「我離港前到過一間精神科醫院。當時有位病人禮貌地問,一個以作為世上最悠久民主政體而自傲的國家,如何能夠將此地交給一個政治制度非常不同的國家,且既沒諮詢當地公民,又沒給予他們民主的前景,好讓他們捍衞自己的將來。一個隨行同事說,奇怪,香港提出最理智問題的人,竟在精神科醫院。」彭定康 金融時報

“During a visit to a mental hospital before I left Hong Kong, a patient politely asked me how a country that prided itself on being the oldest democracy in the world had come to be handing over his city to another country with a very different system of government, without either consulting the citizens or giving them the prospect of democracy to safeguard their future. Strange, said one of my aides, that the man with the sanest question in Hong Kong is in a mental hospital.”Chris Patten Financial Times

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Monday, September 30, 2013

Star Trek TNG:Cloaking

Star Trek TNG:Cloaking



首先:
Cloaking 中文翻譯:偽裝,隱蔽的。延伸意思:遮蔽或轉移别人視線使其看不清真相的手法。


The Pegasus (TNG) and These Are the Voyages...(Enterprise)




【維基百科】The Enterprise is ordered on a priority mission to collect a member of Starfleet Intelligence, Admiral Eric Pressman, former Captain of the USS Pegasus where Will Riker first served after graduating from Starfleet Academy. Pressman informs Jean-Luc Picard and Riker that intelligence has located the Pegasus in the Devolin system near the Romulan Zone.

Though presumed destroyed, Pressman orders the Enterprise to either recover the ship's remains or destroy them to prevent them from falling into the hands of the Romulans. In private, Riker attempts to discuss the events aboard the Pegasus's last mission and questions Pressman's intentions, but Pressman instructed Riker to remain silent until the current mission is completed.

Later, Picard summons Riker to his quarters to ask him about a discovery he is just made concerning the Pegasus. Prior to the assumed destruction of the vessel, there was a mutiny—an event that Picard remarks is "unthinkable", yet one that for all its seriousness Riker has never mentioned. He further remarks that obtaining the report was no small feat, considering it had been classified by Starfleet Intelligence. Riker offers his version of the events: that when the Pegasus' warp core overloaded, several officers took up arms against Pressman, fearful that the Captain was out of control.

Riker, then only seven months out of Starfleet Academy, pulled his own weapon in the Captain's defense, but they were overwhelmed and barely managed to get to the emergency lifeboats. Shortly after ejecting from the crippled ship, the explosion occurred. Picard listens to Riker's account, then reads a second portion of the Judge Advocate General's report where he suggests that he believes that the surviving officers and crew are involved in a cover-up, and that further investigation is warranted. Picard informs Riker that the aforementioned investigation never happened, and that the report was made and quietly buried by Starfleet Intelligence. He presses Riker for the truth.

When Riker suggests that he speak to Pressman about the matter, Picard loses his patience and barks that he is taking up the matter with him. Riker tells Picard that he is under Pressman's orders not to discuss the matter. Picard acquieses, acknowledging that he cannot force Riker to disobey orders from a superior officer, so he will simply have to trust Riker's confidence in Pressman--adding that if he finds that trust to be misguided, then he will be "re-evaluating the command structure" of the Enterprise.

In the Devlin system, the Enterprise encounters a Romulan Warbird, clearly searching for the Pegasus as well. Picard and Sirol, the Romulan captain, acknowledge the others' presence, creating a tense situation. Though the Enterprise sensors locate the Pegasus buried in a large fissure in an asteroid, Picard orders them to move on to lure the Romulans away. With the Romulans distracted, the Enterprise returns, enters the fissure in the asteroid, and finds that the Pegasus is partially fused with the asteroid.

Pressman and Riker transport to the Pegasus, and recover an experimental device that the ship was equipped with which Riker thought was destroyed. Pressman is elated to find it, but Riker is less than enthusiastic. He finally informs Pressman that he won't allow him to restart the experiments that led to both the mutiny and the Pegasus' current state. When Pressman remarks that he's not the same Riker who took up arms to defend him 12 years ago, Riker agrees, adding that he's had time to think about it, and that were it his to do all over again, Pressman might find himself on the business end of Riker's phaser.

Pressman ends the argument by reminding Riker that he's still under the Admiral's orders not to tell Picard anything. They quickly return to the Enterprise when they learn the Romulans have closed the fissure, trapping the Enterprise inside.

