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"Star Trek" and Real Science


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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 29, 2013 4:01:20 AM PDT
Ronald Craig says:
Nah, we've already got these threads of yours.

Posted on Jul 28, 2013 11:33:17 AM PDT
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Posted on Jul 13, 2013 9:24:25 AM PDT
http://io9.com/5986569/new-virtual-reality-cave-brings-us-one-step-closer-to-star-treks-holodeck

NEW VIRTUAL REALITY "CAVE" BRINGS US ONE STEP CLOSER TO 'STAR TREK'S' HOLODECK

Posted on Jun 30, 2013 4:08:11 PM PDT
http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/159971-scientists-produce-star-trek-like-deflector-device-for-cancer-free-interplanetary-travel

SCIENTISTS PRODUCE "STAR TREK"-LIKE DEFLECTOR DEVICE FOR CANCER-FREE INTERPLANETARY TRAVEL

Posted on Jun 29, 2013 5:17:04 PM PDT
TO: CivWar64 (Bob) and Ronald Craig

I tend to watch a lot more DVDs than current programs. Actually, I do see a lot of TV programs - after they've be put on DVD. After all, I don't have to be the "first kid on the block" to see a program, plus I get to avoid all the commercials.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 27, 2013 2:45:47 AM PDT
Ronald Craig says:
I was out of the country for the whole Seinfeld thing. I saw a few episodes on video tapes that friends and family sent me, and I've seen reruns since, but it wasn't one of the shows the Japanese picked up and aired. (At least, not on any of the channels I subscribed to.) Oh well, missed that boat. :)

Posted on Jun 26, 2013 8:01:08 PM PDT
Walter,

LOL! I never watched Seinfeld until around the 4th season. (It ran 9 seasons. I have the 1st season on DVD and it was pretty awful until they hit their stride later on.)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2013 5:44:24 PM PDT
TO: CivWar64 (Bob)

RE: "But..did the person living there and quoted live under a rock his whole life??-> "He didn't even know the names were references to the sci-fi series until News10 told him.""

Hey, don't be so hard on the guy. I, myself, might be the only person in America who has not seen an entire episode of "Seinfeld".

Posted on Jun 25, 2013 10:19:44 AM PDT
Two streets at an intersection renamed in Sacramento to Klingon Court and Romulan Court->
http://www.news10.net/news/article/248259/2/At-the-corner-of-Klingon-and-Romulan-courts

But..did the person living there and quoted live under a rock his whole life??-> "He didn't even know the names were references to the sci-fi series until News10 told him."

Posted on Jun 25, 2013 7:31:10 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 25, 2013 7:36:18 AM PDT
http://news.yahoo.com/real-life-star-trek-tricorder-project-raises-1-122122879.html

REAL-LIFE "STAR TREK" TRICORDER PROJECT RAISES $1 MILLION
The real-life version is called the Scanadu Scout. You press it to your forehead for 10 seconds, and get a read-out of your heart rate, temperature, oximetry, respiratory rate, blood pressure, stress and electrocardiography (ECG).

(So much for the one-trick-pony apps that only measure blood pressure.)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2013 9:40:21 PM PDT
Ronald Craig says:
Was this actually the "Star Trek and Real Stupid" thread?

Seriously... what's the relevance? It's not even a replica of something used in the show, just a watch inspired by the fictional space station.

Ooh, loooky! Marilyn found another Star Trek article to link to! Wow.

Posted on Jun 8, 2013 9:11:10 AM PDT
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324063304578523182943531780.html?ru=yahoo?mod=yahoo_itp

HOW ABOUT A "DEEP SPACE TOURBILLION" WATCH?
Only 100 will be produced, and cost around $190,000. Time to start your Christmas List!

Posted on Jun 7, 2013 9:16:01 AM PDT
http://news.yahoo.com/star-trek-explains-nsa-093038494.html

HOW "STAR TREK" EXPLAINS THE NSA (NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY)

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 26, 2013 5:28:16 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 10, 2013 6:26:00 AM PDT
W.T. Keeton says:
The clunkiness is really apparent in the restored episodes with CGI. It makes the Galileo look like unfinished CGI.

Posted on Apr 25, 2013 7:44:24 PM PDT
I never cared for the Galileo. It was much too clunky looking.

Now here's something I would want to go see...
"Guy turns mail truck into street-legal Battlestar Galactica Viper"
http://www.dvice.com/archives/2010/04/guy-turns-posta.php

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2013 3:51:08 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 25, 2013 3:52:50 PM PDT
Tom Rogers says:
Actually if you wanted to stay true to the show, the restored craft couldn't fly, communicate or hold air. Unless it was being used in a kamikaze mission.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2013 3:42:29 PM PDT
Ronald Craig says:
Does it fly now, or something?

Otherwise, how is this "real science"?

Posted on Apr 25, 2013 7:54:02 AM PDT
http://news.yahoo.com/original-star-trek-galileo-shuttlecraft-restored-loving-fans-105444871.html

ORIGINAL "STAR TREK" GALILEO SHUTTLECRAFT RESTORED BY LOVING FANS

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 30, 2013 11:32:39 AM PDT
Ronald Craig says:
"comparing villains - Darth Vader versus Khan Noonan Singh. Who overcame the most adversity - death of Spock versus Luke Skywalker forced into a new world with the death of his uncle and aunt. And which series had the better robots, and the "greatest journey for their characters"

Got any opinions on those yourself?

Posted on Mar 30, 2013 8:45:27 AM PDT
Unfortunately, we also have the IRS training video "Star Trek" parody that cost us $60,000!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxU6n4pAnrU

Even William Shatner was "appalled" -> http://www.space.com/20405-star-trek-irs-parody-william-shatner.html

Posted on Mar 30, 2013 7:16:58 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 30, 2013 7:18:26 AM PDT
This was a panel discussion yesterday at Wondercon 2013 in Anaheim, California.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/experts-debate-psychology-star-trek-vs-star-wars-222637187.html

EXPERTS DEBATE THE PSYCHOLOGY OF "STAR TREK" AND "STAR WARS"
Sub-topics debated included comparing villains - Darth Vader versus Khan Noonan Singh. Who overcame the most adversity - death of Spock versus Luke Skywalker forced into a new world with the death of his uncle and aunt. And which series had the better robots, and the "greatest journey for their characters".

Posted on Mar 29, 2013 9:43:27 AM PDT
http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/movie-talk/exclusive-william-shatner-fights-old-star-trek-enemy-215155239.html

WILLIAM SHATNER FIGHTS AN OLD 'STAR TREK' ENEMY AGAIN - THE GORN

Posted on Feb 10, 2013 2:28:32 PM PST
http://rt.com/usa/news/starship-enterprise-engineer-petition-380/

ENGINEER PETITIONS WHITE HOUSE TO BUILD "ENTERPRISE" STARSHIP

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 28, 2013 3:06:48 PM PST
Ronald Craig says:
There's a point! :D

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 28, 2013 11:10:57 AM PST
W.T. Keeton says:
'It would result in a massive amount of heating of an object, like a space shuttle. So trapping a spaceship is out of the question.'"

That makes it perfect as a weapon!
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