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Old July 16 2010, 05:43 AM   #1
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Episode info - people to powder

In one episode, a weapon was used on crewmembers that removed the water from their bodies, reducing them to little geometric shapes, something like a pastel octogon or such.
I can clearly see Kirk and crew coming down the corridor stepping around little crew-blocks.......
I NEEEEEED to know the name of this episode.
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Old July 16 2010, 05:58 AM   #2
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got it, By Any Other Name.
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Old July 16 2010, 06:16 AM   #3
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Re: Episode info - people to powder

The technology for reducing people to plaster cuboctahedrons was never explained, but it would probably involve a bit more than just dehydrating them like powdered eggs or milk.

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Old July 16 2010, 07:25 AM   #4
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I needed to do this pic. There is a Antenna Attenuation issue with the new Iphone and it's kinda results from our bodies being "bags of water". Thus, this solution.....
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Old July 16 2010, 07:42 AM   #5
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The technology for reducing people to plaster cuboctahedrons was never explained, but it would probably involve a bit more than just dehydrating them like powdered eggs or milk.

That incident actually links in to this thread. It's a very rare instance of a woman dying instead of a man in Star Trek.
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Old July 16 2010, 07:59 AM   #6
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People to the Powder!!!!! Right on!
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Old July 16 2010, 09:13 AM   #7
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Re: Episode info - people to powder

I saw this done to lots of Andorians in a local "Lush" store.

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Old July 16 2010, 12:15 PM   #8
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It was cool when they pulled the switch and killed the woman for a change. It also links into the transporter as a kill/clone machine debate.
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Old July 17 2010, 04:15 AM   #9
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Re: Episode info - people to powder

Hermiod wrote: View Post
scotpens wrote: View Post
The technology for reducing people to plaster cuboctahedrons was never explained, but it would probably involve a bit more than just dehydrating them like powdered eggs or milk.

That incident actually links in to this thread. It's a very rare instance of a woman dying instead of a man in Star Trek.
It's an extremely rare 1960's era instance of a white woman dying instead of a black man. Didn't play well in Dixie.
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Old July 17 2010, 04:20 AM   #10
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There's four examples of Enterprise crew women dying in TOS: Elizabeth Dehner in "Where No Man Has Gone Before" (although techincally she wasn't really an Enterprise crew woman);, Karen Tracy in "Wolf in the Fold"; Lt. Galway in "The Deadly Years"; and the aforementioned Yeoman Thompson.
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Old July 17 2010, 05:46 AM   #11
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I always thought that technology was cool. It would mean that if the Kelvans reached Andromeda 300 years later, the whole crew could be brought back and not aged a day.
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Old July 19 2010, 06:24 PM   #12
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FormerLurker wrote: View Post
Hermiod wrote: View Post
scotpens wrote: View Post
The technology for reducing people to plaster cuboctahedrons was never explained, but it would probably involve a bit more than just dehydrating them like powdered eggs or milk.

That incident actually links in to this thread. It's a very rare instance of a woman dying instead of a man in Star Trek.
It's an extremely rare 1960's era instance of a white woman dying instead of a black man. Didn't play well in Dixie.
I don't remember ever reading about that reaction in the South, but then I'm infamous around here for forgetting things. Is it documented in one of the Trek books?

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Old July 19 2010, 08:37 PM   #13
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It's an extremely rare 1960's era instance of a white woman dying instead of a black man. Didn't play well in Dixie.
I don't remember ever reading about that reaction in the South, but then I'm infamous around here for forgetting things. Is it documented in one of the Trek books?
I'm quite sure FormerLurker was being facetious. Or ironic. Or both.
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Old July 19 2010, 08:39 PM   #14
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scotpens wrote: View Post
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It's an extremely rare 1960's era instance of a white woman dying instead of a black man. Didn't play well in Dixie.
I don't remember ever reading about that reaction in the South, but then I'm infamous around here for forgetting things. Is it documented in one of the Trek books?
I'm quite sure FormerLurker was being facetious. Or ironic. Or both.
Ah. I forgot to mention. In addition to being sporadically memory-impaired, I'm also credulous.

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Old July 20 2010, 12:22 AM   #15
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I wonder if there was some sort of message there,

white girl into white cube, black guy into purple cube?
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