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Old August 19 2014, 05:24 PM   #226
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the arboretum of the TMP Enterprise also featured a blue glare.
Man, I so love that shot.

Also, I used to think that was the engine room, because the warp mixer glows blue too. I rationalized the inside scenes by the windows having shutters.

I ALSO thought the engine room should be in the centerline of the hull and connected to the (I didnt know what it was then) deflector.

That's where all those blue lights took me.
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Old August 19 2014, 05:31 PM   #227
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But the sky on planet Earth doesn't glow blue that intensely, otherwise we'd all walk around looking like Andorians! The windows of an Arboretum should emit the same type of "daylight" coloured light as most other windows on the ship, I would have thought.
AFAIK, we never saw what the crew looked like in the TMP arboretum.
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Old August 19 2014, 07:33 PM   #228
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Another possibility. BTW, in Force of Nature (an episode most would rather forget) the Enterprise coasts at warp-speed in order to get out of the rift, but the warp drive was, for the most part, powered down. So it's possible that the saucer section, after separation, as long as it could maintain some sort of minimal warp-bubble, could coast for a while before dropping out of warp, but maybe not perform any course-correction.
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Old August 19 2014, 09:30 PM   #229
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^This actually was brought up earlier, and personally I think it's the best compromise of the competing theories, considering that ultimately there's no answer that unifies all of the information available. At least not beyond "Whether the saucer has or does not have warp capability is dependent on whether the plot calls for it."
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Old August 20 2014, 09:40 AM   #230
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But the sky on planet Earth doesn't glow blue that intensely, otherwise we'd all walk around looking like Andorians! The windows of an Arboretum should emit the same type of "daylight" coloured light as most other windows on the ship, I would have thought.
Why would an arboretum even have gigantic ceiling windows? Wouldn't a holographic ceiling to simulate a sky that also emits plant appropriate lighting make more sense?

The blue lights are the saucer warp drive, it's the most logocal explanation.
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Old August 20 2014, 11:38 AM   #231
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Why would an arboretum even have gigantic ceiling windows? Wouldn't a holographic ceiling to simulate a sky that also emits plant appropriate lighting make more sense?
In this case you might as well ask why to have an arboretum at all, because any holodeck could just substitute the whole thing.

I'd believe that people in the 24th Century would still cherish the "real things", so if you wanted to walk between actual plants the sky should also have some kind of authenticity, even if the stars above were not the stars of home.

The advantage of an arboretum, IMHO, is that you can meet fellow crew members there any time of the day without the need to make a holodeck reservation.

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The blue lights are the saucer warp drive, it's the most logocal explanation.
If there were no other candidates for a warp drive location in the saucer section, I would agree.

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Old August 20 2014, 12:20 PM   #232
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I think it's also worth questioning whether any low-level warp field that might exist under impulse power, presumably for the purpose of mass reduction
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Old August 20 2014, 04:04 PM   #233
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The blue lights are the saucer warp drive, it's the most logocal explanation.
It's "logocal" to assume that the lights represent a Federation warp drive that's radically different in design (not to mention placement) from any we've seen before?
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Old August 20 2014, 04:13 PM   #234
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I think it's also worth questioning whether any low-level warp field that might exist under impulse power, presumably for the purpose of mass reduction
Yup.
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