Starship crash sequence from the MTV Awards

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies XI+' started by SalvorHardin, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. SalvorHardin

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  2. Flake

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    Vreenak exploded :/
     
  3. Grup

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    Alcatraz is 3 miles from San Fran according to Google maps.
     
  4. bryce

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    I think I saw the primary buffer panel fall off.
     
  5. M'Sharak

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    Not that far - the swimming leg of the current "Escape from Alcatraz" triathlon is 1.5 miles. If you were to head straight across the island toward Fisherman's Wharf, it might be a little bit less than a mile.
     
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  6. Grup

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    Stupid Google maps. lol I'll take your word for it as I have no familiarity with the area.:bolian:
     
  7. section9

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    I suspect, but cannot prove, that the ship that hits Alcatraz is NOT the Super Starship that we see in the preview.
     
  8. bullethead

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    The recessed deflector dish points to being the dreadnought. That said, the Dreadnought might not be the ship that goes saucer first into the bay, because that ship has a solid saucer (from what we can see).
     
  9. throwback

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    Either way, a starship in the JJverse crashing into a city would cause major damage to a city. The Dreadnought ship is nearly a mile long. San Francisco is over 7 miles in length from bay to ocean, so at least 1/6th of the city will be destroyed by this ship.

    Based on the trajectory of this ship, northeastern San Francisco will be utterly destroyed by this behemoth. The question is, how far will this ship go into the city?

    And, according to this map, the distance from Alcatraz to Fisherman's Wharf is approximately a mile or so. (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8a/San_Francisco_districts_map.png)
     
  10. Candlelight

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    Alcatraz is somewhere in Germany according to Apple Maps.
     
  11. calamity_si

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    Just a quick note; anyone else reckon that that white torpedoey looking thing being hoisted up in that photo is actually the 'Genesis' Torpedo? Being used to create 'New Vulcan' perhaps?
     
  12. yenny

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    Wrong Alcatraz.
     
  13. Timo

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    Yeah, we're talking about General Alcatraz, El Presidente Mucho Supremo of San Theodoros. Also known to have founded a Swedish dance band and inspired a European airline merger, ultimately defeated by his fiendish rival General Tapioca and thus dooming Swissair. Also, a type of castle in Spain.

    Timo Saloniemi
     
  14. Franklin

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    From the angle of the hit, swerving aside, it looks like the ship is heading to the Pier 39, North Beach, Embarcadero Dr. area.
     
  15. yenny

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    To me it look like it's heading towards the Marina district.
     
  16. Ovation

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    It's crushing the former site of the giant whale aquarium as a protest by the Department of Temporal Investigations for Prime Kirk's unauthorized incursion into the 20th century. :shifty:

    What?
     
  17. Franklin

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    I don't know. Maybe. It looked to me like it hit the cellhouse straight down its length, going right over the lighthouse. That would mean it was heading more or less southeast, and if it didn't veer at all, it could've conceivably skidded all the way to the Bay Bridge. That's why I placed landfall somewhere in North Beach. Of course, I guess it could've veered even farther west towards the Marina District when it hit the water, but I think it's the poor sea lions at Pier 39 who are going to have the bad day.
     
  18. yenny

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    The guard tower is in the foreground.
     
  19. Franklin

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    Um, no. Not to belabor the point, but unless you see something I don't, that's the light house you're mistaking for a guard tower. The ruins of the warden's house are next to it (just to its left, our right). Those things are really there, today.
     
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  20. Xaios

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    Timo said it, so it must be canon.