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Star Trek Movies I-X Discuss the first ten big screen outings in this forum!

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Old February 2 2013, 02:10 AM   #1
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Star Trek IV: Changes in the World since 1986

Interesting how the world of 1986 appeared to Kirk & Co.

1) Cold war tension between US and Russia.
2) People still relying mostly on newspapers for their info.
3) Few people with mobile communicators.
4) Society was "still using money."
5) Cranial surgery was shockingly crude.

Now, 26+ years later.

1) USSR is gone.
2) More and more papers and newsmagazines going online. I think Newsweek was the latest.
3) Smart phones everywhere.
4) Timebanks, which don't use money, are popular globally.
5) MRI scans are now standard practice. And a 3D printer was used a year ago to make an artificial jaw for an elderly woman.

I wonder what we will see in another 26+ years?
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Old February 2 2013, 02:48 AM   #2
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Re: Star Trek IV: Changes in the World since 1986

Isn't the "world of 1986" pretty much our world as it was in 1986?
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Old February 2 2013, 04:08 AM   #3
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Re: Star Trek IV: Changes in the World since 1986

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I wonder what we will see in another 26+ years?
The United States will start paying for its bases in the United Kingdom.

According to Star Trek: Star Charts, the Lunar Colonies will be established on Earth's moon.
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Old February 2 2013, 01:44 PM   #4
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Re: Star Trek IV: Changes in the World since 1986

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According to Star Trek: Star Charts, the Lunar Colonies will be established on Earth's moon.
According to the Star Trek Spaceflight Chronology (1980), that was in 2005
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Old February 2 2013, 03:57 PM   #5
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Re: Star Trek IV: Changes in the World since 1986

If they emerged from time travel in say.... 2006, their communicators wouldn't really seem all that out of place with all the cellphones out there. If they were in our current time, the iPads and tablets out there would seem of higher tech than some of the things we saw on TOS, and more on par with TNG tech.
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Old February 2 2013, 03:59 PM   #6
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According to Star Trek: Star Charts, the Lunar Colonies will be established on Earth's moon.
Hence the name, LUNAR Colonies.
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Old February 2 2013, 10:28 PM   #7
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Re: Star Trek IV: Changes in the World since 1986

The Eugenics War is finally over. Thank goodness! Now we can get on to the Post-Atomic Horror.
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Old February 2 2013, 11:02 PM   #8
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The Eugenics War is finally over. Thank goodness! Now we can get on to the Post-Atomic Horror.
Meanwhile, "the Crazy Years" from Heinlein's Future History seem to drag on and on. Or perhaps we're into the Interregnum of the Prophet now...
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Old February 2 2013, 11:45 PM   #9
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According to Star Trek: Star Charts, the Lunar Colonies will be established on Earth's moon.
According to the Star Trek Spaceflight Chronology (1980), that was in 2005
^^^ Goddard Moonbase in 1998, Farside Moonbase in 2004, Marsbase 1 in 2012
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Old February 3 2013, 02:58 AM   #10
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Old February 3 2013, 04:26 AM   #11
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In another decade or so, we can expect the Federal Employment Act to be repealed and the homeless and unemployed to be relocated to Sanctuary Districts. "It's the only way to keep those... people... off the streets."
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Old February 4 2013, 12:24 AM   #12
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Old February 4 2013, 12:30 AM   #13
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In the year 2024, there is a Pan-Caribbean government.

There are student protests in France.

The French government's (majority?) would appear to be the Neo-Trotskyists, prior to them there were the Gaullists.

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... and the homeless and unemployed to be relocated to Sanctuary Districts
My impression of the episode Past Tense was that simply being unemployed in of itself would not get you placed in a sanctuary district.
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Old February 5 2013, 01:07 AM   #14
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Re: Star Trek IV: Changes in the World since 1986

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According to Star Trek: Star Charts, the Lunar Colonies will be established on Earth's moon.
According to the Star Trek Spaceflight Chronology (1980), that was in 2005
^^^ Goddard Moonbase in 1998, Farside Moonbase in 2004, Marsbase 1 in 2012
I'm still wondering why the moon wasn't blasted out of orbit on 13 September 1999
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Re: Star Trek IV: Changes in the World since 1986

^ Good thing it wasn't...because if that really had happened the Moon would have crashed INTO Earth and destroyed us
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