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    Meh. Looks like a typical instance of "Let's imagine some circumstances under which I would be right, and pretend that is what happened." But anyone who can't cope with that has no business on the Internet.

    ETA: So what actually may have happened is that Nichelle read some lines written for Spock, but not that she was likely to be cast as Spock, who BTW was originally going to be red-skinned, not unlike Sinestro out of Green Lantern. But it's a better headline to say "OMG Spock was going to be a black woman!"
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    Sounds about right, Mal. I'm embarrassed for having taken it at face value, and annoyed that such a misleading quote is floating around out there with no explanation of what it really means (or apology for being misleading, for that matter). Thank you for pointing out how it had to be wrong, though.
    So now they are just dirt-covered English people in fur pelts with credit cards.

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    It's what I do. And, to be honest, it would have been a great story - just like the one about when Nicholls was thinking of quitting Trek and MLK himself, no less, pointed out what a great role model she was to black Americans and she should hang in there. I understand this story is now considered of dubious provenance, but hell, something as awesome as that totally should have happened.

    Also, Uhura should have got far more lines; but we all knew that anyway.
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    Agreed as to more lines for Uhura. She also shouldn't have had to wait for TAS before having a turn in the big chair.

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    Quote Originally posted by anyrose View post
    10 days early, but thank you for that.

    I have the kids Chanukah gifts ready as I sit next to the Christmas Tree, we have a mixed up household we do.

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    Wishing everyone a very happy, healthy and safe holiday season!

    Looking forward to another year of boldly going....

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    Fun with Google:
    Type the following word or phrase, with no punctuation. You may have to wait a bit to see the result, but it's fun.
    let it snow

    askew

    do a barrel roll

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    Those are cool, I noticed that Chanukah had a small surprise also. (Hanukkah did the same).

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    Quote Originally posted by Elendil's Heir View post
    anyrose, it's still the night before for What Exit? and WES. Hold off on Collins's new day for the moment, please.
    okay - but I figured since you have Collins' roommate awake and answering Delaney's "email", I thought the new day had started. Roommate was, after all, sound asleep when Collins returned to quarters.

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    Fair point. Just the same, hold off, please.

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    Color me impatient, and this is typed with nothing but respect and affection, but if T'Var and Bennett are going to have a lengthy expository conversation, could the two of you please post more quickly? kthx.

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    I understand. I don't expect it to go much longer.

    Merry Christmas and happy holidays to you all!

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    Brainstorming the future of space exploration: http://lightyears.blogs.cnn.com/2011...ool/?hpt=hp_c2

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Proteus_Steinmetz

    We know from Mission #1 that one of the Yorktown's four shuttlecraft is named the Steinmetz (I read an interesting book about him as a kid). The Captain and the other senior officers will shortly be arriving in another shuttle. What should it be called? PM me (don't post it here) the name of a noteworthy scientist or explorer, in keeping with ST:TOS naming practices, in the next 48 hours. I'll then put the names up to a vote.

    Nonplayers and lurkers are welcome to make nominations, too.
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    as you can see by my PM, I have a lot of ideas; more, if you'd like.

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    Just one apiece, if you please. Thanks!

    Should've said earlier, I reserve the right to DQ any nomination, but will explain why to you privately, and of course give you the chance to nominate someone else.

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    A Safe, Healthy, and Happy 2012 to you all.

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    Happy New Year, Everyone!!!

    Live Long and Prosper!

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    Likewise, and the same, all around! Here's to a better 2012 for everyone.

    Our nominees for the next shuttlecraft name are:

    Meitner
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lise_Meitner

    Kaku
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michio_kaku

    Tesla
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikola_Tesla

    Please vote, via PM to me, in the next 72 hours. You're encouraged but not required to vote for one you didn't nominate.

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    By a vote of 3-1, the next-mentioned shuttlecraft will be the Tesla. Congratulations to What Exit?, who nominated the inventor and engineer. Since we had three nominees and that's just as many shuttles as the Yorktown carries (in addition to the Steinmetz, already mentioned), the Meitner (nominated by WES) and the Kaku (nominated by anyrose) will eventually be the others.

