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Maybe in that utopia it's part of growing up. Young people use the hell out of replicators then realize they don't need so many things or have room for them (and then vaporize them?). Same thing with the holodeck, eventually the realization seeps in that it's not real, especially since virtual people don't act like real people.

obvs wrote:And not only that, but in terms of medical technology. Your body could be exactly what you wanted. Hair loss? Shorter than you want? Have some body part you want bigger? Have some body part you don't want? Lacking something? Want a different color of hair? Want unnatural colors of hair? All of those things would be minor inconveniences that could be resolved within the same day.

What would it be like interacting with a universe where most people you were interacting with had lived with those circumstances?


I don't think their medical tech was that high, Picard was bald and there were still fat people. And the nurse miscarried in that episode with the primitive Romulans, which worked into proving Picard's point to one that they aren't gods.
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Then how do you explain Dr. Bashir?
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I haven't seen enough DS9 to know what you mean. :shrug:
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j_tso wrote: I haven't seen enough DS9 to know what you mean. :shrug:
Basically, Dr. Bashir had all of the stuff done to him that I was talking about.

DS9 was so far beyond other Star Treks, because it was more than small isolated stories. It had a whole bunch of politics and interconnectedness to it.
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Kirk wrote: Spoiled brats most likely


We are all spoiled brats by the standards of 150 years ago. I bet you can't even thresh grain. ;)
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jkahless wrote:
Kirk wrote: Spoiled brats most likely


We are all spoiled brats by the standards of 150 years ago. I bet you can't even thresh grain. ;)

I have as a child. I lasted 15 minutes and was sore for two days.
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Kirk wrote:
jkahless wrote:
Kirk wrote: Spoiled brats most likely


We are all spoiled brats by the standards of 150 years ago. I bet you can't even thresh grain. ;)

I have as a child. I lasted 15 minutes and was sore for two days.


Exactly. :p
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obvs wrote: ... Hair loss? ..


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Kangaroos on steam powered spinning tops vs men with pepper spray on flying cockroaches

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Is this sci-fi?
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if i ever get unstuck in time and wind up in the 40s and 50s i'm totally starting up a sci-fi pulp mag
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Man, wouldn't it be nice to wind up in the 40s and 50s?

I mean, just because it's unlikely that Donald Trump would live that long.
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Robert A. Heinlein’s Book
“The Moon is a Harsh Mistress”
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"what? which button?"

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"which goddamned button???"
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Enigma wrote: Image



"let's get outta here!
G-g-g-girls!!!!
And Proteus brought the upright beast into the garden and chained him to a tree and the children did make sport of him.
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"space sniper"

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from the new cyberpunk game

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Marvel once had the rights to Star Wars and Star Trek at the same time. They should have done a crossover. Now Disney owns Star Wars and Marvel, but Star Trek is ViacomCBS.

And yes, the Millennium Falcon did appear in a Micronauts/FF crossover.
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Metacell wrote: Marvel once had the rights to Star Wars and Star Trek at the same time. They should have done a crossover. Now Disney owns Star Wars and Marvel, but Star Trek is ViacomCBS.

And yes, the Millennium Falcon did appear in a Micronauts/FF crossover.


considering how thoroughly both franchises have been shoved up their own uncouth individuals, a disastrous crossover would be just about perfeect
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I remember seeing this in a sci-fi magazine, back in the 80s. Starlog, possibly.

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dragging an x-15 to the moon seems a bit inefficient

however i'll forever love those old speculative space books, just love love them
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Not just a book!
That series included a slide show using a proprietary projector, and a 7"/ 33-1/3 rpm record of the narration of the book by none other than Walter Cronkite himself!
Several books in the series; my favorites were Rocket to the Moon, Digging for Dinosaurs, and Reptiles and Amphibians of the United States.
https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/ ... 1807575700
I was Four or Five years old. I played with those things over and over for years.
I guess my mom canceled the subscription when the projector quit working.
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RIP Ron Cobb

Ron Cobb, concept designer for Alien, Aliens, Back to the Future and many more has passed at 83.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ ... 83-1149219

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I miss Omni Magazine.

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Omni was awesome.
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i miss it too

had a stack of 'em for years then lost them in a basement flood
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Back when the future was going to be awesome!
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didn't they put a trumpesque character in charge and make him ultra-corrupt?
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Pre-production art for Star Trek: The Motion Picture by Ralph McQuarrie (1977). From Starlog magazine
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Ron Cobb’s concept art for Alien, back when the Nostromo was named the “Snark”


The Snark?
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ukimalefu wrote: Image

Ron Cobb’s concept art for Alien, back when the Nostromo was named the “Snark”


The Snark?


before social media, it referred to a mythical creature
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Pascal Blanché • “DUNE cover art”
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Beetle juice, beetle juice, beetle juice!
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