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Old September 11 2012, 05:52 PM   #60
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Re: Gaping Hole of Troiyus

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Some materials cannot be replicated. Latinum and dilithium are some examples.
I don't have a problem with that otherwise you'd have an inexhaustible power source.
Dilithium is a moderating element, not a power source. Even in the episode Scotty's removal of the crystals was more akin to a control rod being removed, causing the reactor to stop.

Antimatter still needs to be produced by large and dedicated machines deep in the ship at a cost to it's overall power, or done at intervals from raw space matter or a starbase.

Energy has never been inexhaustible in Trek, which I agree is a good thing.
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