Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Scotty, Beam Starsky up!


Technological advancement in the 70's made it easy for companies to market once expensive walkie talkies to us kids and wow, they were cool. While I longed for the Mego Star Trek communicators my sister and I ended up with some generic looking ones on the end. My best friend and I spent hours annoying a neighbour with a CB, we'd be playing SWAT and all of a sudden hear "WILL YOU TWO SHUT UP!"

6 comments:

JFStan said...

I have a set of Star Trek Communicators in my collection, and they still work! Better than any toy walkie talkies today, even!

But look at those prices.. You can get pretty decent FRS radios for that kind of scratch these days.

Arkonbey said...

Oh, man. I can actually remember the last time I played with a set of communicators.

Walkie talkies are always the coolest thing for kids.

Your anecdote shows the classic belief that kids have: our walkie talkies only talk to each other. Heck, when I was in US Coast Guard aviation, there were adults that forgot that anyone on your frequency could hear you.

dgwPhotography said...

the funny thing is how much that communicator looks like my RAZR

chunky B said...

I had a friend that had the Star Trek communicators, he wouldn't let anyone play with the second one so the rest of us had to use our generic walkies and hope one day we would get our own communicators.

Also, to this day if I end up with a walkie talkie in hand I scan the frequencies to see if I can join in on someone's conversation.

rob! said...

a Starsky & Hutch/Star Trek team-up would be just as absurd as, say, a Star Trek/X-Men one.

oh, wait...

tjo' said...

I will buy a cell phone when they make them as replicas of the old Star Trek communicators. Only then.

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