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"Food-slots?"

VORTEX8472

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Report this Jan. 31 2014, 1:44 pm

Viewed Season 3 opener - Evolution last night, was confused when characters referred to "replicators" as "food-slots" several times.  I got to thinking, when was the term "replicator" first used to describe these remarkable devices (something everyone dreams they had at home).  


...Entirely possible I'd be able to answer this question in my normal state of mind, unfortunately sick as a dog with the flu and am heavily medicated this week. LOL


Wishing I had a replicator at home to make some chicken soup!


What would you use your replicator for?


FleetAdmiral_BamBam

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Report this Jan. 31 2014, 3:58 pm

Just looked through thr transcrips - it appears that the first time the replicators were mentioned by name is in the first episode of season two, "The Child."

VORTEX8472

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Report this Feb. 01 2014, 2:38 pm

WOW! Your Awesome, FleetAdmiral_BamBam!  Didn't expect such an educated answer so soon.  Thanks and very interesting IMO considering how fascinating replicator tech is.

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Report this Feb. 09 2014, 8:47 am

The intriguing thing to me about replicators is their containers.  How do they produce the container--plate, glass, silverware, etc.--and keep it separate from the food or beverage?  To me, that is the sticking point with replicator technology!


Var Miklama--Zakdorn, engineer. "A sound mind in a FULL body!" "Time, like latinum, is a limited quantity in the galaxy."

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Report this Feb. 09 2014, 10:36 am

Quote: miklamar @ Feb. 09 2014, 8:47 am

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>The intriguing thing to me about replicators is their containers.  How do they produce the container--plate, glass, silverware, etc.--and keep it separate from the food or beverage?  To me, that is the sticking point with replicator technology!

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I've wondered about that too.  My theory is that since replicators are based off transporter technology, the replicator beams raw material from storage, the molecules are rearranged within the replicator system to make the ordered item and then the item is just beamed to the person at the console.  It's the transporter technology that keeps everything separate, like it does all the different parts of whatever is being beamed.

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Report this Feb. 19 2014, 3:59 pm

That is a very good explanation, FleetAdmiral BamBam, and it is probably correct.  I imagine, though, they may have had to stand ready to place containers (like bowls or cups) onto the receiving platform of the replicator, until they had perfected the separation algorhythms.


 


Var Miklama--Zakdorn, engineer. "A sound mind in a FULL body!" "Time, like latinum, is a limited quantity in the galaxy."

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Report this Feb. 20 2014, 11:14 am

Quote: miklamar @ Feb. 19 2014, 3:59 pm

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>That is a very good explanation, FleetAdmiral BamBam, and it is probably correct.  I imagine, though, they may have had to stand ready to place containers (like bowls or cups) onto the receiving platform of the replicator, until they had perfected the separation algorhythms.

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It was similar with Enterprise, they had to grab a glass for their beverages from the dispenser.


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