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Old 05-10-2007, 02:04 PM   #1
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Default Poor Scotty.

All the poor guy wanted to do was float around in space for awhile, but instead all he got was a lousy trip to the rocky mountains - and he didn't even get a t-shirt.

If I was him I'd ask for a refund.

http://news.yahoo.com/*/space/200705...tertriptospace
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He made it into space. That'* all that really matters. It wasn't all of his remains, anyway. If I remember right, it was barely enough to fill a shot glass.

RIP Jimmy!!!
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He made it into space. That'* all that really matters. It wasn't all of his remains, anyway. If I remember right, it was barely enough to fill a shot glass.

RIP Jimmy!!!
I don't think he did - as I recall, he was supposed to float around for a few years and then burn up on reentry. I couldnt follow the article entirely, as it said it was a succesfull launch... but if that'* the case, Jimmy would be over Australia right now, and not lost in the mountains. I don't think he ever made it out of the atmosphere.
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Maybe another bit of his ashes, but this mission was strictly to get that portion into space and back. It was not an orbital mission, but sub-orbital.
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Maybe another bit of his ashes, but this mission was strictly to get that portion into space and back. It was not an orbital mission, but sub-orbital.
Oh. Well ****, he should have called me. One estes D engine and it'* all good.
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He made it into space. That'* all that really matters. It wasn't all of his remains, anyway. If I remember right, it was barely enough to fill a shot glass.

RIP Jimmy!!!
Well, ol' Jimmy got a bit portly after warping through TV Land and if they'd have tried to orbit any more than a shot glass they would have had to resurrect a Saturn V booster from the Apollo days. Or maybe strap on some SRB'* borrowed from the Shuttle.
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Being as we are on a total geek subject, a few questions I pondered over the years:

If you have transporters, why do you need starships? I can see needing maybe 1 to put transporters everywhere, but after that, who needs em?

Why do you need photon torpedos and phasers? Couldn't you just transport an M-80 onto the deck of the romulan ship?

If they can resurect scotty from an old hard drive (TNG), couldn't they just keep restoring backup copies forever?

Why do they keep going back in time, screwing **** up, and then fixing it before going back to the present? Why not go back in time, screw **** up, then go back to the present, then back to the past, and not do whatever it was they did to screw **** up in the first place?

How did English become the language of the entire universe?

Why was it that captain Pike could only communicate with 1 beep for yes, and 2 for no? This was 200,000 years after morse code was invented, it seems to me they could have at least had a ticker tape that he could morse out "I need to crap now" or something.

I have a lot more questions like this. But none of them are any more interesting or amusing then those I've already listed, so I'll stop now.
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Being as we are on a total geek subject, a few questions I pondered over the years:

If you have transporters, why do you need starships? I can see needing maybe 1 to put transporters everywhere, but after that, who needs em?

Range my man. Transporters only work so far, and don't work through repeaters at all. The same reason there is more than one communication sattelite in orbit right now

Why do you need photon torpedos and phasers? Couldn't you just transport an M-80 onto the deck of the romulan ship?

Just because. Why did I carry a rifle, and a pistol, and a grenade launcher when I was in the Army? Oh yeah, transporters don't work through shields

If they can resurect scotty from an old hard drive (TNG), couldn't they just keep restoring backup copies forever?

They did in one book (Genisis something-or-other). But, in Scotty'* case, it was a freak accident that prevented data deterioration.

Why do they keep going back in time, screwing ***^ up, and then fixing it before going back to the present? Why not go back in time, screw ***^ up, then go back to the present, then back to the past, and not do whatever it was they did to screw ***^ up in the first place?

Quantum Continuity. You can't go back and time and just stay there.... I thought everyone knew that

How did English become the language of the entire universe?

It'* not. Each communicator has a Universal Translator built into it. No need to learn a different language (except to keep from pissing off the Kilngon High Council.)

Why was it that captain Pike could only communicate with 1 beep for yes, and 2 for no? This was 200,000 years after morse code was invented, it seems to me they could have at least had a ticker tape that he could morse out "I need to crap now" or something.

Didn't need it. He had a Vulcan full telepath for that kind of stuff. But since the only place we got to see him in that rig was in a court room, the vulcan couldn't be there

I have a lot more questions like this. But none of them are any more interesting or amusing then those I've already listed, so I'll stop now.
Any other questions???
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Oh now come on. If I can have a wireless repeater for my LAN, surely they could have adapted it to transporters. I need a cite on that.

Also, I don't think your vulcan translator argument works. Wouldn't the court be EXACTLY where he needed someone to speak for him, or at least a ticker tape?

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Oh yeah - one more thing.

If you can't beam M-80s through shields, then why couldn't you just transport the ship and it'* sheilds somewhere else? Or maybe just flip it upside down or something?
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