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Old November 14 2008, 07:45 AM   #46
Captain Robert April
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Re: TOS Enterprise: Multiple Reactors?

"The Doomsday Machine" is a mixed bag as far as tech references go. Some of them are useful, like the indications that the engine room is in a lower part of the ship and that the impulse engines are powered by fusion reactors, but the anything referring to the warp drive is pretty much technobabble (the difference being that the impulse engines had something to do with the ultimate resolution to the plot, whereas what exactly happened to the warp drive was largely irrelevant).

Like I said, in this context, "energizer" sounds like some sort of power transfomer in the system, converting the raw power from the main power plants to something more usable to, say, that computer terminal on the table, or the transporter. Kinda makes sense the suckers'd blow under those circumstances.
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