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Old February 9 2009, 10:10 PM   #1
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Doctor's HoloCam

I've been wanting to share this. The doctor's holocam is rather obviously a R/C car radio. In fact, I used to have that exact radio. It's from the Airtronics Avenger line. It's a low-cost 2 channel ground radio for RC vehicles. Nice and rounded, for the 24th century!
http://www.airtronics.net/airtronics_Avenger.asp

It was a cool prop, but I giggled cuz it was obviously my RC radio.




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Old February 9 2009, 10:23 PM   #2
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Im currently re-watching Voyager and everytime I see his holocam I can't help but think, damn that's big! I mean that far into the future you figure It would be small, at least the size of a credit card like some of todays cameras.
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Old February 10 2009, 01:57 AM   #3
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Since the tech for realistic holograms was new enough in "Encounter at Farpoint" to surprise Riker (2364), I don't mind that a device capable of recording a photorealistic 3D image is not yet credit card-sized when Voyager departs (2371).

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Old February 12 2009, 10:49 AM   #4
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^I like this explanation. I too have been wondering why that thingy was so damn big LOL
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Old February 13 2009, 10:04 PM   #5
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Amazing tune up. The green lights on the side make it so much more real.
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Old February 18 2009, 07:23 AM   #6
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Amazing tune up. The green lights on the side make it so much more real.
But isn't that true of everything?
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Old February 19 2009, 12:49 AM   #7
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Re: Doctor's HoloCam

Blinky lights are the real essential in sci-fi. Everything else is fluff.
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Old February 19 2009, 01:09 AM   #8
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JNG wrote: View Post
Since the tech for realistic holograms was new enough in "Encounter at Farpoint" to surprise Riker (2364), I don't mind that a device capable of recording a photorealistic 3D image is not yet credit card-sized when Voyager departs (2371).
Keep in mind too that the Doc's holocam had MAJOR capabilities. It didn't just grab a 3D holo-image, but recorded (if memory serves) all kinds of spectrum information when he used it for scenic shots, and micro-cellular details when photographing patients.

Think back to Latent Image. In order to record that much information about his patients, that little holo-cam had to do some pretty powerful photographing!

I actually liked seeing that not all tech was credit card sized. Sometimes, you just can't make everything using nano-probes and magic fairy dust!
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Old February 19 2009, 01:17 AM   #9
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Re: Doctor's HoloCam

Quark had a much smaller (and less RC controller) holocam:

http://ds9.trekcore.com/gallery/albu...ridian_291.jpg
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Old February 19 2009, 06:16 AM   #10
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Quark had a much smaller (and less RC controller) holocam:

http://ds9.trekcore.com/gallery/albu...ridian_291.jpg
OMG! Is that from the episode where Quark tried desperately create a holoprogram of Kira? It was HILARIOUS!
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