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Old December 12 2012, 04:25 PM   #16
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Re: Will there be an explaination for how enterprise can go underwater

It matters more to me that they're there for a reason that makes sense within the situation. Frankly, it strikes me as kind of a stunt (do it because I can, like warping out of space dock), or an over-the-top solution to some problem. Either of those would be just the thing a young Kirk would do. An older and wiser Kirk may think twice about it or come up with a more conventional way of dealing with whatever problem there may have been.
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Old December 12 2012, 04:28 PM   #17
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Re: Will there be an explaination for how enterprise can go underwater

The planet they're on is experiencing seismic and volcanic problems, probably threatening the local sentient life, hence the duckblind.

The Enterprise may be conbining hiding with taking point blank readings much closer to the magma pockets and tectonic plates at the ocean bed.

With the new transwarp beaming technique they can even beam to and from the ship through the planetary/oceanic mass.
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Old December 12 2012, 04:43 PM   #18
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Re: Will there be an explaination for how enterprise can go underwater

In a world where it makes sense to build the ship ON A PLANET, what's left to explain?
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Old December 12 2012, 04:43 PM   #19
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Re: Will there be an explaination for how enterprise can go underwater

We never did get an explanation for the leading zero in the Kelvin's registry. And to be honest, that needs one more than underwater Enterprise.
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Old December 12 2012, 04:44 PM   #20
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Re: Will there be an explaination for how enterprise can go underwater

Neither do.
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Old December 12 2012, 05:14 PM   #21
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In a world where it makes sense to build the ship ON A PLANET, what's left to explain?
They have the technology to float an entire city in the air. Lifting an starship into orbit or sending one under the ocean shouldn't be a problem.
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Old December 12 2012, 05:17 PM   #22
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The planet they're on is experiencing seismic and volcanic problems, probably threatening the local sentient life, hence the duckblind.

The Enterprise may be conbining hiding with taking point blank readings much closer to the magma pockets and tectonic plates at the ocean bed.

With the new transwarp beaming technique they can even beam to and from the ship through the planetary/oceanic mass.
It would be an extreme solution to those problems, though. To that end, doing it for character reasons within the story could be more important. I'd like to think, who else but Kirk would take Starfleet's flagship underwater?
In other words, even if there is minimal danger to the ship, it's still probably considered a wreckless act that is generally frowned upon among the admiralty. The mission we walk into in the first nine minutes could be what leads to Pike's lecture Kirk. A lecture which may include the question, "Did you really submerge the Enterprise?"
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Old December 12 2012, 05:19 PM   #23
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Re: Will there be an explaination for how enterprise can go underwater

Or it could be an impressive scene in the movie not meant to be analysed to death for no reason.
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Old December 12 2012, 05:24 PM   #24
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Or it could be an impressive scene in the movie not meant to be analysed to death for no reason.
Where's the fun in that?
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Old December 12 2012, 05:28 PM   #25
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Re: Will there be an explaination for how enterprise can go underwater

For those that like this idea no explanation will be needed, for those that do not like this idea no explanation will be good enough.

For the record I think this is a very cool idea!
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Old December 12 2012, 05:51 PM   #26
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Or it could be an impressive scene in the movie not meant to be analysed to death for no reason.
"...not to be meant to be analysed to death for no reason." But, but that is not our way.

I know! Maybe they can stop the movie for a while after the scene for an audience discussion.
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Old December 12 2012, 05:58 PM   #27
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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.
Only with the Pegasus' cloaking device.
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Old December 12 2012, 11:14 PM   #28
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Old December 12 2012, 11:35 PM   #29
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I suspect that link is being blocked by TrekCore, as nothing was showing up in your post, but you really aren't supposed to hotlink images from sites which aren't your own, anyway.

The pic you wanted is on this page, fourth row, third column, if I'm not mistaken.
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Old December 13 2012, 02:42 AM   #30
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In Thirty Days they did explain that modifications had been done to the Delta Flyer so that it could operate underwater. And even then it wasn't perfect, since the Flyer sprung a leak in no time.
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