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Old February 8 2010, 06:16 PM   #33
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Re: What is an "ion pod?"

There's also some dialogue on the tape extract playback that Lt. Shaw plays as evidence for the court:

Uhura: Call from the pod, sir.

Kirk: Tie in.

Finney: Finney here, Captain. Ion readings in progress.

Kirk: Make it fast, Ben-- I may have to go to Red Alert.

Finney: Affirmative.


So evidently, the pod wasn't simply being readied to take readings; ion readings were actually in progress.
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