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Remote control for neural stimulator

The remote control for a neural stimulator

TV Remote

A television remote

Remote control, 2153

A remote control in 2153

A remote control is a hand-held device for controlling mechanisms across a varied distance, predating voice-command technology.

In his boyhood, Jonathan Archer occasionally flew model spaceships by remote control with his father. (ENT: "Broken Bow", "Similitude")

In the revised final draft script of "Broken Bow", the remote control used in conjunction with Archer's remote controlled model spaceship is described as "a small control unit." [1]

During the historic voyage of Enterprise NX-01, a monitor in Captain Archer's quarters could be remotely operated using a set of controls at his bedside. (ENT: "The Seventh")

In 2152, Malcolm Reed used a remote control to detonate, from the bridge of Enterprise, an explosive device near a group of plasma canisters aboard an automated repair station. (ENT: "Dead Stop")

In the final draft script of "Dead Stop", this type of remote control is referred to as "a small hand-held detonator."

Later that year, Charles Tucker III used a small remote control to ignite a series of exposed well heads for deuterium pumps, thereby trapping a group of Klingon pirates in a ring of fire. (ENT: "Marauders")

Another type of remote control was a hand-held device which operated a monitor in the captain's dining room. (ENT: "The Seventh")

A remote control was used by Enolian guards in 2152. Used to operate sets of handcuffs, it could release the restraints or cause them to electrocute their wearer. This type of device additionally doubled as a communicator. (ENT: "Canamar")

In the final draft script of "Canamar", this remote control was referred to as "a small remote device".

The next year, Lieutenant Reed used a remote control, while standing on the transporter platform aboard Enterprise, to detonate several charges which were connected to the EPS manifold aboard the transport Arctic One, destroying that vessel and Borg drones which were on board. (ENT: "Regeneration")

In the final draft script of "Regeneration", this remote control was described as "a hand-held remote detonator". The same prop was previously used as the remote control seen in the episode "Marauders".

In a holographic program set in 2161, Charles Tucker III used a remote control to trigger a fake Tenebian amethyst so it suddenly started emitting a rapid series of bright flashes, momentarily blinding a gang of aliens on Rigel X. (ENT: "These Are the Voyages...")

In 2270, an Orion lieutenant offered to rig a remote control device to detonate dilithium explosives on an asteroid's surface. The captain declined, saying he wanted to see the look on Kirk's face when he informed him of their mutual demise. (TAS: "The Pirates of Orion")

In 2376, B'Elanna Torres gave a television with a remote control to Tom Paris as a gift. Although she attempted to give the TV set a 1950s authenticity, remote controls were not available with TV sets until the early-1960s. (VOY: "Memorial")

The remote control used in the episode belonged to a Zenith Electronics "Space Commander Six Hundred Color TV", with the original "Zenith" name brand covered, but leaving the model name visible.

Both Doctor McCoy (2268) and Ensign Nog (2374) operated neural stimulators by remote control to give motion to mindless bodies; Spock's brainless one (TOS: "Spock's Brain") and Keevan's corpse (DS9: "The Magnificent Ferengi") respectively.

A type of remote control was scripted to appear in ENT: "Bounty" but does not actually appear on screen. In the episode's final draft script, the device was described as "a small KEYPAD". It would have been used by Tellarite bounty hunter Skalaar to deactivate a forcefield aboard his shuttle. In the episode, however, he instead does this via one of the control panels in the craft's cockpit.

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