General Trek Questions and Observations

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by The Old Mixer, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. Tenacity

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    The purpose of the liquid could have been to "cleanse" the blade. Ceremonially strip it of impurities.
     
  2. 2takesfrakes

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  3. Laura Cynthia Chambers

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    Thanks for trying anyway. :)
    https://ca.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20161021112746AAgrTu6

    I hope he keeps a lid on it. Or that the container is made of non-breakable material. "Oh, hey, the ship's a write-off, but at least my blade sanitizer's still safe."
     
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  4. Tenacity

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    The liquid could simply be a oil that was blessed by a Klingon priest.
     
  5. Mojochi

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    Considering their dental hygiene, to say nothing of their general regard for death, I leaned toward the more likely death juice interpretation. lol because lord knows death from a blade wound isn't always certain, or least of all expedient. So, a little chemical assist might not be out of the question, but either way, I still can't help seeing him have to tend to it on a routine basis, which is pretty silly to me, picturing him resetting everything perfectly, every time they run across a bumpy nebula, like an OCD floral arranger :p
     
  6. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer Mih ssim, mih ssim, nam, daed si Xim. Moderator

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    It's possible that having a well-tended suicide shrine serves an important ceremonial function for Klingons, even if they avoid having to use it.
     
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  7. 1001001

    1001001 Do You Really Wanna Taste It? Moderator

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    Was time dilation ever addressed in Star Trek? Some technobabble reason why the crew ages at the same rate as Earth bound humans?
     
  8. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer Mih ssim, mih ssim, nam, daed si Xim. Moderator

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    IIRC, warp drive bypasses it, and "full impulse" is 0.25 light speed to avoid it.
     
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  9. Tracy Trek

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    Your post makes me think of The Wrath of Khan when Kirk had Saavik pilot the ship out of Space Dock (what was it, 1/4 impulse). Now even a quarter of a quarter light speed would be way too fast inside a space station, I'm sure.

    When Picard's Enterprise docks at that starbase in the episode about the Bynars, it looks like they use the visuals from The Search for Spock for entering and leaving the starbase. Now in Voyager's Non Sequiter, it looked like they used the visuals of the door of the Dyson sphere from TNG's Relics when Tom and Harry stole that shuttle.
     
  10. Tenacity

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    In Mudd's Women (just watched) why do they beam down into a local sand storm instead of beaming into one of the building?
     
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    So far I think it's only the Defiant and Intrepid class ships like Voyager that can perform a full controlled landing, and the JJprize as it was underwater......

    But are there any other large ships in Trek that can land and take off?

    BTW NCC and USS what do they mean?
     
  13. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer Mih ssim, mih ssim, nam, daed si Xim. Moderator

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    This one seems like it's got a short enough potential shelf life to go in the General Trek Questions and Observations thread.
     
  14. Kemaiku

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    Warp fields negate relativity, as do the "subspace driver coils" in the Impulse assembly. Changing the ships apparent mass in space stops the inertial mass gain that causes space to bend and cause time dilation.

    In the Destiny novels, Columbia's nacelles are crippled and her subspace technology destoyed, only pure impulse rocketry takes her at 0.999c to a planet 6 months away at c, taking them 12 years to everyone else.
     
  15. Balok's Decoy

    Balok's Decoy Commodore Commodore

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    So in "Skin of Evil," Picard basically abandons Armus on Vagra II to be alone and miserable. Kind of reminds me of the end of Space Seed.

    Maybe someone somewhere is writing a Wrath of Armus movie...
     
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  16. Laura Cynthia Chambers

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    At the end of "Bread and Circuses", when Kirk is recording his recommendation for a commendation for Scotty, why does Scotty hang around to listen? Does he think Kirk won't do it unless he insists?
     
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    Balok's Decoy Commodore Commodore

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    LOL I think it has more to do with Kirk wanting Scotty to hear his praise.
     
  18. Laura Cynthia Chambers

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    The scene we didn't see is Kirk deleting the log after Scotty leaves.

    Six months later:

    SCOTT (scratching his head): Whatever happened to that commendation...
     
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  19. Shawnster

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    United Star (or Space) Ship. Kirk used both interchangeably.

    NCC doesn't stand for anything. The original idea was using N because all commercial aircraft in the US have an N number. The first C was for "commercial" and the third C was added for optical balance (NCC 1701 looked better than NC 1701).

    Memory Alpha also states the the first C in NCC was in recognition of the Soviet space program.

    http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/NCC

    Memory Alpha also states that one of the Trek novels states NCC means Naval Construction Contract
     
  20. Gingerbread Demon

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    Thanks for that.

    On the ships are there any other ships that we'd consider starships, that can perform a landing?