RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 139,077
Posts: 5,398,073
Members: 24,734
Currently online: 596
Newest member: DaddlerTheDalek

TrekToday headlines

Two New Starship Collection Ships
By: T'Bonz on Aug 26

Trek Actor Wins Emmy
By: T'Bonz on Aug 26

Trek Retro Watches
By: T'Bonz on Aug 26

New DS9 eBook To Debut
By: T'Bonz on Aug 25

Trek Ice Cube Maker and Shot Glasses
By: T'Bonz on Aug 25

City on the Edge of Forever #3 Preview
By: T'Bonz on Aug 25

TV Alert: Shatner TNG Documentary
By: T'Bonz on Aug 25

Forbes Cast In Powers
By: T'Bonz on Aug 22

Dorn To Voice Firefly Character
By: T'Bonz on Aug 22

No ALS Ice Bucket For Saldana
By: T'Bonz on Aug 22


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Misc. Star Trek > Trek Tech

Trek Tech Pass me the quantum flux regulator, will you?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old May 29 2013, 12:35 AM   #16
blssdwlf
Commodore
 
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)
blssdwlf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 29 2013, 11:34 AM   #17
Timo
Admiral
 
Re: Treknology Upside-Down

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...

Timo Saloniemi
Timo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 29 2013, 11:51 AM   #18
Sandoval
Fleet Captain
 
Sandoval's Avatar
 
uʍop-ǝpısd∩ ʎƃolouʞǝɹʇ :ǝɹ

˙uʍop ǝpısdn sı ʇı uǝɥʍ ǝsuǝs ǝɹoɯ sǝʞɐɯ ƃuıɥʇʎɹǝʌƎ ˙ԀO ǝɥʇ ɥʇıʍ ʇuǝɯǝǝɹƃɐ ǝʇǝldɯoɔ uı ɯɐ I
__________________
Ⓢ Ⓐ Ⓝ Ⓓ Ⓞ Ⓥ Ⓐ Ⓛ
Sandoval is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 29 2013, 03:39 PM   #19
Albertese
Commodore
 
Albertese's Avatar
 
Location: Portland, OR
Re: uʍop-ǝpısd∩ ʎƃolouʞǝɹʇ :ǝɹ

Sandoval wrote: View Post
˙uʍop ǝpısdn sı ʇı uǝɥʍ ǝsuǝs ǝɹoɯ sǝʞɐɯ ƃuıɥʇʎɹǝʌƎ ˙ԀO ǝɥʇ ɥʇıʍ ʇuǝɯǝǝɹƃɐ ǝʇǝldɯoɔ uı ɯɐ I
...
...
...
...

uhhh... I did not know this was an option...

--Alex
__________________
Check out my website: www.goldtoothstudio.squarespace.com
Albertese is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 1 2013, 07:29 PM   #20
Sandoval
Fleet Captain
 
Sandoval's Avatar
 
Re: uʍop-ǝpısd∩ ʎƃolouʞǝɹʇ :ǝɹ

Albertese wrote: View Post
uhhh... I did not know this was an option...
˙llǝʍ sɐ ʇı op uɐɔ noʎ ʇxǝʇ uʍop ǝpısdn ǝlƃooƃ noʎ ɟı

˙pǝʌloʌuı ʎɹpɹɐzıʍ lɐǝɹ ou s,ǝɹǝɥʇ
__________________
Ⓢ Ⓐ Ⓝ Ⓓ Ⓞ Ⓥ Ⓐ Ⓛ
Sandoval is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 1 2013, 09:30 PM   #21
publiusr
Commodore
 
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...
publiusr is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
gripe, speculation, treknology

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:39 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.