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Old May 17 2013, 07:59 PM   #16
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Re: What's Up with the Warp Core (SPOILERS Into Darkness)

I've made clear in other threads, I'm glad to see the over sized lava lamp shit being given the heave ho at last.
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Old May 17 2013, 08:38 PM   #17
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Oh I loved how it looked. I was never one to hate the Bud factory from the last film as it did give the interiors a grand scale. The warp core itself actually did look like something real. And you can't stop at just that without mentioning the room Kirk must climb into to save the ship, which was great. When that sequence appeared I sorta giggled a bit saying it was the 'Omega13' room. I don't mean that in a bad way!
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Old May 17 2013, 08:41 PM   #18
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My thoughts: it was an interesting design, but I find it hard to rationalize as something involved in the matter/antimatter reaction. (Then again, the new side room in TWOK has the same problem.)

There doesn't seem to be any way to eject it, either.
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Old May 18 2013, 01:24 AM   #19
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I loved that warp core...now there's a high energy particle physics reactor if I ever saw one!
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Old May 18 2013, 01:28 AM   #20
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The new warp core is more believable and more functional (because its a real functional thing!) than the standard Star Trek vertical warp core but honestly I would prefer the old style vertical warp core because its more 'Star Trek' but thats just my preference

Maybe we will get one in the future. For example, if there is ever a nuTV show they wont be allowed in the laser fusion room every week!
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Old May 18 2013, 01:29 AM   #21
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Never liked the TNG era warp cores. The blinking neon lights made it look more like a Dairy Queen than an Engine Room.
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Old May 18 2013, 01:35 AM   #22
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Loved it. Loved it.
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Old May 18 2013, 01:37 AM   #23
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I like it.. The engineering set looks similar to the set from the first movie which was filmed in a Budweiser factory. I didn't think that they filmed at Budweiser again this time around, but they do look similar and we got to see more of engineering..
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Old May 18 2013, 01:59 AM   #24
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I loved it because it looked so real on the outside and quite futuristic on the inside. It's very different from what we've seen so far in Trek.
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Yes, I loved it, too. It felt much more authentic. I wasn't against the Budweiser Engine room the first time around, but this time, it's just automatically believable for me.

Also, kick the shit out of that core, Kirk! That's how we fix things around here!
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Old May 18 2013, 03:08 AM   #26
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Yeah, that scene made me laugh even though it was so dramatic. First, he had to climb up to reach this thing and then he had to kick it into place repeatedly until it was fine again. Poor Kirk. And who the hell designed this? I hope Kirk wrote a letter of complaint to the ship's designers.
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It actually didn't look like it was going to budge at all and when it did move it moved backwards slightly
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Old May 18 2013, 03:13 AM   #28
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Yeah, that scene made me laugh even though it was so dramatic. First, he had to climb up to reach this thing and then he had to kick it into place repeatedly until it was fine again. Poor Kirk. And who the hell designed this? I hope Kirk wrote a letter of complaint to the ship's designers.
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It actually didn't look like it was going to budge at all and when it did move it moved backwards slightly
I saw that, too, and I felt so bad for Kirk, plus with the time running out it was very frustrating, so J.J. did a great job of keeping the tension ratcheted up.
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It was a little jarring at first and took a few minutes to acclimate to, but I like it. And not only does it look more believable as a spacecraft engine system for a vessel of this size but it's parsecs better than the Old Milwaukee brewery from the last film.

That one dispensed weak beer. This one: sweet, sweet party liquor.
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Agreed, and I say that as someone who didn't mind the brewery set.

I did get a kick out of hearing one guy tell me of the warp core, "there's no way that anyone would have a reactor that looks like that. No wonder these movies are shit. They're so unrealistic."

I didn't have the heart to tell him it was a real fusion reactor.

Of course, he had no problem extolling the realism of the other Star Trek movie warp cores, so I guess it depends on how deep the denial goes.
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