General Trek Questions and Observations

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

  1. UnknownSample

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    Same for Mars. They have artificial gravity, so who knows what you get when you play around with that... but planets are awfully big.
     
  2. Sophie74656

    Sophie74656 Commodore Commodore

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    There is another mention in Voyager, in Death Wish. When Q is sending the ship to random hiding spots one of them is in a Christmas Tree.
     
  3. Tracy Trek

    Tracy Trek Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I recall that. One of them said, "We seem to be tethered to some large plant".
     
  4. Six of Twelve

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    What if some alien species shipped off their worst criminals to the Borg, instead if executing them? Could be a tidy arrangement to spare the rest of their species from assimilation.
     
  5. Nerys Myk

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    The Borg are greedy
     
  6. CaptainSpirk

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    Does anyone know the font used in this image?

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    Thank you.
     
  7. CaptainSpirk

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    I also always assumed domes
     
  9. trekshark

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    The defiant being shaped like it is seems more plausible of being able to land and take off than the intrepid class
     
  10. Sophie74656

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    I always thouht the Intrepid class looked well suited to land, the design looks very aerodynamic
     
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  11. Tracy Trek

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    It always looked to me like those 2 landing struts on the rear section of the ship, would not have been enough to keep the saucer section from tipping forward when it was parked on a planet.
     
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  12. Sophie74656

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    it does look like the saucer wants to tip forward...but it's possible that since the "engine" is in the back of the ship that there's enough weight on that end to keep it from tipping. (or something like that)
     
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  13. 1001001

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    When they're getting ready to land, Janeway asks everyone to move to the back.
     
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  14. Tracy Trek

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    Did anyone else think that when Chakotay was the one that had to land the ship on the Demon Class planet, that he didn't set it down quite as gently as when Tom was the pilot?
     
  15. Sophie74656

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    He probably didn't. Tom is a better pilot and landing a ship isn't something that is done very often by anyone.
     
  16. Michael

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  17. CaptainSpirk

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    Thank you M. That was helpful.
     
  18. Tracy Trek

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    I wondered as well if it might have been the nature of the planet they were landing on in that instance. Some kind of instability of the ground surface. But if you ever watch it, it looks like the landing struts almost buckle.
     
  19. Sophie74656

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    I don't know if they almost buckle or they just bend to absorb some impact
     
  20. Cyanide Muffin

    Cyanide Muffin All hail Doctor 13 Premium Member

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    It's the weight of the nacelles...... The warp coils in the nacelles are probably quite heavy and there's a lot of them in each nacelle. That should be enough to stop Voyager tipping over, though it would make for a funny scene.