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#1 B'atL'eth's Blood

 

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 11:04 PM

Is it me? Or am I the only one who picked up on the relationship between Mr. Scott and the computer in Star Trek IV.
Right....y'all don't have a clue do ya......(Ala Trip sotto voce..) I mean c'mon...Our beloved Engineer who is a SCOTSMAN is typing out the formula (formulae?) for transparent aluminum on a MACINTOSH!!!

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#2 B'atL'eth's Blood

 

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 11:41 PM

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Is it me? Or am I the only one who picked up on the relationship between Mr. Scott and the computer in Star Trek IV.
Right....y'all don't have a clue do ya......(Ala Trip sotto voce..) I mean c'mon...Our beloved Engineer who is a SCOTSMAN is typing out the formula (formulae?) for transparent aluminum on a MACINTOSH!!![/quote]

Yup....just goes to show...I should have NEVER tried this on a Bill Gates based system....

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 11:51 PM

Dude are you talking to yourself? :blink:

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 11:56 PM

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Is it me? Or am I the only one who picked up on the relationship between Mr. Scott and the computer in Star Trek IV.
Right....y'all don't have a clue do ya......(Ala Trip sotto voce..) I mean c'mon...Our beloved Engineer who is a SCOTSMAN is typing out the formula (formulae?) for transparent aluminum on a MACINTOSH!!![/quote]

I think you're grasping at straws, dude. Apple computers have been all over TV and Movies mostly because they're traditionally more graphically capable than a PC. Of course, that's all bunk now, but hey, why stop now? Apple's also tend to look more stylish and fun, while PC's look like a bunch of thrown together junk in a box.

Straws, man... straws...
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Posted 22 April 2007 - 02:57 AM

^^^I have to laugh at this one! :upsidedown:

Although I have a prefectly acceptable laptop, I find myself lusting after my friend's Apple. It's sleek and all white and just looks so damn chi-chi!

I don't normally get involved in the PC versus Apple debate, but that thing sure is an object of desire! It's computer totty, what else can I say?? :lol:

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Posted 22 April 2007 - 12:09 PM

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QUOTE(B @ Apr 22 2007, 12:04 AM) View Post
Is it me? Or am I the only one who picked up on the relationship between Mr. Scott and the computer in Star Trek IV.
Right....y'all don't have a clue do ya......(Ala Trip sotto voce..) I mean c'mon...Our beloved Engineer who is a SCOTSMAN is typing out the formula (formulae?) for transparent aluminum on a MACINTOSH!!![/quote]
[quote name='Radardog' post='527108' date='Apr 22 2007, 12:56 AM']B)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(B @ Apr 21 2007, 10:04 PM) View Post</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Is it me? Or am I the only one who picked up on the relationship between Mr. Scott and the computer in Star Trek IV.
Right....y'all don't have a clue do ya......(Ala Trip sotto voce..) I mean c'mon...Our beloved Engineer who is a SCOTSMAN is typing out the formula (formulae?) for transparent aluminum on a MACINTOSH!!!

I think you're grasping at straws, dude. Apple computers have been all over TV and Movies mostly because they're traditionally more graphically capable than a PC. Of course, that's all bunk now, but hey, why stop now? Apple's also tend to look more stylish and fun, while PC's look like a bunch of thrown together junk in a box.

Straws, man... straws...[/quote]
I also think it has something to do with the other computer options at the time. There weren't many options available. It'd be like a movie depicting an Orion spacecraft built by Lockheed Martin. Why Lockheed Martin? Because they're the only company building them.

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Posted 22 April 2007 - 12:47 PM

Uh-huh. Let's see, you're nit picking a movie that shows an apple computer insteat of a pc...right? And this movie is about time traveling people from the 23rd century that fly around the galaxy in a Star Ship and visit aliens? Do you see the flaw in your concern here anywhere? :lol: Or am I missing something?

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Posted 22 April 2007 - 05:11 PM

Yeh, I don't think this was meant as an in-joke. Macs are very good at certain things like video editing and graphics programs as Radardog said. I think they would have made it more obvious if they were trying to be funny here, like emblazoning the letters H4GG15-4000 or something on the side of the computer (okay maybe not that blatant :P )

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Posted 22 April 2007 - 06:48 PM

While I do get where you're going with that, I think it was more a fact of which computers were capable of doing what they wanted them to do in 1986. Back then Apple ruled the digital roost, Microsoft was struggling with MS-DOS. It wouldn't be until 1990 with the release of Windows 3 (and 3.1 in 1992) that Microsoft rose to a level of comprable performance and capablity.

Jules, get the Mac! Get the Mac! Macs are goooooooood. [/subliminal message] :)

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Posted 24 April 2007 - 10:58 AM

I would like Scotty to go back to 2007 and use an IPod

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Posted 24 April 2007 - 11:26 AM

I think he's thinking macintosh like the Mc prefix in scottish names.

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 12:14 AM

No...not scottish names or anything like that....I tried posting this once before and was caught in the throes of Windows XP-dom....hence the closed thread on the other....for me it was like an epiphany....LtCdr. Montgomery Scott, all around good guy, smart as hell, can make a warp coil/drive out of spit and bailing wire using a MacIntosh in that particular movie....I mean a Scotsman using a MacIntosh! What a metaphor! Was this by design? or just mere happenstance? At any rate, I appreciate the raw humor in this particular incidence...

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 03:20 PM

Strange how a man from the 23'rd century can type on a computer from the 80's.

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 02:29 AM

Am I the only one who picked up on the relationship between Mr. Scott and the computer in Star Trek IV.

Yes.

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 03:53 AM

Strange how a man from the 23'rd century can type on a computer from the 80's.

I think its all comes down to the way he cracks his knuckles and says, "A keyboard! How quaint!" then commences to type at an impossible speed! I reckon engineering students would be taught to use keyboards in the same way that draughtsmen are first taught to use pencil, pen and T-Square before they go on to CAD software.


In the 23rd century would there still be handwriting, paper models and carpentry?

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