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Friday November 15, 2002
02:41 PM

Enterprise plot holes

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I forgot to mention that I watched another episode of Enterprise on Wednesday night. This one fell into the "total suck" category.

SPOILER ALERT for those who haven't seen it and are planning on watching it yet.

  • First, there is no universal translator, so how is it everyone speaks English? Hoshi is becoming less and less useful it seems.
  • Second, if you're going to rescue one piece of minor technology, why would you bring 8 more with you?
  • Third, who tries to tackle 3 armed guards and a bartender when you've got a phasor in your hand?
  • Fourth, if you don't want to fire the phasor to avoid exposing its technology, why did you bring it in the first place?
  • So frigging what if they have a communicator?! What are they going to do with it? It would take years to reverse engineer, and by then the tension/war might be over. Cut your losses.

There are some other gripes I have with the show. 10 months without shore leave?! Jesus. Anyone who's served in the military knows that the crewman would be humping the walls at that point, and the pregnancy rate would be ridiculous.

That, or it's been, "pass the salt, Peter" the entire show. I haven't verified this, but I once heard from a guy in the Navy that the pregnancy rate on a carrier was something like 50%, and I'm pretty sure they never go without shore leave more than 6 months.

I know they did *barely* touch on this subject, but only with regards to the Captain. Anyway, the show seems to be getting more lame.

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  • djberg96 wrote: "So frigging what if they have a communicator?! What are they going to do with it? It would take years to reverse engineer..."

    Note that much of the following is reconstructed from my rather poor memory of an article, so rather than add a disclaimer after every sentence, I'll add it now: everything I am writing is probably wrong.

    I was once reading an article that was talking about what we would do if a UFO ever did crash-land here. Since it's impossible to test, the author created a "th

  • maybe it's not too much to be optimistic and think that organised religion is extinct and that contraception is much more advanced and plentiful. Of course, it's already a stretch to think the human race will last that far into the future but that's the nice thing about fantasy, it can be wildly optimistic. Besides, didn't one of the guys get pregnant on the show already? Now that's what I call optimism! :)

    • Isn't Enterprise only 150 years in the future or so? You really have that little faith in the human race surviving that small a period?
      --
        ---ict / Spoon
      • considering that life on earth is at the grace of a very delicate ecological balance and that balance is being currently challenged, yes. Of course, humankind is more like a virus and a few may escape during the last days the earth can sustain life so that they may inflict the same fate on another unsuspecting planet.

  • Despite not watching Enterprise, I did watch Star Trek. A left-behind communicator gave rise to a
    criminal society in some episode. As for their dunderheaded black ops, it's like anything else. People do things in the most complicated way. Want to know how the US military wanted to smuggle technology into the middle east in the 1980s? There were lots of parachutes and SCUBA tanks involved. How did the operators actually do it? Commercial flight, diplomatic pouch, and rental car. Just let the Enterpri
  • Unfortunately, if you look at any plot in ST:E, it loses all sense of continuity (and, dare I say, plausibility) before they cue the title sequence.

    In this case, they have a communications device which can communicate with the Enterprise and yet they need to send the entire bridge crew to rescue it. Of course, earlier in the series they've successfully demonstrated the use of the transporter to send and receive inorganic equipment. (Oh, and they did rescue the Captain with the transporter once.)

    I'll g

    • Unfortunately, if you look at any plot in ST:E, it loses all sense of continuity (and, dare I say, plausibility) before they cue the title sequence

      That's just to dull your senses for when the theme song comes on.