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Old January 7 2013, 05:57 PM   #196
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Re: Will there be an explaination for how enterprise can go underwater

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Which is the same argument that SW Prequel apologists used. Let's tear down the originals in order to make the new ones look better in comparison.
I'm not tearing down anything. I love Star Trek. But it's not as highbrown as some people make it out to be.
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Old January 7 2013, 06:47 PM   #197
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I'd be more interested in the explanation for why the Enterprise even needs to go underwater.
This is what I want. I don't care about the technobabble, I just want there to be an actual mission reason for it.
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Old January 7 2013, 08:13 PM   #198
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Re: Will there be an explaination for how enterprise can go underwater

I saw the nine-minute preview the other night and it took very little effort to infer why it was underwater, without an explicit explanation. I actually prefer it when films don't stop and have a character engage in lengthy exposition to "fill in the blanks"--I can do that just fine, thanks.

Also, I think worrying about whether it can survive a few dozen meters below the surface of a large body of water, in light of all the other rather fantastical things the Enterprise (in each of its iterations) has already done, is rather absurd on the face of it. The ship is a prop in service to the story--it can do whatever the story calls upon it to do. As it always has been.
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Old January 7 2013, 08:31 PM   #199
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I saw the nine-minute preview the other night and it took very little effort to infer why it was underwater, without an explicit explanation.
Do tell...
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Old January 7 2013, 08:53 PM   #200
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But then I would be engaging in the kind of exposition I usually complain about when it comes from characters.



Simple, really.
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Old January 7 2013, 09:35 PM   #201
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But then I would be engaging in the kind of exposition I usually complain about when it comes from characters.



Simple, really.
But in that same nine-minute preview, don't they say they could beam him up if they had a better line of sight?
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Old January 7 2013, 10:22 PM   #202
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But then I would be engaging in the kind of exposition I usually complain about when it comes from characters.



Simple, really.
But in that same nine-minute preview, don't they say they could beam him up if they had a better line of sight?
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Old January 7 2013, 11:01 PM   #203
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I'd be more interested in the explanation for why the Enterprise even needs to go underwater.
I think they realized that they created a cool visual moment when the Enterprise warped into the atmosphere of Titan (apparently starships jump into and out of warp BSG style now) and they though, "How can we do a moment like that again?"

In the next film we see her rise out of the sands of some desert next to some alien pyramid.
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Old January 7 2013, 11:05 PM   #204
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In the next film we see her rise out of the sands of some desert next to some alien pyramid.
Oooh! I like that!
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Old January 7 2013, 11:58 PM   #205
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There doesn't need to be.
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Old January 8 2013, 11:00 AM   #206
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Old January 8 2013, 02:53 PM   #207
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I suppose maybe that is in response to my "Shatner's Gremlin" reply to you?
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Old January 8 2013, 07:23 PM   #208
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Re: Will there be an explaination for how enterprise can go underwater

The OP wants to know if they'll explain how the Enterprise can go underwater? Well, perhaps they will, but until they do, I suggest that the OP get in line, and wait his turn, as there's already a very long line of us who are still waiting to get "treknical" explanations for stunts that Trek pulled in TOS back in the sixties.
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Old January 8 2013, 07:26 PM   #209
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In the next film we see her rise out of the sands of some desert next to some alien pyramid.
Oooh! I like that!
Ha, but you can't put that scene into a novel, can you?
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Old January 8 2013, 07:29 PM   #210
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In the next film we see her rise out of the sands of some desert next to some alien pyramid.
Oooh! I like that!
Ha, but you can't put that scene into a novel, can you?
Is that a dare?
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