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Old March 28 2013, 04:45 AM   #1
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Seat belts.

Okay having watched a couple seasons of Voyager in the last week or so, I've noticed something... Why don't they have any seat belts? (or harnesses, etc.) Everything's going well until they get hit by unexpected phaser/photon/spacial charges/borg weapons/space debris, and then everyone gets thrown out of their seat, and no one can press the "fire" button for at least the 40 seconds it takes to get from halfway across the room where they were just thrown. I know they are supposed to have inertial dampening fields but from what I can see a lot of problems(read "dramatic tension") in a battle could be fixed by a simple 20th century invention.
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Old March 28 2013, 05:00 AM   #2
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Not Voyager, but...

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Old March 28 2013, 05:17 AM   #3
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Re: Seat belts.

OMG I have thought this EVERY TIME they bump around and get thrown all over the bridge. Thank you for saying this! lol.

I am sure there is a reason they do not, but I think it every time they get knocked around on the bridge.
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Old March 28 2013, 05:43 AM   #4
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No starship has seatbelts. The Enterprise D's saucer was crash landing for what felt like 5 minutes of film time and everyone is gripping on to it like grim death but no seat belts.

Maybe in the future they've evolved past seatbelts?
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Old March 28 2013, 05:55 AM   #5
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Starfleet officers are allergic to seat belts!
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Old March 28 2013, 06:07 AM   #6
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It's because the medicine is so good in the future. It's gone to their heads. Seat belts are for primitives who can't get their broken bones fixed with some magic tech.
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Old March 28 2013, 06:54 AM   #7
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Any sufficiently advanced medical technology creates a condition indistinguishable from stupidity...
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Old March 28 2013, 07:45 AM   #8
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If they had seat belts on the chairs, then the actors couldn't get thrown out of them. Where would the fun be in that?
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Old March 28 2013, 08:01 AM   #9
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I've always wondered what Ralph Nader would have to say about this.
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Old March 28 2013, 08:09 AM   #10
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He would have told them that the windows were too small.
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Old March 28 2013, 11:52 AM   #11
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Re: Seat belts.

teacake wrote: View Post
No starship has seatbelts. The Enterprise D's saucer was crash landing for what felt like 5 minutes of film time and everyone is gripping on to it like grim death but no seat belts.

Maybe in the future they've evolved past seatbelts?
It must be a lost and forgotten technology, like the concept of rebooting a computer when it's frozen up, which was rediscovered by Geordi in Next Gen's "Contagion"
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Old March 28 2013, 02:16 PM   #12
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Seatbelts are soooo 4 centuries ago.
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Old March 28 2013, 10:05 PM   #13
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Graviton Stabilizers
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Old March 28 2013, 10:19 PM   #14
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Seatbelt relevance starts at about 1:30... took the franchise 30 plus years, but they got around to catching on.
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Old March 28 2013, 11:05 PM   #15
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OH look it's R. Star!
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