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Old April 26 2010, 03:47 PM   #25
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Re: Nacelle rear spheres: conjectures.

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As a little kid watching TOS reruns, I used to wonder about this. I thought maybe the balls were hollow covers that would perhaps rotate up into a hidden slot exposing the 'vents' for when the ship used it's warp engines.

Twently years wiser and...it's stock footage reused from the pilot

Yup, I thought pretty much the same thing as a kid. The spheres were used for orbital velocity, while the vents were seen when Enterprise sailed off at the end of the ep.
Yup. Ditto for me as well........

It's funny how as a kid, one can easily recon discrepancies like these into a simple & feasible explanation.
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