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Offline Aaron-5

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Wrist communicators...
« on: October 10, 2013, 11:22:09 pm »
After seeing those wrist phone commercials(Imagine that,science fiction comes to life on that one,what next?lol.)and seeing that
scene from ST TMP where Kirk and crew use those particular communicators,I just realized that we never saw those again in the rest of the movies,and they just used regular communicators.

Did that TMP communicator not catch on or something? Just really wanted to know.
Personally,between those writst ones and TNG comm badges,I always preferred the hand held ones anyways.

Offline IanW

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Re: Wrist communicators...
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2013, 07:30:04 am »
When Motorola made their first flip-phone, there was a reason they called it StarTAC!  :groucho:

Offline qoSagh

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Re: Wrist communicators...
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2013, 10:02:32 am »
I thought we had seen wrist communicators at least one other time, but I may be wrong. If I had to guess, there was allot in TMP that was upgraded for the sake of upgrading, and then in ST2-ST6 there was a more general return to tradition.

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Re: Wrist communicators...
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2013, 03:04:08 pm »
According to the non-canon Mister Scott's Guide to the Enterprise the reason was the that the wrist communicators were prone to breaking on impact.
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Offline Saladin_CO

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Re: Wrist communicators...
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2013, 01:06:03 am »
I think the flipping lid on the communicator has more drama to it than talking to a wrist watch.  In fact, it's one of the things I dislike in the TNG+ era shows.  It wouldn't be bad to have a wrist communicator, but I bet it has less range than the normal ones, at least in Kirk's era.

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Offline Dyno

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Re: Wrist communicators...
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2013, 09:19:39 am »
I agree about the flipping lid having more drama.  I always like them.

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Offline qoSagh

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Re: Wrist communicators...
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2013, 03:27:19 pm »
I finally saw that commercial, that has some cool clips to it.


 

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