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Why is there so much Star Trek on Spike?

  1. Aug 21, 2008 #1

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    Why is there so much of Star Trek on the " manly " Spike channel?
     
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  3. Aug 21, 2008 #2
    Don't complain about a good thing.
     
  4. Aug 21, 2008 #3
    What's more manly than Captain Jean Luc Picard?
     
  5. Aug 21, 2008 #4

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    Star Trek is girly? Gee, how things have changed. When I was a kid, back in TOS days, the Star Trek fans in the neighborhood were 1 girl (me) and about 12 guys.
     
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  7. Aug 21, 2008 #6

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    Ratings vs cost.
     
  8. Aug 21, 2008 #7

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    I think that the OP might feel that Star Trek is more "nerdy" than "manly".
     
  9. Aug 21, 2008 #8
    I just love manly nerds:!!)
     
  10. Aug 21, 2008 #9

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    Ditto!!
     
  11. Aug 21, 2008 #10
    Better question: why is there so much Voyager on Spike?
     
  12. Aug 21, 2008 #11

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    I'll third that!
     
  13. Aug 21, 2008 #12

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    To Star Trek fans: I don't wanna talk to you no more, you empty headed animal food trough wiper! I fart in your general direction! Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!

    Get the boxed set of Babylon 5 on DVD and be happy. Plenty of character development, twists, loyalty, betrayal, hidden agendas, etc. In contrast, Roddenberry's ST was "Gunsmoke" set in space, with very formulaic plots and cardboard cut-out characters. "I canna get na more out of her, Captain" "Dammit, Jim I'm a doctor, not a (insert profession here)"
     
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  14. Aug 21, 2008 #13

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    We're nerds. We don't give a muroidean rump for character, loyalty, betrayal and ...yuck, have to wash my hands after typing those words.
     
  15. Aug 21, 2008 #14

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    Yeah, I used to watch that channel but not anymore. They play a lot of garbage. I was a fan of the car shows on the weekends though.
     
  16. Aug 21, 2008 #15

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    Proctologist? I don't remember that episode. :uhh:
     
  17. Aug 21, 2008 #16

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    All the nerdy stuff is in Bab5, too, Gokul. It's not as front and center as in ST because Bab5 didn't rely on it for every single plot device - the series actually had real shows with real plots. How can you not love a show with some living space-ships, time-travel, soul-transference and life-force transference, mass-driver attacks, a planet driven by machines with a living creature at its core, Psi cops, mysteries of racial genetics and religion, and super-races that are not so much good vs evil but driven by their preference for stability and control, vs chaos and change? B5 is a geek's dream.

    Don't get me wrong - I was right in front of the TV every time Roddenberry's initial series screened - not so much for the spin-offs. Of course, I watched Gunsmoke, too. :rolleyes: I've got all of B5 on DVD including the feature-length shows, and it's fun to watch the early shows after having seen the later ones because some of the hints of later character changes that seemed odd in the early shows only make sense in the context of the whole series. That's a well-written, cohesive series, not just a collection of ensemble performances.
     
  18. Aug 21, 2008 #17

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    Ever watch Wild, Wild West?
     
  19. Aug 21, 2008 #18

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    Sure did! They had some pretty geeky gizmos too - both the good guys and the bad guys.
     
  20. Aug 21, 2008 #19

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    I just love nerdy girls. Like the ones in Star Trek.

    I guess its on Spike to attract me.

    I find that the rest of their programing blows verily.
     
  21. Aug 21, 2008 #20

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    Virgin 1 in the Uk has an advertising campaign for Voyager that would be considered manly (well sexist). :uhh:
     
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