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“Seven of Nine”

Greetings! This is the 3rd GIG, or Google Images Goof. “Seven of Nine” was searched in Google, and these are the wacky results.

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Seven of Nine is able to extend the range of Voyager’s sensors, and finds an unattended alien communication network. Using the sensor stations, Seven is able to detect a starfleet vessel in the Alpha Quadrant. Hearing about this, Janeway immediately tries to send a message to the vessel, but it bounces right back to Voyager because it degraded en route. After contemplating a possible solution, the crew theorizes that a holographic message would be stronger, and not degrade as quickly. So, the Doctor is sent on an away mission – one to the starfleet vessel in the Alpha Quadrant. His mission – to inform Starfleet where Voyager is.
Transported successfully, the Doctor finds himself on the starship Prometheus, an experimental starship developed in secret by the federation. The Doctor’s first encounter is with an injured crew member, who uses his dying breath to tell the Doctor the ship has been taken over by a band of Romulans. Federation learns of this soon, and begins attacking Premetheus. The romulans use a method known as the multi-vector assault mode, which splits the ship in three.
During all of this, the Doctor is very confused, and activates the ship’s EMH for assistance. The EMH Mark II, as he was called, agreed to help the Doctor reclaim the ship. Their plan was to knock the romulans unconscious by releasing anesthetizing gasees through the ship’s atmospheric ventilation systems.
The Doctor says that there is an infection on board, and nearly fools the romulans into opening the ventilation. However, he is captured and interrogated. Fortunately, this created enough of a diversion for the EMH Mark II to open the ventilation himself. The romulans are rendered unconscious, and the EMH Mark II and the Doctor (being holograms with no need of the atmospheric systems) are now in control of the ship. Unfortunately, before either one of them can even sit down, three more romulan ships approach, thinking that the ship is open for their taking.
Of course, neither EMH is very familiar with the helm control, so they both randomly say attacks in hopes of defeating the romulans. Remembering it from before, the Doctor proposes using the multi-vector assault mode. Soon enough, three starfleet vessels show up to reclaim the ship, thinking the romulans still control the vessel. The Doctor and the EMH Mark II manage to inform starfleet that they are in control before being destroyed.
So, with all the romulan trouble resolved, the Doctor fulfills his mission, informing starfleet that the Voyager crew is in fact alive, and their whereabouts.
Back at Voyager, the crew learns that the communications network was not abandoned, but in fact owned by Hirogens. They insist that Voyager cease usage of the system, but the Doctor is not back yet. Seven manages to distract them with a feedback loop long enough to get the Doctor back.
Back on Voyager, the Doctor tells the crew that Voyager has been taken off the list of destroyed ships and that all families are being informed of Voyager’s situation. The crew look foward to more word from home.

Episode 83: Hunters

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This is where we first see a real encounter with the Hirogen. StarFleet has finally able to contact Voyager through a series of transmission arrays belonging to the Hirogen. Voyager is very excited to hear back from home, that is, until the Hirogen demand they stop using the arrays. Of course, Janeway refuses and continues to recover letters from home being transmitted over the array.

Letters continue to be downloaded, spreading good and bad news alike. Tuvok learns there is another addition to his family, while Janeway learns her fiance has married another woman, having given her up as dead for three years. Chakotay and Torres learn that a large majority of their Maquis friends have been imprisoned or killed by the Cardassians and their new Dominion allies. Tom Paris, facing the possibility of a difficult letter from home, realizes his own problems pale in relation to Torres’ news. Tuvok and Seven of Nine go to the array in an attempt to retrieve more of the data, however, they are soon captured by the Hirogen.

Tuvok and Seven are actively tortured by the Hunters, but they are soon rescued by the Voyager crew. However, the communications array can no longer be used, despite all attempts from Janeway and the crew.

Note: The information in the Second Paragraph, refering to the content of the letters, was obtained through a wikipedia article. To view it in full, click here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunters_(Star_Trek:_Voyager).

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This is the episode where the Hirogens and species 8472 meet. A lone 8472, left behind by its mates, is found by a Hirogen on the hunt. Seeing it as a great, rare beast, he tracks it in hopes of using its skull as a trophy. However, though the 8472 is wounded, it still proves to be a very difficult prey to catch. The hirogen is wounded and recovered by the Voyager crew. However, he is not a happy patient. He is eager to get back to the hunt.
The Voyager crew soon finds out that this “prey” is 8472, and they of course start to worry. Before they can even begin to think, it is discovered that the prey has boarded Voyager. The Hirogen wants the beast killed, but 8472 telepathically pleads with Tuvok for help and safe return to fluidic space. Janeway hears of the alien’s desires and agrees to help.
Before long, more Hirogen ships surround Voyager, demanding 8472 be beemed aboard. What’s worse, the Hirogen on board is insistant on finding 8472 as well.
Janeway asks 7 of 9 to help return the alien home, but she is resistant; she doesn’t believe the life of the 8472 is worth saving if it meant that the Hirogens would destroy Voyager. When she finally finds 8472, the Hirogen has already found him and is attacking him. Seven doesn’t comply with Janeway’s orders and instead beems them both to the Hirogen ship. With that, the Hirogens leave.
Janeway immediatly reproaches Seven for disobeying direct orders, restricting her to the Cargo bay and limiting her access to the computers.

