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What Would Star Trek Crewmembers Drive  
User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7762 posts, RR: 16
Posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2329 times:

http://cgdailydrive.com/what-would-star-trek-crewmembers-drive-part-2/

That's the 2nd of two, I disagree with all of them.



Kirk was a Iowa farm boy by birth, he wouldn't drive a flashy Bentley. He would drive an older 3/4 ton diesel pickup truck.

Data and the Volt make the most sense, but in order to better understand humanity he'd tool around in a beige Toyota Camry.

Worf and the Porsche again make little sense. Klingons have no need for flash, he'd need a car like a batleth, highly functional yet simple. Despite being a hulking Klingon his sensibilities might lean towards an older Lotus.

Picard and the AMG wagon is all wrong. Picard is first and foremost a Frenchman -- driving something German would be out of the question. He also reveres older stuff -- I see him in a Citroen DS or CX, properly French but still nice.

Spock and the Prius V is an ok match -- but I think better fitting with the Vulcan sensibility would be an older Mercedes Benz.... say a W123 240D with the 4-speed manual.


Riker (while not on the list) would be driving a Corvette ZR-1, flashy but not too flash (that can come once he makes Admiral), but still a panty dropper.


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User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9808 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2304 times:
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If I ever saw Worf getting out of a Porsche, I think I would laugh and then immediately slap him.


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User currently offlinegarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5366 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2299 times:

The answer for Spock is clear:

http://katemckinnon.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/nimoy-buick-blue.jpg



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39720 posts, RR: 75
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2286 times:

We all know what Khan drove when he was on Earth.







http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vsg97bxuJnc


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVELhUyLZGk



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User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2181 times:

I wonder what Sulu would drive? I should post those that link on George Takai's Facebook page and see if we can get an answer.

User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19420 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2173 times:

Quoting srbmod (Reply 4):
I wonder what Sulu would drive? I should post those that link on George Takai's Facebook page and see if we can get an answer.

VW Bug? Mazda somethingorother? Pink, of course.  


User currently offlineTSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3067 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2150 times:

Quoting DesertJets (Thread starter):
Worf and the Porsche again make little sense. Klingons have no need for flash, he'd need a car like a batleth, highly functional yet simple. Despite being a hulking Klingon his sensibilities might lean towards an older Lotus.

While highly functional and simple, batleths are also durable and reliable, two qualities for which no Lotus has ever been known. Klingons, Worf in particular, are also known for a distinct lack of subtlety. With those criteria in mind, I'd expect Worf to drive a Plymouth Superbird.

Quoting DesertJets (Thread starter):
Riker (while not on the list) would be driving a Corvette ZR-1, flashy but not too flash (that can come once he makes Admiral), but still a panty dropper.

But Riker is also all about comfort and classic style as shown by his fondness for jazz and trombone playing. I can see Riker in a '65 Lincoln Continental convertible like the one seen in Entourage.

Quoting srbmod (Reply 4):
I wonder what Sulu would drive? I should post those that link on George Takai's Facebook page and see if we can get an answer.

Sulu is easy- An '89 Nissan Skyline GTR (R32).



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User currently offlineCadet985 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1551 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2138 times:

Quoting DesertJets (Thread starter):
Riker (while not on the list) would be driving a Corvette ZR-1, flashy but not too flash (that can come once he makes Admiral), but still a panty dropper.

Riker is from Alaska...I could see him in a 4x4.

Actually, now that I think about it...Riker was from Juneau, so he'd probably be using a snowmobile, plane, or boat to get around...

Marc

[Edited 2012-09-18 21:02:18]

User currently offlinegarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5366 posts, RR: 53
Reply 8, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2122 times:

Quoting srbmod (Reply 4):
I wonder what Sulu would drive?

Definitely an Oh my....bach.



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User currently offlineoldeuropean From Germany, joined May 2005, 2077 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2105 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 3):
We all know what Khan drove when he was on Earth.

Why does he always use this wrong pronunciation of the word Cordoba?   



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39720 posts, RR: 75
Reply 10, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2091 times:

Quoting oldeuropean (Reply 9):
Why does he always use this wrong pronunciation of the word Cordoba?



He was born in Mexico so he speaks a different dialect of Spanish than what you'd hear in Spain.
After he started appearing on Star Trek as Khan, Chrysler redesigned the Cordoba and gave the car an updated, state-of-the-art and more fuel efficient design. Perhaps his pronunciation of Cordoba improved a bit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=F9T2zEcDrZc&NR=1



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7762 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2029 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 3):
We all know what Khan drove when he was on Earth.

The Cordoba is almost too obvious for Khan, a slightly more subtle choice for Khan would be a Plymouth Reliant. That said I do love the early b-body Cordobas, I highly dislike them after the facelift with the stacked quad (square) headlamps though.

