Starships underwater WTF???

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies I-X' started by King Daniel Beyond, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. King Daniel Beyond

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    We're supposed to believe a huge Federation starship can come down through a planet's atmosphere, descend into a large body of water and submerge itself completely? And remain functional? And then just rise up into space again?? This is completely contrary to anything in established Trek history. Starships go in SPACE, they're not submarines. Only an idiot would think a starship could pull a stunt like that and not be CRUSHED by the crushing forces of H20, nature's deadliest liquid. Every ship that ever sank did so in WATER! And they were built for it! Look what happened to the Klingon ship in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home for more proof!

    The Trek I knew is dead, replaced with this unjustified nonsense. Star Trek: Insurrection is not true Star Trek. Screw Rick Berman and his idiotic "kewl" popcorn-movie stunts. Gene Rodenberry would be rolling in his grave. I'm through with Star Trek:angryrazz:
     
  2. Oso Blanco

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    :guffaw:
     
  3. Tosk

    Tosk Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Heh. I get it.
     
  4. Triskelion

    Triskelion Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Not all starships are submarines. But all submarines are starships.
     
  5. Nerys Myk

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    Especially the DY class. ;)
     
  6. jhouston6

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    Except when voyager brought a space shuttle underwater and Enterprise brought an alien spaceship underwater and Insurrection which had a cloaked ship underwater. Other than that it hasn't been done.
     
  7. ITL

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    I'M ANGRIER THAN I'VE EVER BEEN! POSSIBLY ANGRIER!
     
  8. cbspock

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    Hey, JJ heard Kirk's line in Bread and Circuses "we are from a ship somewhere at sea" and took it literally. LOL


    -Chris
     
  9. Chemahkuu

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    It's been 46 years, it's about time she had a bath.
     
  10. billcosby

    billcosby Commodore Commodore

    I completely understand the irrational anger, however I would think starships designed in a fictional series would be equipped to enter gas giants, many of which are comprised of liquid materials.
    That is all.
     
  11. marksound

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    You're absolutely right. They can do whatever they want, because it's NOT REAL.

    Didn't we do this 4 years ago? :lol:
     
  12. Enterprise is Great

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    I'M JUST OUTRAGED! THEY'RE RUINING THE GOSPEL OF STAR TREK! DECEIVERS...YOU ARE NOT OF THE BODY!
     
  13. TiberiusMaximus

    TiberiusMaximus Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    EDIT: Disregard this post.
     
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  14. Ronald Held

    Ronald Held Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Check the Trek tech forum for a thread.
     
  15. MacLeod

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    Shields cold in theroy hold back water.
     
  16. C.E. Evans

    C.E. Evans Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I've always likened starships to submarines, so the idea of one being underwater is really one that should have been done a long time ago, IMO.

    Instead of using ballast tanks, they're using either maneuvering jets and/or subspace fields to dive and submerge.
     
  17. BillJ

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    My problem is...

    How it got that deep into Klingon space and beneath a Klingon ocean without the Klingons noticing.

    If that rumor is true.
     
  18. Silvercrest

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    Anyone who's taking the OP seriously (and who thinks he's talking about nuTrek: Read the line below carefully.

     
  19. RAMA

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    Why not? They're structurally superstrong, made of advanced materials, air tight, use both exterior shields and structural integrity fielkds, and on top of that, anti-gravity technology is well established in Star Trek. Quite frankly its almost shocking you're asking this question, because out of the 4-5 most exotic technologies on the Enterprise, going underwater is probably the LEAST impossible of them.
     
  20. Nerys Myk

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    ====Whoosh
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