Will there be an explaination for how enterprise can go underwater?

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies: Kelvin Universe' started by tmosler, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. Ovation

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    Re: Will there be an explaination for how enterprise can go underwater

    I demand that a character break the fourth wall and give that exact explanation to reassure us, or I will forever boycott the franchise. :mad::censored::scream:
     
  2. SalvorHardin

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    Re: Will there be an explaination for how enterprise can go underwater

    But will they give an explanation for how the 4th wall was broken?
     
  3. Keeper

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    Re: Will there be an explaination for how enterprise can go underwater

    Apparently not. :vulcan:

    M'Sharak tried to kick it in that direction, here. Then I tried to jump start it in the post above yours, but no takers. People are more interested in treating it as a worthy topic.
     
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  4. Romulan_spy

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    Re: Will there be an explaination for how enterprise can go underwater

    As far as we know, the Ent does not actually fly around under water, it just does a controlled descent under the surface and then comes straight up again. That would be far easier than actually flying around under water.
     
  5. Enterprise is Great

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    Re: Will there be an explaination for how enterprise can go underwater

    The long awaited Q movie appearance rears it's ugly head...
     
  6. Set Harth

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    Re: Will there be an explaination for how enterprise can go underwater

    We already knew that before ST09.
     
  7. Grup

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  8. Chemahkuu

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    Re: Will there be an explaination for how enterprise can go underwater

    You know, if the pool walls/floor where greenscreened that would be an interesting way of doing model work.
     
  9. Grup

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    Agreed. I didn't see any distortion or water movement. Too bad he didn't film it surfacing. :rommie:
     
  10. M'Sharak

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    Re: Will there be an explaination for how enterprise can go underwater

    ^ Yeah, I went to his YouTube page and there are quite a few vids like this.
     
  12. cbspock

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    Re: Will there be an explaination for how enterprise can go underwater



    and sling shot around the sun to create a time warp, or pulling away from a black hole to do the same thing. Traveling to parallel universes, etc. I think you nailed it! nuTrek doesn't get caught up spewing Trekno BS like modern trek which was a fallback to solving the story plot, it killed the drama in a lot of cases, it goes back to the original series that it is the story first.

    I don't remember hearing many complaints when the Enterprise was struggling to get out of Earth's atmosphere because an F104 was trying to shoot it down with a nuclear missile. it was pretty freaking cool is what I remember when I first saw it.


    -Chris
     
  13. Captain Rob

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    Re: Will there be an explaination for how enterprise can go underwater

    I would think that this is the new standard method of washing starships. It would have come in handy for the TOS Enterprise after it got covered in space amoeba goo.
    Just remember to turn off the Bussard collectors. They're designed to attract and collect hydrogen for the propulsion systems. Seawater is loaded with hydrogen and deuterium.
    They could depict a swimming session for the crew by having the ship be partially submerged with the upper part of the saucer a few feet below the water level. Open some hatches and throw out some deck chairs on the dry upper deck area that would serve as a beach. It would give the crew something to do while Bones and Kirk are out spying on the natives.
     
  14. BillJ

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    Re: Will there be an explaination for how enterprise can go underwater

    I really don't care about the technical reasoning behind it being underwater, I just want a logical mission reason for it.
     
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    Re: Will there be an explaination for how enterprise can go underwater

    my impression is that there isn't a good mission reason for it... perhaps why Pike gives Kirk the speech that is used in the 2-minute trailer about him being reckless
     
  16. Jackson_Roykirk

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    Re: Will there be an explaination for how enterprise can go underwater

    Considering the 9-minute preview end prior to that scene ending, my impression is that we can't tell either way if they will provide us with a logical mission reason or not.

    Maybe they mention the reason in the 10th or 11th minute. Considering that they were busy trying to save Spock, I doubt the crew would waste time debating with each other logic of being underwater. They may wait until Spock is safely back on the ship to hold that discussion -- or it may even be implied by their dialogue WHILE they are saving Spock.
     
  17. 3chordboy

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    Re: Will there be an explaination for how enterprise can go underwater

    thats not the point i was making. i really don't care if we get an explanation for how it can go underwater. its capable of bloody interstellar travel... a little moistness shouldn't do it much harm :)
     
  18. Jackson_Roykirk

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    Re: Will there be an explaination for how enterprise can go underwater

    ^
    ^^I think there may be an explanation given. I'm not saying they will go out of there way to provide the logical explanation as to why they were there, but that reason may become evident as the scene plays out.

    That's the proper way to explain those types of things -- imply the explanation in a natural way as the scene unfolds.
     
  19. Nerys Myk

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    Re: Will there be an explaination for how enterprise can go underwater

    Pretty sure there is a warning on the underside of the Enterprise that says "Never get wet or feed after midnight".
     
  20. teacake

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    Re: Will there be an explaination for how enterprise can go underwater

    And YET in the first nine minutes..

    Scotty is babbling about the Enterprise being underwater.

    "Do you have any idea how ridiculous it is to have a starship on the bottom of the ocean. We've been doon here since last night. The salt water is going to ruin the <unintelligble>"

    Clearly the Enterprise is delicate.