Synthetic actor in the Cage???

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by Cheapjack, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. Grant

    Grant Commodore Commodore

    Dec 16, 2006
    Yeah, that 'mistake' was in the original.

    Spock was being uncharacteristicly non speciific. The bridge WAS uninhabitable, but large parts of the rest of the ship were still okay---but clearly not ALL.

    They mentioned emergency bulkheads several times in TOS, so they would have sealed off the 'open to space' areas.
  2. Hambone

    Hambone Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Mar 25, 2006
    Land of cheese, sausage and beer
    Parts of the ship look pretty "uninhabitable" in this shot; there are at least three big bites taken out of the saucer. The bridge area actually seems undamaged, though!


    So what do we believe: Spock's line of dialogue, or what we see on the screen?
  3. Grant

    Grant Commodore Commodore

    Dec 16, 2006
    In the remastered--they do show some damage to the bridge---and since the bridge is basically one 'room'--it's uninhabitable.

    But clearly large parts of the ship are not damaged and are habitable.

    Spock wasn't being totally specific, but the ship WAS habitable since a lot of it was intact.
  4. Nardpuncher

    Nardpuncher Rear Admiral

    Nov 17, 2003
    Thing is he looked like a Cardassian at first.
  5. Vance

    Vance Vice Admiral Admiral

    Oct 27, 2005
    Colorado Springs
    Could easily have been microfractures through parts of the hull.. not visible, but nasty about letting air leak out. Could have been toxins released from something else that flooded some decks, etc... LOTS of things could have happened short of the planet killer taking a nibble there.
  6. Captain Robert April

    Captain Robert April Vice Admiral Admiral

    ^ The bridge doesn't have be in a hard vacuum to be uninhabitable.