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Old 06-01-2009, 08:45 AM
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In The Cage Spock controlled some bridge equipment with a gesture. I don't remember if that was edited out in the remastered version but that gesture control I thought was very cool and futuristic. When I saw Tom Cruise controlling computers with hand movment in the air in Speilberg's Minority Report, I thought of The Cage. I'd love to see that in Trek. Again.
Nope, it was in there, and I too thought...WOW...now that's futuristic depiction that's well ahead of its time, even for storytelling purposes.
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Most of the Original Series consoles had a display or gauge of some sort, along with all the unmarked chunky flashing lights. Those screens didn't always display something, and when they did it was often a static graph or such, but there was the potential for them to provide genuinely useful info.

The gripes about the Original Series designs aren't that the fictional technology is somehow 'primitive', only the way it's fabricated on the set - with lumpy lightbulbs and switches that look like they were assembled for spare parts bought from an automotive electrician. It'd take some serious self-deception to look at those today and say, "yup - pure twenty-third century, a technology far beyond our own."

:Edit: the Original Series did, of course, do a damn fine job with the available materials and budget, considering its era. I'm not disputing that at all.
Indeed....for I'm sure that back in the 60's that looked damn 23rd century-ish. They did quite well for what they had to work with. People that balk at such things today forget one simple equation....shows are products of their time.
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These bast*rds did not include the paper fax from "The Cage". They don't care about the Trek universe, know sh*t about it and care only about shiny HUD style displays and touchscreens. Bring the matches, I bring the wood.
Throw in a litre of petrol and you got yerself a hoedown.
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*opens mouth*..........is....is this really worth a debate?
No... but it is worth making jokes about the silliness.

I suppose also the reason control panels had gumdrops back then was because they felt in the future the bridge crew will get hungry during a battle and need something to munch on.
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Jokes aside, I would like the see the gesture control from The Cage. I wonder why they didn't keep that in the actual series?
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Throw in a litre of petrol and you got yerself a hoedown.
Gaila on her back.....now that's a ho' down.
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I feel JJ did a decent job at making it look more advanced than today's technology.
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Indeed....for I'm sure that back in the 60's that looked damn 23rd century-ish. They did quite well for what they had to work with. People that balk at such things today forget one simple equation....shows are products of their time.

In forty years time we'll all be saying things like:

"Ha! Touch-screen displays! That so Noughties!"
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In forty years time we'll all be saying things like:

"Ha! Touch-screen displays! That so Noughties!"
Exactly!
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