When the commander of the star-ship Enterprise requests a response from space -- he might not get it from his communicator.
Just from Twitter.
When William Shatner tweeted Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, inquiring if he was in space, he received the reply:
"Yes, Standard Orbit, Captain. And we're detecting signs of life on the surface," from the International Space Station.
Here's a picture of the two from a 2D encounter, which was also discussed.
Click here to read the invitation for Shatner to go to Canada for a live interaction.
Why can't they just beam him up?