Greg Cox wrote:
Awesome Possum wrote:
I always found it odder that nearly every single other planet was one government, one society and even one dress code.
And often, it seemed, one time zone!
Dialogue never heard on any STAR TREK show:
"Open hailing frequencies to the Zorganian High Ruler!"
"Er, Captain, it's four in the morning in their capital city."
"Oh. Well, hail him in about five hours then."
"Er, I'll be off my shift then. That will seven pm, ship-time."
Oh that happened a few times on Enterprise. But then again, it's not really a STAR TREK show. So...
I think something in "Vox Sola" or "A Night in Sickbay" with the Kreetassans. Travis Mayweather would be the only one around, still on shift to take the call from a planet or ship they'd just left... operating on a different time of day. A little too hung up on mundane details really. Any other show would just have alien worlds be a bit more convienent. It speeds up the drama and doesn't bore the audience to death with crew chat between the next important scene.
It's the exceptionally difficult alien race, who demand the ship reset their clocks to their time and show respect about practically everything from which direction to pass the drinks in, to not allowing your dog to pee against their trees. Naturally being humans (read: Americans), the universe (read: rest of the world) revolves around us and our time zone.