Started by buster, March 13, 2023, 01:28:00 PM
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Quote from: buster on March 13, 2023, 01:28:00 PMGene Roddenberry explained that things were needed to move the plot along, so 'Beam me up Scottie' was just added. HyperDrive speeds were needed to get to other planets in our lifetime. He never explained how they worked. The story's the thing. And those old tales were about people.
Quote from: ssfc72 on March 13, 2023, 03:30:48 PMI believe the word used was "energise", in the original Star Trek TV series, when the Transporter was used to "beam" the crew from the spaceship to a planet. :-)
Quote from: buster on March 13, 2023, 04:52:59 PMMy goodness. How do remember so easily?I believe too that at the beginning they used a small space bus to carry people physically to the surface of a planet, which was awkward to film and plot, and that's why a simpler and quicker system had to be created. Parts of the early 70's are a bit foggy for me though. Jason will know.
Quote from: buster on March 15, 2023, 09:33:02 AM'Warp drive, Buster. Warp drive, not hyperdrive.'Almost all the Space Operas written earlier had names for for how distance was overcome as a plot obstacle, including subspace and hyperspace. Dean drive, faster-than-light (FTL), Inertialess drive, Ion thruster, photon rocket transwarp, and slipstream are some of the many ways the writers got around the impossible distances so a reasonable story could emerge.
Quote from: buster on March 15, 2023, 11:06:12 AMIt's only fair also to include Buck Rogers, also played by Buster Crabbe, in this discussion. The movie serial was launched in the year I was born, 1939, and has never quite gone away. The stories go back to 1928.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buck_Rogers_(serial)
Quote from: buster on March 18, 2023, 03:08:47 PM"did you watch the more modern TV series? Well, late 70s modern, I guess."I don't think so. What made them fun in the 30's may not be transportable (using a 'time transporter, patent pending') to a time 30 years later. Was it good?
QuoteAnd writing about time travel, I have to comment on the acceptance of this plot device in mainstream entertainment. I can think of films like Adeline [edit. Sorry. A blunder. This is about being eternal], About Time and especially the TV serial The Way Home. Someone else might contribute other examples.
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