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by Captain Seafort
2017-06-14 01:02pm
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Phasers & photons vs shields & hull.
Replies: 30
Views: 588

Re: Phasers & photons vs shields & hull.

Batman wrote:If you are shooting completely blind, photon torpedoes are no more useful than phasers are.


Redemption II seems to disprove that. Data had no idea where the Romulans were, but his torpedoes still had a sufficient area of effect to light them up.
by Captain Seafort
2017-06-06 12:40pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Peter Sallis dies at 96
Replies: 7
Views: 412

Re: Peter Sallis dies at 96

Pelranius wrote:Well, rest in piece.

Hope the Moon up there is really made out of green cheese.


Green? It should be Wensleydale.

RIP
by Captain Seafort
2017-06-02 04:38am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: How did the AT AT's breach the shield
Replies: 124
Views: 4316

Re: How did the AT AT's breach the shield

Crazedwraith wrote:He's talking out of universe, not in.


He's still wrong, because planetary shields were explicitly referred to in ESB, albeit not on a global scale.
by Captain Seafort
2017-06-01 05:20am
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Does Barclay belong in Starfleet?
Replies: 34
Views: 1300

Re: Does Barclay belong in Starfleet?

But even that doesn't really cover the science and VIP transport/diplomacy roles. Exploration, historically, isn't the job of a coast guard - it's the job of a navy. Look at Cook's exploration of the Pacific, Darwin's voyage on the Beagle , the transplantation of breadfruit from Tahiti. All the sor...
by Captain Seafort
2017-05-29 06:25am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: How did the AT AT's breach the shield
Replies: 124
Views: 4316

Re: How did the AT AT's breach the shield

I used to have that book and I don't remember it ever being mentioned in the novelization. the book did mention some weapons. The novelization repeated Leia's assertion from the film that Alderaan had no weapons, followed by a comment from Vader post-destruction that the test was "as impressiv...
by Captain Seafort
2017-05-28 06:24am
Forum: Star Wars vs Star Trek
Topic: Death Squadron in the Milky Way(RAR)
Replies: 76
Views: 3224

Re: Death Squadron in the Milky Way(RAR)

The big problem is that by all appearances, the Hirogen nomads' range is limited to the Delta Quadrant. Not entirely - Message in a Bottle shows that they have sensor access to at least the more remote areas of the Alpha Quadrant, and the fact that the Doctor's transfer was by a bucket-brigade syst...
by Captain Seafort
2017-05-24 02:07pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Explosion at UK concert kills at least 19
Replies: 19
Views: 1606

Re: Explosion at UK concert kills at least 19

I must admit to being troubled greatly by the deployment of troops outside No10.They didn't do it when that arsehole knifed people outside the Elizabeth Tower. The bombing was 200 miles away. Only difference is our delightful election. It stinks of opportunism by May. Well, last time it was pretty ...
by Captain Seafort
2017-05-19 03:03pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 2017 Formula 1 season
Replies: 43
Views: 2146

Re: 2017 Formula 1 season

Lewis certainly blew by him like he was standing still when he made that pass. That's not much of a yardstick - the DRS zone was longer than usual, so it was giving a much greater advantage than usual. Even Alonso was overtaking people on the straight, and that McLaren would be pushed to take on a ...
by Captain Seafort
2017-05-14 03:59am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: How did the AT AT's breach the shield
Replies: 124
Views: 4316

Re: How did the AT AT's breach the shield

Hu? We're do you get that from? We know from the Thrawn novel that whether can effect targeting but but I don't remember anything about it effecting the actual firepower. I suspect he's talking about this scene . In which what looks like a direct hit from one of an ISD's heavy aft batteries knocks ...
by Captain Seafort
2017-04-21 03:59am
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Should Picard have been promoted?
Replies: 52
Views: 2373

Re: Should Picard have been promoted?

But I'm just speaking in terms of what would seem realistic based on the damage sustained during the battle. The Enterprise didn't suffer particularly badly in that collision - she got her nose bashed in, but that was about it. Certainly a lot less than HMS Eskimo or HMS Belfast , both of which wer...
by Captain Seafort
2017-04-21 03:46am
Forum: Star Wars vs Star Trek
Topic: How does Rogue One efect the vs debate
Replies: 37
Views: 2794

Re: How does Rogue One efect the vs debate

it does reveal a structural weak point in the ISDs. hit it on the side and the framework can take the blow but hit it in the superstructure on top and it goes to pieces. I believe fractal has theorised before that an ISD's main belt is internal, with the superstructure sitting on top of it. From my...
by Captain Seafort
2017-04-16 08:57am
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Should Picard have been promoted?
Replies: 52
Views: 2373

Re: Should Picard have been promoted?

Lord Revan wrote:Are you referring to the Reliant?


Correct. Even commandeered by Khan, Chekov would have become the ship's legal commander upon Terrell's death.
by Captain Seafort
2017-04-16 07:03am
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Should Picard have been promoted?
Replies: 52
Views: 2373

Re: Should Picard have been promoted?

Technically speaking the Defiant was Sisko's ship not Worf's Nonetheless, Worf took command of the ship on several occasions, most notably First Contact and Rules of Engagement. Also I'm pretty sure Sulu was just the Helmsman and Chekov was the Tactical/security officer. Indeed, but technically Che...
by Captain Seafort
2017-04-15 12:29pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: War of the Worlds With Wizards.
Replies: 17
Views: 906

Re: War of the Worlds With Wizards.

