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Old October 1 2012, 03:29 PM   #61
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Re: How come theres never a queue for the Turbo Lift on the Bridge ?

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Old October 1 2012, 03:36 PM   #62
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Re: How come theres never a queue for the Turbo Lift on the Bridge ?

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So whats the script here, am losing sleep over it.
In "The Alternative Factor" Lazarus strops off the Bridge after a tete a tete with James T, within less than two seconds a security dude is dispatched to follow him.

Walks to door...........swoosh.........door opens, viola !
Lazarus is not in the lift, hes already gone.
Fuckin lift must go at Warp Speed for this to occur
So how come ?
Obviously, every turbo lift has a set of Spock's rocket boots strapped the bottom of the lift.
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Old October 1 2012, 05:52 PM   #63
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Re: How come theres never a queue for the Turbo Lift on the Bridge ?

It's easy to understand why in TNG, because everyone is wearing a combadge and the computer would detect the movement of the entire ship population. For the crew, you assume that people have shifts that are logged with the computer system. When a crew member leaves their quarters and is scheduled to appear at a certain post at a particular time, you'd figure that the computer would sent a turbolift to their location or cause one traveling past to pause for him/her to get on board.

However, this is all a rather pointless exercise. Unless there would be a story element involved where two crew members need to have a dialog in semi-seclusion that would then be suddenly interrupted by someone appearing, like having them wait at a turbolift, there's no need to show people waiting for one. Thus, we are not shown it, when it's quite possible that turbolift queues happen all the time. We just don't get to see them. I think that's the simplest explanation.
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Old October 2 2012, 06:56 AM   #64
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That gives us statistics, though. And the statistics are in favor of there being no queues, like, ever.

Of course, those are the same sort of statistics that solidly establish that our 23rd century heroes no longer urinate...

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Old October 2 2012, 11:35 AM   #65
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"Thus, we are not shown it, when it's quite possible that turbolift queues happen all the time. We just don't get to see them. I think that's the simplest explanation."
Well, if the turbolifts are traveling with the same speed as the monorail car in your animation, I have no doubt that queues do happen all the time.

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Old October 3 2012, 02:05 AM   #66
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Well, if the turbolifts are traveling with the same speed as the monorail car in your animation, I have no doubt that queues do happen all the time.
Oh, forgot to annotate that it's a slo-mo view.


Timo makes a good point. We don't see them use the toilet, so we just have to assume they do off camera. So it must go with the turbolift queues.
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Old October 3 2012, 07:11 AM   #67
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Oh? I meant that as sufficient proof that urination is outdated in the Trek era!

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Old October 3 2012, 02:38 PM   #68
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I have always wondered how fast a turbo lift is when transporting people? because I mean a ship like Enterpise is massive and yet they seem to get to places very quickly.
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Old October 3 2012, 04:11 PM   #69
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^ Quite fast. But you don't really "feel" it because they have their own built in inertial dampeners.
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Old October 4 2012, 05:15 PM   #70
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Actually, there used to be queues. Terrible queues. Eventually, most of the crew started using the stairs to avoid those terrible quoues. Now, aside from The Big Three and The Gang of Four, hardly anyone uses the turbolifts anymore.
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Old October 4 2012, 06:38 PM   #71
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Oh? I meant that as sufficient proof that urination is outdated in the Trek era!

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They just beam it out.
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Old October 5 2012, 07:51 AM   #72
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Might simply be they take care of it the first thing in the morning, and future diets necessitate nothing more.

It is when they camp out that we run into plausibility problems. In episodes like "Basics", we never see them organize sanitation areas or as much as wash their faces in the morning. Then again, even in more benign conditions, we often see them sleeping in their normal day clothing - so perhaps the clothing has some sort of sanitation features?

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Old October 6 2012, 05:04 AM   #73
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Oh? I meant that as sufficient proof that urination is outdated in the Trek era!

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If we're going to go by the "proof" that they haven't shown it, therefore nobody urinates or deficates in the future, then we have nearly 100% of all of the TV shows in history showing the same proof in their shows. By that reasoning, nobody did it in The Waltons, Brady Bunch, Growing Pains, All in the Family, I Love Lucy, How I Met Your Mother, WKRP in Cincinnati, Taxi, Cheers....
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Old October 11 2012, 11:10 PM   #74
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most likely storyline convinience
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Old October 12 2012, 07:47 PM   #75
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Oh? I meant that as sufficient proof that urination is outdated in the Trek era!

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If we're going to go by the "proof" that they haven't shown it, therefore nobody urinates or deficates in the future, then we have nearly 100% of all of the TV shows in history showing the same proof in their shows. By that reasoning, nobody did it in The Waltons, Brady Bunch, Growing Pains, All in the Family, I Love Lucy, How I Met Your Mother, WKRP in Cincinnati, Taxi, Cheers....
I must set the record straight here: All in the Family made TV history by making the "terlet" flush a running gag. I also remember an episode where Ma was looking for Archie and Mike said "He went upstairs and I think he's going to be awhile...he took the Daily News with him".
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