Jun. 1st, 2009

Chair meta

Jun. 1st, 2009 10:28 am
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Sometimes my brain picks up and fixates on the most random things. I don’t know why but I was thinking of the scene in the new Star Trek near the end of the movie, where Kirk and Spock board Spock Prime’s ships and Spock decides to pilot it. When Spock sits in the chair it begins to move on its own, and Spock says, “Fascinating.”

So here’s the things, we have the technology to mechanize a seat and make it move on its own. In fact some luxury cars allow you to program settings for the seat, mirrors, etc into your key, so that with a married couple everything adjusts to whoever is driving.

My point is, if we have this technology, so does the 23rd century. So why is Spock fascinated by the chair being abel to move? Now it’s true that the chairs on the Enterprise turn like most of our chairs do, in other words you use your feet to poistion it how you want, so maybe Spock is thinking what I’m thinking. “What the hell has changed in a hundred years that requires people to have chairs that turn on their own. I mean really dude, how lazy are you. Hell I could turn this chair faster on my own that it’s turning right now. And really I’m in a hurry here. The Earth’s about to be blown up. Can we hurry up with the chair turning?”

Okay so probably Spock doesn’t use the word dude, but you get my point. Spock Prime may be old, but he doesn’t seem so weak that he can’t turn his own chair. So what’s the deal? What’s the major societal change that happens in the hundred plus years between the movie and Spock Prime altering the time line that requires mechanical chairs?
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Title:Someday, and the Rest of Your Life
Paring: Spock/Uhura
Summary: When the Enterprise receives a distress call from a Vulcan rescue vessel, Spock finds himself confronted by his past, and he must choose whether to uphold Vulcan traditions or find his own way.
Rating: NC-17
A/N: First of all, the story does in fact earn an NC-17 rating in this chapter. Secondly, I’ve been doing some research for a different story on what Uhura’s cultural background may be. However I figured why not use some of my research for this story too. Anyway, for my own purposes I’ve decided that her father was Meru, and her mother Maasai. I only mention it because the Maasai, who I mention in this chapter, aren’t Bantu. If your curious about the sort of music I’m referencing you can find it here.

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