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Old March 28 2013, 05:31 PM   #37
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Re: Yet another "Memory Wall" post

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Except that if you saw such a person to person capture in 2001 (as opposed to that film's capture by pod), you'd've seen realistic tumbling on the part of the catchee, instead of the rather lame "kirk anchored in space by planting his feet firmly on the floor" effect in the film.

Maybe they should have at least inverted the camera to distract away from that incongruity, or put in a flash of light or sound to indicate thrusters stabilizing him against Spock's impact.
Agreed. Newton's Third Law of Motion: For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Link -->

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I thought of a weak explanation. We can image that Kirk ordered the Enterprise to put a tractor beam on him to keep him stationary. We can also image Kirk ordered the Enterprise to put a weaker tactor beam on Spock to guide Spock into Kirk's arms and to have the tractor beam on Spock absorb or reduce the speed of Spock's body so that stationary Kirk would not feel the force of Spock's body as Kirk "catches" Spock.

A weak explanation because we do not see Kirk give those orders and we do not see or "hear" the tractor beams on Kirk and Spock.

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Harvey Holroyd: Where'd you get that?
Stokely: Star Trek. [leaves the room]
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