What killed the Defiant's crew?

Discussion in 'Trek Tech' started by Wingsley, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. blssdwlf

    blssdwlf Commodore Commodore

    Feb 26, 2010
    Did the crew immediately touch the Valiant marker? I don't recall that they did.
  2. Timo

    Timo Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Aug 26, 2003
    Nope, we never saw anybody touch it. Only the Charybdis wreckage, plus assorted other shrapnel in VOY, was immediately manhandled. But the recorder marker should have been condensing the moisture in the air, and very probably the air itself, madly from the very moment of beam-in. Unless its temperature were "compensated", the way the temperature of the TNG wreckage must have been.

    Timo Saloniemi
  3. publiusr

    publiusr Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 22, 2010
    Now I seem to remember a Sci Am article that postulated an alternate universe where there was no weak nuclear force:


    That might interfere with life: http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-ph/0609050

    I think the interphase itself may have been a weakless emboltment--also helping to explain the choice of triox.

    The void where Kirk found himself might be the void in Dr. Who or Traveller, or perhaps a universe with our no-fun laws of physics.