Berman/Braga out? Stewart/Spiner in?

3 views
Skip to first unread message

LisaB

unread,
Dec 16, 1999, 3:00:00 AM12/16/99
to
Okay guys, you tell me what's going on here. This starts pedestrian
enough, but keep reading.

In rast, rasc, and a bunch of alt.groups, "Robin E. Cook"
<reco...@ix.netcom.com> wrote:

>Ain't It Cool News reports that Patrick Stewart and Brent Spiner are trying
>wrest control of the movie franchise from Rick Berman. They're meeting with
>writers and attempting to take over production of Trek X themselves. Follow
>the link below:
>
>http://www.aint-it-cool-news.com/display.cgi?id=4851
>
>As has been mentioned before, Berman and Braga ain't doing so hot on the TV
>front either. They've been trying to ram their brilliant series concept
>(birth of the Federation) through development, and TPTB keep rejecting said
>concept. Braga's got particularly good reasons to be nervous: See, after he
>drove Ron Moore out of the franchise, Braga was in a prime position to
>create the next series with Berman. His plan was to leave Voyager by the
>end of this season so he could work on the next series. Ken Biller would be
>the new executive producer--and Paramount is contractually obligated to give
>him the job next year, regardless of whether Braga's series ideas are
>accepted. In other words, Braga may be out of a job this year. And, given
>Berman's shaky position, he may be gone soon as well.
>
>Gee, *isn't that just too bad*? *snicker*

Okay now bear with me here.

From the actual article:

>STAR TREK INSURRECTION?

>An investigative report by DJ Legate Damar
>
>Yo, peep this:
!!!^^^^^^^^^^^^!!!
>
>Dr. Soran? Iced. The Borg Queen? Capped her. Ruafo? See ya. So who's next
>for the almighty Captain Picard and Commander Data, well-loved heroes of
>Star Trek: The Next Generation? That's right, homies...
>
>Rick Berman.
>
>That's the straight dope. Our man Rick is now firmly in the phaser-rifle
>cross hairs of fan faves Patrick Stewart(the best actor ever to grace a
>Sci-Fi TV show) and Brent Spiner (a close second). It seems that the
>intrepid Captain and his android second officer don't take too kindly to
>talk that the Ber-Man and his catamite, Mini-Rick are considering icing
>them and their peeps out of the next Trek flick. It seems that they don't
!!!^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^!!!
>find it amusing when their former EP starts talking about "reimagining
>the franchise" -- which is just a friendly way of saying, "get those old
>farts out of the picture". Stewart and Spiner's message to Rick and his
>homunculus?
>
>Reimagine *this*, bitch.

LisaB

Sergey Bukhman

unread,
Dec 17, 1999, 3:00:00 AM12/17/99
to

LisaB wrote:
>

> >Yo, peep this:
> !!!^^^^^^^^^^^^!!!

Huh, I thought I was the only one who noticed that. LISAB STOP STALKING
ME AROUND USENET!!!

--
Sergey

Worker bees can leave
Even drones can fly away
The queen is their slave

LisaB

unread,
Dec 17, 1999, 3:00:00 AM12/17/99
to
Sergey Bukhman <ser...@netropolis.net> wrote:

>
>
>LisaB wrote:
>>
>
>> >Yo, peep this:
>> !!!^^^^^^^^^^^^!!!
>
>Huh, I thought I was the only one who noticed that. LISAB STOP STALKING
>ME AROUND USENET!!!

Oh, stop being paranoid.

What I want to know, is when did PEEP enter some faux african-american
patois? Has our little meme become a gen-you-ine colloquialism?

LisaB
And does your mother know about #46 in your bookmarks, young man?

Blackhawk

unread,
Dec 17, 1999, 3:00:00 AM12/17/99
to
In article <8knk5ss1ip2vl77i4...@4ax.com>,
li...@penguinpowered.com wrote:

> Sergey Bukhman <ser...@netropolis.net> wrote:
>
> >
> >
> >LisaB wrote:
> >>
> >
> >> >Yo, peep this:
> >> !!!^^^^^^^^^^^^!!!
> >
> >Huh, I thought I was the only one who noticed that. LISAB STOP STALKING
> >ME AROUND USENET!!!
>
> Oh, stop being paranoid.
>
> What I want to know, is when did PEEP enter some faux african-american
> patois? Has our little meme become a gen-you-ine colloquialism?

