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Old August 24 2012, 02:36 PM   #9
blssdwlf
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Re: Impulse Deflection Crystal...?

Timo wrote: View Post
The two examples of great endurance are dubious, too. "Mark of Gideon" does not deal with propulsion, but with the survival of two people in a situation where the rest of the universe for all practical purposes has ceased to be inhabited.
Well considering in TOS, with no power equals no propulsion they go hand in hand (assuming propulsion was undamaged). And again, the power regenerates and is "no problem" for their survival.
KIRK: How long would you like it to last?
ODONA: Forever.
KIRK: Well, let's see. Power, that's no problem, it regenerates. And food. We have enough to feed a crew of four hundred and thirty for five years. So that should last us
Timo wrote: View Post
And "By Any Other Name" deals with alien modifications to the drive, these consisting of the addition of a thingamabob into the loop - quite probably a power source of great endurance, as the one performance spec of the ship we see increased beyond previously established ones is endurance at speed.
That argument does not work because Rojan tells everyone his plan to modify the engines after Kirk points out the problem of how long it will take. When Kirk tells him it'll take too long, he is operating under the parameters that he knows of his unmodified ship.
KIRK: What's the point of capturing my ship? Even at maximum warp, the Enterprise couldn't get to Andromeda galaxy for thousands of years.
ROJAN: Captain, we will modify its engines, in order to produce velocities far beyond the reach of your science. The journey between galaxies will take less than three hundred of your years.
Timo wrote: View Post
As far as I know, the TOS movies were inline with what was depicted in TOS. What specific examples were you thinking of?
The visual and verbal references to antimatter intermix at Main Engineering in TMP, mainly. The full Probert or Puttkamer ideas weren't explicit yet, but the focus was moving away from the nacelles already.
Verbally, "intermix" was used in TOS. Visually, we've never seen the plumbing that goes from the engineering hull to the nacelles that happen beyond the engineering walls in TOS. Other than some natural progression of technology shown by updated aesthetics, there doesn't appear to be any major change between TOS and TOS Movies, IMHO.
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