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PoliCon
11-13-2010, 08:25 AM
Do we detect the slightest little hint of sarcasm in this Australian newspaper’s correction? We hope not, because as everyone knows, the original Star Trek was the greatest program in the history of television.

We’re sorry for claiming Captain Kirk was in command of Captain Picard’s starship

YESTERDAY, a news.com.au article incorrectly stated that the Star Trek starship USS Enterprise-E, otherwise known as model NNC-1701-E, was the successor to Captain Kirk’s original USS Enterprise.It has since been brought to our attention that the NNC-1701-E in fact came two models after Captain Kirk retired and was under the command of Captain Jean Luc Picard.

Read the original, poorly-researched article here

User “Your Mum’s Lunch” led the charge of those who correctly pointed out that after losing the original Enterprise to the Klingons, Captain Kirk was given the Excelsior Class Enterprise-B as a stop-gap measure until the refit of the Enterprise-A was completed.

Kirk’s last ship was the Ambassador Class Enterprise-C.

Enterprise-D and Enterprise-E were in fact, the first of the Galaxy Class models and were under the command of Captain Picard.

There were also some concerns about whether the incorrect use of the term “hyperspace” in describing warp drive technology may harm the original Star Trek concept, particularly the books.

News.com.au apologises unreservedly for the error.

There was no intention whatsoever to suggest Captain Kirk may have commanded the Galaxy Class Starships Enterprise-D and Enterprise-E.

Any damage to the Star Trek brand incurred by the use of the term “hyperspace” is regretful.

No malice was intended and a correction to the original article will be made.

We also agree that Patrick Stewart is a handsome man, a sentiment expressed by several readers.

Addendum – We’re also sorry for any errors in this apology.

Patrick Stewart handsome? Piffle. We’re pretty sure that alien women prefer Captain Kirk twenty-to-one.

http://www.ihatethemedia.com/the-best-newspaper-correction-ever-trekkies

NJCardFan
11-13-2010, 09:56 AM
Holy crap, these people didn't even try. They got it all wrong and now me, the Star Trek geek, must fix a few things:


User “Your Mum’s Lunch” led the charge of those who correctly pointed out that after losing the original Enterprise to the Klingons, Captain Kirk was given the Excelsior Class Enterprise-B as a stop-gap measure until the refit of the Enterprise-A was completed.

Um, no. Capt. Kirk stole the original Enterprise and ended up scuttling it over the Genesis planet in order to even the odds against Capt. Krug(Christopher Lloyd). After commandeering the Klingon Bird of Prey, which he used to go back to 1987 to retrieve a couple of whales, he was court marshaled over the Enterprise business and reduced in rank to Captain and was given the brand new Enterprise-A(which Scotty said was put together by monkeys). He never commanded the Enterprise-B. His only connection to that ship was when he was on board during it's maiden voyage as a guest along with Scotty and Chekov. Kirk was thought killed when the Enterprise-B encountered the Nexus which badly damaged the ship with most of the damage being in the section Kirk was last known to have been. Of course he was found in the Nexus by Picard and was brought back to help Picard defeat Soran. Kirk was killed in the confrontation. I won't waste anyone's time on Kirk's resurrection by The Borg.


Kirk’s last ship was the Ambassador Class Enterprise-C
Wow. Um, no. This would be a major logistic impossibility. Leaving out the events I listed above, the Enterprise-C was commissioned in 2332. Kirk was born in 2233. It would be hardly appropriate for Starfleet to appoint a 99 year old Captain to it's newest ship. But that said, Kirk was lost almost 40 years before this ship was put into service. Besides, the Enterprise-C's only Captain was Rachael Garrett.

djones520
11-13-2010, 10:08 AM
Not to mention, The Enterprise E is a Sovereign Class, not a Galaxy Class.

NJCardFan
11-13-2010, 10:11 AM
Not to mention, The Enterprise E is a Sovereign Class, not a Galaxy Class.