True, but then we have to distinguish between the film and book versions. Film magic tends to be more flashy, I think, for fairly obvious reasons. Avada Kedavra goes off like a grenade if it hits a solid physical barrier. Book firepower isn't too shabby either - it's enough to punch holes through a...
by Captain Seafort
2017-04-13 02:38pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Doctor Who News: John Simm to return for multi-Master story.
Replies: 41
Views: 1967

Re: Doctor Who News: John Simm to return for multi-Master story.

I wouldn't entirely blame Grace for that one, the Doctor seemed to indicate that the anathetic wasn't all that good for him and she hardly expected to be operating on an alien (although she did just ignore the x-ray showing a different internal structure). IIRC she never saw the X-ray - it was binn...
by Captain Seafort
2017-04-09 08:01am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: RIP Carrie Fisher
Replies: 78
Views: 4515

Re: RIP Carrie Fisher

The Romulan Republic wrote:Though this is also noteworthy in that it confirms that Leia will not die in VIII. Perhaps a spoiler warning on that?


Not necessarily. She still might die in VIII, and turn up in IX as a recording.
by Captain Seafort
2017-04-09 03:58am
Forum: Star Wars vs Star Trek
Topic: General Empire vs Borg musings
Replies: 322
Views: 12566

Re: General Empire vs Borg musings

With the note we've never seen the highest phaser level in the TM on screen... but we do have multiple characters verbally refer to higher levels of destruction than we see them do, for that matter. So, there's a lot of overlap. Yes we have. Riker may have talked about setting 16 flattening half a ...
by Captain Seafort
2017-03-30 12:46pm
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: How extensively did the Dominion build up the Cardassian Empire?
Replies: 18
Views: 1387

Re: How extensively did the Dominion build up the Cardassian Empire?

They must have brought in a lot of equipment that they then used to build infrastructure in the Cardassian Empire - as you pointed out, they were severely beaten by the Klingons but in, what, six months, they managed to build up enough to seriously hurt the Klingons and the Federation. They also ma...
by Captain Seafort
2017-03-24 02:02pm
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: How vast is the UFP? And what is travel like?
Replies: 65
Views: 3543

Re: How vast is the UFP? And what is travel like?

FaxModem1 wrote:I think this also gives an estimate of how many lightyears it takes to travel for a duration of time, if anyone wants to do the math.


Roughly speaking? About three ly/day long-term sustained, eight ly/day short term. Or 1kc vs 3kc if you prefer it that way.
by Captain Seafort
2017-03-19 04:24pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The secret plan for the death of Queen Elizabeth II
Replies: 39
Views: 2120

Re: The secret plan for the death of Queen Elizabeth II

To me, its not any objection to the functionality of monarchy, but the fundamental problem of a system which puts some people over others on the basis of heredity. As opposed to the fundamental problem of a system that puts some people over others on the basis of what sort of mood a few million idi...
by Captain Seafort
2017-03-14 01:54pm
Forum: Star Wars vs Star Trek
Topic: General Empire vs Borg musings
Replies: 322
Views: 12566

Re: General Empire vs Borg musings

their stormtrooper armour is better No it isn't, it's a lot worse. OT stormie armour could stand up to hard vacuum (i.e. the two guys hanging around outside while the Falcon was pulled into the Death Star). Finn explicitly stated that FO stormie armour is vulnerable to certain types of chemical wea...
by Captain Seafort
2017-03-13 02:57pm
Forum: Art Gallery
Topic: Something big
Replies: 3105
Views: 625739

Re: Something big

The second ISD at Scariff? I think it wasn't ionized. It was still fighting and causing a problem, hence the desperate scheme to use the Hammerhead to ram the ionized ISD into the un-ionized ISD... if the second ISD was ionized then Raddus and the Rebel fleet would've had less problems with the Sca...
by Captain Seafort
2017-03-12 03:44am
Forum: Star Wars vs Star Trek
Topic: General Empire vs Borg musings
Replies: 322
Views: 12566

Re: General Empire vs Borg musings

And the Neutral Zone colonies not sending out a report is hardly conclusive evidence the Borg used cloaks (not that you said they did). You'd think they'd report they're under attack regardless of whether they can see their attacker or not. Besides, all that was before they knew about the Borg . Si...
by Captain Seafort
2017-03-10 04:04pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: John Surtees dies
Replies: 0
Views: 566

John Surtees dies

A champion on two wheels and four. RIP Former Formula 1 and motorcycling world champion John Surtees has died at the age of 83. Surtees is the only man to have won the grand prix world championship on both two wheels and four. He won four 500cc motorcycling titles - in 1956, 1958, 1959 and 1960 - a...
by Captain Seafort
2017-03-08 01:06pm
Forum: Star Wars vs Star Trek
Topic: General Empire vs Borg musings
Replies: 322
Views: 12566

Re: General Empire vs Borg musings

It had an incompetent commander for at least some time - either Vader keeps killing quality officers - which can't be good for its efficiency, or he keeps getting shit officers. I'm tempted to regard it as the latter rather than the former, based on the admittedly limited evidence of the amount of ...

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