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Old August 27 2013, 09:12 PM   #1105
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Re: Starship Size Argument™ thread

WarpFactorZ wrote: View Post
gerbil wrote:
If the Enterprise were stationary compared to Earth, there's a good chance it would cease being in freefall and be drawn directly downward.
Not in the time shown on screen. Not by a long shot. You do realize these are very easy things to calculate, so if they had bothered to hire a science consultant (as most sci-fi films do), they could have avoided this nonsense.
I'm curious why you'd address this point but fail address the concept of explosive decompression and a lack of maneuvering thrusters as a factor.
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