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Old October 24 2012, 12:19 AM   #109
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Re: Is TOS the best sci-fi TV American series until 1985?

Grant wrote: View Post
Does it matter that TOS

clearly diffentiated between sub-light and faster than light travel and propulsion systems
spoke of the need for artificial gravity
clearly pointed out 'Earth-type' planets as being the focus
reffered to space in 3 dimensions when plotting course
referred to nebulas, black holes (stars), quasars
clearly spelled out the difference between our galaxy and other galaxies
created a beautiful funtional (looking) bridge for each specialty--nav, helm, engineering, science, comm..
showed plauible looking med tech--hypospray, biobeds, hand held med scanners
spoke of the difference between carbon life and possible other types
Many of those strike me as the difference between a series with continuing characters (and sets) and an anthology. Neither series could lay claim to very accurate science, which was in both cases discarded whenever it suited the writers.
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