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Old September 8 2012, 11:17 PM   #34
Xaios
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Re: Product placement

Christopher wrote: View Post
Yeah, but the communicators we've seen before are Starfleet models. How do we know that civilian communicators aren't manufactured by telecommunications/electronics companies like Nokia or Sony or whatever?
That's actually a valid point, hadn't thought about it that way.

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Not to mention that the Nokia communication panel was in the dashboard of a 1965 Corvette. Obviously its owner had a thing for antiques. Maybe it was actually a modern communicator but Kirk's uncle (or George Kirk, its previous owner according to a deleted scene) had it dressed up with an archaic Nokia logo for authenticity (though he got the era wrong by about 40 years).
Possibly, but even if that's what they were going for, the execution just makes it... less than believable.
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