Quoting TSS (Reply 6):
While highly functional and simple, batleths are also durable and reliable, two qualities for which no Lotus has ever been known. Klingons, Worf in particular, are also known for a distinct lack of subtlety. With those criteria in mind, I'd expect Worf to drive a Plymouth Superbird.

Maybe we'll have to agree to disagree here. I feel like Klingons are almost a minimalistic people, very utilitarian. Which is why I considered something like a Lotus, built to a purpose, nothing extraneous, while not always exceptional on paper but very capable in the hands of a skilled driver. I think the design sensibilities behind the bat'leth and the Bird-of-Prey are similar. Simple and basic, but require a lot of skill and practice to master. So lets change my vote from an old Lotus to something more reliable, like an Elise -- a Lotus with a Toyota engine. So assuming Worf could get in one he'd drive it.

Quoting srbmod (Reply 4):
I wonder what Sulu would drive? I should post those that link on George Takai's Facebook page and see if we can get an answer.

Unfortunately I think Sulu is one of those woefully underdeveloped characters in the ST universe. I don't quite see the Skyline GT-R, but I could see him in one of the nicer large Japanese sedans -- with the high output turbo I-6s.... like a Toyota Crown/Mark X/Chaser



What about the Engineers --- Scotty, LaForge and O'Brien (I am purposefully ignoring Voyager here).


Someone on another forum suggested the McLaren F1 for Scotty, which I wholly agree with. I just can't get a feel on the other 2.



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User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 32
Reply 12, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2028 times:

Quoting DesertJets (Thread starter):
Klingons have no need for flash, he'd need a car like a batleth, highly functional yet simple. Despite being a hulking Klingon his sensibilities might lean towards an older Lotus.
Quoting DesertJets (Reply 11):
I feel like Klingons are almost a minimalistic people, very utilitarian. Which is why I considered something like a Lotus, built to a purpose, nothing extraneous, while not always exceptional on paper but very capable in the hands of a skilled driver. I think the design sensibilities behind the bat'leth and the Bird-of-Prey are similar. Simple and basic, but require a lot of skill and practice to master. So lets change my vote from an old Lotus to something more reliable, like an Elise -- a Lotus with a Toyota engine. So assuming Worf could get in one he'd drive it.

I can't see a Klingon in anything but a Hummer, except maybe an older 50s or 60s Dodge Power Wagon.

http://auto.howstuffworks.com/1946-1968-dodge-power-wagon.htm


User currently offlineTheRedBaron From Mexico, joined Mar 2005, 2195 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2015 times:

A klingon in a PRIUS, thats a surefire LOL moment!!!

Evil, bad tempered alien in a Eco green car !!

TRB

P.D. Maybe Ricardo Monte Alban took all Corinthian Leather to his planet and that is why there are no more classy cars (with Corinthian leather) around. !!!



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User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8504 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2001 times:

Quoting DesertJets (Reply 11):
Someone on another forum suggested the McLaren F1 for Scotty, which I wholly agree with. I just can't get a feel on the other 2.

Something Mercedes AMG with the proper V12 I think would fit Scotty better.


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 15, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1988 times:

Surprised nobody mentioned the Chevy Nova yet


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User currently offlineTheRedBaron From Mexico, joined Mar 2005, 2195 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1961 times:

Wonder if Scotty has a AMC Pacer...???


The best seat in a Plane is the Jumpseat.
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 17, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1953 times:

I think i am going to put up a definitive list.

But i'll give you a hint Worf's rig has a bulldog on the nose.

Yep he wod totally be driving a B series Mack staketruck



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User currently offlineTSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3067 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1939 times:

Quoting MD-90 (Reply 14):
Quoting DesertJets (Reply 11):
Someone on another forum suggested the McLaren F1 for Scotty, which I wholly agree with. I just can't get a feel on the other 2.

Something Mercedes AMG with the proper V12 I think would fit Scotty better.

  
Scotty seems to prefer things that require constant tinkering to run properly so that he can show off his exceptional skill as an engineer. Scotty has also on numerous occasions shown an appreciation for alternate or obsolete propulsion systems. With those criteria in mind, I can see Commander Scott behind the wheel of a meticulously restored Doble. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doble_steam_car

Quoting DesertJets (Reply 11):
Quoting TSS (Reply 6):
While highly functional and simple, batleths are also durable and reliable, two qualities for which no Lotus has ever been known. Klingons, Worf in particular, are also known for a distinct lack of subtlety. With those criteria in mind, I'd expect Worf to drive a Plymouth Superbird.

Maybe we'll have to agree to disagree here. I feel like Klingons are almost a minimalistic people, very utilitarian.

Agreed.

Quoting DesertJets (Reply 11):
Which is why I considered something like a Lotus, built to a purpose, nothing extraneous, while not always exceptional on paper but very capable in the hands of a skilled driver. I think the design sensibilities behind the bat'leth and the Bird-of-Prey are similar. Simple and basic, but require a lot of skill and practice to master.

