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Old September 21 2013, 07:32 PM   #16
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Or at the very least they could have used the ship's sensors and pointed them in the direction of a cave.
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Old September 21 2013, 08:05 PM   #17
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It's a planet with no caves! Which is thought of as impossible by the 24th Century.
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Old September 22 2013, 02:24 AM   #18
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The transporter wasn't working. The Evil Kirk phase red a big hole in it in Engineering.
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1. The shuttles could have been in for upgrade.

2. The shuttles could have been loaned out for some emergency

3. At that stage Starships didn't have shuttles - only Starbases.

4. Some technobabble in the atmosphere stopped them from using the shuttle.

What I want to know is why they just didn't beam down heaps of blankets, tents, sleeping bags. It doesn't matter if they are duplicated. Sulu et. al could have been sheltering under a mountain of blankets. Still cold of course.

In the end if they had not found a solution, rather than them die, would they have attempted to beam them up as duplicates?
I thought before that they had beamed down heaters that didn't work. But I thought blankets would still be blankets. Still who knows what that sort o transporter glinch would have on any object.
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Old September 22 2013, 02:46 AM   #19
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Too bad they didn't have one of those new fangled starships that can take off from a planet's surface (after being built there) and submerge in oceans. Kirk could have just hovered the ship a couple of feet above the ground and had Sulu and friends climb on in.

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Old September 23 2013, 02:00 PM   #20
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They DID heat up a pile of rocks with phasers.
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Old September 23 2013, 08:39 PM   #21
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With a planet that was an arctic wilderness, visibility and atmospheric conditions would make a shuttlecraft landing nearly impossible.
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Old September 24 2013, 01:56 PM   #22
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'cause they don't have computer flight control 300 years from now?
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Old September 25 2013, 01:18 AM   #23
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With a planet that was an arctic wilderness, visibility and atmospheric conditions would make a shuttlecraft landing nearly impossible.
'cause they don't have computer flight control 300 years from now?
Even in good weather with perfect visibility, how could anyone land that thing without instruments? The damn windows are too high for the pilot to see out of!

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Old September 25 2013, 05:57 AM   #24
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The windows would just about work on the smaller exterior mockup (with was just under 22' long). The shuttle interior seems to represent a vehicle nearly 30' long however. Maybe it's time to get some...taller chairs?
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Old September 25 2013, 05:57 AM   #25
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Even in good weather with perfect visibility, how could anyone land that thing without instruments? The damn windows are too high for the pilot to see out of!

Luckily that instrument panel displays loads of useful information.
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Old September 26 2013, 03:07 AM   #26
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You'd think that they would just heat up a patch of ground with the ship's phasers and have the landing party scoot over onto it.
I can't decide if the idea of the Enterprise and the landing party playing Goldilocks with an irradiated planet surface is hilarious or terrifying.

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Old September 26 2013, 09:39 AM   #27
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1. The shuttles could have been in for upgrade.

2. The shuttles could have been loaned out for some emergency

3. At that stage Starships didn't have shuttles - only Starbases.

4. Some technobabble in the atmosphere stopped them from using the shuttle.
I'll go for explanation # 2. During a previous mission, diplomatic considerations or else demanded the loan or handover of Enterprise's four shuttlecraft that would have been replenished during the next starbase stop.

Also, one of the explanations why the crew complement was boosted from 203 to 430 had been that the Enterprise leaves scientists behind on planets of interest to conduct further studies.

I would like to imagine that they leave shuttlecraft behind (with bunk beds and the like) to serve as a shelter on planets with heavy weather, not to mention to provide such scientists with a means to abandon the planet or to move to remote sites of interest on such a planet.

In simpler language: By the time of "The Enemy Within" the Enterprise had used up its supply of shuttlecraft.

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Old September 26 2013, 09:45 AM   #28
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Even in good weather with perfect visibility, how could anyone land that thing without instruments? The damn windows are too high for the pilot to see out of!
Maybe they are not meant for the pilots but the passengers to have something to look at while in flight.

Which brings me back to my mobile shelter idea. If the scientists can't leave the shuttlecraft because of heavy rain at least they can enjoy a cup of coffee while admiring the scenery outside.

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Old September 26 2013, 07:02 PM   #29
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Yeah, it would have been terrible if they had beamed down some really heavy, thick blankets---AND THEY DUPLICATED!!!!

I mean what if they couldn't reintegrate them!
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Old September 28 2013, 05:20 AM   #30
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Yeah, it would have been terrible if they had beamed down some really heavy, thick blankets---AND THEY DUPLICATED!!!!

I mean what if they couldn't reintegrate them!
They were evil blankets. They made you itchy and colder.
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