In Which Spock Pauses to Draw in a Time of Need

24th Mar 2014, 12:00 AM in The Cage
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In Which Spock Pauses to Draw in a Time of Need
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Apprenticebard 24th Mar 2014, 12:00 AM edit delete
No, I don't think canon!Spock actually paused to draw what he saw after Pike was captured. They probably have a crew member whose sole job is doing alien portraits, but I would think that they would at least be using a drawing tablet or something. Just because I don't have one of those doohickies doesn't mean the future military equivalent wouldn't have one. In fact, they really ought to be carrying video cameras with them at all times, so they could have just filmed the Talosians.

That's one of the weirdest things about watching Star Trek fifty years after its ceation- you need to believe that these people can go faster than the speed of light, communicate all but instantaneously, have weapons that reliably stun rather than kill or seriously injure people, and teleport. But with all of that power, there are really fundamental things that they lack. Like seatbelts.

It does get better after this first episode, though. In the series proper, you don't see them using fax machines.
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guy 11th Jun 2014, 9:44 AM edit delete reply
You do see data tapes, though. And they don't have the internet, smart phones, or even E-mail.
19thsentry 7th Oct 2017, 11:05 AM edit delete reply
The back sass in this one is A+