B) Whenever a starship is orbiting a planet, and the bad guy du jour is leaving the planet in his smaller-than-federation spacecraft, he plots a course right by the Federation ship, pelting it with phaser blasts as he does a flyby. Rather than by heading in ANY OTHER DIRECTION off the planet
The simple answer here is that the actors age and if nobody ever gets older or dies, that removes a lot of potential for drama.This specifically applies to the Star Trek TV series and movies.
A) Given what can be done with technology, medicine, food replicators, and transporters in the Trek universe, where they have ATOM-BY-ATOM control of themselves and their environments, then:
1) No one should ever age more than they desire. Have your DNA scanned on a weekly or monthly basis, then go through a "transporter spa purge" once a year to freshen up you body to its previous state of health. Automatic de-aging to your previous "save point"
2) Unless your body is destroyed by severe trauma, no one should ever die. Since you have ATOM-BY-ATOM control with the transporter, any infection via bacteria, virus, fungi, or as yet undiscovered alien space parasite can be removed during the transportation process. None of this Troi and Riker "Our son had this weird silicon virus disease, and there was no cure, and he died"
3) Skin, internal organs, even missing limbs can all be created with your DNA signature to replace worn out or missing body parts. See #1 above.
4) Heck, if you are beheaded, and they save your head, then a new body could be prepared while your head was in stasis. See #3 above.
Not quite the same, but still with regards to sound effects--a car that's shown to have an automatic transmission pulls away from the camera, but the sound effect is that of a car with a manual transmission because you hear that "pause" as the driver shifts up from gear to gear.I know it's really tough to get it right, but when you see a steam locomotive on a train in a movie, they never get the sound right unless they recorded the sound in real time. In most cases, a steam engine makes four chuffing sounds per revolution of the drive wheels. But in movies, you'll hear it grossly out of sinc with what you should be hearing.
Or how about squeal of tires on dirt roads?Not quite the same, but still with regards to sound effects--a car that's shown to have an automatic transmission pulls away from the camera, but the sound effect is that of a car with a manual transmission because you hear that "pause" as the driver shifts up from gear to gear.