----------

This reply is also a Peep FAQ which stands for Frequently Answered Question.
I will now frequently answer recook77's question.

In article <6otcb0$d...@dfw-ixnews10.ix.netcom.com>, "recook77"
<reco...@ix.netcom.com> wrote:

> What is a peep?
[1]
peep-1 /pi:p/ v+n - verb intr. 1.(usu. foll. by "at", "in", "out", "into")
look through a narrow opening; look furtively. 2.(usu. foll. by "out")
a.("of daylight", "a flower beginning to bloom", etc) come slowly into
view; emerge. b.("of a quality", etc) show itself unconsciously. - noun 1.
a furtive or peering glance. 2. The first appearance ("at peep of day")
[Middle English:cf.peek, peer-1]

> What is a peep?
[2]
peep-2 /pi:p/ v+n - verb intr. make a shrill feeble sound as of young
bird, mice, etc.; squeek; chirp. - noun 1.such a sound. 2.a slight sound,
utterance, or complaint (not a peep out of them). [imitative;cf.cheep.]

> What is a peep?
[3]
A confection made from sugar and marshmallow in the shape of a small baby
chick. The are produced by the "Just Born" Co. out of Bethlehem PA. They
have 160 Cal. (5 peep serving size), no fat, 15mg of sodium, 40g of
carbos, 36g sugar and 1 gram of protein. It also contains corn syrup,
gelatin, and a mix of less than 5% potassium sorbate (preservative),
artificial flavor (who knows what that is), yellow dye #5 (for the yellow
ones) and carnauba wax (the eyes). Strangely enough, there's a web site
(anyone got the URL) where someone actually tested peeps and found they
were impervious to all kinds of toxic stuff.

> What is a peep?
[4]
Her modest looks the cottage might adorn,
Sweet as the primrose peeps beneath the thorn.

"The Deserted Village"
Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774)

> What is a peep?
[5]
evolution of timeframes is nuttin but a mind game as flows came.."
flames of thoughts burning thru microphone particles"
my articles devastate like a weight of sickle..cell enterin' your terrain"
frozen brains when lyrics contain acidic flows stain-ing your abstract
perceptions"
backed with time and its deceptions..knock out your reception"
with a model of my gospel got ted koppel reporting my exclamation"
taken nation with lyrical domination..explanation of a new plantation"
cause i enslave egos and whip em with my script"
causing riffs between your mind and your lips"
daily dosage of my compositions causing combustions in weak minded individual"
remind me of rituals by ancient head hunters carnivore"
i explore your cranium with methaphorz hittin the core"
of your mind's existence..my sentence sendin' subliminal messages"
thru minimal passages so the averages can't decipher my codes"
i explode with different episode loaded with textual facts"
my paragraphs maps synapse to form an atlas of style of those who wants to
battle us"
can't rattle us with deformed unarmed verbal arsonal"
typical of those attacking personal... vendetta"
maGISTik tec-9 and a KHARIZMATIC berreta"
shooting bullets containing oral paintings of our victory"
stick to me and KHARIZMA and you'll soon to be"
blessed with joining our inner thought quest"

> What is a peep?
[6]
Peep O'Day: An iron barque built in 1863 by Marshall Brothers,
Newcastle-on-Tyne. Dimensions 154'0"&times;27'5"&times;17'6"
and 512 GRT, 481 NRT and 465 tons under deck.

>
> This is a serious question.

These are all the serious answers I have.

> Seriously.
>

Would I kid you? You think this kind research is easy?

Now, if you had asked for *non-serious* answers, I might have told you this:
> What is a peep?

[7]The Kamikaze Peep Squad grew out of the growing awareness on the SF.TV
newsgroups that the telepathic characters appearing in the TV series
Babylon 5 were actually somehow related to a particular type of
sugar-coated marshmallow candy. It has been known for years that these
candies (known as "peeps") were telepathic, but the connection that they
were being referred to in B5 whenever someone talked about telepaths in
general, and telepathic *weapons* in specific, was not directly made
until ..

