Coolest Screen In the Universe Still Has Focus Problems

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While I'm sure I will like the new Star Trek, I can't help to ask myself deep questions about it. Like: Why in hell they can't get their communications to look sharp in The Future?

Seriously. By then you think they should have realized how the frak to get this whole video communication thing to work right. I'm not even asking for 4096p high definition holographic projections with Smell-o-rama™. Heck, even the holograms look like crap in Star Wars. But this is just wrong.


On one side you have the Federation, with technology capable of warp speed and tele-transportation and frikking photon torpedoes and phasers and generators that can create cheese-and-bacon burgers and fries and Guinness out of thin air. On the other, the Romulan Empire, which can do the same but wearing funky pants and eating tempura tofu instead of greasy burgers. And yet, the useless sons-of-Klingon-bitches can't get their communications to look half-way decent.

Click to viewI mean, check this newly-released image from the film. Even my iChat AV works better—and that's crap on its own. Unless... unless they are telling me the Enterprise's screen is 3D and the image requires green-and-red eyeglasses, that is.

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Toast Soup

No, I'm not a Star Trek geek. I just hate inconsistencies in movies.

Well this pic confirms the first (of many I'm sure) mistakes in Star Trek canon.

In the original episode "Balance of Terror" Kirk or someone says that the Federation has never seen a Romulan before. When they do finally show the captain of the Romulan ship on the main viewscreen they focus on his ears, then do a close up of Spock's ears.

And since Nero is a Romulan, Kirk and Spock HAVE seen Romulans before "Balance of Terror".