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Old January 29 2013, 05:33 PM   #16
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Re: Why didnt they just beam up Reeds communicator?

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I suspect one of the producers didn't REED the script before approving it.
That's a terrible pun.
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Old January 29 2013, 06:25 PM   #17
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I suspect one of the producers didn't REED the script before approving it.
That's a terrible pun.
You'll have to forgive ArcherNX01, he's just plain Tuckered out.
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Old January 29 2013, 06:29 PM   #18
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I suspect one of the producers didn't REED the script before approving it.
That's a terrible pun.
You'll have to forgive ArcherNX01, he's just plain Tuckered out.
Touche.
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Old January 29 2013, 07:05 PM   #19
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Old January 29 2013, 08:12 PM   #20
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I suspect one of the producers didn't REED the script before approving it.
That's a terrible pun.
I'm with you, R. Star.
I'm not touching these puns with a ten foot T'Pol.
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Old January 29 2013, 08:27 PM   #21
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This Polly ain't gonna end well...
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Old January 29 2013, 08:30 PM   #22
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What did T'Pol use for contraceptives?

Vulcanized rubbers.
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Old February 3 2013, 11:32 PM   #23
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They couldn't take the risk that somebody might SEE the communicator disappear in a flash of a transporter effect.
Right.

Because sending people armed with phase pistols was a much better plan.
The risk of somebody seeing the communicator disappear into thin air would be much greater than sending crewmembers in, undercover, who might be able to grab the communicator and get away without anyone noticing. The fact that it got more complicated doesn't change the fact that the risk that it would do so was less.
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Old February 3 2013, 11:46 PM   #24
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Another episode showing Our Heroes finding their feet in space and alien civilizations and looking like idiots.
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Old February 4 2013, 10:54 AM   #25
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I'm with you, R. Star.
Don't worry. It looks bad right now, all these puns flying around, but if we're patient we just Mayweather the storm.
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Old February 4 2013, 05:08 PM   #26
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The risk of somebody seeing the communicator disappear into thin air would be much greater than sending crewmembers in, undercover, who might be able to grab the communicator and get away without anyone noticing. The fact that it got more complicated doesn't change the fact that the risk that it would do so was less.
But as ArcherNX01 has pointed out, so what if someone did? Anyone who claimed to have seen it vanish into thin air would just be accused of stealing or losing it. Look at what happened to Doc Silberman in T3 - he saw the T-1000 in action with his own eyes, and still managed to more or less convince himself he'd been delusional at the time.
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Old February 10 2013, 04:44 PM   #27
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^ What if there had been a crowd gathered round the communicator? Perhaps a group of scientists trying to take it apart and analyze it? Couldn't take that chance.
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Old February 11 2013, 01:59 PM   #28
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^ What if there had been a crowd gathered round the communicator? Perhaps a group of scientists trying to take it apart and analyze it? Couldn't take that chance.
Why?

It disappears in a sparkle of light with no trace remaining. For all the crowd knows the mysterious artifact simply self-destructed.
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Old February 13 2013, 10:51 PM   #29
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^ You saw what that society was like. Very warlike and paranoid. What if the disappearance of the communicator provoked fears that the other side had developed a doomsday weapon, and thus both sides went to war and destroyed themselves?
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Old February 13 2013, 10:57 PM   #30
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^ You saw what that society was like. Very warlike and paranoid. What if the disappearance of the communicator provoked fears that the other side had developed a doomsday weapon, and thus both sides went to war and destroyed themselves?
If they're that ignorant, they deserve whatever hell they bring down on themselves.
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