(written from a Production point of view)
|Ron Moore's AOL chats|
|Created by:||Ronald D. Moore & The Internet|
|Production dates:||c. 1997-1999|
|Episodes:|| 129 regular episodes |
1 "lost" episode (130)
|The cast in Season 1|
|The cast in Season 2|
- This article is about the series. You may also be looking for the chat known only as "raolchat" or fruit.
- "Stop moving my chats."
- - Ronald D. Moore, 2372
In a historical irony, these chats would be later invoked to settle the most fundamental theological disputes among Star Trek fans, such as whether "In the Pale Moonlight" was a reference to Batman. Ronotheistic Trekkies would add Moore's opinions on everything from Alpha Jem'Hadar to Ziyal on an online encyclopedia.
The show was known for its complex characters and storylines, engaging battle scenes and darker (less Utopian) atmosphere. Unlike its predecessors Star Trek: The Original Series and Star Trek: The Next Generation, AOL chats tended to avoid an episodic format for most of its run and instead featured multiple-episode story arcs. It tended to deal with subjects never before dealt with in any real depth by Star Trek; subjects such as who started the US Civil War, Monica Lewinsky, and why all female characters on Star Trek were sex kittens.
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Allegedly memorable quotes
- Ron 3:14
"<What's the D. stand for?>"
- Ron 108:7
"I think we all know who that shuttlecraft was named after..."
- Ron 75:14
- In perhaps the biggest mistake in Star Trek, the writers misspelled "Aquiel" as "Acquiel".
- Watch closely in the Red Alert scene. A crewman appears to be chewing gum in the corridoor!
- It would later be revealed that Odo was a changeling during the events of this episode.
- In this episode and "The Empath", Leonard Nimoy has some serious nasal congestion.
- 3 spin-offs of this series, starring Ira Steven Behr, Brannon Braga and Michael Piller would be created, but these were all cancelled after the first chatisode.
- The alternate reality episode,
20 1510 questions with J.J. Abrams would rip off the exact plot of this series.
- In Star Trek Online, the player can type "RDMAOL" into the chat window.