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Old 11-10-2009, 08:58 AM
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using magnets it's quite possible.. i assume thta bikes wheels and gear train operate like a bullet train..with magnets.

the same method is being attempted for water... in nay use this system, ha slike no moving parts......in the case of a bike..the wheels are the only thing that move...
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Old 11-10-2009, 10:32 AM
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In the future people seem to still drive motorbikes, especially rebellious young adults. How original and sci-fi-ish.
Like how so many other Star Trek characters simply love the 20th Century and just can't spend enough time using holodecks to recreate it?

How original and different!!

I'm still waiting on a Trek character in the 24th Century to come out with the ultimate unoriginal statement of the late 20th Century and say they adore the Beatles.

Presummably copyright was an issue. They took everything else about pop culture from the last few decades.

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Oh come on, Picard and Kirk ride (like most people today) horses as a hobby, they don't use them for transportation.
Although, obviously in todays world, some people actually do still use them as useful transportation. They are not purely a leisure mode of getting about.

So that argument is incorrect.

Besides, just because in theory you could beam anywhere on the planet doesn't mean that people actually do.

Clearly there would be vast areas of Earth where a mass transportation system would be pointless.

Such as the expansive vistas shown in the film.

Why would it be unrealistic for people to retain other modes of individual transport?
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Good ol Picard preferred to read real books. How 16th-20th century. I dont remember good ol rock-and-roll in Trek. Just opera, jazz, and klingon. Maybe not the Beatles. Maybe the Wasps? Hmmm... no that wouldnt work. Too obvious innuendos.
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Old 11-10-2009, 10:21 PM
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I think it would be much funnier if they got their history mixed up and thought that something like 'Mannequin' was the greatest movie ever made.
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In Star Trek IV they refer to Jacqueline Susann (Valley of the Dolls) as one of the literary giants of the era.
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Good ol Picard preferred to read real books. How 16th-20th century. I dont remember good ol rock-and-roll in Trek. Just opera, jazz, and klingon. Maybe not the Beatles. Maybe the Wasps? Hmmm... no that wouldnt work. Too obvious innuendos.
Tom Paris had an affintiy for the music of the 20th century.
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Tom Paris had an affintiy for the music of the 20th century.
I've blocked most of Voyager out of my mind so I will take your word for it.
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I've blocked most of Voyager out of my mind so I will take your word for it.
Someone's not a huge Voyager fan I take it! To be fair it did have some good points. If only the writing had been better. 100 or so shuttlecraft come to mind...
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Like how so many other Star Trek characters simply love the 20th Century and just can't spend enough time using holodecks to recreate it?

How original and different!!

I'm still waiting on a Trek character in the 24th Century to come out with the ultimate unoriginal statement of the late 20th Century and say they adore the Beatles.

Presummably copyright was an issue. They took everything else about pop culture from the last few decades.



Although, obviously in todays world, some people actually do still use them as useful transportation. They are not purely a leisure mode of getting about.

So that argument is incorrect.

Besides, just because in theory you could beam anywhere on the planet doesn't mean that people actually do.

Clearly there would be vast areas of Earth where a mass transportation system would be pointless.

Such as the expansive vistas shown in the film.

Why would it be unrealistic for people to retain other modes of individual transport?
It saves $$$$ on set design/costuming, that's why.
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