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Old June 18 2013, 09:12 PM   #31
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Re: Incredible inconsistency in "Concerning Flight"

I wonder that too. They don't even have pockets--where would they put their wallets, anyway?
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Old June 19 2013, 01:17 AM   #32
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Re: Incredible inconsistency in "Concerning Flight"

When they talk about money by accident they call it "credits".

Methinks the Federation's people are recognized by Federation technology "somehow" and there's a giant balance sheet somewhere making sure that no one abuses the system even though they are already technically offered infinite resources.
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Old June 19 2013, 01:48 AM   #33
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Re: Incredible inconsistency in "Concerning Flight"

1. Tom was a 20th century afictionado
2. Other aliens not in the Federation (example Ferengi) still use currency
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Old June 19 2013, 02:38 AM   #34
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Re: Incredible inconsistency in "Concerning Flight"

No one lives in a bottle. The Federation has to use money when dealing with other species, and so any Star Ship would have to have a vault... Although you have to wonder with replicators as they are, how they don't find themselves guilty of counterfeiting when visiting low tech worlds.

Look at Archer, he had to strip the platinum off his ships plumbing to pay for some crap at one point.

Starships might be fine, but lone humans wandering out there in space preaching about how money is made up and they should be allowed to take anything they want and that it not stealing, must be considered the trash of the Galaxy.
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Old June 19 2013, 04:54 AM   #35
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Re: Incredible inconsistency in "Concerning Flight"

They would be seen as cultic weirdos.
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Old June 19 2013, 09:06 AM   #36
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Re: Incredible inconsistency in "Concerning Flight"

Hey, watch it. There's nothing wrong with our philosophy!
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Old June 19 2013, 09:45 AM   #37
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Re: Incredible inconsistency in "Concerning Flight"

If you shove it down the Ferengis' ears there is.
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Old June 19 2013, 09:47 AM   #38
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Re: Incredible inconsistency in "Concerning Flight"

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If you shove it down the Ferengis' ears there is.
Careful. If rubbing a Ferengi's ear is foreplay, what's shoving something into it?
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Old June 19 2013, 09:49 AM   #39
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I'm pretty sure Rom got something in his ear once and it was extremely painful.

But that's not the right answer for this forum, the right answer is EAR SEX. I bet they have special slippery wax as lubricant.
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Old June 19 2013, 02:22 PM   #40
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Well, I'm being a little melodramatic in the title, but bear with me.

After the aliens transport Voyager's stuff, including the computer core, Paris says, "It feels like we just got mugged."

How would he know what it feels like to get mugged? I thought the Federation was a post-scarcity utopia where they didn't have money, much less wallets or criminals.

It really stood out for me because I think that even now "mug" in the meaning of being robbed on the street is passing out of American English. I remember hearing the word a lot in the 1980s, but don't remember the last time I saw it in print or heard it in conversation.

I guess you could rationalize that Paris, as a student of the 1950s, used archaic slang, but then why would he expect anyone to understand him?




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Paris himself once told Harry IIRC that "they" mug tourists in Marseille for fun
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