Another governmental agency has been busted for using Star Trek in a training video.
This time it’s the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in Southern California. The video was created in 2010 as an instructional safety video and it involves employees from the plant getting dressed up as Star Trek characters.
The video was never meant for public consumption. That is until an employee leaked it to the media.
It’s raised some eyebrows among those who have seen the video. It probably doesn’t help matters that the plant has been under public scrutiny after environmental activist group, Friends of the Earth, after a photo was published of a leaky pipe at the plant being held up with masking tape, plastic bags and broom handles.
The Nuclear Regulatory Committee has looked into the video but didn’t cite the plant for any violations. The video was meant to emphasize three-way communication. Explains NRC spokesman Victor Dricks, “That’s where an officer requests something, the person responds back saying what the request was and the first person confirms it by repeating it,” adding, ” “Since it was filmed in a simulator, there was no safety issue.”
You can check out the video in question below.