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1. I've just been watching one of the original Star Trek episodes on DVD. At one point Captain Kirk says 'The computer will boost the signal by a factor of one to the fourth power'.

2. Wizard.
3. That's fair ... although it'll actually do eff all to the signal - nothing like a unity all-pass filter!

I can't help but make some bad Star Wars pun like 'may the power of the fourth be with you'. But then I guess we may end up risking the 'Star Wars vs Star Trek' argument arising.
4. (Original post by PasserBy9)
But then I guess we may end up risking the 'Star Wars vs Star Trek' argument arising.
wars, trek... it's all b*llocks
5. I'm half way through Series 1. I know there's an episode coming up where the Enterprise remains stationary despite the engines running. Captain Kirk calls Scottie and asks him why the ship isn't moving. 'The engines are running Captain', says Scottie, 'but there's nothing to push against'.

er...hang on...
6. what is the difference between 'star wars' and 'star trek'
7. That's why I watch stargate
8. (Original post by Wirral)
At one point Captain Kirk says 'The computer will boost the signal by a factor of one to the fourth power'.

He's the captain; wasn't hired for his scientific acumen.

Just be thankful you're not wearing a red uniform - or are you?
9. (Original post by Remarqable M)
what is the difference between 'star wars' and 'star trek'
Ironically!

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