Re: Making Sense of TOS Auxiliary Control
Excellent points Wingsley. allow me to explain my ideas point by point with yours.
1: My notion of the discarded secondary hull comes from a TOS episode, shamefully I don't remember the title, where the Enterprise was held by a tractor beam from planet side and Kirk told Scotty to jettison the warp nacelles and secondary hull and crack out of orbit with the main section.
I think the reason you can't remember the title is nothing like that ever happened in a TOS episode.
Remember: No Matter Where You Go, There You Are...88
May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.