German TV Fail: Star Trek
Posted: 10 May 2011 03:09 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Yesterday a German news station had a major image fail. While covering the US Navy SEALs operation to kill Osama bin Laden they mistook a Star Trek fan-made emblem for the Maquis for the actual SEAL Team Six emblem. Check it out below.


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Posted: 10 May 2011 03:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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That is too rich for words.

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Posted: 10 May 2011 07:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Oh, I love it!

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Posted: 10 May 2011 09:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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However, TrekMovie can confirm that Star Trek

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Posted: 11 May 2011 01:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Considering all the time traveling that went on in Star Trek it wouldn’t be too surprising to find out that bin Laden was harboring/training a Cardassian terrorist cell.

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Posted: 11 May 2011 04:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Charybdis - 11 May 2011 05:50 PM

Considering all the time traveling that went on in Star Trek it wouldn’t be too surprising to find out that bin Laden was harboring/training a Cardassian terrorist cell.

With all that facial hair and turban covering his features, he could have been a Cardassian himself.

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Posted: 11 May 2011 08:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Accipiter - 11 May 2011 08:10 PM
Charybdis - 11 May 2011 05:50 PM

Considering all the time traveling that went on in Star Trek it wouldn’t be too surprising to find out that bin Laden was harboring/training a Cardassian terrorist cell.

With all that facial hair and turban covering his features, he could have been a Cardassian himself.

Or pre-TNG Klingon! gulp
(How the heck did they ever get those awful head ridges, anyhow?  I know it was supposed to have something to do with the time Kirk beamed a boatload of tribbles onto a Klingon ship, but I haven’t ever seen any real ‘story’.) hmmm

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Posted: 12 May 2011 06:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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In their defence: the more shady military units of the US sometimes do/did use Star Wars and other pop-culture related imagery in their uniform paches.

Here’s one from the Space Plane Technology Program Office. Note the X-Wing fighter:

(this patch resulted in a “cease-and-desist” letter from Lucas’ lawyers, after which they changed the design. See Trevor Paglen’s “I Could Tell You But Then You Would Have To be Destroyed By Me” (Melville House, 2008).)

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Posted: 12 May 2011 07:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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also, note the similarities between the two badges. I’m willing to bet that the maquis badge was descrived as being ‘based upon the real life Seals VI badge’. German newscasters need an image, they google ‘Seals VI’, and hey, there’s a sufficiently badge-ish thing. Groovy, we’ll use that.

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Posted: 12 May 2011 02:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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daveprime - 12 May 2011 12:19 AM

Or pre-TNG Klingon! gulp
(How the heck did they ever get those awful head ridges, anyhow?  I know it was supposed to have something to do with the time Kirk beamed a boatload of tribbles onto a Klingon ship, but I haven’t ever seen any real ‘story’.) hmmm

It may have been explained in a novel somewhere (not really canon), and I’m sure it’s been explained in fanfic (where undoubtedly the writer Mary Sues herself into having sex with Worf), but the only reference to it in a movie or show that I recall was in DS9 where Worf states “We do not talk about it”.  In other words, ‘we acknowledge the change, but we can’t come up with a logical in-universe explanation so we’re ignoring it.’  And after the ‘Ferengi at Roswell’ episode of DS9 where they miserably tried to explain the Universal Translator I’m glad they left the Klingon issue unexplored.

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Posted: 12 May 2011 05:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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The Star Trek comic book had a bunch of folks gathering about in Ten-Forward and swapping stories, trying to figure out what was up with the smooth-foreheaded Klingons.. up to and including ‘genetic histamine response to tribble dander’.when they finally *asked* Worf, he said ‘we don’t talk about it’..

But that is a subject for other message boards, and has generated more debate than everything on THIS message board, combined.

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