So what I'm wondering, is who here is in the camp where the nacelles are not only part of the warp drive, but contain the volitile matter/antimatter reactors to power this huge and powerful ship? And what other lines from TOS substantiate this possibility?
I ended up in the "there are 3 m/am reactor cores that comprise of the m/am system (complex)." 1 reactor in each nacelle and 1 in the engineering hull.
That way you could refer to a single reactor or multiple reactors and still be "correct" since anyone of them could be the cause of a catastrophe
I detailed out a bunch of dialogue from the series with my notes in an earlier post: