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Old August 6 2014, 06:20 AM   #1
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The Planet Destroyer from 'Doomsday Machine'. Wha'd they do with it??

I guess they could send out a bunch of transports to build some kind of primitive warp drive on to it. They take it to the Sol System to....use as a big paperweight?

They can't cut the neutronium. The explosion probably rendered almost everything inside useless to study. But it still seems to dangerous to leave lying around.

So is it just sitting on the moon or something?
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Old August 6 2014, 07:00 AM   #2
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I will admit, when I saw your thread title, I assumed you were referring to the filming model. Of course, I still wouldn't actually know the answer.

Obviously, we don't have a canon answer. But a couple of novels have made mention of this:

- A short story in Constellations has it sent to a Starfleet research facility called The Yard.

- In Before Dishonor, it is set up as some kind of museum. Sorry, the details are a little fuzzy here, because Before Dishonor wasn't that good and I've tried to block it from my memory!
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Old August 6 2014, 07:26 AM   #3
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I suppose it's location was added to the star charts of the fleet, treated as pretty much a rogue asteroid. I can't imagine it being useful for anything.

Scientifically speaking, shouldn't the doomsday machine have an immense gravitational pull?
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Old August 6 2014, 10:19 AM   #4
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They kept a chunk of it around for Krako to chew on.
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Old August 6 2014, 10:21 AM   #5
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If there were a poll, I'd vote for the paperweight option.
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Old August 6 2014, 11:16 AM   #6
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Retrofit it down to a giant windsock.
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Old August 6 2014, 12:42 PM   #7
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Maybe they can cut neutronium. I could understand that it was impervious to battle damage, but in a controlled workshop/laboratory condition they may be able to work with it. They probably sent one of those Ptolemy class Tug ships to grab it and bring it back. Any chance to learn how to work with that material would be a shame to pass it up.

Is there such a thing as space coral, they could use it for a coral reef, in space.



And that secret bioweapons part of the Federation is fixing it to use on their enemies, right? Isn't that how these things end? Where is the Planet Killer? With Top Men. Top Men.
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Old August 6 2014, 12:46 PM   #8
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Where is the Planet Killer? With Top Men. Top Men.
So, they put it in a crate!
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Old August 6 2014, 12:53 PM   #9
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Old August 6 2014, 04:00 PM   #10
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They made it into a theme park in Orlando.
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Old August 6 2014, 04:23 PM   #11
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They made it into a theme park in Orlando.
Does Orlando still exist after the Xindi bisected Florida in a weapons test?
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Old August 6 2014, 04:36 PM   #12
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I guess they could send out a bunch of transports to build some kind of primitive warp drive on to it. They take it to the Sol System to....use as a big paperweight?

They can't cut the neutronium. The explosion probably rendered almost everything inside useless to study. But it still seems to dangerous to leave lying around.

So is it just sitting on the moon or something?
I assume they took that to a research facility for extensive study. I cant imagine they just left it floating around. Even with internal damage I am sure they would learn what they could from it.
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Old August 6 2014, 05:09 PM   #13
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They put a large comet in its mouth and made the galaxy's biggest sno-cone!
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They probably dragged it somewhere for study by Top Men and then dumped it in a black hole when they were done if they found it was still dangerous.
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Old August 6 2014, 06:22 PM   #15
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Why can't it be cut with a antimatter beam?
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