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Old October 29 2013, 02:48 AM   #8
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Re: Weird Thing in "The Naked Time"

Nebusj wrote: View Post
and calls for a round of decontamination after they get back to the ship, which again, if the suits are meant to be proof against would be a redundant measure.
Well, even if they were supposed to be some kind of environmental hazard suit, you'd probably still want to decontaminate to get rid of any contaminant that had attached itself to the exterior of the suit, rather than spread it to the ship at large.

(Granted that it would make a lot of sense to suppose a possible contaminant is at any outpost that's stopped responding, but the rest of the Treks indicate that they don't don environmental suits often.)
Not only that, but they never did that decontamination procedure again in all of TOS. Although maybe that's because it didn't, you know, work.
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