypocrisy when you also have to deal with resources and treaties over resources and fighting enemies that want those resources, etc.

If they could replicate dilithium then half of the shows would be more plotless.


42 posted on 04/17/2012 8:06:21 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useless.)
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To: The Antiyuppie
I see your point, but nothing is "free" ultimately. "Someone" has to come fix things when the pipes burst, and the electrical grid goes down. And those folks don't get out of bed at 3am for nothing. And getting back to Star Trek, the high and mighty explorers may beam down to planets where money or gold or whatever is valuable talks. The planet's denizens aren't going to be too thrilled with "we don't use that icky MONEY". In fact in one of the Harry Mudd episodes, the Enterprise needed dilithium crystals. The miners decided to deal with Mudd instead of Kirk. Their price? Women.

Kirk could wave all kinds of filthy lucre in their faces, but the "currency" was female flesh.

43 posted on 04/17/2012 8:13:16 PM PDT by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: max americana

You do realize that that bimbo is single handedly responsible for Hussein being in the White House, right?


44 posted on 04/17/2012 8:24:25 PM PDT by southern rock
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To: cripplecreek
On the other hand, Janeway and Sisko will offset the awesomeness.

LOL!

45 posted on 04/17/2012 8:27:30 PM PDT by Eaker (When somebody hands you your arse, don't give it back saying "This needs a little more tenderizing.")
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To: boop
Or the guy who cleans the Enterprise's toilets.

Just get the ones from Lexx, and they could not only save on the cleaning, but TP too.

46 posted on 04/17/2012 8:28:45 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: southern rock

I know what you meant but I’ve seen that argument on Fr before. It was not only her hubby’s activities that were out on display but the media pounced on the story and got what they wanted. Maybe you should also blame Mike Ditka who turned down the nomination for the seat, as he also admits the “what if” blame if he indeed took the opposition against Odumbo.


48 posted on 04/17/2012 8:39:25 PM PDT by max americana
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To: libertarian27

Have you see this pic before? She looks very familiar.


49 posted on 04/17/2012 9:23:49 PM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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50 posted on 04/17/2012 9:58:59 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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