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Old August 2 2013, 11:29 PM   #1
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Where do ordinary people relax?

During TOS, we heard mention of Wrigley's Pleasure Planet and Argelius as popular rest stops for Starfleet personnel. In the TNG 24th century era, Risa is most frequently mentioned. And in ENT, we see Risa again, already a pleasure world before Wrigley's. We can assume that other people from other races who visit all these planets are comfortable financially.

But what about those Federation citizens on Earth, where there's no basic currency? And what if you're not even employed in government or the Federation News Service or some other important organization? What if you're just an ordinary person maybe living only off your monthly allotments, where your basic living expenses are covered?

Are those people also able to go to these exotic faraway worlds? Or is there some sort of Catskills Resort closer to the Sol system?
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Old August 2 2013, 11:36 PM   #2
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Re: Where do ordinary people relax?

Visit with friends, listen to music, play in the park, work in your garden, go to a play, run with your dog, hang out in a club and dance, take your sky-Harley to Sturgis.

Vegg out on your couch and watch holo-vision.

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Old August 3 2013, 12:18 AM   #3
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I'm sure they have couches in the 23rd century. Don't they? ...don't they???
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Old August 3 2013, 12:24 AM   #4
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Re: Where do ordinary people relax?

I'm sure they do the same things people in our time do, only with more advanced toys.

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Old August 3 2013, 02:08 AM   #5
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Old August 3 2013, 06:31 AM   #6
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Earth is a paradise in the future, so the average Joe Lunchbox of 2265 would have plenty of fun places to visit without having to leave home. There won't be any wars, crime, or environmental problems, so maybe you could spend a week in the beautiful resort community of Chernobyl, or visit the botanical gardens of Baghdad, or the exciting metropolis of Pyongyang.
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Old August 3 2013, 07:57 AM   #7
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An earth without graffiti is not an earth I'm going to like.

I picture it one big Federation theme park *yawn*
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Old August 3 2013, 08:18 AM   #8
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Push The Button wrote: View Post
Earth is a paradise in the future ...
And anyone who dares to dispute this is shipped to a penal colony.

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Old August 3 2013, 09:29 AM   #9
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So if Earth's a paradise and there's no crime. Do the monkeys in CanCun still try to steal your beer? I think it's somewhere near CanCun.
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Old August 3 2013, 09:33 AM   #10
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Are there any wild animals that can kill and eat you?
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Old August 3 2013, 12:13 PM   #11
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I'm sure Risa and Wrigley's Pleasure Planet are open to civilians, too. Vash was on Risa, after all.
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Old August 3 2013, 01:49 PM   #12
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Risa must have a good hospital with a dedicated STD wing as freely as they wave those horgahns.
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Old August 3 2013, 04:17 PM   #13
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Since most travellers would likely use a transporter rather than a shuttle for at leas a portion of their transfer / journey, surely the biofilters would have eliminated all known STDs. However, Risa is probably the Federation's largest importer of contraceptives....
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Old August 3 2013, 05:06 PM   #14
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Melakon wrote: View Post
During TOS, we heard mention of Wrigley's Pleasure Planet and Argelius as popular rest stops for Starfleet personnel. In the TNG 24th century era, Risa is most frequently mentioned. And in ENT, we see Risa again, already a pleasure world before Wrigley's. We can assume that other people from other races who visit all these planets are comfortable financially.

But what about those Federation citizens on Earth, where there's no basic currency? And what if you're not even employed in government or the Federation News Service or some other important organization? What if you're just an ordinary person maybe living only off your monthly allotments, where your basic living expenses are covered?

Are those people also able to go to these exotic faraway worlds? Or is there some sort of Catskills Resort closer to the Sol system?
Maybe they can hitch a ride to Quark's?

I would assume there are establishments on Earth (bars, clubs, spas, vacation spots) where you can use the public transporter to get to.
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Old August 3 2013, 06:08 PM   #15
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T'Girl wrote: View Post
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Earth is a paradise in the future ...
And anyone who dares to dispute this is shipped to a penal colony.

There's probably an extraordinary rendition agreement with the Klingon Empire where those malcontents are sent to Rura Penthe.
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