View Single Post
Old April 11 2013, 04:55 AM   #22
Vice Admiral
T'Girl's Avatar
Location: Turkeystan
Re: Fist Warp Flight - Fist Contact Question

SPOCK: The entire ship's power is feeding through one lithium crystal.
KIRK: Well, switch to by-pass circuits.
The Alternate Factor showed dilithium crystals, they looked very different than the one lithium crystal seen in Mudd's Women.

It sounds like using the crystals is an option in the TOS era. Possibly they give an advantage, but aren't strickly speaking required. The TNG era would seem to need them to operate at all.

T'Girl is offline   Reply With Quote