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Old May 18 2009, 03:42 AM   #24
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Re: "Thrusters on full" ~Spock

I think the line was supposed to be a reference to the way Kirk tended to leave spacedock...a bit faster than regulations themselves. It's a nod to Trek VI when he tells Valeris to proceed at one quarter impulse and she turns to remind him that regulations specifically state that only maneuvering thrusters are recommended for spacedock. However, how many people in the general audience would "get," a line like "all ahead at one quarter impulse," so they kept the spirit of the words but changed the words themselves to "thrusters on full."
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