Wasn't their suppose to be a character in a wheelchair in season 2?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by Jayson1, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. Kemaiku

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    No, it's not. And Discovery is listed as a science vessel first and foremost anyway even if that were true. Most of the people onboard are there for their scientific expertise.

    They have someone with a far more basic version of Geordi's VISOR that only shows 80's disco strobe outlines work a transporter, it's all good.
     
  2. Crazyewok

    Crazyewok Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Yeah and picard has a full set of hair in TNG :lol:

    It fights wars, it's a military.
     
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  3. JoeZhang

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    I guess the Klingon - Federation war was fought by the little known Federation Stellar Coast Guard?
     
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  4. SpocksOddSocks

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    I'm sure they mention the possibility of implants quite early on TNG. Whilst Beverly mentions that it's remarkable kit, I think they implied it was outdated tech, but there was some reason Geordi couldn't use better at the time. Kind of how Kirk was allergic to retinax (or whatever it's called). I'm assuming that, by the time he actually gets his implants, a solution had been found to work around whatever complications there were (possibly even earlier, but he was already used to the visor).
     
  5. Jackson_Roykirk

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    I agree.

    And that same general logic might apply to why the man in the wheelchair might still require a wheelchair when other technology measures might be available to him (prosthetic legs, etc).
     
  6. Kemaiku

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    Discovery's crew had no idea how to fight until a MU mercenary taught them. No one in the war responded like it was their job to fight it, and they did incredibly badly at it.

    So if there are a military, obviously other than the 12 Constitution class crews, they're all very bad at it.
     
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  7. Hoity Toity

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    I was actually at a event a few months ago where the production crew from Discovery where there. Someone who was in a wheelchair themselves as Tamara (the production manager) about the background character in a wheelchair that was spotted and if she could speak on it. She said "Discovery is fully accessible" for people with special needs.

    I was thinking to myself, ya...except the transporter room, the bridge, most of engineering. But ya he looked great scooting around in the hallways.:shrug:
     
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  8. ALF

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    Good point about Disco's areas with stairs, but I'd like to think that 23rd century wheelchairs are able to circumnavigate stairs in some nifty CGI fashion. Maybe we'll see that yet...
     
  9. Jayson1

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    Not even sure why wheelchairs in the future would even use wheels. I mean they have anti-grav tech so you think they could hover instead.

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  10. Kor

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    The idea is that Starfleet would be an inclusive place for those who are differently abled. Or would Federation member species that naturally have much less mobility than most humans also be barred from joining Starfleet?

    Kor
     
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  11. Jayson1

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    I think Starfleet would allow anyone in if they were capable of doing at least half of the requirements. Might ge some restrictions in terms of landing parties or at least those that don't use shuttles or vehicles but I don't think they would reject smart people under any situation. While Starfleet is a military it is also NASA as well. It's the future and it's a form of miltiary and NASA that we simply don't have here in the modern world. A future military is not going to be just like ones you have in 2019. There would be differences that come with the way human societies have changed in the future.

    Jason
     
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  12. Tuskin38

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    There was a hover chair in Season 1.
     
  13. Jayson1

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    Was that the same one and guy who you see wheel by in the hallways this season?

    Jason
     
  14. DEWLine

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    George Alevizos is the actor. We don't know who his character is yet.
     
  15. Jackson_Roykirk

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    You must not have seen the ramps that extend automatically when the wheelchair comes in proximity. ;)
     
  16. Fateor

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    Why would they need Wheelchairs at all when they could just have anyone who's disabled in such a manner who can't just get fixed via medical technology use an exoskeleton?
     
  17. Tuskin38

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    There's no evidence that they have that kind of tech.
     
  18. Fateor

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    Wrong.
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  19. Awesome Possum

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    Maybe he just preferred the visor. Some people prefer glasses to contacts or corrective surgery.
     
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  20. Timo

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    They made a big deal about the VISOR being worlds better than mere vision. LaForge could have had ordinary eyes any day of the week, at least if we asked Dr. Pulaski. He just didn't want to get disabled like that, having to grope around half-blind like ordinary humans do.

    In all incarnations of Trek, though, there has always been injury that cannot be fixed invisibly. DSC is full of war injuries, for which the very visible fixes may be temporary, and cosmetic surgery awaits in a few months. But Detmer for one seems to treat her prosthetics as jewelry now, not even bothering to wear a contact to alter her eye color. TOS had poor Leighton and his king-size eyepatch, and then Pike. TNG had LaForge and Jameson. DS9 had Bashir doing brain prosthetics but also old-fashioned slings and casts. ENT sorta skipped human prosthetics, but showed the Klingons coping with massive disfiguring "injury" by, apparently, being brave about it.

    FWIW, I guess a guy in a conventional wheelchair would be much more useful to Starfleet than a guy lurching about like a zombie in a Melora rig...

    Timo Saloniemi