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STAR TREK: DISCOVERY (2017)

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rabbit wrote:
Oct 3rd, 2017 2:38 am
A couple of timeline inconsistencies:
- site to site transport (I don't think they had that in TOS)
I believe it was explicitly mentioned as being dangerous during TOS episode 'Day of the Dove' but was used anyways due to circumstances
http://www.startrek.com/database_articl ... ip-beaming
Still not a casual thing as shown in Discovery
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This thread is getting awesome as everybody starts chiming in with their technical assessments of imaginary starships. :D

Let's hope there are thousands of bright kids watching who get excited at the thought of building the next generation of real spacecraft. Sure beats watching yet another medical/police/legal drama.
Piro21 wrote:
Oct 2nd, 2017 12:48 pm
All the ships in Trek are usually fairly fragile. The shields and other miscellaneous power-hungry tech is what keeps them intact, not their armor or whatever they're actually made of.
chimaican wrote:
Oct 2nd, 2017 2:13 pm
Agree. With no shields of any kind, you'd only need one good shot to the engineering section. A good blast to the engine room and the antimatter would do the rest.
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Sep 26th, 2017 12:59 pm
One thing that really struck me coming back to Star Trek after shows like The Expanse and BSG was how terrible all the ships were from a safety and usability perspective. The brig had no bed, no chairs, and nothing around that would have kept the main character from flying head-first into a solid force field during maneuvers or combat. The bridge had the science officer standing up instead of sitting down or strapped into anything, and nobody was wearing any sort of protective gear.
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retrothing wrote:
Oct 3rd, 2017 9:28 am
This thread is getting awesome as everybody starts chiming in with their technical assessments of imaginary starships. :D

Let's hope there are thousands of bright kids watching who get excited at the thought of building the next generation of real spacecraft. Sure beats watching yet another medical/police/legal drama.
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I love that the Exploding Consoles of Doom are still a thing in Star Trek. You never know when your workstation will just explode and kill you.
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Talamasca wrote:
Oct 3rd, 2017 1:20 pm
I love that the Exploding Consoles of Doom are still a thing in Star Trek. You never know when your workstation will just explode and kill you.
This is what I'm saying with the protective equipment thing. Every ship in the Star Trek universe basically hides grenades in the workstations which kill and maim crew members every season, but nobody so much as wears a face mask. It's the same with the brig. You have a ship that gets knocked around by weapons fire and such, but there's nothing in there to stop a prisoner from being beaten to death by the solid force fields walls when that happens. I guess OSHA no longer exists in the 22nd century.
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night blade wrote:
Oct 2nd, 2017 7:24 am
Was going to ask here about that, don't recall any of this thread instant travelling from any past Trek, anyone remember something I don't? Oh, it was a great episode, looking forward to see where this goes.
There must be a serious reason why this spore transport tech wasn't used again in the future.
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Talamasca wrote:
Oct 3rd, 2017 1:20 pm
I love that the Exploding Consoles of Doom are still a thing in Star Trek. You never know when your workstation will just explode and kill you.
Piro21 wrote:
Oct 3rd, 2017 1:34 pm
This is what I'm saying with the protective equipment thing. Every ship in the Star Trek universe basically hides grenades in the workstations which kill and maim crew members every season, but nobody so much as wears a face mask. It's the same with the brig. You have a ship that gets knocked around by weapons fire and such, but there's nothing in there to stop a prisoner from being beaten to death by the solid force fields walls when that happens. I guess OSHA no longer exists in the 22nd century.
Well of course it's still a thing, discovery takes place a century before TOS... In all subsequent series occurring in future, exploding consoles happen. So discovery needs to have it
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MrWhiteCoffee wrote:
Oct 3rd, 2017 1:45 pm
Well of course it's still a thing, discovery takes place a century before TOS... In all subsequent series occurring in future, exploding consoles happen. So discovery needs to have it
A decade.
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Talamasca wrote:
Oct 3rd, 2017 3:29 pm
A decade.
Yes! Brainfart, 10 yrs before tos and a century after enterprise (95 yrs I think?)... But point still same... discovery subsequent series all had exploding consoles...so discovery needs it too
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exploding consoles are the exploding cars equivalent of the Star Trek universe
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Buggy166 wrote:
Oct 3rd, 2017 4:09 pm
exploding consoles are the exploding cars equivalent of the Star Trek universe
probably wouldn't have happened if the console wasn't running windows
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Buggy166 wrote:
Oct 3rd, 2017 4:09 pm
exploding consoles are the exploding cars equivalent of the Star Trek universe
It's worse. Absolute 0 reason why a touchpad screen should explode like a grenade Face With Tears Of Joy

But it's so Star Trek I still liked it Face With Tears Of Joy
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retrothing wrote:
Oct 3rd, 2017 9:28 am
This thread is getting awesome as everybody starts chiming in with their technical assessments of imaginary starships. :D

Let's hope there are thousands of bright kids watching who get excited at the thought of building the next generation of real spacecraft. Sure beats watching yet another medical/police/legal drama.
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Oct 3rd, 2017 11:05 pm
It's worse. Absolute 0 reason why a touchpad screen should explode like a grenade Face With Tears Of Joy

But it's so Star Trek I still liked it Face With Tears Of Joy
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