Star Trek 4: The Voyage Home (7/10) Movie CLIP – The Miracle Worker (1986) HD

Thank you. Your knowledge
of engineering Is most impressive. Back home we call him
the miracle worker. Indeed. May I offer you
something, gentlemen? I might be able to offer
something to you. Yes? I noticed you’re still
working with polymers. Still? What else would I
be working with? Aye, what else, indeed. I’ll put it another way. How thick would a piece
of your plexiglass Need to be
at 60′ x 10′ To withstand the pressure Of 18,000 cubic feet
of water? That’s easy.
6 inches. We stock that size. I have noticed. Now, suppose… Just suppose… I were to show you A way to manufacture
a wall That would do the same job But be only 1 inch thick. Would that be worth
something to you, eh? You’re joking. Perhaps the professor
could use your computer. Please. Computer. Computer. Ah. Hello, computer. Just use the keyboard. The keyboard. How quaint. “transparent aluminum”? That’s the ticket,
laddie. It would take years

100 thoughts on “Star Trek 4: The Voyage Home (7/10) Movie CLIP – The Miracle Worker (1986) HD

  1. In reality the computer probably would of exploded.
    Those computers were primitive and such data would of melted the motherboard.

    God I feel old.
    What's worse I am using an I-Pad.

  2. Both doohan and nimoy remind me of my real life gpa like where scotty goes into abt dimensions based on materials and such and also spock where he says, I believe I shall begin by making use of this map. Funny too, my gma reminds me of a female version of scotty with some of his ways he all around jovialness, etc.

  3. Star Trek dream cast Complete. Add your own suggestions

    Kirk           Charlton Heston from planet of Apes
    Scotty        Sean Connery (young Bond)
    Lt. Uhura    Lupita
    Sulu          Bruce Lee

  4. Think about this. Why would the chief engineer of a starship from the 23rd century need to know how to type on a prehistoric keyboard from the 20th century? And don't try to tell me that he had an interest in ancient computers because if he did, then he would know better then to try to talk into a mouse! And how would he know how to input incredibly complex equations so quickly on a prehistoric computer even if he knew how to type? Even today 98% of drivers don't know how to drive stick shift. Why? Because they don't need to! So why does an engineer know how to type so well? I know, I'm just having fun. I love this movie but that always bugged me. That and the fact that a Bird of prey landed in a park and no one bumped into it or saw a helicopter lowering huge sheets of plexiglass into it.  

  5. Just to nitpick. Even if they revealed the secret of its composure what makes them certain there's the technology available in 1986 to manufacture it? If you showed a 2015 microprocessor to computer scientists in 1955 they'd understand how it works and how it's designed. But manufacturing one in 1955?
    Unless of course transparent aluminum was merely 5-10 years away from being discovered in the Star Trek timeline and the crew of the Enterprise just gave them a little help discovering it sooner. In this scenario it would have been well within their capability to manufacture the material.

  6. Fun Fact: The Mac Scotty uses actually had an IBM processor for the scene, hence his ability to type data quickly without it crashing!

  7. Amazing that Macintosh Plus didn't start smoking while Scotty was typing or after he hit "enter".

  8. It always bugged me that it was necessary the tank be transparent. They were hauling whales, not building an aquarium. Steel plate would have been fine.

  9. "A keyboard?  How quaint."

    And then proceeds to blow through a batch of calculations, diagrams, molecular structures, and God-only-knows what else on an ancient Mac while using an OS that he probably never had contact with before in his life.  Say what you will, Scotty's GOOD….

  10. YepYopYoop: "Miss those guys. But I wonder why a "miracle worker" engineer from the 24th century who is confused by a mouse would still be using units like "inches". Then again, they hadn't developed a cure for the common cold by the 24th century."

    Scotty likely has to know all sorts of measurement units and stuff from all sorts of systems giving his interstellar travels. So seems appropriate he'd know standard units and to use them when speaking to an in-the-past American in this level of production. If you really want to go abstract, we could argue the "universal translator" translated Scotty's use of metric units into standard units for either Nichols's (or our) benefit.

    And they had worked out a cure for the cold in the 24th Century, though the use of this is more-or-less inconsistent. If anything, we could argue the "cure" doesn't so much as eradicate the virus from your system but just vastly weakens it.

    As for the scene, first of all you cut out Madeline!

    One of the funnier scenes to me, though I do wonder how Scotty was able to operate the computer without the mouse he wouldn't know the short-cut keys to open/close programs without using the mouse or input things as quickly as he did on a computer operating at, maybe, 2 Mhz.

  11. I love that these visitors from the far future still measure things in feet, when most of the world moved to metric decades ago 🙂 Go USA !

  12. needless to say the Macintosh could not possibly do a refresh rate at that speed so the guts were removed and put in some better components by a PC and a better monitor… because we all know Apple could never ever handle that.

  13. How does Scotty know how to use a keyboard? He's from the future, where the keyboard is an ancient relic input device he should have no familiarity with. He even tries to talk into the mouse, demonstrating his lack of knowledge. Time travelling eco sci fi I have no problem with but for some reason this bugs me.

  14. who doesn't love Scotty .. keyboard how quaint ..hahaha that's how i feel when i don't have my nice mechanical keyboard with me..Thank god for the 66% topre/mx-clears of the world..
    btw nice mac.. 1986 Macintosh Plus 😉

  15. so in the original timeline, George and Gracie must have been killed by the whalers, who now not only kill them, but witnessed a UFO. History should have changed a bit, also the Dr Gillian suddenly disappears. Was the probe the alien, or sent from aliens? Because they basically know all of the advanced cultures in the galaxy advanced side from the delta quadrant. So who sent that thing so far just for a 5 minute conversation?

