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Old August 1 2012, 03:04 AM   #41
Captain Shatner
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Re: Is the Federation a True Democracy? And How Did It Reach That Poin

T'Girl wrote: View Post
Actual make a certain amount of sense. Right from the first pilot, we see alien cultures being able to access the Enterprise's computers, keeping some information (obviously not all) physically separate from the computer on individual drives ("tapes") would prevent them from being casually read if the computers aboard the Enterprise were to be hacked.

In TNG and VOY, look how often information is physically walk around the ship on handheld Padds, instead of being messaged electronically.
Good point. The same was seen in the recent Battlestar Galactica, with corded phones and no computer networks.
Thank you for mentioning BSG!! Not enough Trek fans are aware of this show, and it's nice to know that some of us can follow both Captain Kirk and Cmdr. Adama at the same time!
However, I would point out that in the Battlestar universe, every Battlestar but Galactica had modern computerized systems. Only Adama's stubbornness kept Galactica being modernized too (and consequently hacked and destroyed by the Cylons.) As far as I know, the Enterprise was never hacked in TOS. The computers may have been shut down, but never hacked.
Anyways, thank you for mentioning Galactica! (And I'm still going through it, so don't tell me how it ends!)
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