View Single Post
Old March 20 2011, 02:13 PM   #16
Christopher
Writer
 
Christopher's Avatar
 
Re: The Ambergris Element vs. More Tribbles, More Troubles

You know, I've recently realized that beaming all those tribbles to the Klingon ship at once -- in either tribble episode -- should've constituted a far more destructive attack than what was shown. Beaming in all that volume of matter would require displacing a lot of air within the ship, which would cause a sudden increase in pressure within the ship. At the very least, the overpressure shock could've harmed members of the crew; at worst, a sudden overpressure within a pressurized vessel in vacuum could cause a hull rupture, like an exploding water heater.
__________________
Christopher L. Bennett Homepage -- Site update 4/8/14 including annotations for Rise of the Federation: Tower of Babel

Written Worlds -- My blog
Christopher is offline   Reply With Quote