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wolf123450 March 28 2013 04:45 AM

Seat belts.
 
Okay having watched a couple seasons of Voyager in the last week or so, I've noticed something... Why don't they have any seat belts? (or harnesses, etc.) Everything's going well until they get hit by unexpected phaser/photon/spacial charges/borg weapons/space debris, and then everyone gets thrown out of their seat, and no one can press the "fire" button for at least the 40 seconds it takes to get from halfway across the room where they were just thrown. I know they are supposed to have inertial dampening fields but from what I can see a lot of problems(read "dramatic tension") in a battle could be fixed by a simple 20th century invention.

Melakon March 28 2013 05:00 AM

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Not Voyager, but...


Captain Kathryn March 28 2013 05:17 AM

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OMG I have thought this EVERY TIME they bump around and get thrown all over the bridge. Thank you for saying this! lol.

I am sure there is a reason they do not, but I think it every time they get knocked around on the bridge. :lol:

teacake March 28 2013 05:43 AM

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No starship has seatbelts. The Enterprise D's saucer was crash landing for what felt like 5 minutes of film time and everyone is gripping on to it like grim death but no seat belts.

Maybe in the future they've evolved past seatbelts?

Dream March 28 2013 05:55 AM

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Starfleet officers are allergic to seat belts! :p

teacake March 28 2013 06:07 AM

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It's because the medicine is so good in the future. It's gone to their heads. Seat belts are for primitives who can't get their broken bones fixed with some magic tech.

wolf123450 March 28 2013 06:54 AM

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Any sufficiently advanced medical technology creates a condition indistinguishable from stupidity...

scotpens March 28 2013 07:45 AM

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If they had seat belts on the chairs, then the actors couldn't get thrown out of them. Where would the fun be in that?

CorporalClegg March 28 2013 08:01 AM

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I've always wondered what Ralph Nader would have to say about this.

teacake March 28 2013 08:09 AM

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He would have told them that the windows were too small.

King Daniel Into Darkness March 28 2013 11:52 AM

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Quote:

teacake wrote: (Post 7862677)
No starship has seatbelts. The Enterprise D's saucer was crash landing for what felt like 5 minutes of film time and everyone is gripping on to it like grim death but no seat belts.

Maybe in the future they've evolved past seatbelts?

It must be a lost and forgotten technology, like the concept of rebooting a computer when it's frozen up, which was rediscovered by Geordi in Next Gen's "Contagion"

Captain Kathryn March 28 2013 02:16 PM

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Seatbelts are soooo 4 centuries ago.

Pondwater March 28 2013 10:05 PM

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Graviton Stabilizers

R. Star March 28 2013 10:19 PM

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Seatbelt relevance starts at about 1:30... took the franchise 30 plus years, but they got around to catching on. :p

teacake March 28 2013 11:05 PM

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OH look it's R. Star!


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