    Thank you for your nominations and votes.

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    Where's my laser pistol, dammit?: http://www.straightdope.com/columns/...rs-as-ray-guns

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    Nice Straight Dope article!

    It puts me in mind of my uncle when he was a little boy. It would have been in the very early 1960s. He wrote a paper for school on lasers and did a great deal of research, which was of course much harder in those days, especially for a little boy in a small town. When he presented it to his teacher, she gave him an F, because she said he'd made it all up. Surely there could be no such thing as a "laser" in reality.
    So now they are just dirt-covered English people in fur pelts with credit cards.

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    Next they'll be thinking we could fly to the Moon!

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    That's crazy talk!

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    There's $10m with your name on it if you can make a working medical tricorder: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16518171

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    riiiiiiight. I'll get right on that.

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    what does BCDO stand for?

    (and don't say "just about anything")

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    Bridge Command Duty Officer

    When I was in, it was only CDO though but this is hundreds of years later and Starfleet not USN.
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    We've discussed BCDO training several times already. In the current game thread, check out posts 2, 6, 9, 13 and 18, for instance.

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    I found a possible continuity error
    In post #190 you mention Roble picked up the sim while on Banij Prime
    In #296, you say several other ships have run the sim.

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    This is not the only Bridge simulator module around; there are others.

    From the game thread:

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    ...The ship cruises at a steady Warp 5 on its way to Cavinre VII. It passes by and hails several ships along the way: the transport Sweet Anne, carrying settlers and supplies for Morra III; the agricarrier Topgallant Alpha, loaded with quadrotriticale and neorice for Sherman's Planet; and the freighter Antiope, heavily-laden with Telperion lumber and bound for Ardel IV.
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    As they pass the Topgallant Alpha, Collins thinks about tribbles.
    Nice catch for TOS "The Trouble with Tribbles." Telperion is a Tolkien reference; it was one of the Two Trees of Valinor. The Topgallant Corp. was in a ST short story I once wrote (named after the uppermost sail on old sailing ships). Morra III is a reference to the 2011 movie Limitless, which I really enjoyed. The protagonist, Edward "Eddie" Morra, is
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    pretty clearly destined for the U.S. Presidency by the end of the movie. I imagined that he was elected and did such a great job that, many years later, a star was named after him.

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    Happy birthday, WES!

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    Happy birthday, WES! I hope it's been a lovely day for you.
    So now they are just dirt-covered English people in fur pelts with credit cards.

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    Hippo Birdies Two Ewes, Wes.

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    Live Long and Prosper Wes.

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    Thanks for the bday greetings, everyone! Turned 50 (wow, it's been half a century already? <g>). May you all "Live Long and Prosper" as well.

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    I hate to do this mid-adventure, but it's become clear I don't really have time to fully participate in this RPG. I think I'll gracefully bow out at this point. It's been fun, and I'll try to follow along and see how it all turns out. Enjoy, all!

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    Aw, are you sure? It'd be a shame to lose you.

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    Appleciders - you don't have to leave altogether, the gamemaster has given you a "graceful" leave of absence. When you're ready to pop in, post here first and one of us will try to catch you up.

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    Nah, my life is only going to get busier in the near future, and it's not really fair to you folks to only pop in occasionally nor is it really fulfilling to me to be here only occasionally. I do wish you the best of luck, though!

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    Bummer. Well, if you change your mind, let me know.

    If any current players know of a prospective player, or if any Mello lurkers would like to get in as a player, let me know soon, please.

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    Please let me know when it's morning on the ship, then I'll post.

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    Will do.

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    Are you sure Jeremi and Ben have had their full 24 hours together? I thought they'd already gone back to the ship, and found that either Terezis or Ben's cabinmate were on shift so they could end their day "properly"

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    Write it as you see fit. You're welcome to run a draft by me first, if you wish, via PM.

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    Please assume Delaney is busy working, probably too hard.

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    After two hours of "enjoying Ben's company" (), Jeremi realizes if she doesn't hurry back to her cabin to shower and change, she'll be late for her shift. "We really must do this again, very soon" she says, and kisses Ben before rushing off.
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    I'll post that in the game thread for you.

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