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Old December 23 2008, 06:37 PM   #30
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Re: Why don't phasers shoot straight?

Timo wrote: View Post
All of Star Trek is just one big dramatic conceit. That's the "reality" of the show, especially of its fictional technology.

Timo Saloniemi
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Problem I have is everyone wants the hero ship to be nigh perfect in every respect, that eliminates a HUGE chunk of storytelling possibility. What fun is it to travel the universe in a God-like starship that can overcome every obstacle at the push of a button? Problem-solving (man vs ____) is an essential (imo) plot element in most of the stories I enjoy.
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