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Old September 6 2012, 01:01 AM   #1
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Whatever happened the rocket boots that Spock wore in TFF?

I don't remember any future Trek series or movies using the rocket boots EVER again. Did the writers realize those things were dumb and ignore the whole concept of rocket boots?
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Old September 6 2012, 01:23 AM   #2
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Re: Whatever happened the rocket boots that Spock wore in TFF?

The rocket boots from Star Trek 5? Didn't they appear as gravity boots in Star Trek 6?
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Old September 6 2012, 03:22 AM   #3
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Re: Whatever happened the rocket boots that Spock wore in TFF?

They went back to "The Jetsons".
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Old September 6 2012, 03:50 AM   #4
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Re: Whatever happened the rocket boots that Spock wore in TFF?

There was a Star Trek V? I thought it just skipped from IV to VI. Wait...*recovers repressed memories* damnit!
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Old September 6 2012, 04:42 AM   #5
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Re: Whatever happened the rocket boots that Spock wore in TFF?

They're in Spock's locker.
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Old September 6 2012, 04:49 AM   #6
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Re: Whatever happened the rocket boots that Spock wore in TFF?

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The rocket boots from Star Trek 5? Didn't they appear as gravity boots in Star Trek 6?
I think those were simply magnetic boots that stuck to the ground. FC had the same thing.
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Old September 6 2012, 06:59 AM   #7
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Re: Whatever happened the rocket boots that Spock wore in TFF?

^I think Orac is saying they were the same prop.
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Old September 6 2012, 07:14 AM   #8
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^I think Orac is saying they were the same prop.
I wasn't asking if they were the same prop in the first place.
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Old September 6 2012, 07:55 AM   #9
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All you can do with rocket boots is go straight up. There is not much call for that since it would take you longer to buckle the things on than grab a ladder.
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Old September 6 2012, 11:49 AM   #10
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Re: Whatever happened the rocket boots that Spock wore in TFF?

Iron Man manages more than "up"
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Old September 6 2012, 12:35 PM   #11
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Re: Whatever happened the rocket boots that Spock wore in TFF?

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^I think Orac is saying they were the same prop.
Which they aren't, just for the record.
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Old September 6 2012, 05:45 PM   #12
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^I think Orac is saying they were the same prop.
I wasn't asking if they were the same prop in the first place.
That's irrelevant to my post.
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Old September 6 2012, 06:13 PM   #13
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Re: Whatever happened the rocket boots that Spock wore in TFF?

The rocket boots would have been great in FC, that way Picard, Worf and Lt. Disposible wouldn't have had to clump along the hull, but could have zipped over to the Borg, repeatedly plowing into them at high speed , knocking all of them off the hull before they could adapt to that form of attack.

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Old September 6 2012, 07:08 PM   #14
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It would have been pretty easy to adapt to. Strengthen magnetic grip on hull, bend like Keanu in Matrix.
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Old September 6 2012, 07:20 PM   #15
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Re: Whatever happened the rocket boots that Spock wore in TFF?

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I don't remember any future Trek series or movies using the rocket boots EVER again. Did the writers realize those things were dumb and ignore the whole concept of rocket boots?
Rocket boots and rocket gloves reappeared in Iron Man, Iron Man 2 and The Avengers.
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