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Old December 16 2012, 08:17 PM   #1
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Did the Auto-destruct partially malfunction in TSFS?

The way the Enterprise blows up has always kind of bothered me. You have the Bridge detonate, then the partial collapse and detonation of the saucer section, then a slow fiery descent into the atmosphere. (Providing a great shot for the movie, which I understand is the actual reason for the sequence, as well a good analogy to how a seafaring ship would sink if scuttled)

However, if that is the way the auto-destruct was supposed to function, wouldn't that potentially leave a partial hulk for for enemies to scavenge if there wasn't a planet nearby to fall into?

It make sense to believe that the sequence at least partially failed due to the existing battle damage doesn't it?
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