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Ryujin

Legend
Lol, no, I know, but ffs will that issue ever be fixed?
"Enterprise" had the MACOs (Military Assault Command Operations) later on to deal with that issue, but had too many other issues.

Most Star Fleet ships presented in the various shows only have security officers, not actual marines, so it's not a "red shirt" thing.
 

Eltab

Lord of the Hidden Layer
coincidentally, I picked up a month of Paramount+ to watch the Star Trecks and have to say I can’t watch them anymore either. I’m so tired of everything being made more ”adult” cause we’re not on broadcast TV. one Of the cool things with old star trek was the family friendly…not so much now. I mean, doesn’t bother me watching, I can, but no longer something I can watch with my 8 yr old. And it adds so little the gore, the Klingon tits, all that. Whatever, I get most people like it, I’m just why? Add’s nothing to story.
In the Generations movie, there is exactly one naughty-word. Because the characters do not speak like that the rest of the time, it serves as a potent indicator that something is very wrong and needs urgent attention.
 

Ryujin

Legend
In the Generations movie, there is exactly one naughty-word. Because the characters do not speak like that the rest of the time, it serves as a potent indicator that something is very wrong and needs urgent attention.
Even more so when it's the android.
 



MGibster

Legend
I haven't read the WoT, because of what I'd heard about how the books were written - very long, and getting slow after only a few volumes.
I was a freshman in high school when the first book was released in 1990 and I read it. The only reason I kept up with the series is because of sunk cost. By the time really, really started to get bogged down I had so much invested in it that I had to finish it after twenty-three long years. There are some fantastic parts of the series but I think you made the wisest choice.
 


Lol, no, I know, but ffs will that issue ever be fixed?
1) You send in the marines. They all die.

2) You send in another lot of marines. They die too.

3 ) You send in the command crew and they resolve the issue.


Starfleet has enough experience to realise it's a lot cheaper to skip 1) and 2).
 

Ryujin

Legend

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Snarf Zagyg

Notorious Liquefactionist
True, of course. But if you don't already own one, a new TV isn't cheap. Even on Black Friday.

Personally, I can't survive modern society without my Roku connected to my dumb TV. I dream of upgrading to a giant smart TV someday.

So, to riff on this a little.

Two things- a smart TV is actually much cheaper than a comparable "dumb" TV (if you can find one ... must are outdoor models, or for use in commercial settings). Smart TVs are all subsidized.

Because the subsidy ... as I'm sure is quickly dawning on you now ... is you. That's right, you're the actual product. Both in actual ads that these TVs are displaying, as well as by tracking what you're doing and selling that information.

When I was in the market for a TV last year, I wanted to get a dumb TV, but the pickings were too slim. I ended up with a great deal on a "smart TV." But I kept all the features off- it's not connected to the internet, etc. Instead, I use my own streaming box (AppleTV in my case for privacy reasons, but anything you lock down ... such as installation of a pi-hole).

TLDR; I can't live without streaming either, but I would never, ever use a smartTV's features.
 

GreyLord

Legend
So, to riff on this a little.

Two things- a smart TV is actually much cheaper than a comparable "dumb" TV (if you can find one ... must are outdoor models, or for use in commercial settings). Smart TVs are all subsidized.

Because the subsidy ... as I'm sure is quickly dawning on you now ... is you. That's right, you're the actual product. Both in actual ads that these TVs are displaying, as well as by tracking what you're doing and selling that information.

When I was in the market for a TV last year, I wanted to get a dumb TV, but the pickings were too slim. I ended up with a great deal on a "smart TV." But I kept all the features off- it's not connected to the internet, etc. Instead, I use my own streaming box (AppleTV in my case for privacy reasons, but anything you lock down ... such as installation of a pi-hole).

TLDR; I can't live without streaming either, but I would never, ever use a smartTV's features.
Where do you even find dumb TVs now. I have been trying to find one but it's been impossible to find them these days.
 




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