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Old April 2 2013, 06:26 AM   #31
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Re: Seat belts.

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That's a good point. Before Starfleets starts installing seatbelts in its ships, it should probably invest in some better circuitry. Some breakers and well-placed surge protectors would go a long way, also.
This always bothered me about star Trek. They'll put seat belts on Captain Picards dune buggy and the captains chair..(see nemesis deleted scenes) .. but the inertial dampeners will fail when a ferengi farts and no one bats an eye.

And why oh why is all that power conduit juice streaming through consoles? Ive never understood the need to have a console explode in ones face. It got old after the first few times it happend in TNG
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Old April 2 2013, 05:50 PM   #32
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Re: Seat belts.

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That's a good point. Before Starfleets starts installing seatbelts in its ships, it should probably invest in some better circuitry. Some breakers and well-placed surge protectors would go a long way, also.
This always bothered me about star Trek. They'll put seat belts on Captain Picards dune buggy and the captains chair..(see nemesis deleted scenes) .. but the inertial dampeners will fail when a ferengi farts and no one bats an eye.

And why oh why is all that power conduit juice streaming through consoles? Ive never understood the need to have a console explode in ones face. It got old after the first few times it happend in TNG
They needed some protective shielding over those things. Or anti-burn masks at least lol.
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Old April 2 2013, 08:16 PM   #33
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Re: Seat belts.

For many years I've been wondering over the lack of safety belts, considering the fact that they all seem to be flying around the bridge every time they get into a fight or flying into some anomaly.

And why are bridge officers like Kim, Tuvok, Worf and Yar standing while the Captain and the helmsman are seating?

The funny thing is that I had this discussion with another fan in my hometown a couple of days before this thread showed up.
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Old April 2 2013, 10:08 PM   #34
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Re: Seat belts.

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For many years I've been wondering over the lack of safety belts, considering the fact that they all seem to be flying around the bridge every time they get into a fight or flying into some anomaly.

And why are bridge officers like Kim, Tuvok, Worf and Yar standing while the Captain and the helmsman are seating?

The funny thing is that I had this discussion with another fan in my hometown a couple of days before this thread showed up.
It seems tactical and other stations other than helm/captain's chair are standing positions. Not sure the reason.
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Old April 2 2013, 10:31 PM   #35
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I was iffy about running away with Nichelle to Cabo when I was 3 and she was 22 because she seemed a little past it.

Growing up expecting this woman to be 7 times older than me, I wasn't unprepared for the fandance.
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Old April 2 2013, 10:54 PM   #36
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And here I was thinking I was alone in my affection for 5 . It's funnier than IV (even if unintentionally), has a great bridge (we never saw again; wtf?) and they get to meet God. What's not to like?
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Old April 2 2013, 11:42 PM   #37
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Oh I've been a V apologist for years. Hilarious romp, really the only hilarious romp in Trek
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Old April 2 2013, 11:45 PM   #38
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"Captain... not in front of the Klingons."
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Old April 3 2013, 01:49 AM   #39
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I always thought it was funny that Kirk has become so epic in the mind of Shatner the only possible antagonist could be God. And God dies.
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Old April 3 2013, 03:11 AM   #40
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The only thing Final Frontier was missing would be for one of PseudoGod's many faces to be the Great Bird of the Galaxy.

Seatbelts - It just seems odd to me that they might still be using an ancient 20th century invention that far in the future. Some sort of force field explanation would have worked. But seatbelts would have meant fewer "fake danger with rocking camera" moments to keep audiences glued to the screen.
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Old April 3 2013, 03:30 AM   #41
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It just seems to me that it should internal dampening should be gently pushing you away from wall and anything with a sharp edge... And the closer you get the harder it should be resisting you, and the effect would feel like everything is coated in a foot of marshmellow.

Why not just pad the freaking walls?
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Old April 3 2013, 03:49 AM   #42
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The most dangerous part of a bridge was those damn railings with people always falling over them.
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Old April 3 2013, 04:04 AM   #43
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Imagine getting caught by the neck on one of those things?
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Old April 3 2013, 05:14 AM   #44
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I always thought it was funny that Kirk has become so epic in the mind of Shatner the only possible antagonist could be God. And God dies.
Shatner...
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Old April 8 2013, 02:05 AM   #45
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Well I hate wearing my seat belt too, so it's refreshing to see we've evolved past the need to wear them in the 24th century.
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