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Old September 16 2013, 10:46 PM   #232
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Re: Scaling the Excelsior Filming Model

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The other thing to take into consideration, besides the highly energetic nature of the deflector dish, is that if the ship is moving forward, the laws of physics are going to push the pods back into the deflector as they're ejected, unless they're going to be ejected with such force that they rush away from the ship too quickly for this to happen.
Unless the ship is accelerating forward, then no, the pods won't come back towards the deflector (assuming we're talking about real-world sub-light physics here). If you're moving at a constant speed, you'll never see those pods again.
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