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Old November 18 2008, 09:40 PM   #1
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The symbol M2000 barcode scanners



So whats the verdict on the barcode scanners?
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and duct tape lol
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Old November 18 2008, 09:54 PM   #2
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Re: The symbol M2000 barcode scanners

You can't go into battle without duct tape! What would you perform emergency repairs with otherwise?
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Old November 18 2008, 09:55 PM   #3
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If they serve a function there's no problem. It fits the rest of th look of the bridge and doesn't strike me as too different from using Burke chairs on the bridge in TOS.
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Old November 18 2008, 09:56 PM   #4
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Old November 18 2008, 09:58 PM   #5
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Re: The symbol M2000 barcode scanners

It's for scanning your apple products.

The duct tape, however, has multiple uses.
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Old November 18 2008, 10:02 PM   #6
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Re: The symbol M2000 barcode scanners

I don't ave a problem with set designers using "found items" (i.e. the barcode scanners) -- this is a common practice in film making, so why would this film be any different?
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Old November 18 2008, 10:03 PM   #7
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Re: The symbol M2000 barcode scanners



The duct tape -- or perhaps ductanium tape -- is for sealing up the cardboard box after Chekov checks out your new Wii at his electronic cash register, using the bar code scanners.

It's all very simple.
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Old November 18 2008, 10:04 PM   #8
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Re: The symbol M2000 barcode scanners

Its the new ultimate themed gift shop at the next Trek convention.
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Old November 18 2008, 10:24 PM   #9
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Re: The symbol M2000 barcode scanners

I didn't really catch them as barcode scanners. They looked like high-tech throttles or joysticks or something.
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Old November 18 2008, 11:01 PM   #10
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Nice catch! I would be very happy if they still use duck tape even 350 years from now.
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Old November 18 2008, 11:19 PM   #11
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Re: The symbol M2000 barcode scanners

It's like the bird feeders that they improvised into the borg deflector device in First Contact. There was an article about it in Star Trek the magazine.
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Old November 19 2008, 12:32 AM   #12
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Samurai8472 wrote: View Post


So whats the verdict on the barcode scanners?
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and duct tape lol

price check duct tape please.


seriously, did you notice the hostes stations to either side of the captains chair have two bar code scanners each?
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Old November 19 2008, 12:36 AM   #13
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Re: The symbol M2000 barcode scanners

If they're still using paper, it might be for scanning data into the computer from a hard copy.
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Old November 19 2008, 12:41 AM   #14
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The ones on the back 'hostess' stations there are also symbol barcode scanners similar to the LS 1900 line (they acually look like the ones from 2004) , i have installed a few of them at my work. For years i would always joke arond with my co-worker about them looking like star trek phasers.


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Old November 19 2008, 02:11 AM   #15
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I don't ave a problem with set designers using "found items" (i.e. the barcode scanners) -- this is a common practice in film making, so why would this film be any different?

The odd thing is that they seem to be so prominent. I didn't know they really were bar-code scanners when people first started making the jokes. They just scream out at me now.
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