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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 10
08-20-2012, 01:06 PM
everything in the show is limited by the technology of the time it is made - TNG was made in a time when the avg person was just starting to get a Cell phone - wireless connection to computers was not even considered by most people who were using 33k - thirthy three kilobites per second at BEST! - by modem

we have glass and plastics now that will not shatter - but I think hundreds of people were killed by exploding consoles on the shows

TNG was starting in 87 and I started high school that year(dating myself) - a rich kid came to school that year with the first portable CD player - almost as big as a brick and weighing as much - most people used cassettes

Everything in the TNG shows has to be taken into the context of what was avail in the mid 80's to mid 90's