Correct. Enterprise-D was Galaxy class.

djones520
11-13-2010, 10:12 AM
That whole thing is butchered. I can probably easily point out 5 more errors at least without any difficulty.

Bubba Dawg
11-13-2010, 10:19 AM
I like the episodes with the green chicks in them.

I don't have the connection to get any photos this morning. :(

NJCardFan
11-13-2010, 10:38 AM
That whole thing is butchered. I can probably easily point out 5 more errors at least without any difficulty.
You mean like using NNC instead of NCC?



I like the episodes with the green chicks in them.

I don't have the connection to get any photos this morning. :(

I only remember green women being in the original pilot, The Cage. Vina.
http://www.danhausertrek.com/AnimatedSeries/Vina_Big.jpg

Gingersnap
11-13-2010, 10:38 AM
Look! Shiny things!

*wanders off to watch paint dry*

Bubba Dawg
11-13-2010, 10:40 AM
You mean like using NNC instead of NCC?




I only remember green women being in the original pilot, The Cage. Vina.
http://www.danhausertrek.com/AnimatedSeries/Vina_Big.jpg

You're right. There was a green chick in the last Movie. She was Uhura's roomate and was really cute.

Bailey
11-13-2010, 10:49 AM
I like the episodes with the green chicks in them.

I don't have the connection to get any photos this morning. :(

Sorry they don't wear spandex and their not men so this leaves you out :D

Bailey
11-13-2010, 10:52 AM
Who's the fag who voted for Picard?:p

JB
11-13-2010, 05:59 PM
I watch original Trek and TNG if they're on but damn, NJCard and djones...you guys are hard core.

Ensign Lefler is my all-time favorite character.

NJCardFan
11-13-2010, 07:14 PM
I watch original Trek and TNG if they're on but damn, NJCard and djones...you guys are hard core.

Ensign Lefler is my all-time favorite character.

Ashley Judd, nicely done. Seriously, I used to be a real big Trekker but the stuff they got wrong, even a casual watcher would have known.

m00
11-13-2010, 08:23 PM
Who's the fag who voted for Picard?:p

Picard was waaay better than Kirk. Kirk had zero leadership skills and frequently put his entire crew in peril just for the chance to bang an alien.

PoliCon
11-13-2010, 10:17 PM
. . . . frequently put his entire crew in peril just for the chance to bang an alien. :eek:You say that like it's a bad thing . . . . :rolleyes: Kirk was a man.

Kay
11-13-2010, 10:23 PM
Who is this Picard that you speak of?

I voted Kirk, because he was the one and only Captian ever of the Enterprise.
I never watched any of this rubbish after the first movie that had the original crew.
It is blashphemy of the worse kind for anyone else to sit in Capt. Kirk's chair. :mad:

PoliCon
11-13-2010, 10:24 PM
Who is this Picard that you speak of?

I voted Kirk, because he was the one and only Captian ever of the Enterprise.
I never watched any of this rubbish after the first movie that had the original crew.
It is blashphemy of the worse kind for anyone else to sit in Capt. Kirk's chair. :mad:

I'll bet you just loved it when he got his shirt off didn't you. :rolleyes:

Rockntractor
11-13-2010, 10:31 PM
I'll bet you just loved it when he got his shirt off didn't you. :rolleyes:

Probably no more excited than you got over Sulu without his shirt!:rolleyes:

Apocalypse
11-13-2010, 10:42 PM
Holy crap, these people didn't even try. They got it all wrong and now me, the Star Trek geek, must fix a few things:

Besides, the Enterprise-C's only Captain was Rachael Garrett.
You, missed a Captain.

Richard Castillo, After Rachael Garrett was killed in the Alt. Universe by Klingons, Castillo took the Chair and helmed it back to fight the Romulans and put things right.

PoliCon
11-13-2010, 10:43 PM
Probably no more excited than you got over Sulu without his shirt!:rolleyes:

I think you're confusing me with wee wee and I find that deeply hurtful. :(