Shilliam Watner wrote:
I have a explanation for the 'bubbles' everyone is talking about that seems to be coming from the front part of the saucer. It's the Enterpise's Fire Suppression Systems at work trying to put out the fire with water caused by battle damage. The water is leaking through the hull breach as the ship heads towards the atmosphere.
Or just the ship's water supply being breached. The old 1975(ish) Enterprise blueprints by Franz Joseph had the water supply stored in the saucer. It's something I liked in the first film - Robau walking through puddles, with leaking pipes overhead.