Go Back   IceInSpace > General Astronomy > General Chat

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #21  
Old 12-09-2019, 10:10 AM
JeniSkunk's Avatar
JeniSkunk (Jenifur)
Registered User

JeniSkunk is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 257
Quote:
Originally Posted by billdan View Post
Remember the old Dick Tracy comic books that started in 1931 and introduced his wrist watch communicator in 1946 and in 1964 became a 2-way wrist watch TV communicator.
According to Wiki it inspired Martin Cooper's invention of the smartphone, and may have inspired later smartwatches.
Because of how the Dick Tracy wrist watch communicators were operated, when the sequel TV series to TOS was being planned, as an advancement to the TOS Communicator, a Wrist Communicator was devised. Its operation method needed to be changed so as to not infringe on the Dick Tracy copyrights. The Star Trek Wrist Communicator was first seen in Star Trek The Motion Picture.
https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki...nd_early_films

As for the Dick Tracy communicator inspiring real world products, There's the Seiko TV Watch of 1982 to 1984.
http://www.guenthoer.de/e-tvwatch.htm
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 12-09-2019, 03:16 PM
LewisM's Avatar
LewisM
Novichok test rabbit

LewisM is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Somewhere in the cosmos...
Posts: 9,306
Quote:
Originally Posted by xelasnave View Post
I must say that I am forced to review my stand on fiction.
I guess there is room for speculation and fantasy after all.
When will my idea for battle stars be taken up..heck they even have movie backing...let's get started.
Alex
Ask Trump for help - he did after-all re-start US Space Command.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 12-09-2019, 03:43 PM
xelasnave's Avatar
xelasnave
Gravity does not Suck

xelasnave is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Tabulam
Posts: 12,780
Quote:
Originally Posted by LewisM View Post
Ask Trump for help - he did after-all re-start US Space Command.
I have embraced the inspirational aspect of fiction writers ..I have put the idea out there thus I have completed my part of the fantasy..someone else now needs to be inspired and see the fantasy evolve to reality.

Anyways battle stars is such a good idea I expect many countries will jump on the idea or perhaps it should be left for the world government ...after they settle in.
Alex
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 12-09-2019, 07:44 PM
AndyG's Avatar
AndyG (Andy)
No. I am a meat popsicle.

AndyG is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Townsville
Posts: 417
Quote:
Originally Posted by xelasnave View Post
When will my idea for battle stars be taken up..heck they even have movie backing...let's get started.
Alex
You can have your Battlestars Alex, but not before I get my own Cylon #8. Wait in line please.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 12-09-2019, 09:02 PM
Ukastronomer's Avatar
Ukastronomer (Jeremy)
Feel free to edit my imag

Ukastronomer is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Llandysul, WALES, UK
Posts: 1,211
Kirk signing a tablet ! in many episodes
Space 1999 hand held face to face communication again mobile phones
Attached Thumbnails
Click for full-size image (tablet.jpg)
122.4 KB5 views
Click for full-size image (sdfgvd.jpg)
106.7 KB6 views
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 12-09-2019, 11:16 PM
billdan's Avatar
billdan (Bill)
Registered User

billdan is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Narangba, SE QLD
Posts: 1,318
I used to enjoy that TV series Space 1999, I hope one of the TV channels rerun again, I may appreciate more now that I'm older.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 12-09-2019, 11:23 PM
Ukastronomer's Avatar
Ukastronomer (Jeremy)
Feel free to edit my imag

Ukastronomer is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Llandysul, WALES, UK
Posts: 1,211
Quote:
Originally Posted by billdan View Post
I used to enjoy that TV series Space 1999, I hope one of the TV channels rerun again, I may appreciate more now that I'm older.
Youtube along with the original Lost in space, and UFO
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +10. The time is now 03:00 PM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.8.7 | Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertisement
SkyWatcher Australia
Advertisement
NexDome Observatories
Advertisement
Bintel
Advertisement
Lunatico Astronomical
Advertisement
Celestron Australia
Advertisement
OzScopes Authorised Dealer
Advertisement
Meade Australia
Advertisement
Astronomy and Electronics Centre
Advertisement