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Old 02-23-2010, 02:45 PM
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Default The time has come to bash TOS (in a good-natured way of course)

Since the new movie has been the object of much bashing, some lightheartedly, some not, isn't it about time to even the score some?

This is going to be a rhetorical thread that isn't asking for real answers or explanations.

Let's respectfully and gently, and in a good-natured fun way, dig into the original 1960's Star Trek television show and have some fun, huh?

I'll start things off:


How come they have all that advanced technology to save Captain Pike after his exposure to the Delta rays; to design and put him in that wheelchair...and yet nobody in Starfleet is bright enough to realize that Pike could communicate by blinking in Morse Code rather than just simple ''yes'' and ''no.'' What's with that?

(I also think it'd be fun to always conclude each dig with ''What's with that?'')
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Old 02-23-2010, 03:23 PM
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In "Balance of Terror", Kirk orders Sulu to fire phasers, but instead we see the ship shooting photon torpedos. This happens several times, and is never mentioned as being an error. Yet when the same instance happens in TMP, Kirk gets all pissy at Decker, who ordered Chekov to belay the phaser order, and fire photons instead. And there was even a reason to fire torpedos instead of phasers in TMP! What was the reason in "Balance of Terror"? I mean, what's with that?
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Old 02-23-2010, 03:26 PM
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What's with all the women standing in soft glowing light? Do they have someone following them around 24/7 with a lighting crew to make them look like that?
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Oh I have been waiting for this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcwOuaJ_fSw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nf-b9ixSTv0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xy5k2hDYRhQ
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Since the new movie has been the object of much bashing, some lightheartedly, some not, isn't it about time to even the score some?

This is going to be a rhetorical thread that isn't asking for real answers or explanations.

Let's respectfully and gently, and in a good-natured fun way, dig into the original 1960's Star Trek television show and have some fun, huh?

I'll start things off:


How come they have all that advanced technology to save Captain Pike after his exposure to the Delta rays; to design and put him in that wheelchair...and yet nobody in Starfleet is bright enough to realize that Pike could communicate by blinking in Morse Code rather than just simple ''yes'' and ''no.'' What's with that?

(I also think it'd be fun to always conclude each dig with ''What's with that?'')
In addition - how come in a society where they can warp space-time, transport humans across vast distances at the molecular level and so many more technical innovations, that all they can do is give him a chair that he can only sit in and answer 'yes' or 'no' to in the first place? For the rest of his life that's all he can ever indicate?

That's the best that 23rd Century science can develop? What's with that?
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Also how come - on board a starship a total stranger new to the ship can access both weapons they should not have access to, then plant the device inside the captain's quarters (no lock? no secure information held within? no privacy?) set on overload and leave it there to blow up.

Also - do all crew quarters have a convenient slot in the wall that a phaser set on overload can be just dropped into to let in drop to a 'safe place' where it can blow up? Or is it just the captain's room that has this unique safety feature? You know - for when it happens?

Also - where is this room where stuff can safely blow up and does it ever get cleaned out?

How come the same person can access the engine room and poison the crew working there without any access issues (is engineering not a fairly sensitive place you don't want just anyone wanderins around?). What's with that?
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ROFLMAO!!!
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ROFLMAO!!!
3:23 of the last one is my favorite along with the phone sounds.
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Why does the Enterprise fire all its weapons from the Sensor Dome and not from phaser banks and torpedo launchers? The SENSOR DOME!!!!!
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