Re: How Far Should TOS-R Have Gone?
I'm still pissed they added a beam to the scene where Scotty is cutting through the Engine Room wall in The Naked Time
. They took something that seemed cool and futuristic and made it mundane.
Yes. There a various examples in TOS where they use invisible energy beams to have an impact on something. One of my favorites is the trident engineering tool.
In "The Doomsday-Machine" Scotty uses it to remote fix something in the engine room's cathedral (obviously it wasn't a musical instrument and he wasn't singing a song to the dilithium crystals...
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