[8]The KPS now had a purpose (to kill boring threads), a method (by peeping
them to death), a philosophy ("if it kills us. And vice-versa."), and a
rallying cry ("peep"). It also had a name, which would change within a
few posts.

There are, of course, more non-serious answers, but I don't want to
detract from your serious question. I hope you are seriously satisfied
with my serious answers.

**
Serious Blackhawk
"toms...@netcom.com ("Tom Servo") has recently been making a bit of a
scene on alt.config. Seems he got himself a hold of some newgrouping
instructions and decided to create every single group he personally
saw a need for. When he received a bunch of complaints from various people
interested seeing proper procedures followed, he uttered the now-famous
rebuttal "Too bad."
- from the cmsg newgroup message for alt.bonehead.tom-servo

CREDITS:
[1] From "The Concise Oxford Dictionary", 9th edition
[2] Same as number 1
[3] From the side of the box and they're mine dammit!
[4] <http://nersp.nerdc.ufl.edu/~sbless/peepart/peep1.html>
[5] The word "peep" is used *a lot* in the Rap/HipHop boards.
This is the lions share of maGISTik12's portion of "THE POWER OF
WORDZ...peep" hip hop lyrics. the complete text can be found at
<http://www.daveyd.com/Boards/FreeStyle/Archive/Post/5227.html>
[6] <http://pc-78-120.udac.se:8001/WWW/Nautica/Ships/Merchant/Sail/P/
Peep_O'Day(1863).html> (you need to remove the hard return I put in)
[7] From the KAMIKAZE PEEP SQUAD FAQ, Version 1.0 (all rights Captain Infinity)
[8] From the KAMIKAZE PEEP SQUAD FAQ, Version 2.0 (all rights Captain Infinity)

Sergey Bukhman

unread,
Dec 17, 1999, 3:00:00 AM12/17/99
to

LisaB wrote:
>
> Sergey Bukhman <ser...@netropolis.net> wrote:
>
> >
> >
> >LisaB wrote:
> >>
> >
> >> >Yo, peep this:
> >> !!!^^^^^^^^^^^^!!!
> >
> >Huh, I thought I was the only one who noticed that. LISAB STOP STALKING
> >ME AROUND USENET!!!
>
> Oh, stop being paranoid.
>
> What I want to know, is when did PEEP enter some faux african-american
> patois? Has our little meme become a gen-you-ine colloquialism?
>

> LisaB
> And does your mother know about #46 in your bookmarks, young man?

Hah. HAH.

I keep all my pr0n URLs memorized.

Haven't been visiting them lately, though...

Reverend Sean O'Hara

unread,
Dec 21, 1999, 3:00:00 AM12/21/99
to
idontt...@uhoh.com wrote:
>
> >So, now the only thing remaining as "non-fantastic" (and therefore
> >undoubtely canon), aside from "The Cage", are the first 6 movies?
> >Great!
> >Does that include STV:TFF as totally canon, then? (I suspect that
> >if this trend goes on, we'll need to declare TAS canon again...)
> >;-)
>
> Well, since ST2 is essentially a sequel to an event that has already
> been proven a fantasy, then it follows that it cannot have happened
> either. And since the repercussions of ST2 are felt throughout ST3
> and ST4, then it follows that they, too are not real adventures. ST6
> involves an ancestor of Worf, whom we have proven only exists in
> Riker's mind, so ST6 could not have happened. I guess that leaves ST1
> and ST5 as the only actual adventures Kirk and his crew have actually
> engaged in.
>
> ;)

But Decker from STI was Commodore Decker's son from "The Doomsday
Machine," which is was proven to be fantasy, therefore, only STV is
canon.

--
Reverend Sean O'Hara
You two can be an ordained minister: http://www.ulc.org/ulc
"[Women] are all conniving, manipulative, back-stabbing,
gossipy whores." - Alicia Baturay, an admitted woman

Reply all
Reply to author
Forward
0 new messages