Reply To: replicators


Oh yeah! I missed this too. But Matsiyan’s espresso addiction fits right into this. I have been assuming that the replicators were more like 3D printers and that a lot of the chemical content was prepared in synthesizers behind the bulkhead connected via a hose delivering the various “inks”. It makes perfect sense that a lot of compounds could be synthesized and that some could not and would have to be carried as specific health supplements, though they could be automatically added to each crewman’s meals as they are ordered. But this leaves that vital gap in flavour and texture that makes the crew want to cook as slightly more than a hobby. I can see social events having a distinctly “barbeque” vibe and crew having their own particular personal stores of key goodies or ingredients from home. I imagine a halfway house between Firefly and Enterprise.