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Old December 19 2012, 10:53 PM   #1
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tipping the gravity 90-degrees

In the trailers we see clips of people dangling from the corridors (no doubt including Kirk, him dangling from things is the new shirt-ripping), a woman falling, and one shot of Scotty holding on by one hand in engineering, as the Enterprise's gravity is tipped 90-degrees. It looks incredibly cool.

But what could do that? Artificial gravity failure close to a planet? Or while moving at sublight? Or some sabotage or malfunction of the ship's artificial gravity generator (if there is such a thing) cranking "down" 90-degrees from where it should be?

Speculation commence!
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Old December 19 2012, 11:03 PM   #2
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Re: tipping the gravity 90-degrees

The Enterprise sinking to the bottom of the ocean like the Titanic.
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Old December 19 2012, 11:13 PM   #3
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I don't know and I am worried about that :P

I would assume it makes no sense when studied in isolation but during the movie its great
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Old December 19 2012, 11:21 PM   #4
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^That's funny, 'cause I assume it'll make no sense in the film either. Kurtz/Orci scripting...sometimes you just gotta go with it.
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Old December 19 2012, 11:23 PM   #5
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Yeah I know, its a Kurtzman/Orci script therefore they write what looks cool and they don't care if it doesn't make sense they just go with it anyway, hence Enterprise under water :P
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Old December 19 2012, 11:37 PM   #6
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Maybe the ship (which takes heavy damage to the point of the main deflector dish falling off) is falling into an atmosphere?
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Old December 20 2012, 12:11 AM   #7
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Yeah I know, its a Kurtzman/Orci script therefore they write what looks cool and they don't care if it doesn't make sense they just go with it anyway, hence Enterprise under water :P
And yet some would have us believe that their next Star Trek screenplay is one of the most wildly convoluted, clever and nimble (not to mention multifarious, misleading and deceptive) screenplays ever committed to paper.





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Old December 20 2012, 02:31 AM   #8
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King Daniel Into Darkness wrote: View Post
In the trailers we see clips of people dangling from the corridors (no doubt including Kirk, him dangling from things is the new shirt-ripping), a woman falling, and one shot of Scotty holding on by one hand in engineering, as the Enterprise's gravity is tipped 90-degrees. It looks incredibly cool.

But what could do that? Artificial gravity failure close to a planet? Or while moving at sublight? Or some sabotage or malfunction of the ship's artificial gravity generator (if there is such a thing) cranking "down" 90-degrees from where it should be?

Speculation commence!
Hull breeches pulling people out into space and filming at funky camera angles?
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Old December 20 2012, 05:48 AM   #9
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Re: tipping the gravity 90-degrees

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King Daniel Into Darkness wrote: View Post
In the trailers we see clips of people dangling from the corridors (no doubt including Kirk, him dangling from things is the new shirt-ripping), a woman falling, and one shot of Scotty holding on by one hand in engineering, as the Enterprise's gravity is tipped 90-degrees. It looks incredibly cool.

But what could do that? Artificial gravity failure close to a planet? Or while moving at sublight? Or some sabotage or malfunction of the ship's artificial gravity generator (if there is such a thing) cranking "down" 90-degrees from where it should be?

Speculation commence!
Hull breeches pulling people out into space and filming at funky camera angles?
Or, you know, the shot in question might not be an Enterprise interior: a London skyscraper falling over, or some other Starfleet vessel whose internal gravity and inertial dampeners have failed.
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Old December 20 2012, 06:47 AM   #10
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King Daniel Into Darkness wrote: View Post
In the trailers we see clips of people dangling from the corridors (no doubt including Kirk, him dangling from things is the new shirt-ripping), a woman falling, and one shot of Scotty holding on by one hand in engineering, as the Enterprise's gravity is tipped 90-degrees. It looks incredibly cool.

But what could do that? Artificial gravity failure close to a planet? Or while moving at sublight? Or some sabotage or malfunction of the ship's artificial gravity generator (if there is such a thing) cranking "down" 90-degrees from where it should be?

Speculation commence!
If you look hard enough you can see Gene Roddenberry's Vision™ falling down the hallways too. Yes, the new movie looks well made, spectacular, fun, thrilling, and like something people might actually want to see... but all of these things are clearly not Star Trek.
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Old December 20 2012, 11:23 AM   #11
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I'm afraid it will make as much sense as transwarp beaming, but who knows ... maybe there is a little more science to the fiction this time.
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Old December 20 2012, 12:39 PM   #12
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SalvorHardin wrote: View Post
The Enterprise sinking to the bottom of the ocean like the Titanic.
I can actually see it being this
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Old December 20 2012, 03:41 PM   #13
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In the trailers we see clips of people dangling from the corridors (no doubt including Kirk, him dangling from things is the new shirt-ripping), a woman falling, and one shot of Scotty holding on by one hand in engineering, as the Enterprise's gravity is tipped 90-degrees. It looks incredibly cool.

But what could do that? Artificial gravity failure close to a planet? Or while moving at sublight? Or some sabotage or malfunction of the ship's artificial gravity generator (if there is such a thing) cranking "down" 90-degrees from where it should be?

Speculation commence!
If you look hard enough you can see Gene Roddenberry's Vision™ falling down the hallways too. Yes, the new movie looks well made, spectacular, fun, thrilling, and like something people might actually want to see... but all of these things are clearly not Star Trek.
Oh but it is Star Trek. A TV Show/Movie Franchise that must adapt to the changing times we live in and compete with the other TV Shows and Movies that are around today.
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Old December 20 2012, 04:55 PM   #14
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...Yes, the new movie looks well made, spectacular, fun, thrilling, and like something people might actually want to see... but all of these things are clearly not Star Trek.
I would underscore your sarcasm by linking the video from The Onion ["Trekkies Bash New Film as 'Fun, Watchable'"], but linking that video has been overdone on these boards.
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Old December 20 2012, 05:39 PM   #15
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Have we ever seen the inertial dampeners fully offline before?
Because basic maneuvers like this..



would kill everyone aboard without them.
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Whether the gravity plates are charged or not, if the inertial dampeners are offline your going get tossed around a lot.
I don't see the problem.
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