  16. Huh? By giving away future technology aren't they altering the course of events of history and affecting the future?

  17. The hilarious thing is that there are YouTube videos of people trying to get their old Mac Classics to run again and it takes them like a half hour to even figure out how to use the interface lol. Unless they teach Ancient Software Suites in Starfleet Academy.

    Also I just noticed the guy's "I QUIT SMOKING" badge bahahahaha how absolutely random LOL.

  18. This is like a commercial for Apple now. Steve Jobs must have been pleased when Star Trek producers featured his Macintosh computer in the movies.

  19. This movie ruined what little love I had for Star Trek movies. Number 2 was and still is my favorite out of every single one, but I still have yet to watch the very first movie. Huh Why in the hell haven't I seen the first one? Well I know what I'm going to go do now.
    Stay safe out there and watch your backs, You never know who's behind you screwed up on crystal twist.

  20. just saw an episode of Simon and Simon ("Matchmaker" s1 ep12) which featured actor Alex Henteloff (" oh hey, that's the Star Trek IV invisible aluminum guy"). A little into the show they went to his office and it looked to be the same location as the one in the movie. The office was much smaller in the tv scene, but the windows looked out onto the same factory floor. which is what made me really take notice when that office scene happened. Same actor using the same location for his characters' offices in two completely different works.

  21. Explanation for why Scotty can do this:

    "That isn't entirely a correct answer. You see, Starfleet Engineers are experts in computer technology. And during this era of the post-Enterprise-A mission records, the Enterprise had already encountered some 18 or so temporal displacements (source: DS9: Trials and Tribblations). That means that they were all aware that time travel was possible. It is highly likely that a skilled engineer like Scotty would know all about both Windows and Macintosh operational systems. Also, if you've noticed, Google now recognizes speech. Scotty isn't a historian. We are on the verge of having computers that you can fully talk to within 10-20 years. That having been said, a good engineer should know all about historical computer systems, programs, and operations. Especially scientific atomic/molecular study programs, as he is currently using.

    "You're still working with polymers." See, he knows the scientific history pretty well. It isn't a far guess to say he knows about the computers generally functional during the early days of "home computing."

    So, while the kid in you thinks this scene is impossible, the scientist in me says no – take a closer look and think harder. He has studied this stuff at some point. Just needs to know what era the computer is from. This is obviously one of the earliest GUI interfaces. Even I – who am a hardware expert and M.D. – have to think about what that machine is. My guess without re-looking at it is that he is using an Apple Macintosh – the first computer after LISA to use a GUI interface.

    Once you train in Apple GUI operations, it isn't hard to know a bit of backward and forward compatibility based on the software era. For instance, I can still use DOS 3.1. I haven't used it in years, though. I can also use that same knowledge, more or less, to operate a UNIX system. All that is required is knowledge of the command prefix changes, and security lockout operations.

    Now, obviously, he does the computer work hilariously fast. It's a movie. That doesn't mean that the whole concept is somehow laughable. Hardly.

    Hughes, M.D."

    p.s. If I had been a Starfleet engineer during this time period where time travel had been well known, I would have studied ancient computer systems during my Starfleet training. I would know intrinsically that it could save my life and the mission some day.

  22. Donnie's building his wall with this so when 60lb bags of drugs are thrown over it, nobody on the other side will get hurt.

  23. 2008 tech job interview with Dell: what's the first thing you check when a computer mouse iworks intermittently. I said i'd clean the ball. The interviewer laughed, she was expecting I'd use an optical. This scene from ST4 always reminds me of that.

  24. I love how Dr. McCoy is eager to help Scotty with turning the computer on, just smiling and nodding when he tries. 😅

  25. If all the mass of the universe was created at the big bang and natural abhors a vacuum, how would the universe equalize itself if you took matter from the future (Kirk's glasses) and added it to the past?

    The future you return to would be perpetually deprived of the matter and energy in those glasses because a paradox would be created the moment those glasses went back in time – an infinite loop preventing the glasses from traveling beyond the point in time they time warped back.

  26. I just had a flashback to when I was a little kid. My dad used to say “hello computer” when his computer wasn’t responding.

  27. Shits totally real now! and damn near to the specs he describes. and its applications are huge and way beyond just building "fish tanks"

  28. Transparent aluminum, IS NOW REALITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. In 1986, the guy researched about Transparent Aluminium. I believe a year or two years ago, we finally knew how to make one.

  30. Transparent aluminum is now a reality. But then again there are things developed by our trillion dollar+ per year defense budget that we can only dream about. If this professor went public with that, there would have immediately been agents threatening him to give them his formula. If he'd refused, there would have been a headline stating 'Professor Takes Own Life' or something similar along with something to make the public hate him.

  31. Well the responsible thing would be to take the 6" plexiglass. So your walls will be thicker than they need to be, so what? Also there is no way someone who had never used a mac plus would be able to draw a molecule that fast no mater how good they were with computers of the far future. Besides all that, it was an amusing scene.

  32. They skipped the best part…
    McCoy – you're messing with the time line..
    Scottie – Who says he didn't invent it…
    Lolol…I always thought best part of movie…lol

  33. Sort of like showing him the molecular composition of graphene; without an available production method it isn't worth much.

  34. Just so that you all know, naturally occurring transparent aluminum are called corundums. Sapphire is a corundum, so are rubies.

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