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Old May 28 2013, 07:13 PM   #15
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Re: Treknology Upside-Down

Timo wrote: View Post
All we do see is the ship following an orbit that, if circular around the planet, might be interpreted as being extremely tight...
I don't think you've really thought that far into what the visuals represent. To begin with, we don't actually know which direction Enterprise is moving with respect to the planet. We know where it's moving relative to the CAMERA, but we don't know if we're seeing the Enterprise from the point of view of a co-orbiting perspective (a camera in a slightly different orbit) or from an object stationary with respect to the ground (a camera mounted on a space elevator).
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