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Sonic Closet by Corporal Kelly - Wed, 07 Feb 2018 11:28:53 EST ID:k5A9jRzr No.63694 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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How does star fleet go to the bathroom? I know they have sonic showers, so I figure they don't have very robust plumbing.

My best guess is they vaporize the waste right in the toilet and then they have some sort of sonic bidet to clean the winker. The wife disagrees, and says they probably just beam all the waste directly out of the body and either dump it in space or reuse the raw materials. The evidence she cites is that we see people in the brig all the time, and there's no toilet in there.

I know Disco has some bathroom scenes, are there enough clues there to piece together a bigger picture?
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Guinan - Wed, 07 Feb 2018 11:54:30 EST ID:3jMQFy0U No.63695 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>63694
Floor plans of the Enterprise D do indeed include toilets. A bridge member could use one of the cramped hallways units near the conference room whereas Picard had a private luxury toilet with bidet in the adjoining room to his ready room.
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Darien Wallace - Wed, 07 Feb 2018 12:48:33 EST ID:t5bf2eXu No.63696 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>63695
That's an improvement on the early starfleet vessels where the crew would just drop by the transporter room to have their waste teleported into a decaying orbit.
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Mezoti - Wed, 07 Feb 2018 18:04:20 EST ID:qyumxfPl No.63702 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It's a pretty cute idea to think of people beaming their turds out, however, we can say specifically that this is not the case. Remember that episode of VOY where they had to beam a baby out of an ensign? They made a big deal about how carefully aligned it had to be or it could cause severe trauma to the mother -- and this was with a sentient AI manning the controls. We have to assume that either there are some very unhappy turd transporter operators (who occasionally take out a chunk of colon) or that starfleet just poops the old fashioned way.

About the lack of toilets in cells -- in one starfleet cell we see someone push a button and a sink with a faucet slides out of the wall. Presumably, the toilet might just be tucked away, waiting to be drawn out and pooped in.
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Thomas Riker - Wed, 07 Feb 2018 18:53:04 EST ID:mU6F7N3V No.63703 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>63702

Yeah, but then where does it go? Do they pump it into deep space with traditional plumbing?
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Douglas Pabst - Wed, 07 Feb 2018 19:13:01 EST ID:5VzmgF16 No.63704 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>63702
>in one starfleet cell we see someone push a button and a sink with a faucet slides out of the wall. Presumably, the toilet might just be tucked away, waiting to be drawn out and pooped in.

I seriously want to say that I remember reading that this is exactly the case back when fucking TNG was still on the air. Someone asked that question in some interview in a fanzine or something and the Set Designer/Writer/Grip/Whatever was all, "The facilities all pop out of the closet and it is all very discrete." And automatic. Like, you can't forget to put the toilet away after pooping (Riker would do this...) it just slides away when it senses you are done.

I bet STD is gonna be the first show to show a toilet. With lens flare too. Just you wait. It'll happen.
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Guinan - Wed, 07 Feb 2018 22:36:47 EST ID:3jMQFy0U No.63705 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>63703
Dude.. It's canon that they use matter resequencers to turn poop and other wastes into useable products like shoes, uniforms, and food

Replicators bro
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Guinan - Wed, 07 Feb 2018 22:36:47 EST ID:3jMQFy0U No.63706 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>63703
Dude.. It's canon that they use matter resequencers to turn poop and other wastes into useable products like shoes, uniforms, and food

Replicators bro
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Beverly Crusher - Wed, 07 Feb 2018 23:04:56 EST ID:l5TvN503 No.63709 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Obligatory:

https://youtu.be/NqIJ3hgkIDY
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Benny Russell - Thu, 08 Feb 2018 18:44:36 EST ID:ZBzcw/Bu No.63715 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>63706

astronauts today drink their own pee
astronauts of tomorrow will eat their own poop
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Broca - Thu, 08 Feb 2018 21:06:35 EST ID:5VzmgF16 No.63717 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>63715
>poop, earl grey, hot
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Chulak - Fri, 09 Feb 2018 16:24:59 EST ID:NHJ9bRKb No.63728 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>63694

Going with the beaming-the-shit-directly-into-space theory, why else would you need someone to stand ready in the transporter room when you rarely need to beam people? Now everything makes sense.
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T'Pau - Sat, 10 Feb 2018 17:04:18 EST ID:5VzmgF16 No.63744 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>63728
>Picard to Transporter Room - Be ready to beam out the chicken enchilada I had at lunch. Leave it in Commander Riker's wardrobe this time. Picard out.
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Jean-Luc Picard - Sat, 10 Feb 2018 18:37:55 EST ID:WnEHA2JX No.63747 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>63744

>Riker to transporter room - Beam Wesley Crusher to my room immediately, he needs to clean my wardrobe. While we are at it, I've got some white juice that is destined for counselor Troi's mouth and I really don't feel like getting all sweaty right now, do me the favor. Riker out.
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Lt. Cmdr. Jack Crusher - Sat, 10 Feb 2018 19:40:03 EST ID:u87FzXb6 No.63751 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>63702
>They made a big deal about how carefully aligned it had to be or it could cause severe trauma to the mother
Trying to beam a baby out intact while leaving the mother intact is a completely different scenario from excavating turds from a colon.
With poop you'd only need to transport a pea-sized pellet at a time, far less than the diameter of the colon, and then the natural compression of feces fills the gap. Repeat and you can slowly stream matter out at the rate it's produced.

