STID realistic?

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies: Kelvin Universe' started by grendelsbayne, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2008
    Location:
    England
    You missed out, "and they time travel at the end undoing the whole thing."
     
  2. Balrog

    Balrog Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2008
    Location:
    Balrog
    Troi re: Salt Vampire - "I feel deep pain, loneliness and hunger."

    Riker - "Oh, sorry - That's me."
     
  3. SeerSGB

    SeerSGB Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2003
    Location:
    RIP Leonard Nimoy
    Riker: Look at it's mouth...Captain, allow me to "neogiate" with this poor creature.
     
  4. Balrog

    Balrog Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2008
    Location:
    Balrog
    Picard - "Let's have Ensign Crusher negotiate."
     
  5. YellowSubmarine

    YellowSubmarine Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2010
    "Twice." ;)
     
  6. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

    Happy Xmas (War Is Over) Fleet Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2001
    Location:
    If you want it
    WORF: Captain, let me battle this....thing.

    PICARD: No, you're a Starfleet officer!!!!! It's not how we do things. Senior staff in my ready room to discuss this.

    Salt Vampire continues to kill crew members.
     
  7. Balrog

    Balrog Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2008
    Location:
    Balrog
    Picard at staff meeting - "Mr. LaForge, can we stop this creature with something Interplexing? I like saying the word 'Interplexing'."
     
  8. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2007
    Location:
    In many different universes, simultaneously.
    It's hardly an obscure fact that when you combine sulfur gases with water, you get acid. :rolleyes:

    Given that Greg Cox addressed this issue in his Khan novels, I'm assuming he thinks it's worth mentioning (and I'm quite sure that Mr. Cox has more than 47 fans).

    All I could think of when nuKirk and nuMcCoy jumped into the water was that they were really jumping into acid... and nobody mentioned that fact.
     
  9. SeerSGB

    SeerSGB Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2003
    Location:
    RIP Leonard Nimoy
    Or if the writers did think of it, it was disregarded (rightly so) as being unneeded and unimportant to the over all story they were telling.
     
  10. Balrog

    Balrog Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2008
    Location:
    Balrog
    Wow.

    How'd you like Gravity?
     
  11. Franklin

    Franklin Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2006
    Location:
    On the Grand Tour
    Um, had the volcano actually erupted yet? At least enough to create massive lava flows into the ocean that would acidify the nearby water?

    Oh, and this from the USGS in response to FAQ about the behavior of volcanoes in movies:

    The movie mentioned in passing in the above quote is Dante's Peak.

    It takes time for the water to acidify. And, we're talking about relatively small crater lakes, not stuff being blown or flowing into an entire ocean (which hadn't happened, anyway).

    Full link: http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/about/faq/faqmovie.php
     
  12. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

    Happy Xmas (War Is Over) Fleet Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2001
    Location:
    If you want it
    Novels have an advantage that film and TV do not. An infinite amount of space to explain everything.
     
  13. Balrog

    Balrog Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2008
    Location:
    Balrog
    Ocean - 1, Volcano - 0
     
  14. Kemaiku

    Kemaiku Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2004
    Location:
    Ulster
    That and Nibiru's seismic mechanisms may well be different from Earth's thus partly creating the problem in the first place.

    Edit: Sorry, didn't see Franklins post.
     
  15. SeerSGB

    SeerSGB Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2003
    Location:
    RIP Leonard Nimoy
    The one that Degrasse and others have have called out on for faults in its scientific accuracy? The one's basically a special effects fest.
     
  16. Franklin

    Franklin Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2006
    Location:
    On the Grand Tour
    Damn. Keep Degrasse away from Star Trek. ;)

    His best Tweet, IMO, "Why anyone is impressed with a zero-G film 45 years after being impressed with 2001: A Space Odyssey." Which was my thought exactly when so many people were oohing and awing over its production values. It's just a cross between 2001 and Apollo 13. Nothing new or groundbreaking that I saw.

    And let's not forget that despite his rant, Degrasse says he still enjoyed the movie very much. It's fun to pretend people! It's fun to simply let a story flow over you and not be too bothered by what's real and what isn't. It's all a fantasy, after all. Hah, Wookies and Death Stars and light sabers! Really? (Oh. Wait. That's Star Wars.)
     
  17. drt

    drt Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2013
    Hawaii wouldn't have much of a tourist industry if volcanos in close proximity to an ocean were a big problem
     
  18. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

    Happy Xmas (War Is Over) Fleet Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2001
    Location:
    If you want it
    Let me know when its Ocean-11
     
  19. Franklin

    Franklin Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2006
    Location:
    On the Grand Tour
    Go to your room!
     
  20. Balrog

    Balrog Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2008
    Location:
    Balrog
    Hopefully you mean the original!