Thread: 3D Display
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Old May 4 2013, 05:33 PM   #21
Timo
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Re: 3D Display

The lamps-as-projectors thing is a fun (if unintended) tie-in to the gooseneck displays of early TOS. You know, these?

http://tos.trekcore.com/hd/albums/1x...eforehd060.jpg
http://tos.trekcore.com/hd/albums/1x...cagehd0043.jpg

Of course, those were an homage of sorts to the speaking tubes of more primitive ships, and the new positioning in "Where No Man" reinforces that image; the ST:ID-based commercial just takes the homage one step further. Essentially, we're seeing some sort of a primitive technology that is on its way out in TOS already (only Kirk retains his "tube" in the second pilot) but hasn't disappeared yet in the alternate timeline.

Timo Saloniemi
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