lucy24 - 12:07 am on May 5, 2013 (gmt 0)
people that don't have them were never scifi fans because these are certainly the toys we saw them use on all the intergalactic vessels as kids
Know what you never ever saw?
Cap'n Kirk on communicator: "I'm about ten minutes from the pickup spot. Get ready to beam me up."
same, three minutes later: "I'm now about seven minutes away. What's for dinner?"
same, two minutes later: "I forgot to pick up the tricorder batteries, so we're now looking at an ETA of about twenty minutes."
same, three minutes later: "I'm on my way. Do we need paper towels?"
same, five minutes later: "I got held up in traffic so I may be a few minutes longer. What did you say was for dinner?"
same, two minutes later: "I decided to stop by Starburgers and pick up a couple of combos. Don't start dinner without me."
Besides, it's SF. "SciFi" is the stuff they used to show on late-night TV-- remember late-night TV? --with the creatures with tentacles chasing after Mamie Van Doren.
The folks at NASA were never SF fans either, or they'd know that the space program is supposed to be a branch of the Navy so everyone involved has the appropriate nautical rank. What self-respecting spaceship would allow itself to be commanded by ... a colonel? Hmph.