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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Jun 2020 3:07 p.m. PST

…Feel Like You're Far Away From Earth

"Exploring the stars, thousands of light years away from Earth, sounds pretty great right about now. While Darian Johnson hasn't invented intergalactic travel, he has created a tiny desktop computer that looks straight out of Jean-Luc Picard's ready room, letting you at least pretend that you're safely aboard a distant starship.

It's a testament to Star Trek: The Next Generation's production designers, including technical consultant Michael Okuda, that the fictional LCARS (short for Library Computer Access/Retrieval System) operating system used on the computers aboard the USS Enterprise-D still look futuristic, despite the show first airing 33 years ago. Gene Roddenberry himself insisted that the computer screens aboard the ship be as minimal and clean as possible to give the impression of the technology being incredibly advanced, and it's an aesthetic that many fans of the show are still fans of, including Johnson…"


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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Jun 2020 11:29 a.m. PST

Not cute?…. (smile)


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