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Bones McCoy
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A shipment of grain... and a single Tribble.

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Lee
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My God, this thread is only seven months old, I'd have sworn I started it sometime last year. . . I guess I should be encouraged that this year has gone so subjectively slowly, the years have tended to zip by of late.

Anyway, that pic reminds me of a tourist coach I saw in London, a few years back. I remember posting about it at Adam Bauer's old board (I tyhink it was when I was in exile). This coach, it was from Germany or somewhere, and had a rough rendering of the E-D, but with only one central nacelle (where the third one would go in the "AGT..." version). It was a beautiful piece of work, I wish I'd been able to snap it but this was in the days before camera phones.

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HerbShrump
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It was a lot clearer in person. My camera phone isn't that great for a camera.

This wasn't something that had the same shape as the TOS Enterprise, it WAS the TOS Enterprise.

And maybe it didn't have any direct connection...

LOL @ the grain and tribble comment.

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B.J.
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I hate camera phones. Can't get a decent phone without a camera in it anymore. Working for a major aerospace company, obviously I'm not allowed to bring cameras in to work.

.....sorry, rant over. [Razz]

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Daniel Butler
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About the clause with Treknology; I've read in several places that Paramount (not Gene) won't prosecute for copyright or trademark violation if it's an actual working piece of technology modeled after Trek...hence tricorders, phasers, warp drive *snort*

I remember some guy somewhere creating a tricorder out of a prop case, injection-molded plastic I think, and packing it with off-the-shelf sensors and a microcontroller. Haven't seen it in a long time, but it would be cool to have one.

Also, about that article about transparent aluminum starting "a long time ago in a galaxy not so far away" ... does that piss anyone else off? A wry *Star Wars* reference in relation to a *Star Trek* piece of trivia? Maybe I'm just übernerd...

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Lee
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I saw one of these today:



And for some reason it reminded me of:



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Daniel Butler
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Well, look, every time I start my car, I imagine engine pods coming out the rear sides like a puddle jumper. I guess we've all got our queer fanboyish spaceship connections...
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For the last ten years I've seen this sealed garbage chute lid in my building. Anyone care to guess what I'm seeing every time?

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Sean
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The escape hatch in Star Trek 4? A jeffries tube? My wahing machine? The imaging chamber from Enterprise?

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WizArtist II
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Torpedo Tube from a WW2 submarine.

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Shik
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Jettison tube for a phaser on overload. C'mon, now!

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Nim
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And you guys call yourself *********-*******ers. Sheesh!

Maybe easier this way on your squishy thinking-meats.

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Mars Needs Women
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I thought it looked like the imaging chamber hatch too.
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Nim
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First clue, then. Gore?
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Daniel Butler
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It looks like the saucer section of an Excelsior-class ship, but with a thingy on the front (the lever).
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