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Old November 8 2010, 06:32 PM   #4
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Re: Exploding Consoles Of Doom Explained At Last

Wingsley wrote: View Post
Don't tell this to David Gerrold. He still ridicules the "direct hit!" explosions on TREK.

I always knew he was full of it.

Sudden catastrophic flashover. Power travels up the frame of the ship following the path of least resistance.

Causes a nice big explosion if it happens to be a low-power device like a console.
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