I'm with you 100%, except for the Lotus part. You've also just described a '68-'70 Plymouth Roadrunner (upon which the Superbird was based): "built to a purpose, nothing extraneous, while not always exceptional on paper but very capable in the hands of a skilled driver. Simple and basic, but require a lot of skill and practice to master." With that in mind, I'll change my vote from Superbird to basic Roadrunner.

Quoting DesertJets (Reply 11):
So lets change my vote from an old Lotus to something more reliable, like an Elise -- a Lotus with a Toyota engine. So assuming Worf could get in one he'd drive it.

And the first time something on it (besides the engine) broke in normal use, Worf would kick it until it was a pile of very expensive scrap metal.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39720 posts, RR: 75
Reply 19, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1918 times:

Quoting DesertJets (Reply 11):
The Cordoba is almost too obvious for Khan, a slightly more subtle choice for Khan would be a Plymouth Reliant.

Well he did, sort of.
He ended up having the dressed up Plymouth Reliant - New Yorker turbo, Town & Country and Lebaron.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygO9522aczw&feature=related

Quoting DesertJets (Reply 11):
I highly dislike them after the facelift with the stacked quad (square) headlamps though.

I kind of like the stacked headlights but I know a lot of people don't.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1894 times:

Quoting TSS (Reply 18):
Scotty seems to prefer things that require constant tinkering to run properly so that he can show off his exceptional skill as an engineer.

Sounds like he would own a British Leyland product from the 1970s.....   

Quoting garnetpalmetto (Reply 8):
Definitely an Oh my....bach.

  


User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7511 posts, RR: 24
Reply 21, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1887 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 10):
After he started appearing on Star Trek as Khan, Chrysler redesigned the Cordoba and gave the car an updated, state-of-the-art and more fuel efficient design. Perhaps his pronunciation of Cordoba improved a bit.

Actually, the redesigned Cordoba rolled out 2 years before ST2TWOK debuted.
IIRC, the pronounciation of the Spanish city of Cordoba is actually, Cor-d-obAH. Whereas Cordoba the car is simply Cord-oba.

Quoting DesertJets (Reply 11):
a slightly more subtle choice for Khan would be a Plymouth Reliant.

Incidentally, the starship that Khan hijacked was indeed the U.S.S. Reliant. I'm sure the naming of the ship was indeed an inside joke between RM and Chrysler-Plymouth.



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User currently offlinephotopilot From Canada, joined Jul 2002, 2720 posts, RR: 18
Reply 22, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1843 times:

I think the Star Trek guys would have to drive a DeLorean..... so they can go Back to the Future! 
It's the only car capable of Warp Speed!


User currently offlineAlias1024 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2748 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1835 times:

I think the Superbird would be perfect for Worf.

Quoting DesertJets (Reply 11):
What about the Engineers --- Scotty, LaForge and O'Brien (I am purposefully ignoring Voyager here).

I could see LaForge in some 80s crapbox with automatic seatbelts, maybe a Ford Escort. I could see a late 80s Plymouth Voyager or Ford Aerostar as well.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39720 posts, RR: 75
Reply 24, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1827 times:

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 21):
Actually, the redesigned Cordoba rolled out 2 years before ST2TWOK debuted.


Sorry, I'm not up on Star Trek too much.
...and here I thought the reskinned Cordoba and Mirada were Star Trek inspired. 
Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 21):
Incidentally, the starship that Khan hijacked was indeed the U.S.S. Reliant. I'm sure the naming of the ship was indeed an inside joke between RM and Chrysler-Plymouth.


WOW, I didn't even know that!
Richardo Montalban was too classy to drive around in a Reliant and the U.S.S. New Yorker or U.S.S. Lebaron would have been too obvious. Perhaps the U.S.S. Fury would have been a better name.

Quoting photopilot (Reply 22):
I think the Star Trek guys would have to drive a DeLorean.....


Too bad many Trekkies don't even get out of the house.   
The Saturday Night Live skit with William Shattner was hilarious!  



Bring back the Concorde
25 PHLBOS : The 1980 model was hardly a mere reskin. Those redesigned models (and transferred to the M-body platform) have more of a Continental Mark V-like prof
26 Superfly : :o Ooops! I got them confused. I was thinking that when I was typing my last post. Good point. The Voyager is very fitting for Star Trek or just abou
27 Post contains links and images PHLBOS : Prior to the 1984 minivan; Plymouth used the Voyager nameplate on its full-size van; back when they had them (1970s). Chrysler actually used the Cord
28 Superfly : That I was aware of and have seen a few still running. That THAT I was unaware of.
29 Post contains links and images CXB77L : I don't think so. Remember this? Captain Picard has a "human predilection for piloting vehicles at unsafe velocities" I don't think a Citroen DS or C
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