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Old October 30 2013, 01:11 PM   #23
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Re: Weird Thing in "The Naked Time"

Robert Comsol wrote: View Post
I still prefer these TOS suits over the TAS life support belts.
If the technology for a personal "force field" existed, I'd rather use that. The "Tholian Web" spacesuits looked interesting, with the red/blue "circulatory system" running over the surface. But those eraser-head helmets were just too goofy to accept. They block the user's vision on the sides, while leaving the "view" out the back wide open. (Why?) They were also a bit tall; I wonder if anyone had trouble getting through doors?

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For what it's worth, I pulled the shooting script for "The Naked Time." The script direction when Mister Spock and Crewman Joe Tormolen beam down reads simply "They wear cold weather gear."
Ah, so the original idea was simply an unexpected infection, rather than a Michael Crichton-like failure of a complex system.
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