Sirol refuses to open the fissure, and instead gives Picard and his crew the option of taking asylum aboard the Warbird; this would allow both the Enterprise and the Pegasus to be captured by the Romulans. Riker proposes a solution using the device they took from the Pegasus—a phase-shifting Federation cloaking device that would allow them to travel through the solid matter of the asteroid and escape. Pressman is furious at the breaking of Riker's silence, but Picard reprimands Pressman, pointing out that the development of a cloaking device by the Federation is a violation of the Treaty of Algeron.





Pressman attempts to take command of the Enterprise, but the crew refuses to obey his orders. Picard directs the cloaking device to be installed on the Enterprise and used to escape the asteroid. The cloak is then dropped in full view of the Romulan ship against Pressman's protestations, and Picard informs Sirol that the Federation will be contacting the Romulan government with regard to the entire incident.

Picard orders Pressman to be arrested for having violated the Treaty of Algeron. Pressman threatens that he has allies in Starfleet, but Picard is unmoved. As Pressman is led off the bridge, Riker insists that he be arrested as well and Picard agrees.

Visiting Riker in the brig, Picard informs Riker that Pressman and four other high-ranking officers in Starfleet Intelligence have all been arrested pending a court-martial, and that his own role in the affair will be scrutinized closely. He also notes that Riker's record will be affected by this incident but that his having come clean at last will help. Picard tells him he still is proud to have him as a First Officer, releases him, and the two head off to the bridge together.



最上面的片段頭一 part 是 Pegasus,一個終於自己的原則,還是愚忠於一個領導,兩個觀念在 Riker 腦海中鬪爭,是 Star Trek TNG 的一集,在 These are the Voyages Riker 又堪入思想鬪爭。

於是他利用 holodeck technology 再重溫 。。。。。。12年前 Star Fleet 試驗 Cloaking Device Starship Pegasus 發生意外,船身和 asteroid 一個小行星的岩層結合成為一體,全船除了 Riker 和 Pressman 生還,全部犧牲了。


12年後,Pressman 已經晉升為 Admiral,他乘搭 Captain Picard 的 Enterprise 去找回, Pegasus 船上當年的 Cloaking Device,但不幸被 Romulan 發覺封了他們所在的小行星的出口沒法離開。 最後,他們都是用了 Cloaking Device,利用 Cloaking 穿過了岩層,幫助 Enterprise 脫險,但這是違反了 Star Fleet 與 Romulan 訂定的條約,可能讓和平渡過 60年後再起戰爭。


而最上面的片段尾一 part 是 Star Trek Enterprise: These Are the Voyages 。。。Riker 又再出現,而且還有 Pressman,是怎麼一回事呢?


【維基百科】"These Are the Voyages..." is a frame story. The 22nd century events of the Star Trek: Enterprise are shown through a holodeck re-creation during the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Pegasus".

In the 24th century, Commander William Riker observes a recreation of the events surrounding the formation of the United Federation of Planets, hoping the events of the past will help him make some important decisions. Chronologically, the 22nd century events of "These Are the Voyages..." take place six years after the previous episode, "Terra Prime".

In 2161, the starship Enterprise and its crew return to Earth on the eve of the signing of the Federation charter. After ten years of service, the Enterprise is due to be decommissioned. Captain Jonathan Archer frets over the speech he will give to the assembled delegates. The Enterprise is contacted by Shran, an Andorian whom Archer had believed dead. Shran's daughter has been kidnapped by shady business partners, and Shran asks for Archer's help in rescuing her. Archer decides to assist Shran, despite T'Pol's warning that they may be late returning for the signing.

While the Enterprise crew surprises Shran's enemies and brings his daughter safely to the ship, the business associates track and board the Enterprise on the return trip.

To save Archer's life, engineer Trip Tucker offers to help the intruders but instead overloads two conduits. The result is an explosion that allows the Enterprise to escape but mortally wounds Tucker. Archer is troubled that he must write a speech about how worthwhile their explorations have been, despite his friend's death, but T'Pol assures him that Tucker would have considered it worthwhile.

On Earth, Archer enters a grand hall to give his speech as Riker ends the simulation, now sure of what course he should take. The final shot is a montage of the ships named Enterprise as Captains Picard, Kirk, and Archer recite the "Where no man has gone before" monologue.






為甚麽在 Star Trek enterprise 要重提 Star Trek TNG Pegasus 的一幕呢? 嗜悲 百思不得其解 。。。。。。








伸延閱覽:
The Pegasus 維基百科
The Pegasus 湯承安網頁
These are the voyages 維基百科
These_Are_the_Voyages alpha.org
TNG Pegasus Youtube
Enterprise These are the Voyages 。。。" Youtube







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