Re: Could sonic showers actually work?
The God Thing said:
"Zero-gravity toilet instructions. These were purposely exaggerated to add a note of humor to scene showing a perplexed passenger Floyd trying to decide if he should attempt to use the facility." - Frederick I. Ordway, III (2001's Scientific Advisor) in his paper, 2001: A Space Odyssey in Retrospect, reprinted in Science Fiction and Space Futures: Past and Present, edited by Eugene M. Emme (American Astronautical Society, 1982).
So don't blame Trek for getting the science wrong, blame Stanley Kubrick.
Besides, was it possible for anybody in the audience actually read the full text even during the film's original 70mm Cinerama presentation?
For those who are interested, here is a link
to a truncated version of the Ordway
Right, now that we have them right where they want us.