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Old February 16 2012, 09:51 AM   #1
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When Geordi cries, do his tears and the VISOR electrocute him?

Title says it all. Do they?
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Old February 16 2012, 10:11 AM   #2
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Re: When Geordi cries, do his tears and the VISOR electrocute him?

"No."

Answer says it all.
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Old February 16 2012, 12:25 PM   #3
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Re: When Geordi cries, do his tears and the VISOR electrocute him?

We have (iirc) seen Geordi wearing the VISOR in the rain, he wasn't harmed from that, and the VISOR wasn't damaged just from getting wet.

Nor is there any indication that the VISOR requires an unusually amount of power to function. It might event be powered by Geordi himself through the terminals at his temples, feeding off of Geordi's nervous system.

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Old February 16 2012, 12:38 PM   #4
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Re: When Geordi cries, do his tears and the VISOR electrocute him?

Trying to hard to be funny...
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Old February 16 2012, 04:38 PM   #5
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Re: When Geordi cries, do his tears and the VISOR electrocute him?

Geordi doesn't cry because he's John Wayne like that.
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Old February 16 2012, 06:06 PM   #6
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Re: When Geordi cries, do his tears and the VISOR electrocute him?

We never saw Geordi cry with the VISOR on. If he had, it would have been, well, shocking.


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Old February 16 2012, 06:19 PM   #7
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Re: When Geordi cries, do his tears and the VISOR electrocute him?

Alrik wrote: View Post
We never saw Geordi cry with the VISOR on.
How do you know?
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Old February 16 2012, 06:43 PM   #8
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Re: When Geordi cries, do his tears and the VISOR electrocute him?

How can u just leave me standing?
Alone in on a ship that's so cold? (So cold)
Maybe I'm just 2 demanding
Maybe I'm just like my father 2 bold
Maybe you're just like my mother
She's missing in action (She's missing in action)
Why do we scream at each other
This is what it sounds like
When Geordi cries...

(oh come on, I can't be the only one who thought of it on reading the title? )
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Old February 16 2012, 08:07 PM   #9
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Re: When Geordi cries, do his tears and the VISOR electrocute him?

Well, nothing in the Trek universe "uses electricity" but some other advanced power source. Geordi's VISOR also is likely powered by the temporal nodes which likely generate power from his own body's burning of calories for energy. So, no, I don't think him crying would cause him to be electrocuted since the power in the thing is not that great and I also suspect that the designers of the thing would have thought of that.

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Old February 16 2012, 08:33 PM   #10
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Re: When Geordi cries, do his tears and the VISOR electrocute him?

I'm fine, thanks.

Honestly, I watched "Measure of a Man" last night and my roommate and I were crackin' wise throughout, and during the party scene early in the episode, Geordi is (understandably) bummed. We joked that he couldn't cry because the VISOR would electrocute him, and then laughed even harder when he suggested I post the question as a thread here.

"Can you imagine how many people would answer it seriously?"

Which sounds really asshole-y when I read that back, but it was more just a matter of posting the most inane thing we could think of. And I think we can all agree - of all the pointless discussions that go on here on this BBS, this is pretty damn inane
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Old February 16 2012, 08:50 PM   #11
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Re: When Geordi cries, do his tears and the VISOR electrocute him?

If so, I'd hate to see what happens when Data gets wet.
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Old February 16 2012, 08:53 PM   #12
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^ Well, Tasha did die...
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Old February 16 2012, 08:57 PM   #13
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Re: When Geordi cries, do his tears and the VISOR electrocute him?

Tosk wrote: View Post
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We never saw Geordi cry with the VISOR on.
How do you know?

Because I am a Serial TNG Watcher. I've seen every episode more times than I can count. I do not recall a single instance where Burton mustered a tear in TNG, with the exception of Insurrection when Geordi witnessed his first sunrise with his regenerated eyes. It's possible I could have missed an instance, but I don't think so.
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Old February 16 2012, 09:18 PM   #14
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Re: When Geordi cries, do his tears and the VISOR electrocute him?

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If so, I'd hate to see what happens when Data gets wet.
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^ Well, Tasha did die...
Well, him and Tasha... [nudge nudge, wink wink]
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Old February 16 2012, 09:26 PM   #15
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Re: When Geordi cries, do his tears and the VISOR electrocute him?

Just speculating, but it seems to me that Geordi may have simply removed the VISOR if he really felt a good cry coming on, much in the way someone wearing glasses would. It'd be the same if he shed only a single tear, or even if his eyes just felt tired/fatigued.

I imagine if there was some kind of fluid reservoir built in the VISOR it would have to be small, and therefore emptied frequently... sounds like a pain if you can just take it off.
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