Pot Luck

posted 21st Jun 2012, 12:00 PM

Pot Luck
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21st Jun 2012, 12:00 PM

Gerkuman

*Gerkuman is away between 14th June to 2nd July 2012. We apologise if any comics fail to release.*

Me and Hebbz occasionally play this game called SpaceStation 13, a 2d game where you become a crew member of a doomed station and roleplay their lives.

You wouldn't believe how many times the Chef's turned out to be a psycho. Or the chaplain.

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21st Jun 2012, 3:33 PM

mathias42

I have always wondered about the truth of this story concerning the Ferengi. I've been hearing it since the first season of TNG. Trek makes up a lot of it's own history though and I've always wondered if the Ferengi were really just a red herring and if that "ultimate Villain" was always meant to be the Borg. There are rumors about the Romulins fighting an unbeatable foe in the first season. It's the excuse for them not being around. i also remember stories about a lost deep space station. I suspect that the Borg were part of the plan from the beginning.

For years, I used to dress as a Ferengi for conventions. It was so cool to do, because it was unique and allowed me to show off some of my makeup skills.

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22nd Jun 2012, 8:11 PM

Gerkuman

The Borg were originally planned to be summoned by the conspiracy aliens; possibly.

Anyway, I kinda liked Bok from TNG. Only villainous Ferengi that really worked.

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28th Jun 2012, 9:38 PM

Guest

Actually, the Borg were kinda a last minute thing, as the commentary goes. That threat the Romulans were fighting was supposed to be the "Blue gills" that appeared in the episode "Conspiracy", which in turn were supposed to be a build up to a race of insect-like creatures that eventually became the Borg(because cyborgs are easier to get actors for than giant cyborg ants).

The "Blue gills" drew too much contraversy (Starfleet being so easily taken over, Picard vaporizing someone who is pleading for understanding and peaceful coexistance, and a screaming alien clawing it's way out of the lower half of an exploded human corpse apparently don't go well on family friendly programming), so they were written out of the show completely. Between that and the budget concerns for the insects who would be rewritten as Borg, a lot of stuff changed between conception and execution.

How much you can believe of that commentary is questionable, and as for the Ferengi being a "red herring" it seems quite possible.

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22nd Jun 2012, 11:01 AM

Eddie H.

The Ferengi were pretty freakin' goofy from the get-go. I wonder if the ultimate villain thing didn't pan out because of the horrible writing in "The Last Outpost".

And of course there was the alien conspiracy that was foreshadowed in one episode, played in another and never seen again 'til the DS9 relaunch novels.

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22nd Jun 2012, 8:09 PM

Gerkuman

There's that one shot of Riker looking at them and trying not to laugh; that pretty much said it all.

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