Noname Given wrote:
From the film Forbidden Planet (link to scene)
Push The Button wrote:
I read somewhere that 1701 was part of the registration number of MJ's airplane.
I think that's an urban myth. Jefferies has explained that he chose the number because it read more clearly on camera than other numbers.
Navigator: "Ship on course sir. We'll reach De-'C' point at 1701
(Should put to rest any claims they were not influenced consciously or sub-consciously by the film when GR was creating/producing 'Star Trek'.
First off, that's a non sequitur, because the rumor you're responding to was about Matt Jefferies's airplane and had nothing to do with Forbidden Planet
Second, it doesn't put a thing to rest, because similarity does not even remotely prove direct influence. Coincidences happen all the time. That's why we have the word "coincidence." Lots of movies and TV shows have 4-digit numbers, so it's not at all unlikely for two different productions to independently use the same 4-digit number by pure chance. It must happen all the time, therefore merely pointing out that it has happened demonstrates absolutely nothing about whether there was any causal relationship.