Think about it--the sensation of needing to poop is useless when you don't have to dump it out all at once. Imagine technology freeing you from the grim tyranny of your bladder and butt pipe. Truly a utopia.
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DaiMon Nunk - Sat, 10 Feb 2018 21:04:19 EST ID:hQCvx/zB No.63754 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>63751
>Truly a utopia.
I'd still want to shit. I'd be the Leonard McCoy of complaining about having my turds beamed out. Poophoria is real. I'd opt for beaming it out over figuring out the sea shells though.
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General K'Trelan - Sat, 10 Feb 2018 22:05:18 EST ID:1xle/P6Z No.63758 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>63754
The Seashells are secretly just a bidet. 3 shells. 1 = pee 2 = poo 3 = both. Men need only use the "Middle" 2 shell.
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DaiMon Nunk - Sat, 10 Feb 2018 23:09:33 EST ID:hQCvx/zB No.63759 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>63758
That sounds much better than the series of scrapings I'd always imagined.
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Zefram Cochrane - Sun, 11 Feb 2018 06:45:26 EST ID:TinR0Zso No.63767 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>63751
If we need to eat fibre to avoid butt cancer would not having any work to do also be unhealthy? Most people wouldn't have transporters in range and on lock.

It does add a new dimension of horror to power outages in the ship. Life support is down and no one knows how to shit any more.

Toilets would not drain but would recycle the matter into energy reserves, removing the inner enamel and replicating a new one for ultimate freshness. But when needed you probably could emtpy your bladder during tense negotiations without moving.
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Porthos - Sun, 11 Feb 2018 20:47:46 EST ID:xUlK44+3 No.63776 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>63767
I always kinda felt that things like transporters and replicators were extravagances which are justified on a ship-of-the-line, but not necessarily a part of everyday life outside of Starfleet. So presumably everyone knows how to poop if they need to, and presumably if not actuating your rectum is a concern, the ship's computer can use radio electomuscular stimulation to flex your pooper when you sleep.

Eating fibre is important to carry moisture to the lower intestine, which is mainly important for lubrication. Eating a high-fat diet can do the same job, so the transporter should work also because it eliminates friction and strain.

And remember, if you can beam stuff out, you can beam stuff in.
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Liquidator Brunt - Sun, 11 Feb 2018 23:47:02 EST ID:5VzmgF16 No.63780 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>63776
>if you can beam stuff out, you can beam stuff in.

Starfleet never really explored that particular thread of experimentation. Like say, I dunno, transporting a small bomb into the stomach of the entire Klingon High Command. Alternatively, just transport their still beating heart out of their body and into the air right in front of them. How's that for a "Fuck you!"

Telling ya, the Mirrorverse guys got to have all the fun. Bet you they perform fucking needless surgery on convicts with transporters for fun. Kinda like Operation, but with real screams instead of that crappy buzzer.
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Jake Sisko - Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:19:41 EST ID:2G6oewNa No.63782 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>63776
>not necessarily a part of everyday life outside of Starfleet
It seems to be a pretty common method of transportation, at least on Earth, and I think it likely is on other planets as well.

Its not exactly as ubiquitous as the teleportation booths or discs used by puppeteers and humans in the Known Space universe but it still seems pretty common for longish distance travel on planet.

The thing is transporters are just so OP that they kind of just relegate them to normal transportation functions only even though there is a ton of potential there well beyond simple transportation.
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Porthos - Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:40:40 EST ID:xUlK44+3 No.63784 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>63782
Yeah but we're still pretty much exclusively seeing the Earth through the eyes of Starfeet and pals, who I assume get special treatment and priority.

I'm not trying to propose this as a serious interpretation or anything, it's just what I prefer to believe because they're massively OP techs which they rarely use creatively.
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Gantt - Mon, 12 Feb 2018 05:02:18 EST ID:TinR0Zso No.63796 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>63784
A lot of colonies seem to have a handful of replicators and stuff. Not loads of transporters. Maybe within a few years they build up but you never get that impression.
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Tora Ziyal - Mon, 12 Feb 2018 21:27:52 EST ID:j0rcL8cb No.63815 Ignore Report Quick Reply
im surprised no one has mentioned Badger's star trek episode idea from breaking bad
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Captain Edward Jellico - Mon, 12 Feb 2018 23:39:21 EST ID:BvSXGgz/ No.63816 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>63815
Lol look up a few posts cadet
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Tora Ziyal - Tue, 13 Feb 2018 03:07:22 EST ID:j0rcL8cb No.63817 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>63816

no one mentioned it """"cadet"""""
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Ensign Herbert - Tue, 13 Feb 2018 03:37:33 EST ID:2G6oewNa No.63823 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>63817
see >>63709
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Tora Ziyal - Tue, 13 Feb 2018 05:20:33 EST ID:j0rcL8cb No.63829 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>63823

ah thats the problem, i dont click on random youtube link posts with no text.


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