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Twitter Thread: Quarantine Personalities as Star Trek Characters

Dr. Tanya Harrison laid out how a lot of us are dealing with self-isolation but in terms of Star Trek: The Next Generation characters. Sadly, more than a few of us are Geordis. For some other Star Trek stuff, here's a discussion of why no one on the Enterprise has pockets, and here are Tumblr's questions about gay Klingons.

Quarantine coping mechanisms as star trek characters twitter thread | Dr. Tanya Harrison o @tanyaofmars 9m quarantine coping mechanisms as #StarTrek characters thread Picard: rWearing work clothes despite working home Thrilled not have children around rReading Shakespeare epic quotes t7 14 50
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Tumblr Thread: Why No One on The USS Enterprise Has Pockets

Leave it to Tumblr to ask incredibly specific questions about the world of Star Trek and then rationalize the living hell out of them. It's kind like the time Tumblr had questions about gay Klingons. Tumblr asks interesting questions that make for good sci fi, like this thread about an alien invasion fought off by wildlife.

Tumblr thread on why no one in Star Trek has pockets | jimkerk least realistic thing about star trek is starfleet uniforms don't have pockets and nobody complains about crisisoninfintefandoms My instinct is agree with this, but like really think about No money, no credit cards, identification is all vocal/ fingerprints/retinal, so no wallet. Again, doors are voice activated, or just unlocked by entering code. No keys.
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Tumblr Thread: The Bizarre Nature Of Sci-Fi Translation

This fun Tumblr thread points out the strange and confusing nature of translating, on a galaxy-wide kind of scale. Specifically, how it could end up being quite the absurd process trying to list various deserts to a visiting alien, when they all end up translating to "desert desert." So, maybe humanity is "moon moon" then. 

Brief Tumblr thread points out the strange nature of Sci-fi translation | alice-and-cheshire-cat Follow foone Follow @Foone Here's question always have with universal translators sci-fi do they know stop translation? Like say an alien asks about deserts on earth, and human lists sahara desert, gobi desert and kalahari desert" Alien just said "desert" six times.
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Tumblr Explores Human Nature with "Knife Roomba"

One of Tumblr's favorite things to do is expound on human nature in discussions, essays and threads about the role human beings as team "hold my beer" in the universe. It's generally regarded, out of self interest and flattery that we're basically badass space orcs. These kinds of discussions go on to describe Earth as the type of planet whose wildlife could fight off an alien invasion. So in this context, the idea that a human ship would have a knife Roomba affectionately referred to as "Stabby" not only makes perfect sense, but sort of makes us want to get one right now.

Tumblr thread describes sci fi humans as having a stabbing knife roomba | sepulchritude on topic humans being intergalactic “hold my beer" species: imagine an alien stepping onto human starship and seeing space roomba with knife duct taped onto just wandering around ship doesn't have any special intelligence s just normal space roomba. there are other space roombas on ship and they don't have knives s just this one. knife space roomba has full clearance every room ship. occasionally crew members
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People Who Believe They Were Abducted By Aliens Share Their Stories

Either some masterful storytelling or these people have been through some unexplainably terrifying SHIT. You be the judge. We don't recommend reading these without a tin foil hat. 

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Whether You Think Aliens Exist or Not, These 21 Web Comics Are Out of This World

Are aliens really out there abducting people and cows with impunity, watching our TV shows and not getting the jokes? Some say no, others say "Of course they are, who do you think built the pyramids and invented Saran wrap?". Whichever conclusion the evidence points you to, these web comics will make you want to believe.

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Science and science fiction have done a kind of dance over the last century, particularly with respect to Mars. The scientists make a finding. It inspires science fiction writers to write about it, and a host of young people read the science fiction and are excited, and inspired to become scientists to find out more about Mars, which they do, which then feeds again into another generation of science fiction and science; and that sequence has played major role in our present ability to get to Mars. -Carl Sagan
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Welcome to the brand new web series that centers around, you guessed it, cosplaying nerds looking for love!