Super Nova that destroyed Romulus

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies: Kelvin Universe' started by James Wright, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. James Wright

    James Wright Commodore Premium Member

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    I've seen the movie but I never heard the star that went super nova destroying Romulus ever being given a name on film, When it was announced that there was going to be a Star Trek film how long did the writers have to work on the script and who advised them on the science aspects of the film?

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  2. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Garth of Algar Premium Member

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    Its called the Hobus Star.

    If you have problems with the science behind the "supernova",get in line. ;)
     
  3. James Wright

    James Wright Commodore Premium Member

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    Was the name of the star spoken on film, or did it come out of the pages of a comic book?
    As for the science, I have an explanation, it just depends on how close the star is to Romulus.


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  4. KobayashiMaru13

    KobayashiMaru13 Captain Captain

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    but Romulus's star went nova, i thought, so wouldn't that have been Eisn?
     
  5. JarodRussell

    JarodRussell Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Don't try to think about it, it makes no sense. First of all, a supernova somehow endangers the entire galaxy. They are not talking about some gamma ray burst, they are talking about some sort of explosion shockwave (because that is what is shown to destroy Romulus). Then - as the kicker - Spock creates a black hole to suck the super nova back to save the galaxy. Wow. Fucking wow. Whoever came up with this should not be trying to claim he understood Quantum Mechanics, because that's even harder to understand than what happens in a supernova.
     
  6. npsf3000

    npsf3000 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    The only thing that makes no sense is people trying to put 21st century physics into a 23rd century world.

    Must I remind you that FTL is currently deemed impossible without either vast amounts of energy or implicit time travel?

    To even think that we know anything about supernova is simple stupidity - how close have you ever been to one?

    Modern science has nothing more than a few theories on it, breaking those theories only represents the theories limitations, not deviation from fact.
     
  7. T'Girl

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    Maybe the FTL subspace shockwave from Hobus is similar to the FTL subspace shockwave from the Klingon moon Praxis.

    But Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country was released when I was only four years old, and to plagerise it ... that means JJ Abrams is raping my childhood.
     
  8. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Oh, here we go again. Let's go over the facts again:

    The star in the Hobus star system went nova, and for some reason this nova posed a threat to destroy the entire galaxy. Romulus gets destroyed by this before Spock can save the day.

    No, it does not make sense. Yes, it is stupid science. And yes, travelling at warp 10 causing people to evolve into space salamanders is more logical than this.

    We've already had 01000 threads on this matter, do we need 01000 more?
     
  9. James Wright

    James Wright Commodore Premium Member

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    Calm down TWh, as I said I've got my own solution to the science.
    All I want to know is, was the name of the star that went super nova ever mentioned in the movie, or did the name come from the comic book?

    James
     
  10. KobayashiMaru13

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    Spock was trying to save ROMULUS SPECIFICALLY. i dont remember anything about the supernova threatening the galaxy. Spock had worked so closely with the Romulans for so long, and he was a highly respected scientist, so when Romulus was in danger, they turned to him.
     
  11. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Garth of Algar Premium Member

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    Any danger to the Galaxy would probably be political.
     
  12. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Garth of Algar Premium Member

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    Arent black hole and supernova two parts of a star's "lifecyle'?
    Is it possible that the red matter accelerates this process?
     
  13. KobayashiMaru13

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    ^ that is POSSIBLE, but the red matter was to create a black hole large enough to swallow a supernova, but small enough that the supernova's energy cancelled each other out - no more black hole, no more supernova.
     
  14. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

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    The star was not named in the movie. It was called the Hobus star in the comic.
     
  15. James Wright

    James Wright Commodore Premium Member

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    THANK YOU M'SHARAK!:)
    (It took a little while but I got an answer, bunch o' slow pokes!:shifty:)

    James
     
  16. Timo

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    Yup. In the movie, it's called "a star". :vulcan:

    In the movie, the fact that the star exploded threatened "the galaxy". We don't know how it threatened the galaxy. We don't know if the threat materialized, if the galaxy was affected.

    What we do know is that Spock tried to stop Romulus from being blown to bits, but was too late - and after this, Spock still attacked the supernova with the red matter bomb, supposedly with only minutes to spare. So it does seem the supernova would have done further damage if not bombed.

    Timo Saloniemi
     
  17. Phily B

    Phily B Commodore Commodore

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    they could've made up some technobabble if they really wanted.
     
  18. James Wright

    James Wright Commodore Premium Member

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    Good movie, lousey writing though!

    James
     
  19. KobayashiMaru13

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    well, a lousy foundation for a good movie anyways.
     
  20. James Wright

    James Wright Commodore Premium Member

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    Yup!:techman:

    James