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Old December 22 2011, 03:03 AM   #267
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Re: If you don't think Nemesis is better than Star trek 2009....

Gene Rodenberry on technoabble, from "The Making of Star Trek" (and courtesy of TBBS user jayrath, because google keeps taking me to his post):
Don't explain everything. Just do it. Roddenberry pointed out that cops on detective shows didn't explain how the firing pin struck the end of a shell, causing the bullet to leave the barrel. Similarly, you don't need the captain to draw a phaser and describe how it works before using it. Or the transporter. Or the engines. GR shared anexampleof a TOS script thatcontained many pages about how the ship was to changedirection.He deleted it all and inserted, "reverse course."
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