Is there any Sci-Fi in Star Trek?

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by ZapBrannigan, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. yousirname

    yousirname Commander Red Shirt

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    I just watched "The Wire" and at the end, Garak lends Bashir a Cardassian novel set in the future, depicting a war between the Cardassians and the Klingons. So I guess at least the Cardassians have some form of SF. Seems reasonable to suppose other groups would, too.

    I imagine the Federation take on SF would be the more rarified thought-experiment variety. Not necessarily anything to do with advances in technology but more the ideas underlying them.
     
  2. CaptainDave1701

    CaptainDave1701 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Yes...
    We do not have replicators, transporters and warp drive....yet.
    We have something similar to a phaser by way of laser light. All in all Trek is still Sci-Fi I would say. All good fun too.
     
  3. Metryq

    Metryq Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    By this analogy, a slingshot is just like a firearm because both launch a projectile. One uses a leather strap; the other a chemical explosive. "Similar."

    The only phaser-like function we've seen from lasers is burning/cutting. Lasers do not stun or "disintegrate" (whatever that function really is). If Active Denial could be miniaturized, that might serve as a wireless stun gun.
     
  4. CaptainDave1701

    CaptainDave1701 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    :guffaw::guffaw::guffaw:
     
  5. CaptainMurdock

    CaptainMurdock Commander Red Shirt

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    I could see there being a PSA/Biopic recreating Pike's visit to Talos IV, but most of the happenings would be over dramatized and made gritty looking to give space travelers a real reason to stay away.
     
  6. yousirname

    yousirname Commander Red Shirt

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    The death penalty's not enough? :D
     
  7. CaptainMurdock

    CaptainMurdock Commander Red Shirt

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    Making something scarier than it actually was WITH confirmation of the death penalty will keep hands off the stove for sure. :lol:
     

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