Warp drive and dilithium

Discussion in 'Trek Tech' started by Nebusj, Jun 20, 2014.

  1. blssdwlf

    blssdwlf Commodore Commodore

    Feb 26, 2010
    Cute, but wouldn't that apply to your re-interpreted theory as well?

    Nope, my version only requires us to accept that the bypass circuits were damaged when they "blew the whole converter assembly" as said in dialogue. :)

    In "Elaan of Troyius" the matter-antimatter system is still online despite the dilithium crystals going completely offline due to sabotage. There is no 20 minute shutdown-startup sequence as necessary (see "Skin of Evil").

    This never happened successfully in TOS because both times ("Mudd's Women", "Elaan of Troyius") the converter assembly was damaged/destroyed. We can tell it would have worked because that's how they designed it or otherwise they wouldn't have bypass circuits in the first place ;)