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Old December 12 2012, 05:57 AM   #1
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Will there be an explaination for how enterprise can go underwater?

Hi I have a quick question. I am really exited for star trek into darkness but one thing that bothers me is how ther enterprise can go underwater. I would be okay with it if they give a good explanation. So I was just wondering if anyone thinks that they will give an explanation in the new move. I dont even care if its some new type of sheild technology I just hope they explain it.
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Old December 12 2012, 06:35 AM   #2
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Re: Will there be an explaination for how enterprise can go underwater

As in.. sit down with diagrams and explain it? I don't think so. The most you get will be..

Kirk: Is that safe?

Scotty: I've rigged the deflector whatsit and they'll be no problem Captain.

And that's as much as it should be.
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Old December 12 2012, 06:37 AM   #3
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Re: Will there be an explaination for how enterprise can go underwater

Yup. I'm sure the structural integrity field can compensate. Or some such nonsense. Really, it doesn't matter at all. It makes for a cool scene and that's all that really matters.
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Old December 12 2012, 06:44 AM   #4
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Re: Will there be an explaination for how enterprise can go underwater

Hey if the Enterprise can fly through water do you think it could fly through sand?

We already saw it doesn't fly through earth, just plows it up. Maybe it could fly through a planet of sand leaving a trail of glass behind.
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Old December 12 2012, 08:34 AM   #5
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I'm sure they'll come up with some sort of dampening dampener, to dampen the effects of getting damp.
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Old December 12 2012, 08:46 AM   #6
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Re: Will there be an explaination for how enterprise can go underwater

Someone needs to work up an animation of the Enterprise shaking water off like a big dog.
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Old December 12 2012, 09:12 AM   #7
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Re: Will there be an explaination for how enterprise can go underwater

What's there to explain. It has a nice durable hull, enough power to warp space, shields that can withstand multiple hits from space laz0rs and torpedoes, it can survive the forces from being close to black holes and gas giants...it can handle a couple hundred feet of water.
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Old December 12 2012, 10:27 AM   #8
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Re: Will there be an explaination for how enterprise can go underwater

tmosler wrote: View Post
Hi I have a quick question. I am really exited for star trek into darkness but one thing that bothers me is how ther enterprise can go underwater. I would be okay with it if they give a good explanation. So I was just wondering if anyone thinks that they will give an explanation in the new move. I dont even care if its some new type of sheild technology I just hope they explain it.
They never explained how a village-sized Federation ship could go underwater in Star Trek: Insurrection, and Rick Berman's Trek *loved* their technobabble. If the Insurrection holo-ship could do it, the Enterprise-E could have done it too, and if the Enterprise-E could, then Kirk's could too!

Also this, from a review of the 9-minute preview:
We also get enough humor (particularly from Simon Pegg) that manages to make light of exactly the kind of fan over-analysis that the film is sure to generate (i.e. Can the Enterprise even operate underwater?)
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=97913
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Old December 12 2012, 10:55 AM   #9
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Re: Will there be an explaination for how enterprise can go underwater

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Hi I have a quick question. I am really exited for star trek into darkness but one thing that bothers me is how ther enterprise can go underwater. I would be okay with it if they give a good explanation. So I was just wondering if anyone thinks that they will give an explanation in the new move. I dont even care if its some new type of sheild technology I just hope they explain it.
So the Enterprise doesn't break apart when flying at incredible speeds, can withstand the effects of nebulas, can escape from supernova's and whatever, but you're bothered by water..?? Man, you give Trek fans a really, really bad name................
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Old December 12 2012, 12:24 PM   #10
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Re: Will there be an explaination for how enterprise can go underwater

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Also this, from a review of the 9-minute preview:
We also get enough humor (particularly from Simon Pegg) that manages to make light of exactly the kind of fan over-analysis that the film is sure to generate (i.e. Can the Enterprise even operate underwater?)
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=97913
I'm REALLY looking forward to that bit.
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Old December 12 2012, 01:40 PM   #11
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Re: Will there be an explaination for how enterprise can go underwater

I think all this just stems from people who never seen their favourate wanky ship from the 24th century do it, so it's a bit uncomforting for them that an old Kirk-era Enterprise can do such 'feats'.


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Old December 12 2012, 03:55 PM   #12
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Re: Will there be an explaination for how enterprise can go underwater

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What's there to explain?
Exactly, can't even have a nice money shot without someone complaining. From what we know of the 9 minute trailer this is the Enterprise's big entrance in the movie, so why not do it in style?
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Old December 12 2012, 04:13 PM   #13
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Re: Will there be an explaination for how enterprise can go underwater

I hope they don't explain it.
It's a starship!
Are people really thinking the Enterprise can't do this?

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Old December 12 2012, 04:19 PM   #14
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Re: Will there be an explaination for how enterprise can go underwater

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What's there to explain?
Exactly, can't even have a nice money shot without someone complaining. From what we know of the 9 minute trailer this is the Enterprise's big entrance in the movie, so why not do it in style?
I agree totally. It's fiction, who cares, it looks cool.

Oh, and the answer is obvious. Scotty slapped a coat of this stuff on the hull.

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Old December 12 2012, 04:23 PM   #15
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It's because my fankwanky USS Voyager with borg tech never once done this epic sort of thing, neither did my buddy's all time fav ship the Prometheus!

How can an old 23rd century POS starship go under water without blowing up?!!

This is surely violating canon, explain yourselvezz!!
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