Since its introduction in Star Trek: The Next Generation, holodeck technology has allowed various franchise series to explore other genres through hologram simulations, from 1930s science fiction soap operas to detective novels in Sherlock Holmes stories. The Holodeck easily lent itself to “Death Box” episodes, which kept characters trapped in their artificial world and forced them to find escape routes. But it is also an integral part of the spacecraft’s social life with many non-lethal promises.
The howling funny fantasy theory posted on Reddit kindly connects the Holodeck with Cheers, the popular sitcom from 1982-1993 that coincided with The Next Generation and in a season with Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. The idea is simple, but it has many implications for how Star Trek portrays everyday life on Starfleet: What if Cheers Bar was just a hologram show?
Shouts ended in 1982, and although the sitcom was a huge success, it took a while to find its audience. Audiences skyrocketed during his engagement to The Cosby Show in 1984. He became part of NBC’s “Must See TV Thursday,” which helped the station gain television control. The show ended after 11 seasons and is now considered a classic. Actors came and went, and the plotlines varied. Still, the show’s essence never changed, reflecting the great disappointments of the staff and controllers on the Boston title bar.
The show was firmly rooted in pop culture when The Next Generation was released in 1987. This helped, at least in part, to establish the theory and its meme. When both shows were broadcast simultaneously, there was some cross-pollination between the actors. This included Cheers controllers Kirstie Alley, Bebe Neuwirth, and Kelsey Grammer. Alley began his career as Lieutenant Saavik on Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan; Neuwirth played a foreign woman in the next four-episode season of “First Contact,” during the Grammar star for a Starfleet captain. Twenty-three years old, she was caught in a warp time. In the section “Cause and effect” of the fifth season of the next generation. The Grammer and Neuwirth characters could at least have reasonable access to the Holodeck and, in theory, play their Cheers character as rebroadcasts.
The reverse is also true. Kate Mulgrew and Brent Spiner were regular co-stars in the years leading up to their involvement in Star Trek. This included appearances in Cheers: Mulgrew as a Boston City Councilman in season 4 and Spiner as the acquitted killer in season 5. They kept the series intact as they portrayed two Starfleet characters and participated in a hypothetical applause program in the same way. , when you want.
It’s more of a superficial connection. Over the years, the ship’s controller has become as important to Star Trek as the deck or engine room. He started with Ten Forward in The Next Generation, where Whoopi Goldberg’s Guinan provided advice and wisdom among high-profile outsiders. Deep Space Nine had a Quarks Bar, which became the home of the characters and the station itself, and Star Trek: Voyager had a Chez Sandrine holographic pool. Star Trek: Discovery introduced a new bar in season 4 – actor Wilson Cruz tweeted about it – and previously, a nightclub-style water hole was installed in season 1. Star Trek: Lower Decks also has a bar where the sign animations invite socializing. And let the steam off.
So it can not say that holodeck rods are standard enough, and one, in particular, could be a staple food for stars. Evergreen foundation and addictive nature are the kinds of perseverance that places like Ten Forward Carry provide. The cross-actors provide enough truth to give the theory an organic feel. After all, Starfleet employees are killed in the heart and love a good pool of water. It is simple to imagine that they would trust someone whose name is known by all.