Friday, August 5, 2016

So I saw Star Trek Beyond yesterday, and loved it. It was head and shoulders above the second film, and had stupendous special effects. If this doesn't win an Oscar...

One of the best things in the film was this "medical film" device which McCoy uses. I've often said that Star Trek seems stuck in the 1960s. Much of the technology you see in the films and the television series is based on half-assed guesses made on the fly (and without much research) by production design staff in 1966. By sheer chance, a few of the items (the communicator, the tricorder, the medical bed) have turned out to be prescient.

This "medical film" device was a big step forward in rejuvenating Star Trek.


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