Okay, well in that case, there is no necessity, perceived or otherwise, to put anything anywhere, however the aforementioned line in "TUC" does imply a close association between the impulse engines and the "Engineering Section" which, let's remember, should not to be misconstrued as a reference to the secondary, or engineering Hull. Fair enough, as I said his gesture isn't very specific so it boils down to interpretation as to where hes pointing to, but what's not really open to interpretation is that the warp drive engines he's referring to, as well as the associated M/A-M fuel, are in the nacelles/pods. However, since the dilithium is seen to be accessed from engineering, it opens up the possibility that parts of the overall engine or propulsion system are spread out around the ship. And you've got a good point regarding Scotty about to go into problems with the circuits, so maybe he was actually pointing to the triangular doohickey in the middle of the floor, which might be the dilithium crystal converter assembly itself. First of all, I never said there were no discrepancies between TMOST and TOS, in fact, I said that "TMOST's deck by deck description is far more consistent with the show than it is inconsistent" which acknowledges there are discrepancies. And yes, the sickbay on deck 7 instead of 5 is one of those discrepancies, but you should have used the deck 5 SB reference from "Amok Time" -which came before TMOST was available to reference- to better make your point, because the "EOT" reference comes after info in TMOST was available to the writing staff (in the writers guide by this time?), so in this case, it's actually the show that is inconsistent with the TMOST rather than the other way around, which just goes to show what I've said all along, that the writing staff was more interested in a good story than in technical throwaway lines. The "outer section is a "protective shell" complex of water and other bulk storage" is a reference to the area surrounding the central "most protected part" of the ship (EOT) where the "undercut" on the bottom side of the saucer rises up and prevents full deck height and thus the perfect place for a "complex of water and other bulk storage", it is not a reference to the outermost edge or rim of the saucer, and so in no way does it contradict an engineering area in the impulse deck. First of all, I was only talking about the "TMOST's deck by deck description", being used most of the time (during the second season), I never said anything about the cross section, precisely because it does not match the deck by deck description and because we have no evidence that the writing staff used it as a reference. And as for it being "apparent" that the cutaway shows where "they" wanted the engineering section to be is, quite frankly, balderdash. I'm not sure what that area is suppose to be, and neither is anybody else, but the very fact that it extends down into the 'too narrow' dorsal, as you point out, rules out the notion that it could/should be the engineering section mentioned in the text as being in the same location as the impulse engines. Also, the basic drawing is from Matt Jefferies, and he's on record as stating that he wanted the engine room to be in the secondary hull, so he never would have been so feeble minded as to place it in the dorsal, where it obviously would not fit. Incidentally, this is likely what led to the inconstancy in "DOTD" over the location of engineering, the writing staff was going by deck info consistent with TMOST, whereas MJ had his own ideas, which he communicated to the FX people. The same goes for the 11 decks in the deck by deck description vs the 7 or 8 decks in the cutaway, one is based on Jefferies deck levels, the other is not. First of all, once again, I never said all burned out circuits were crystal circuits, on the other hand, maybe that burned out point in "WNMHGB" is a "lithium crystal" circuit, and part of the starboard impulse pack which may in turn be part of the ships "power packs" and why Spock wants to adapt some of the "Lithium" cracking stations "power packs" to their engines? The rigging of "a" bypass circuit is what apparently routes around the crystals, switching to bypass circuits on the other hand requires a working "converter assembly". Well, what's your solution to the mystery? And I wonder if two of the crystals are rock-like and four are panel-like? Or maybe the six drawers are for as many as twelve different kinds of crystals; panels, points, rocks, etc etc.? You're missing my point, the lack of noticeable power effects isn't the main issue, the point is we are told that almost all of their crystals were drained and we see only four, both in the re-amp drawers and in possession by each Lazarus, so this fits with six crystal total which fits with Kirk's line from "MW". Also, we don't know enough about the whole system to be dogmatic about it, it may be that the converter assembly "converts" energy/power from one type of crystal to anther, say from rock-like to panel-like and vice versa? It could be that the engine nacelles (and associated reactors?) use one type of (rock-like?) crystal and the rest of the ship's systems (and associated reactor?) are powered by another (panel-like?) crystal?