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Poll of the Week: Hidden Messages

Television over the years, have offered us a myriad of Easter eggs hidden in it’s scenes. Easter eggs are little segments that can be found in a television show episode or episodes, that may refer to another television show or movie that is not associated with that particular television show. It may be hidden in a scene and not discerned by anyone unless you have a fast eye. Movies can do the same. A famous example was when the next Pixar movie would always be hidden in the previous one before Disney bought Pixar.

Star Trek is not immune. I have seen at least two references to other television shows or movies hidden in the scenes of Star Trek. Here is one when David Ogden Stiers guest starred on Star Trek: The Next Generation and of course, who can forget R2D2 floating in the rubble of the newest installment of Star Trek when Enterprise arrives as the ill-fated Vulcan?

So that brings us to this week’s Poll of the Week question: Have you ever noticed as Easter egg in any Star Trek episode or movie? If so, what was it? So head over to the polls to vote and please let us know what you discovered.


Poll of the Week: Your Favorite Dax

“Salt this, buddy!” is a statement that may be found above some member’s profiles in the forums. It was originally an inside joke referring to the slug inside one of our member’s character who happened to be a Trill. It took on a life of it’s own at the time there on the forums but now leaves people scratching their heads wondering what it means.

That being said, Trills are a long-lived species. Not the part of them that are exposed to the outside world, with their spotted skin, but instead the Trills that live inside their spotted hosts. They can live for many generations moving from one host to the next as each host eventually dies within normal life-spans.

But you all probably know that and there is lots more on Trills on the wiki.

The most famous Trill from the Star Trek television episodes is Dax. Introduced to us first as Jadzia Dax, we soon learned there were several hosts to the Dax symbiont. This week’s question: Which was your favorite?

Head over to the polls and vote away and don’t be shy to leave a comment!


Poll of the Week: Selling A Dream

A friend of mine has recently started up a company and has been trying her best to sell it to those she knows as well as strangers. She has found out, the hard way, that it is not easy to market a product or service unless one has inside help.

The universe of Star Trek also contains entrepreneurs and as such, selling to those who live in that universe must contain the same pitfalls that would fall onto entrepreneurs of our universe and time. So that brings us to this Poll of the Week question: If you had a business in the Star Trek universe, what Star Trek character would make for the best spokesperson for your product or service? You can choose amongst the list, or you may add your own and please don’t be afraid to comment.


Poll of the Week: Beyond

If you have not already seen it, the trailer for the upcoming Star Trek film has been released and is readily available to watch on YouTube. For those who have seen it, there have been mixed reactions.

This Poll of the Week, we’re wondering what do you think of that new trailer? Will you see the movie when it comes out? From the little revealed, what are your concerns, if any, that you may have with it? As always, we here at Poll of the Week are eager to hear your thoughts on the matter and are interested in your votes.

So head over to the forums and vote away and be sure to join the discussion below the poll!


Poll of the Week: Auld Lang Syne

Each year we look to the next as – hopefully – being better and brighter than the last. We learn from our experiences as the years slip away, and as as we learn, we grow and become more mature, more adept and hopefully, more wiser. In my personal life, I see the changing of the years to be a bridge to new experiences, hopes, fears, losses, gains and loves. And as with all experiences, whether they be good or bad, each can be taken as a new form of growth.

When I write for my character, I try to envision the same type of growth in her. Whether she’ll achieve her ultimate goals or not, is not so much the ideal when I write for her. It’s how she deals with the situations she encounters in her missions that she participates in is what I strive to portray. I consider each one to be in fact a new learning experience for her, whether the outcome is good, or bad. This is something I try to write into her story arc on a regular basis.

As the year draws to a close, this Poll of the Week will look both to the past and to the future, with an emphasis on your character or characters. As for the past, did you achieve all you planned to achieve with your character(s) over the past year, or was there something that did not quite turn out? As for 2393, what are your plans for your character? Do you hope for that promotion, that award, that badge, or move into command? Do you plan to take up a new OOC activity, or just become more involved in the group in general? Or are you happy where you are and what you are doing and just wish to continue simming and enjoying your time with the group?

Click here to input your vote now! Multiple responses are allowed, so click away and be sure to add your input below.

Happy New Year to everyone in the fleet!


Poll of the Week: The Gift of Trek

It’s the holiday season and that brings out the best in the spending season. People are everywhere buying gifts and trinkets and a slew of stuff for their loved ones. The malls are packed as people rush to get their last minute shopping done.

Which brings us to this week’s Poll of the Week question. As with any franchise, there are a slew of gifts and toys available for fans of Star Trek.

Are you planning to buy a Star Trek related gift for a loved one you know? Or maybe even for yourself? Head on over to the polls and vote to let us know either yes or no, or if not sure yet, maybe. Also please let us know what you would fancy as a well-meaning and fun Star Trek related gift.

Happy holidays everyone!


Poll of the Week: Mom’s The Word!

A friend of mine had a baby last week and it was a real thrill. It was her first and she felt great. Today she is up and about and wallowing in the joys that a newborn child can bring into the lives of any happy couple.

This week we will be focusing on the maternal instincts of those in the Star Trek universe. Who do you think would make the best mother of the women of Star Trek?

So head over to the polls and vote away for whom you think would make the best mom from the list. If I overlooked anyone who you think should have been listed or at least given an honorable mention, don’t be afraid to add it as well.


Poll of the Week: Where Would You Like It?

I have noticed that there has been talk of maybe a new Star Trek series in the works. Whether this is true or not, is anyone’s guess. But in this week’s Poll of the Week, let’s think hypothetically there will be one.

Should there be a new series? And where would you like the new Star Trek series to be set? Would it be based on the universe portrayed in the new movies? Or would you prefer it being based in the prime universe post Dominion War? Would you rather see the new series explore more of the past in a Romulan-Federation War setting? Or how about a Star Trek series set in the far future? Or maybe you have a different setting you would prefer?

So head on to the polls and vote away and let us know at Poll of the Week what would be your dream scenario for the setting of a new Star Trek series, should one ever be broadcast over the small-screen airways ever again.


Poll of the Week: Languages of Star Trek

One of the wonders of the city where I live is that there is more than one language that is spoken by the general population on any given day. Our main language is French but there are many who speak English as well. In fact, when walking around, you may hear a group people speaking to each other in English as they sit around a table eating a dinner at a restaurant, and will easily switch to French when ordering their food from the server. And the opposite also occurs as well. This goes for most of what happens here in Montreal as most of the population is bilingual here.

So that brings us to this week’s Poll of the Week question: In addition to the language you speak, what language of the Star Trek universe would you also like to know?

Our list is not all inclusive and I may have omitted other languages from the Star Trek universe, so if there is a language you wish to add, just put it in the comments and we here at the Poll of the Week are eager to see which Star Trek languages would be your favorite to learn!


Poll of the Week: Renegades

Have you heard of Star Trek: Renegades? It’s an independently produced pilot for a potential new “Star Trek” online series!

The premise of the film is that a problem with the distribution of dilithium has occurred and, as a result, space and time is folding in on itself. Chekov lives forever in the Star Trek universe and appears to still be alive as he asks for the help of Tuvok to carry out the mission to fix what is wrong. The film is directed by Star Trek fan, and Tuvok actor, Tim Russ.

So that brings us to this week’s Poll of the Week question: Have you seen Star Trek: Renegades yet? If no, do you plan to see it? If yes, what did you think about it? Head on over to the polls and vote away and please leave your comments!

Be careful though and please try to avoid spoilers for those, like I, who have yet to see the film.


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