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Old May 19 2013, 02:45 AM   #1
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Self-Destruct Question

What scene in which the self-destruct sequence is initiated do you find the most exciting?
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Old May 19 2013, 03:00 AM   #2
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Star Trek III. It works. They don't cancel it. And the reset button is not pushed.
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Old May 19 2013, 03:01 AM   #3
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Trek III is in my mind the best use of the self-destruct in all Trek. The scene is just so well done, starting with Kirk and the others arming it, and ending with the Klingons on the bridge listening to the countdown and Kruge yelling at them to get out.
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Old May 19 2013, 03:16 AM   #4
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Setting the self destruct should harder than what TNG and VOY depicted. TOS did it right in Last Battlefield and TSFS.
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Old May 19 2013, 03:25 AM   #5
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Well TNG it required Riker or two other senior officers when Picard activated it. Janeway could just turn the thing on/off at will by herself.
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Old May 19 2013, 03:29 AM   #6
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In the cinema for STIII... I'd read the book, so I knew what was coming. But as the countdown hit six or so, you could hear the intakes of breath, and the stifled mutters of 'No, they can't...' as it sank home that it wasn't going to be cancelled.
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Old May 19 2013, 03:42 AM   #7
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First Contact was nice too.
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Old May 19 2013, 03:44 AM   #8
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Until Data demonstrated he apparently has the ability to override it by himself.
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Old May 19 2013, 11:19 AM   #9
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Well TNG it required Riker or two other senior officers when Picard activated it. Janeway could just turn the thing on/off at will by herself.
It makes sense. Janeway is a psycho.
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Old May 19 2013, 12:53 PM   #10
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I quite like "Deadlock". Its one way to take out several hundred Vidiians!
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Old May 19 2013, 12:55 PM   #11
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I loved it when the computer said:

"Self Destruct is offline"
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Old May 19 2013, 01:20 PM   #12
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^Seriously, just turn off the magnetic containment fields.
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Old May 19 2013, 01:37 PM   #13
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Or if push comes to shove, fire a phaser into the warp core.
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Old May 19 2013, 01:39 PM   #14
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Or turn off the antimatter containment field.
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Old May 19 2013, 02:07 PM   #15
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Or if push comes to shove, fire a phaser into the warp core.
Phase pistol is enough or you need a BFG?
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