Could I submit a question for the board here? Where is all the "consumables" storarge on a starship? Where are the fresh water tanks, the raw materials storage for the food and industrial fabricators? What about Oxygen? And maneuvering thruster fuel? Hell, what about the deuterium and anti-deuterium storage? Has anyone ever done calcs for how much of these things a ship like the Enterprise would have to have on hand for a 5-year mission? You can stretch supplies SOME with recycling, I'm sure, but not THAT much. Thoughts, anyone?