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Old January 7 2013, 03:19 PM   #189
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Re: Will there be an explaination for how enterprise can go underwater

In the context of the 1960s technology when TOS was conceived, the idea of the Enterprise soaring through the atmosphere without problems and diving underwater might seem cartoonish to many viewers.

These days, some military aircraft are so non-aerodynamic they would fall from the sky like rocks if it weren't for the computers keeping them airborne. So in that context, a starship 200 years from now that can both easily fly through the atmosphere and even go under water seems at least plausible.

I suppose part of updating Trek is keeping ahead of what may be possible or at least realistic without being silly.
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