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Old November 24 2012, 04:18 AM   #605
Re: TOS Enterprise WIP

Robert Comsol wrote: View Post
blssdwlf wrote: View Post
"But I don't agree you can safely assume that it produces materials essential for nuclear fusion... lithium for the warp engines, yes, but nuclear power, not enough evidence."
In our real life approach towards nuclear fusion reactors that work nuclear scientists consider "cracked lithium" would be an essential ingredient. This is not science fiction, but science fact. I'm simply amazed that back in 1965 the producers of Star Trek became aware of it and put it into the show. Admittedly it somehow transformed from a real nuclear fusion reactor ingredient to lithium in "Mudd's Women" and finally dilithium, so the original science fact intention got confused and eventually lost.
Yes, it is amazing some of the things TOS incorporated in... however, lithium used in fusion reactions is of the natural metal variety which in TOS lithium is referenced in it's fictional crystal form which is why don't believe it an easy assumption that the Delta Vega station was meant for nuclear fusion material. TOS for all of it's foresight also developed it's own split from our "real world" physics. Antimatter, for instance, is orders more powerful in TOS than in real life. So, when it comes to applying real world science to TOS in this project, because of WWTTD? setting, I'll let TOS science take precedence over our real world science.

Robert Comsol wrote: View Post
blssdwlf wrote: View Post
"I am curious though, how did you arrange the 22 decks (minimum) of the ENT Defiant?"
Obviously the scriptwriters didn't show up for their FJ detox as this would be a deck below the Hangar Deck according to the FJ plans. But since this statement comes from a blue alien slave of the Gorn, these scavengers have apparently interpreted the deck arrangement of the ship differently than an original crew member of the Defiant would have.
Deck 22 according to FJ is 2 decks below the hangar deck, IIRC since FJ layed out a 24 deck ship. In anycase, it sounds like you're just borrowing the visuals from the episode but not the deck layout according to dialogue - which is your prerogative

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