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I think I need someone to define HellThread, is it good? bad? Lots of people, or lots of anger? and mostly, is there a way I can latinum off it?

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Ten Forward General Announcement

Hey everyone, as the new season of Star Trek: Discovery is underway:

Please make sure to put discussion of the season 2 episodes under a content warning to avoid spoilers for those who haven't had a chance to watch the new episodes yet.

Thank you, live long and prosper! πŸ––πŸΎ

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Excited for the Season 2 premiere of Discovery tonight. Captain Pike! Spock! Number One! (And can I just say how cool it is that we have an incoming captain who is a Trek fan himself?) Might just queue up the final episode of Season 1 to refresh everything in my mind before showtime. πŸ“ΊπŸΏπŸ€“πŸ––

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@guinan @staticsafe
Devil's advocate: if they're determined to do gritty Star Trek anyways, might as well use the part that already *is* that way rather than distorting the rest to be so, no?

Although of course when Section 31 worked, it was on DS9 and as a conversation between Section 31's ends-justify-the-means approach and Bashir's idealism. You lose that fertile thematic ground if your main character is *literally an evil doppelganger* :/

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In case you wanted to know where my dragons names come from:

Olwen is one of the dragons in kids TV show Ivor The Engine: youtu.be/J8XySRDcymo

Pongo is a pet dragon in my mum's favourite show when she was a kid, A Rubovian Legend: youtu.be/F9XHQE7satc

Winklesea is named for the sea dragon in A Gift From Winklesea by Helen Cresswell with cute illustrations by Janina Ede.

Sir Griflet is a lesser-known knight of the Round Table but mostly I liked the idea of a baby griffin πŸ™‚

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Well, this past weekend I survived the first major snow storm of the season. Maybe I should put together a play list for the next one if I end up snowbound.

I’m thinking something in the zesty genre. Suggestions?

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Did you realize that wheels are no longer used to transport stuff?
Everything is carried by humans, ships, tractor beams, and levitating carts.
The only wheel aboard me are at Quark's.

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Every author who ever wrote a licensed Star Trek EU novel where Morn talks should be forced to publicly explain themselves.

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@guinan I agree with this being mirrored more subtly in the Vorta too - despite them being higher up the chain of command.It's more made more obvious when Jem'Hadar's individuality is trying to crack through and fight against programming - but it is there in the Vorta in the form of curiosity. Weyoun very genuinely asks Kira about art, and the defective Weyoun gobbles up a bunch of food, despite a genetically forced lack of taste in both regards.

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So, Voyager generally had underwhelming, or even flat-out bad alien designs. But! It did have some gems. Here's one, that can only be displayed in video form
youtu.be/nN_HGiG6Yb8?t=23

"Mourning For the Jem'Hadar" by /u/queenofmoons

reddit.com/r/DaystromInstitute

a well written post about the characterisation of the Jem'Hadar in DS9

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@guinan I think yeah - now that I'e been thinking about it more I'm not so keen either. There's a real lack of utopian fiction in favour of dark/gritty stuff. I think the hollywood consensus is that if you don't have morally grey, dark brooding characters, it sucks. But there needs to be more fiction out there showing a future to aspire to, and there's no reason that that can't also be an exceptionally colourful horror show (eg: the original series)

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