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Old May 29 2013, 12:35 AM   #16
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Re: Treknology Upside-Down

The beauty of those shots of the Enterprise over a planet is that it can be interpreted many different ways because we don't have enough data to get a full orbital motion from the camera and/or Enterprise. So it can be a tight orbit, circle eight, camera on a slightly different orbit, etc. And the flexibility allows us to match the dialogue and circumstances as necessary (most of the time)
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Old May 29 2013, 11:34 AM   #17
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Quite so. And the only downside in the setup is that we're supposed to be witnessing a "standard" orbit in most of the cases... Flexibility and standardization are somewhat opposite ideas.

What we don't appear to be witnessing is a "lazy" orbit, one where the ship would just float in whatever orientation it happened to hold when achieving this trajectory. All sorts of activity and movement seems to be involved, and Sulu appears to be hovering over the controls even when the ship plows along this "standard orbit". Which makes quite a bit of sense: the ship has significant maneuvering capabilities that would go to waste in freefall, and OTOH "saving of energy" would be utterly pennywise...

The new movies do a favor here by finally establishing that starships are highly maneuverable beasts that have no real trouble operating in the atmospheres, on the surfaces or even under the oceans of planets. Really, we should be seeing them fly through solid rock next, as the implied capabilities of deflectors should allow them to do...

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Old May 29 2013, 11:51 AM   #18
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Old May 29 2013, 03:39 PM   #19
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Old June 1 2013, 07:29 PM   #20
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Old June 1 2013, 09:30 PM   #21
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Re: Treknology Upside-Down

I like that airship gondola as a bridge. It really does look like a B/C deck flipped.
They even had cloud cars underneath on tethers...
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