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Old October 11 2009, 07:47 PM   #1
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About the falling scene..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQVwE...eature=related

This always confused me. If they were moving at terminal velocity, shouldn't they have hit the transporter pad at the same speed instead of the small bounce they encountered?
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Old October 11 2009, 07:52 PM   #2
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Blackmm wrote: View Post
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQVwE...eature=related

This always confused me. If they were moving at terminal velocity, shouldn't they have hit the transporter pad at the same speed instead of the small bounce they encountered?
Not really.
The transporter dematerialized and rematerialized Kirk and Sulu a few centimeters above the pad, killing all or at least most of their acceleration from the Vulcan drop in the process.
If nothing else, there should be safeguards making sure of such things.
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Old October 11 2009, 07:56 PM   #3
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I don't know, it seems to me, they are hitting that pad pretty hard.

Does anyone know what Chekov says after he says "YEAH" ...he says another word(?) which i have yet to figure out.
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Old October 11 2009, 08:02 PM   #4
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Yeoman Rancid wrote: View Post
I don't know, it seems to me, they are hitting that pad pretty hard.

Does anyone know what Chekov says after he says "YEAH" ...he says another word(?) which i have yet to figure out.
At what point do you mean ? After he beams them ? He says some stuff in Russian.
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Old October 11 2009, 08:08 PM   #5
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Yeah...it sounds like he says, "Yeah Mayore!" But, the
Mayore" is the word i cant figure out. I mean,, unless he is saying Yeah Mayore! WTF?
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Old October 11 2009, 08:13 PM   #6
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Yeah...it sounds like he says, "Yeah Mayore!" But, the
Mayore" is the word i cant figure out. I mean,, unless he is saying Yeah Mayore! WTF?
You are correct, he does say the Yeah Mayore thing but that's just what it sounds like. What he says is actually in Russian.


From a Yelchin interview :

Yelchin: There are certain things in the movie that are very Russian that is difficult for an American audience to pick up on.
Like when [Kirk and Sulu] freefall and I capture them and I say something in Russian.[says Russian phrase]it means "Oh man!" basically, which is something I ad-libbed. Which goes back to what I was saying.
Chekov never speaks Russian in the series, and that was Russian slang. And that that is something I decided to add just for the hell of it, because JJ [Abrams] said throw in some Russian, lets do it for fun.
It was just a moment that needed some kind of reaction, and they loved it out there. It is one of those things that Russian people get.
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Old October 11 2009, 08:17 PM   #7
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Salvor, THANK YOU!! Its been driving me crazy since the first time i saw the movie!
(yeah, i know. short drive)
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Old October 11 2009, 09:47 PM   #8
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Re: About the falling scene..

Blackmm wrote: View Post
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQVwE...eature=related

This always confused me. If they were moving at terminal velocity, shouldn't they have hit the transporter pad at the same speed instead of the small bounce they encountered?

I'd imagine that Chekov's line, "Compensating for gravitational pull..." was meant to explain why they didn't go splat on the transporter pad.
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Old October 11 2009, 11:11 PM   #9
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SalvorHardin wrote: View Post
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Yeah...it sounds like he says, "Yeah Mayore!" But, the
Mayore" is the word i cant figure out. I mean,, unless he is saying Yeah Mayore! WTF?
You are correct, he does say the Yeah Mayore thing but that's just what it sounds like. What he says is actually in Russian.


From a Yelchin interview :

Yelchin: There are certain things in the movie that are very Russian that is difficult for an American audience to pick up on.
Like when [Kirk and Sulu] freefall and I capture them and I say something in Russian.[says Russian phrase]it means "Oh man!" basically, which is something I ad-libbed. Which goes back to what I was saying.
Chekov never speaks Russian in the series, and that was Russian slang. And that that is something I decided to add just for the hell of it, because JJ [Abrams] said throw in some Russian, lets do it for fun.
It was just a moment that needed some kind of reaction, and they loved it out there. It is one of those things that Russian people get.

Then i am guessing he does the same thing in another line that has been driving me crazy. Right after Pike gives Chekov the command to do the ship wide announcement, Chekov says, "Yes sir" and follows that with what sounds like "Rapidtoo". I guess he is saying, "Right away"? or something to that effect?
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Old October 11 2009, 11:14 PM   #10
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I've started saying "Ya Mayo!" when I get excited. I wish Yelchin would go more into detail about what he's saying and what it means.
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Old October 11 2009, 11:24 PM   #11
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Yeah...it sounds like he says, "Yeah Mayore!" But, the
Mayore" is the word i cant figure out. I mean,, unless he is saying Yeah Mayore! WTF?
You are correct, he does say the Yeah Mayore thing but that's just what it sounds like. What he says is actually in Russian.


From a Yelchin interview :

Yelchin: There are certain things in the movie that are very Russian that is difficult for an American audience to pick up on.
Like when [Kirk and Sulu] freefall and I capture them and I say something in Russian.[says Russian phrase]it means "Oh man!" basically, which is something I ad-libbed. Which goes back to what I was saying.
Chekov never speaks Russian in the series, and that was Russian slang. And that that is something I decided to add just for the hell of it, because JJ [Abrams] said throw in some Russian, lets do it for fun.
It was just a moment that needed some kind of reaction, and they loved it out there. It is one of those things that Russian people get.

Then i am guessing he does the same thing in another line that has been driving me crazy. Right after Pike gives Chekov the command to do the ship wide announcement, Chekov says, "Yes sir" and follows that with what sounds like "Rapidtoo". I guess he is saying, "Right away"? or something to that effect?
Actually, what he said there was I believe " Yes sir. Happy to."
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Old October 12 2009, 01:45 AM   #12
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^ Confirmed by the subtitles transcript.
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Old October 12 2009, 01:39 PM   #13
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^ AHA! makes way more sense! Can't tell you how my obsessive little mind has been agonizing over these lines! I think thats the last of it....(although, i'm sure if i think about it some more i'll remember another one)

THANKS GUYS!
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Old October 12 2009, 02:47 PM   #14
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Re: About the falling scene..

SalvorHardin wrote: View Post
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQVwE...eature=related

This always confused me. If they were moving at terminal velocity, shouldn't they have hit the transporter pad at the same speed instead of the small bounce they encountered?
Not really.
The transporter dematerialized and rematerialized Kirk and Sulu a few centimeters above the pad, killing all or at least most of their acceleration from the Vulcan drop in the process.
If nothing else, there should be safeguards making sure of such things.
That's what I always figured. I would imagine the ability to kill an acceleration like that to be one of the reasons why they would have transporter technology in the first place.
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Old October 12 2009, 02:50 PM   #15
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The Heisenberg compensator just does its job, it compensates.
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