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    Star Trek

    I enjoy watching reruns of the original Star Trek series, but always found it humorous that, in the 23rd century, knowing they routinely get bashed about by enemy phasers and force fields and such, their chairs were fiberglass kitchenette chairs and not even bolted to the floor. Also, they hadn't yet heard of seat restraints, hence the crew routinely gets tossed about the bridge.

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    I love that they do the calculations and then feed them into the computer.

    In other scifi - it boggles my mind that a long time ago in a galaxy far far away they had never heard of railings.
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    Re: Star Trek

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    I love that they do the calculations and then feed them into the computer.

    In other scifi - it boggles my mind that a long time ago in a galaxy far far away they had never heard of railings.
    The food looks like big cubes of Play Dough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Basil View Post
    The food looks like big cubes of Play Dough.
    for good food you need the Fifth Element

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    Re: Star Trek

    Hey, if nothing else the 23rd century conquered the need to go to the bathroom and developed self cleaning bodies. ever notice they had sinks but nothing else. Not even a door hinting at it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikephillips View Post
    Hey, if nothing else the 23rd century conquered the need to go to the bathroom and developed self cleaning bodies. ever notice they had sinks but nothing else. Not even a door hinting at it..
    Well, they do have matter/energy transporter technology.

    Scottie, beam it out.

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    She canna take much more captain, you've got to have more fiber!!

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    Re: Star Trek

    I've always enjoyed Star Trek, recently my oldest son has discovered it and we have been watching a lot of the Next Generation on Netflix. I don't like watching the original show on there because all the special effects have been updated with computer effects and I always enjoyed the campy and bad 1960s effects.
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    Re: Star Trek

    I have most of it on dvd, from the original on. And if you haven't seen it, stream or download Star Trek Discovery. I enjoyed it. Set about 20-30 years before TOS and tries to show the evolution from Enterprise to TOS, so you get bits of both.

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    Re: Star Trek

    Quote Originally Posted by waltesefalcon View Post
    all the special effects have been updated with computer effects and I always enjoyed the campy and bad 1960s effects.
    Watching the original Star Wars in blue ray is a little like that - you see how cheesy many of the costumes really were. especially storm troopers
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    Re: Star Trek

    I own the original on DVD with the original effects and it is the only way to watch it.

    I tried watching Discovery but I couldn't get into it, the Klingons looked worse than they ever had, the psuedo science makes even less sense than any of the other series, and everything was so high tech looking that it was hard to reconcile that with the original show. My expectations weren't high but Discovery couldn't even live up to "Spock's Brain" in my opinion so when it went on hiatus after the first few episodes I dropped my CBS subscription.
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    Re: Star Trek

    Hey, to each their own. Lotta other things out there that people love that I can't get into.

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    Re: Star Trek

    Here's a bit of useless Star Trek trivia - one episode in season 3 (last season), "The Lights of Zetar" was written by Shari Lewis (of Lambchop fame). She was originally going to appear in that show as Lt Roman (Scotty's love interest).

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    Re: Star Trek

    I liked Buck Rodgers when a kid, with the rocket engine spitting sparks out the back!

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    Re: Star Trek

    Clerk at Smith's yesterday.

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    Re: Star Trek

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    I liked Buck Rodgers when a kid, with the rocket engine spitting sparks out the back!

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    Hey, if nothing else the 23rd century conquered the need to go to the bathroom and developed self cleaning bodies. ever notice they had sinks but nothing else. Not even a door hinting at it..
    If the Transporter can be set to filter out alien life forms from human bodies, they just transport folks from transporter room back to their quarters and filter out.....the excrement.

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    Re: Star Trek

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    Re: Star Trek

    As I was watching "The Immunity Syndrome" episode, it occurred to me that the female crews' uniforms made mini skirts look like evening gowns.

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    Re: Star Trek

    One thing I've noticed with digital HD tv, when watching a lot of what was broadcast as analog from the 60s thru 80s, there can be lots of more personal details that would have gone unnoticed in the fuzzier pictures from then. Particularly from the 70s and 80s "jiggle" tv era...

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