I love me a bit of Star Trek.
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I’m not the sort of guy who wears the Mr Spock ears or goes around speaking Klingon and what not, but I do enjoy a romp around the world of the future.
I don’t like the original series with Kirk and Spock and Bones, although I will watch if I must.
As I write this I am watching the Next Generation which was made around 25 years ago.
25 years ago people. That’s the proper past.
I am watching a show in the present made in the past that is about the future. It can become very confusing at times.
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It can be quite amusing watching TV from so long ago. The naïve ideas that people had about what the future would look like seems childish by todays standards.
The future technology on ST:TNG includes many things that are readily available to everyday people today.
Tablet computers with touch screens, mobile communication devices, MRI scanners.
It is a shame though that even in the 23rd century there is no cure for male pattern baldness, hiccups or bad acting.
You would think that the human race would concentrate less on faster than light travel travel and holographic games and more on making clothes with pockets.
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or are you just pleased to see me?
Seriously. Go and watch any episode of Star Trek and not one single person has any pockets.
They never carry loose change, or put their gizmos and gadgets away.
Even somebody is getting a proper rollicking off the captain or is being told why the warp drive has run out pseudo-scientific reasoning crystals and is unable to get out of orbit (even though we all know that the answer will be found with seconds to spare…again!) not one single person puts their hands in the pockets.
I’m always putting my hands in my pockets.
That is what pockets are there for. Putting your hands in.
I’ve got a pen in mine.
Imagine a world without pockets…go on.. do it….
Horrible isn’t it?
|"Just BEAM it out man - it's making my Head wrinkle!"|
The other oddity about the world of Star Trek is the onesie uniforms. It must make going to the little boys room a proper chore.
Unless they use the transporter pads to …. I’ve gone too far again haven’t I…
No wonder the Klingons are so angry all the time.