“Chakotay”

This is the second post under Google Images Goofs. This time, I searched our favorite first officer, Chakotay. Once again, there are ten pictures, 1 is the least weird, 10 is the most. Enjoy!

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This is the first post in a new category I’m calling, “google images goofs.” You can find it in the Misc tab. Basically, this is where I searched something on Google and got something really crazy. The title is what was searched, and the following images are listed in order from 1-10, 1 being the least weird (maybe it was still what I searched for but a little out there) and 10 being the craziest (not even star trek related). So, hope you like it! This one’s for Kathryn Janeway, our favorite Star Trek Captain.

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The episode begins with Captain Janeway dressed as a Klingon, fighting a hirogen on the holodeck. But this is no ordinary program; Janeway and the crew are all linked to the programs through nural links, making them think they’re part of the program. Neelix is hanging out on holodeck 1, with Klingons, and the rest of the crew is stuck on holodeck 2, in a WWII program. The hirogens have taken control of the ship and play as the nazis in the WWII program. The crew is part of the resistance, but not just in the program.

Eventually, one of the crew “snaps out of it.” The Doctor is forced to treat all the crew’s injuries and send them back into the program. By a lucky chance, he was able to revive Seven of nine and explain to her what is going on. He programs her nural implant to disable the hirogen device linking her to the system after about ten minutes in the holodeck.

So, Seven wakes up right in the middle of singing a song, telling the pianist, “we’ll have to continue this activity at a later time.” She knows nothing about WWII, so she does her best to blend in. This, to say the least, is not an easy task. Janeway and Tuvok begin to think Seven is a Nazi spy, and plan to kill her at the first sign of betrayal. Meanwhile, Seven tries to disable the crew’s nural interfaces from within the holodeck. She manages to disable the Captain’s just before Janeway was going to kill her. Talk about a close call. Part I ends there.

Explanation of Transporters

The transporter is a subspace device which can instantaneously teleport any object to any location within transporter range. The transporter dematerializes the object or person into a data file that can be transmitted anywhere within range. Because the object turns into a data file (kind f like a temporary computer program) this allows the genetic signature of the object or person to remain in “transporter suspension” if necessary. This basically leaves the genetic signature in the system for a short period of time. Objects and humans can only remain in that state for a short while (less than 24 hours usually) before their genetic code begins detiorating and the object doesn’t retain its condition. Once an object is ready to be transported, its pattern is reassembled at the desired location. The trouble usually arises with reassembling everything correctly. If things go wrong, a person could end up having an arm in the wrong place.

“Bliss”-ful Quotes

Naomi Wildman: [To Seven of Nine] “Can’t we make first contact? Or get into a space battle?!”

Tom Paris: “Yeah? Can’t we?”


Chakotay: “It’s perfectly natural for you to resist the unknown. But you’re in good hands! Resistance is futile.”


 

~Bliss

The Universal translator is a device known to every series in the star trek world. It was originally introduced to make the show-watching experience less confusing and easier to grasp. The UT allows everyone (with some exceptions) to speak in English, even though they are acting out the role of an alien.

The Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual says that the Universal Translator is an “extremely sophisticated computer program” which functions by “analyzing the patterns” of an unknown foreign language, starting from a speech sample of two or more speakers in conversation. The more extensive the conversational sample, the more accurate and reliable is the “translation matrix,” enabling instantaneous conversion of verbal utterances or written text between the alien language and American English / Federation Standard.

A new language could quickly be translated in person-to-person encounters by having one speak his or her language until the universal translator gathered enough data to build a translation matrix. There are certain universal ideas and concepts common to all intelligent life, and the translator compares the frequencies of brainwave patterns, selects those ideas it recognizes, and provides the necessary grammar.

The device speaks with a voice, or the approximation of one, that correspond to the identity concepts it recognizes.

The universal translator’s capabilities are focused on interpreting the brain patterns of humanoid lifeforms. For entirely non-Human lifeforms, such as the cytoplasmic lifeform which attached itself to B’Elanna Torres, the universal translator was completely stymied (“Nothing Human”).

The Emergency Medical Holographic program contains the universal translator technology built-in to his program. The Doctor was able to communicate with Noss when Tuvok and Paris’ universal translators were offline (“Gravity”).

I don’t know everything. I did a bit of research before creating this article. If you want a more extensive explanation, click here: http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Universal_translator , http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_translator