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Old August 17 2010, 09:23 PM   #1
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TMP Klingons: what were they thinking?

In the theatrical cut, Vígers cloud in 82 AU in diameter. Thatís like the orbit of Pluto. An AU is about 100 solar diameters, so itís 8200 suns across. Assuming similar measurements in all three dimensions, that cloud is 700 billion times the size of the Sun, or about 900 quadrillion Earths, or 200,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (we donít even have names for numbers that vast) times the size of a Klingon battle cruiser.

Even in the DE, at 2AU across, thatís about 10 million Suns, 13 trillion Earths, or 3,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 Klingon battle cruisers.

I know these Klingons are supposed to be battle-thirsty warriors, but attacking something that large? Are you kidding me? All the firepower three battle cruisers ó or the entire Klingon military for that matter ó can muster wouldnít have any impact on a target that size.
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