Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.
 

Re: Star ship shields question

Expand Messages
  • speedyj@rogers.com
    I agree with that. In my years of dealing with hospitals and medical professionals, even in non-medical fields, every time a new way of doing something comes
    Message 1 of 160 , Jun 1, 2012
      I agree with that. In my years of dealing with hospitals and medical professionals, even in non-medical fields, every time a new way of doing something comes out, you gotta train people on it. And, it's easier to hire someone at the start of their career and train them to use the new equipment, than to try and train someone who's about to retire, then lose that expert when they leave. Look at Enterprise. Archer and his crew were learning how to use the equipment onboard the ship, especially the warp drive that was more powerful, and larger than any that had been on the low warp ships. And, every time Starfleet had new equipment, whether it was a new starship design, new control panels, or new phasers, tricorders and communicators, the officers had to learn to use them.

      Josh.

      --- In star-trek-one@yahoogroups.com, Chris <christian_meurerxx@...> wrote:
      >
      > Main characters to and fro, it certainly is very unrealistic. Back in the 60s, the 90s, today and also in future times. The technology might develop, but you will always need specialists! Probably more specialists with each advancement/refinement.
      >
      > Chris
      >
      >
      >
      > Posted by: "speedyj@..."
      >
      > Yeah. But that's because the doctors are main characters, so if the story demands that the doctor comes up with a solution to a medical problem the ship is encountering, or her examination of a crew member leads to a solution to a non-medical problem the ship is encountering, then that's what happens. As for Pulaski having to go to Picard's rescue, she wouldn't've had to if he'd been less stubborn and allowed her to perform the operation on the Enterprise, instead of sending him to a starbase.
      >
      > Josh.
      >
      > --- In star-trek-one@yahoogroups.com, Chris wrote:
      > >
      > > Yes, hence my afterthought in brackets. :-)
      > > But I didn't only mean TOS, ENT and VOY (where it's pretty obvious), but also/especially TNG. Crusher and Pulaski had a more extended staff, but they still did everything themselves. From treating little injuries or headaches, over complicated surgery to developing remedies for highly dangerous diseases. There are no specialists, but the ship's doctor can do everything! There is this SINGLE time, when Picard needed the treatment of cardio-specialists, but even then Pulaski had to come to his rescue and save the day.
      > >
      > > Chris
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Posted by: "speedyj@"
      > >
      > > Have you ever noticed that TOS, ENT and Voyager all had one person on medical staff? Or no more than two? in TOS it was McCoy and Chapel, in ENT it was Doctor Phlox with maybe some help from the science department or other officers in emergencies, and in Voyager it was the EMH, due to the fact that the entire medical staff was killed in the first episode. But in TNG Doctor Crusher and Doctor Pulaski had a full staff of doctors and nurses available to them.
      > >
      > > Josh.
      > >
      > > --- In star-trek-one@yahoogroups.com, Chris wrote:
      > > >
      > > > I don't know... there should be a hospital in reasonable distance to any citizen. And every hospital should have a MRI and use it as a standard procedure. Now I live in a densely populated country and it doesn't even work here, but I still think it would be easier to get the patient to a hospital, than an entire hospital to the patient. Especially as it's not only the tech, but also lots of medical specialists.
      > > > (Which is another flaw in Trek, where one doctor does everything)
      > > >
      > > > Chris
      > > >
      >
    • Andrew Brown
      ... As I remember it, G.R. stayed away from Earth because he didn t want his show to be saddled with showing which social structure/economic model/class makeup
      Message 160 of 160 , Jun 13, 2012
        >
        > I'm not sure. At least not at the times of TOS, TNG, DS9, and VOY. In
        > Enterprise it was the United Earth government, but it was never shown. And
        > in the other series, the writers,producers and directors weren't focusing
        > on Earth, since most of the missions took place elsewhere in our galaxy
        > (obviously). When we did see Earth, we saw the Federation Council, we saw
        > Starfleet Command, or just a certain place on Earth.
        > Josh.


        As I remember it, G.R. stayed away from Earth because he didn't want his
        show to be saddled with showing which social structure/economic model/class
        makeup ended up on top in the 23rd century. Hence gthe dearth of details on
        the political make-up of the U.F.P. and focussing solely on the western in
        space aspects. Who shows the workings of a national government in a western?

        Andy


        [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.