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Old October 16 2013, 10:34 PM   #60
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Re: Dear Doctor... How could you do this?

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Yeah, I can see how the opinion of the Chief Engineer wouldn't be relevant at all in the situation.
How many times has a Captain ignored the advice of those under him/her about the capabilities of a starship in Star Trek? I'm not talking just about TOS but the entire franchise. It's a staple.

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Bingo. It was solely done to look "cool", and therefore, pointless.
I think sometimes people forget that Star Trek is suppose to be entertainment. Do I think the driving force behind the Enterprise being submerged was the cool factor? Absolutely. I drooled when I saw the scene the first time in the theater, absolutely drooled. It was one of the coolest special effects sequences I've ever seen in my thirty-five plus years of going to the movies.
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