Economics. Handling 3 wavelengths will always…

Comment on “RGB and space aliens” by Daniel Stutzbach

Economics. Handling 3 wavelengths will always be cheaper than handling all of them.

On a place like Babylon 5, that's meant to be a hub for many species to come together and interact, I can definitely see them going through the extra investment for displays that can reproduce arbitrary wavelengths.

For something like the Starship Enterprise, there's really not that much incentive, except to accommodate the odd half-Vulcan or Klingon crew member. Probably early in Federation Starfleet history, non-humans banded together and pushed through anti-discrimination laws for the RGB-challenged.

I wonder if the anti-discrimination laws require the Enterprise-D's screens to show infrared, ultraviolet, and all radio waves just for Geordi.


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