LAST EDITED ON 04-29-04 AT 01:43 PM (EDT)
> Also, why have the -evil- coffee machine and
>vending machines if there are replicators to get food or drink from?
Replicators in the Star Trek: The Next Generation sense - basically transporters set on "copy" - don't exist in the UF universe. References to devices called "replicators" in past stories are either mistakes, the products of poorly briefed co-conspirators, or are talking about more conventional duplication technologies, like document copiers and whatnot.
The synthesizers mentioned aboard ship in a couple of the Challenger's appearances (such as in Fanfare for an Exiled Prince) don't work on the replicator principle either. The one that makes Utena's uniform in Fanfare is basically the same machine as the automatic tailors that get mentioned from time to time - they make garments from stored raw materials.
There are a lot of reasons why I don't like TNG replicators; the main one is that they make everything too damn easy. You want something to eat on a starship in the UF universe, you at least have to zap a Hungry Humanoid tray. :)
>Hot Shot: When Catherine called to tell Hot Shot that she did not need
>a ride home, did he answer on his car phone?
The best thing is when someone calls Hot Shot, and they get the canned message from Avalon County Cellular telling them "the customer you are calling may have left the vehicle." :)
>You use quotes from Ghostbuster 1. What you opionion on Ghostbusters
I seem to recall it stinking. I haven't watched it since whenever it was in theaters, though I ended up having to buy a copy on DVD to get a copy of the original. I do remember that it had some funny dialogue in it, though. Most comedy films in my experience, even the really bad ones, do tend to have at least one really funny line. (Even Major Payne had the "there's a monster in my closet" scene. "If he's still in there, he ain't happy.")
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