"We won't reach minumum safe distance if we don't leave immediately."

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  1. diftorhehsmusma

    diftorhehsmusma Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    just about every aspect of this film has been nit-picked around here (funfun!) but this is something that bothered me the first time i saw it and every subsequent viewing: the girl on the bridge who, during the scene where vulcan is imploded, says the above line, then they continue to hang around for several more minutes. long enough, if memory serves, for kirk and sulu to be beamed back aboard and spock to go down to rescue his parents and return.
    what is this? bad editing? bad writing? and anyway, most people understand on some level that this would be the case. why was this line even in there? seems like a cheap attempt to elevate the tension where this wasn't really necessary.
     
  2. Mr. B

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    Bad writing... from the tag team that brought you "Oh, no! The machine is buried in the pyramid! If they turn it on, it will destroy the sun!"
     
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    Re: "We won't reach minumum safe distance if we don't leave immediatel

    Huh?! What the blazes is that from?
     
  4. Mr. B

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    Re: "We won't reach minumum safe distance if we don't leave immediatel

    Transformers 2
     
  5. Psion

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    Re: "We won't reach minumum safe distance if we don't leave immediatel

    [shakes head and rubs forehead in disbelief]

    Alright, they're dumb as posts, but there's no denying that these writers put fannies in the seats.
     
  6. davejames

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    Re: "We won't reach minumum safe distance if we don't leave immediatel

    Eh, all the Treks do that kind of thing to raise the tension. I mean, everytime there's a battle scene, we hear the same exact refrains again and again: "Shields down to 20%!!!" or "Divert all power to the shields!!!" or "We can't take another hit like that!!!" etc.

    It all certainly SOUNDS cool, but nothing really ever comes of it. It's just for effect.
     
  7. number6

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    Re: "We won't reach minumum safe distance if we don't leave immediatel

    It was there to heighten the tension just like every Star Trek that came before it.

    This constant drum beating to find something to complain about is getting old and stupid.
     
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    Re: "We won't reach minumum safe distance if we don't leave immediatel

    [This constant drum beating to find something to complain about is getting old and stupid.[/QUOTE]


    Agreed! :)
     
  9. MvRojo

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    Re: "We won't reach minumum safe distance if we don't leave immediatel

    Ugh. Don't remind me.
     
  10. Devon

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    Re: "We won't reach minumum safe distance if we don't leave immediatel

    It's a non-issue. What precludes them from having reached a minimal safe distance during that time?

    Agreed.
     
  11. diftorhehsmusma

    diftorhehsmusma Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Re: "We won't reach minumum safe distance if we don't leave immediatel

    ok, fine. i was just trying to have some fun. i see your point, but if you aren't interested in bits like this, just ignore them. no need to get testy.
     
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    Re: "We won't reach minumum safe distance if we don't leave immediatel

    Same old Star Trek science. Whatever. Besides, a black hole with the mass of a planet would have the gravitational pull of that planet. They wouldn't have to adjust their orbit at all.
     
  14. diftorhehsmusma

    diftorhehsmusma Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Re: "We won't reach minumum safe distance if we don't leave immediatel

    so it's just a stupid line? <sigh> i guess i can live with that. in a film that's neat but already far from perfect, i guess it's just one more goofy thing. but for some reason it bothers me more than just about anything else. huge coincidences? ok. iffy, double-faced science? fine; after all, it is science fiction. but this bit is just unnecessarily stupid. in future i shall do my best to just ignore it. :(
     
  15. SonicRanger

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    Re: "We won't reach minumum safe distance if we don't leave immediatel

    Who's to say that the Enterprise didn't back off a bit to a safe distance after that line was spoken? Why do people need to see everything in exacting detail? Would you only think the Enterprise moved away a bit if we heard the "beep, beep, beep" of it backing up?
     
  16. diftorhehsmusma

    diftorhehsmusma Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Re: "We won't reach minumum safe distance if we don't leave immediatel

    <smacks forehead> OMG thank you!! that is so brilliantly simple. :techman:
    ....and now i feel quite the fool. but i wouldn't be a geek if i didn't overthink things. :rolleyes:
    sonicranger, you are my new best friend!
     
  17. Broccoli

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    I can't believe the uniforms were a shade darker than what they were in TOS! An outrage, I declare! I demand the writers be tarred and feathered! :klingon:
     
  18. diftorhehsmusma

    diftorhehsmusma Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Re: "We won't reach minumum safe distance if we don't leave immediatel

    ahahahahahahahaha!!!
    yeah, no sense of humour. ever. :lol:
     
  19. Star Treks

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    Re: "We won't reach minumum safe distance if we don't leave immediatel

    Actually the line still makes total sense but I'm too tired to explain why in a huge amount of detail.

    Suffice it to say that an "unsafe distance" doesn't have to be the same thing as "a distance at which we have no possibility whatsoever of escape". After all, they barely made it out alive. I would say that they had passed safe distance long before they actually tried to get away.
     
  20. M'Sharak

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    Re: "We won't reach minumum safe distance if we don't leave immediatel

    Okay, that's :lol:






    ("In space, no one can hear you beep, beep, beep.")
     
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