Today the way we track threats in geosynchronous orbit is by basically points of light, and as we take a picture of the sky and dwell on that part of the sky, [we know] things that are moving are satellites, things that are stationary are stars … Through our points of light and various other means, we make inferences on what a particular [foreign] satellite can do.
A picture is worth a thousand inferences because we can see literally what that [foreign] satellite looks like, and you can effectively reverse-engineer and understand what the capabilities are … to a much greater extent than you can today
Question: Why can’t LEGO do Star Trek stuff? Like, do you know how much fun I’d have putting together my very own Enterprise or Klingon bird of prey??
They’re all over LOTR and Star Wars — why not show a little love for a nearly fifty-year old franchise?
Of course, nobody’s stopping you building Trek sets with your own bricks, like this (as seen in the Rockefeller Center’s Lego Store, and award-winning at that).