Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by KamenRiderBlade, Oct 31, 2012.
They are riveting.
I always assumed that they used a more advanced form of welding. They frequently mention "molecular bonding" and you see them use some sort of energy beam to bond things together (which usually leaves neither a scratch nor a divinding line).
Don't forget the classic "magnatomic adhesion area". Which in real life was Velcro.
I stand corrected! I just looked through all the TOS episodes and found, "Bolt in the Fold," "The Trouble with Rivets," "The Screw Manuever" and "Where no Nut Has Gone Before." There's also "Mudd's Welding" and "Amok Zippers."
I think in the future all nuts and bolts are reserved for swingers parties.
I don't know about nuts and bolts. But Captain James T Kirk had screws a plenty.
Frankly, I'm more curious as to why there's an "L" in solder, since it isn't pronounced. It is with bolder, colder, folder, holder... Maybe they thought there would be too much confusion with "sod", a kind of soil. Yet, nobody worried about "lead" (the metal, versus the verb). The wonderfully illogical language called English, at your service.
I pronounce the L...
It is derived from Latin and from the same roots as solid.
In the future, its all Vulcan Velcro®.
Does anyone understand what you're saying? If someone asked me to hand them what you said, I'd probably hand them a can of Coke.
So do I. "Sol" as in the name of our sun (or "soul"). Followed by "durr."
Certainly not "sew -dah."
^ Well folks, just mosey on over to Webster's dictionary website for solder, and click on the speaker icon for pronunciation. Me no hear "L". \ˈsä-dər, ˈsȯ-, British also ˈsäl-dər,
I guess the Brits say the "L"...
In the UK, "sod" has quite a different meaning.
I was watching Fury the other day and I noticed the frame of Voyager's warp core (which Kes leans on to absorb time travel power) has screws on it, but they're flush. Probably not supposed to notice them.
It doesn't rhyme with SODA.
That's SO-DA. As in "Make it so!"
I say SOLDER to rhyme with SOLDIER, except it's a D sound in the middle, not a J.
When my parents neighbor was putting in her yard a big truck with squares of sod arrived, the workers then "sod'ered" her front yard.
Which accent did the speaker employ? British, new'england, mid'Atlantic, mid'west, southern, southwest, west coast?
I speak American Pacific north-west English, with a slight Spanish accent.
How about you?
Look at trek Generations during the scene where Kirk is on a metalic brdge about to collpase. It was held to the rock face with nuts and bolts, and chains too for that matter.
Clearly Soran was having budget issues. He hired mercenaries using a 20 year old bird of prey and built his evil fortress out of antiquated materials. We all saw how well that held up too!
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