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Re: Favorite Space Battles
« Reply #45 on: September 23, 2005, 09:37:14 pm »

Maybe the Enterprise's sensors, while plenty
powerful, were not tuned to pick up
Klingon exhaust. Perhaps the equipment would
take too long to rig into the ship's targeting
sensors. Heck, maybe using those gas
sensors requires disabling the sensors and
rebuilding them. In that case it would make
more sense to take out the old torpedo targeting
stuff and put the new ones in.

Or maybe the writers were tired and wanted something
more dramatic than the Enterprise targeting some
exshaust and blowing up the enemy.
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« Reply #46 on: September 24, 2005, 01:37:04 am »

I think the obvious explanation is that the equipment only works of extremely short distances so that the torpedo had to 'sniff around' to eventually find the target.  That would rule out setting up the ship with said sensors because then they'd have to drive around until they'd practically collided with the target.

But then an even better explanation:  WHO THE FRAK CARES!?!?!!
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« Reply #47 on: September 24, 2005, 02:35:22 am »

Debating si-fi is a time honoured form
of Time Wasting. It's comparible to
political debates, engaging in coversations
on political ideaology and playing solitaire.
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« Reply #48 on: September 24, 2005, 04:54:31 am »

Only with Solitaire, you don't have to listen to the other idiots talk.
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« Reply #49 on: October 03, 2005, 06:19:29 pm »

But, you see, that's what screwed up Voyager. It was unwise to nerf the Borg.

I was watching a ST:TNG re-run, realized something, and thought of this thread....what made me realize this is the show happened to be the one where they wrote Ro Lauren out.  What happened in the process?  Picard and the Enterprise got nerfed.  His big plan to wipe out the Maqui got spoiled by her...

And I got to thinking, and I honestly can't think of any other show in any of the series where the main characters got nerfed in any way (Original Star Trek, TNG, DS9, Voyager, or Enterprise)...so I would expect it if they were to put the Borg up against Voyager for Voyager to nerf the Borg...

The last scene of the TNG show I saw was a classic too.  Riker comes in, really tip toes around Picard (here's my report sir), acting like he's protecting himself.  Then the camera pans to Picard with this look on his face like he wants to tear the ship apart in a rage.

Classic because it was so unique and so good.
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« Reply #50 on: October 03, 2005, 11:34:06 pm »

Check out the finnish movie 'Star Wreck' (free to DL). It has a huge battle between StarTrek ships and Babylon 5 ships.

The Battlestar Galactica battles are pretty good, especially the flak scenes.
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« Reply #51 on: October 05, 2005, 08:19:53 pm »

But, you see, that's what screwed up Voyager. It was unwise to nerf the Borg.

I was watching a ST:TNG re-run, realized something, and thought of this thread....what made me realize this is the show happened to be the one where they wrote Ro Lauren out.  What happened in the process?  Picard and the Enterprise got nerfed.  His big plan to wipe out the Maqui got spoiled by her...

I think you misunderstand the nature of the word 'nerf'. It means to retroactively change something so it is less powerful, or to make a new version of an old thing which is less powerful.

Like, you could nerf the Kohr-Ah by making the FRIED do 1 damage per puff instead of 3.
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« Reply #52 on: October 06, 2005, 08:04:38 pm »

OK, I watched Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning.

That has to have been one of the best space battles ever made!

Wow.

I'm not so enamoured of the film as a whole (too depressingly incompetence-strewn) but those space battles were awesome. WIth one exception: if the twinklers weren't effective against the Excavator, why did they keep trying?
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« Reply #53 on: October 06, 2005, 09:11:00 pm »

I still haven't got a chance to see it. (maybe next week) But here's a  reason I've picked up watching the older Star Wrecks. Pirk isn't exactly know for using his brains! (actually, he is better known for not using them! Roll Eyes) And maybe they didn't had anything else. Apart from Twinklers and Lightballs, I have yet to see other P-fleet weapons.
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« Reply #54 on: October 07, 2005, 08:45:52 pm »

Well, yeah, but it seemed that they fired the twinklers at the Excavator even when the rest of the fleet was intact. I would have mopped up the rest of the fleet, THEN figured out what to do with the flagship.
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« Reply #55 on: October 13, 2005, 07:28:25 am »

Good, I finally saw the movie. I guess they weren't under strict orders (,,Kill, kill, kill!" ,,Ignore the previous order.") and basically all ran around blasting at stuff (with the exception of Fukov.) As for firing at the Excavator while they were close, I bet they were hoping to actually hit a weak spot in the armour. The guns might not be made of the anti twinkler stuff. I also remember seeing a lightball knock out a chunk of the back of one of the big wings. Hitting the internals that became visible there with Twinklers probably would have allowed them to dig deeper. Most ships are though on the outside, soft on the inside.

And there are tons of ways of killing the Excavator that don't involve swarms of Lightballs (or beer to knock out the controls Roll Eyes). Ramming them with the Kickstart is one way, but why not drag Babel 13 over for a really big club Grin? The defense grid was deactivated anyway (otherwise they couldn't hide behind it.).

While the battle was fantastic, the overwhelming amount of incompetence is rather depressing.

And a last thing. I think they actually went to an ice age in the future instead of one in the past. I thought I could see the remains of the p-fleet station, which wouldn't be there if it was the past (maybe humanity blew itself up, completely.) So, sorry Info, but your plan won't work.
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« Reply #56 on: October 13, 2005, 08:37:24 pm »

I thought that 'future' part was just a mistranslation. Otherwise, the cold is already getting to Info's circuits.
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« Reply #57 on: October 14, 2005, 01:22:42 am »

Favorite space battles, I think Freespace takes the cake, just the whole game, from cinematics to the dog fights, it was truely spectacular. And fighting in hyperspace at the end against that mammoth ship was cool (I hid in its launch bay for a little).
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