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Old January 1 2013, 03:48 PM   #31
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Re: Probably the most asked Trek question

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I was once asked why did Avery Brooks shave his head. There's a DS9 question.

I answered, he was trying to copy Picard.
From everything I read he was trying to make Sisko more intimidating, so he copied the look of a character he played earlier in his career.
Specifically Hawk, in "Spenser for Hire." A brutal thug with a heart, Hawk was, at the same time a simpler character and a much more interesting character (IMHO), than Sisco.
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Old January 2 2013, 04:56 AM   #32
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He looks heaps better bald. With hair he looks like a traffic cop or something.
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Old January 2 2013, 02:37 PM   #33
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He was copying his childhood hero, Captain Robau.
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Old January 2 2013, 03:17 PM   #34
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Where do they keep their money?
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Old January 2 2013, 03:36 PM   #35
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How do they tell time? Seriously, I've never seen anybody on a landing party wear a watch, but they always manage to know what time it is.

"Meet back here at 1700 hours."

"We have only six hours before this planet explodes!"

Etc.
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Old January 2 2013, 04:51 PM   #36
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How do they tell time? Seriously, I've never seen anybody on a landing party wear a watch, but they always manage to know what time it is.

"Meet back here at 1700 hours."

"We have only six hours before this planet explodes!"

Etc.

maybe it's on their PADDs or tricorders the way it's on our cell phones?
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Old January 2 2013, 05:00 PM   #37
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How do they tell time? Seriously, I've never seen anybody on a landing party wear a watch, but they always manage to know what time it is.

"Meet back here at 1700 hours."

"We have only six hours before this planet explodes!"

Etc.

maybe it's on their PADDs or tricorders the way it's on our cell phones?
But not everybody on the landing party carries a tricorder. (Often it's just Spock.) And they didn't even have PADDs on TOS . . . just electronic clipboards that they usually left back on the ship.

It's a puzzlement.
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Old January 2 2013, 05:11 PM   #38
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Perhaps they all have a good sense of time, plenty of people don't wear watches, might not look at their mobile phone and still arrive when they are supposed to meet.
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Old January 2 2013, 05:15 PM   #39
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Perhaps they all have a good sense of time, plenty of people don't wear watches, might not look at their mobile phone and still arrive when they are supposed to meet.
Granted, I can see Spock always knowing what time it is, but McCoy . . . ?
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Old January 2 2013, 06:23 PM   #40
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Biometric chips. Or shadows cast.

Next please
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Old January 3 2013, 01:32 AM   #41
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Yep, it's part of their universal translator.
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Old January 5 2013, 11:58 AM   #42
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Perhaps they all have a good sense of time, plenty of people don't wear watches, might not look at their mobile phone and still arrive when they are supposed to meet.
In the years before mobile phones, I've gone years without wearing a watch, my estimation of the time being in error of the actual time rarely over 10 minutes, even after several hours had elapsed. Perhaps it is a skill one can develop.

However, considering that the watch function has already been seamlessly integrated into mobile phones in our time, it would be very hard to imagine that such basic functions have not been integrated into their everyday equipment in the 24th century. For all we know, their commbadges automatically register it when an appointment is made ('see you at 1500'), and issue a warning 15 minutes in advance. Or some other (integrated) PDA everyone carries but which we've just never seen onscreen.
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Old January 5 2013, 06:51 PM   #43
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Where do they keep their money?
I think it might be through voice print, consider when Beverly was buying cloth in the market on Deneb Four. Crusher: "I'll take the entire bolt. Send it to our starship when it arrives. Charge to Doctor Crusher."

"I'll take the whole bolt," is the legal agreement to purchase.
"Send it to our starship when it arrives," is the delivery destination.
"Charge to Doctor Crusher," in her voice is the account information.

The same with Uhura in The Trouble With Tribbles, Uhura (before it was gifted to her) intended to purchase a tribble from the bartender. But her uniform possessed no pockets, and she wasn't carrying or wearing a purse. But again she was going to buy the tribble and she earlier stated she was on the station to do some shopping.

Just as with Beverly, (imo) Uhura would have at some point made the appropriate declarative statement, and (thru eves-dropping computers) value would have been transferred from her account to that of the bar's.

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Old January 5 2013, 06:54 PM   #44
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Perhaps they all have a good sense of time, plenty of people don't wear watches, might not look at their mobile phone and still arrive when they are supposed to meet.
For all we know, their commbadges automatically register it when an appointment is made ('see you at 1500'), and issue a warning 15 minutes in advance. .
I like the commbadge idea, but, of course, that doesn't work for TOS!
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Old January 5 2013, 09:11 PM   #45
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In the Nicholas Meyer version of Star Trek, there would have been a "ship's bell" ringing the quarter hours over the intercom.
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