Name That Star Trek Object

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  1. Methuselah Flint

    Methuselah Flint Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Correct RubySlipppers!

    That odd, tin foil object that is erected in McCoy's lab is our boy today!

    Good game!

    You have the conn. :)
     
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  2. RubySlipppers

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    Thank you, Methuselah Flint.
    Great clues.
     
  3. RubySlipppers

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    New Game!

    Clue 1:
    This object is used by one of our heroes to try to help a native understand a fundamental concept.
     
  4. ItsGreen

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    the "E Plebnista" (an obvious answer so probably incorrect)
     
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  5. RubySlipppers

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    Not this time, Its Green

    Clue 2:
    This is not the primary purpose of the object, however.
     
  6. Methuselah Flint

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    The stick Kirok uses to show Miranamee about irrigation?
     
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    Clever! and the stick does fit the clues - so far - but is not the object of this game.

    Clue 3:
    This object's appearance is metallic but is not high tech at all.
     
  8. Methuselah Flint

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    The tray that Kirk holds up to Shahna to show her reflection, and explain what 'beautiful' is?
     
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  9. RubySlipppers

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    You are correct, Methuselah Flint.
    Well done! The game is yours.

    Answer ~ the Food Tray in The Gamesters of Triskelion

    Clue 1: The object is used by one of our heroes to try to help a native understand a fundamental concept.
    Captain Kirk tries to explain to Shahna, a Thrall on Triskelion, what beautiful means by using the food tray as a mirror so she can see her reflection. Beauty is often referred to as one of the three fundamental concepts of human understanding, along with truth and goodness.

    KIRK: It means you’re a very beautiful woman.
    SHAHNA: What is beautiful?
    KIRK: You mean nobody's ever told you that before? well, er, beautiful is, Beautiful. (he holds up the tray so she can see her reflection) That's beautiful.

    Clue 2: This is not the primary purpose of the object, however.
    Kirk uses the food tray as an impromptu mirror.

    Clue 3: This object’s appearance is metallic but is not high tech at all.
    It is a common ordinary metal food tray. The word appearance was included in the clue because of the unconventional use of the food tray.
     
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  10. Methuselah Flint

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    Clue # 1
    This object is key to the resolution of this episode's plot.
     
  11. ItsGreen

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    The obelisk in “The Paradise Syndrome
     
  12. Methuselah Flint

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    Alas not the obelisk on this occasion.

    Clue # 2
    I probably make my entrance about halfway through the episode.
     
  13. Methuselah Flint

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    Clue # 3
    I'm essentially a tool. A tool that helps our heroes resolve one situation, while in fact creating another.