tin manEdit

Just watched this episode and found the concept of "tin man" fascinating! To think of a lifeform 'swimming' through space without the cover of a ship or external convering with which to protect itself...and to make it even more interesting it has the mystery associated with being ancient, thousands of years old. The fact that its technology is far supreme to any encountered (with exception of the Q) complements its aura of mystery perfectly! Great stuff.

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Orders to Captain Picard Edit

Tin Man orders 1

Orders part 1

Tin Man orders 2

Orders part 2

As suggested by Airtram3 I took a closer look at the orders Picard receives at the beginning of the episode. Of the main part of the text, I cacnot make out a single word. Above that, we can find stuff like:

To: Captain Jean Luc Picard
USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D
From: Admiral...
Stardate: ...

At the very top, there's "LCARS 40273" (three for a season 3 episode)

What I find most interesting at the moment is the text underneath the star map on the secons screenshot. It reads "Vega Nine probe" something. We have listed the probe at Vega IX, according ot the script it is Vega Nine, and now also according to visual evidence from the actual episode, so I guess this means we'll move the page to Vega Nine probe, right? --Jörg 16:56, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

Yes :) -- Cid Highwind 10:18, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

Based on a short storyEdit

According to Wikipedia, this episode is based on a Nebula award-nominated short story from the 1970s. Where was the story first published? -- Connor Cabal 15:37, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

Amazing Stories, December 1976. -- Sulfur 15:43, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

Removed 'Similarity' Edit

I removed the following:

  • The scene where Data appearing suddenly on the bridge suddenly after Gomtuu leaves in a brilliant flash of light is very similar to Picard appearing suddenly on the USS Enterprise-E's bridge after Data destroys the Reman Warbird Scimitar in Star Trek Nemesis.

This seems quite a stretch. It would need a citation that this was an intentional parallel.– Cleanse ( talk | contribs ) 05:21, October 10, 2010 (UTC)

parody scene? Edit

The end of this episode includes a very silly scene with Picard and Riker slowly twirling on the bridge as the Enterprise is thrown back. I remember seeing it in some parody, but I can't remember any more specifics. If that scene recurs in parodies, it might be worth a mention. 03:02, April 29, 2011 (UTC)

Parodies are at the Star Trek parodies and pop culture references pages, depending on where the parody is.--31dot 03:13, April 29, 2011 (UTC)