08:32:34 PM May 30th 2014
I don't know if it goes here or Fridge Brilliance or both or what, but: In Star Trek: The Original Series, after one episode mentioning a ship's cook, the ship uses replicators, which no one on the show worries about until the Tribbles get in the works. Outside the show, it is understood that the replicators probably work by recycling human waste. In Enterprise made later but set earlier, it is confirmed in-universe how replicators work, and people use them for tools but have a ship's cook. In Star Trek: The Next Generation, made between the two others but set after both, replicators are used for anything and technophobic chocaholic Deanna Troi apparently thinks nothing of ordering fudge from one. What is sometimes referred to as 'fudge', due to a physical resemblance?
09:55:44 AM Apr 9th 2013
the inverse of Clarke's 3rd law, often cited by modern ceremonial magicians: "Any sufficiently advanced form of magic is indistinguishable from science"