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TSN
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Or we can explain them away by saying the VFX shots are enhanced for our viewing pleasure, and don't accurately portray what we would really see.
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Siegfried
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Well, hell, that's the excuse we've been using for years to explain the sounds in outer space.
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PsyLiam
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True. You don't sit through Star Wars and complain about the lasers being visible, do you?

You do? You sad person. Go outside and find a life.

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Siegfried
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Well, everytime I find a life it tries to run away from me. So now I've started setting bear traps. That'll stop the little bastards from getting away from me! Ha ha ha ha!
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TSN
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"...that's the excuse we've been using for years to explain the sounds in outer space."

That was my point. :-)


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Liam,

You crack me up. Now, go drive on the wrong side of the road.

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Harry
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Spatial torps? Didn't they have the same things in some VOY eps? And didn't those come from the far future? Oh well, it is better than photorps...

Phase pistols sounds good. Seems to imply that the laser technology isn't sophisticated enough to apply to hand-held weapons (as seen in "The Cage", set in 2251, IIRC).

And one advice for Malcolm Reed: please don't invent phaser banks, you'll needlessly contradict the TNGTM and common sense.

About that hull-armor: could it be that the "Endgame" shields were some sort of VFX test for the new series? I sure hope not!

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Siegfried
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Actually, I think Voyager used multispatial torpedoes and probes. What that means is anyone's guess. I'm guessing that they'll explain the operation of the spatial torpedoes in Enterprise. Anyone want to take guesses as to how they work? Probably not matter and antimatter, I'd guess.

**Voyager Endgame Spoilers in the below paragraph**

I'm still not all that clear on this retractable hull plating on the Enterprise. There don't appear to be any openings on the hull for the plating to slide out from. Also, I doubt it's going to be appearing by the hull plates flipping over (kinda like the first season Viper change-over effects). It cannot be the same FX sequence as in Endgame because those that seemed to subject some sort of replication technology in order to place the ablative armor onto the outer hull. Enterprise's time period has no replication technology. So it has to be something different.

**Voyager Endgame Spoilers in the above paragraph**

And while I think it'd be a lame plot device to have Malcolm Reed develop phaser banks, I think its logical that phasers first appeared in large shipmounted units prior to development as small handheld weapons. However, the main point becomes is this realistic for the time period? I don't know. I don't have the TNG tech manual or my copy of The Cage sitting out at the moment (I'm in the middle of packing, so I can't pull them out either).

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Timo
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I'd have no problem with the ship brandishing phasers, but it seems absurd to think that *Malcolm Reed* would invent them. How could one lone man do anything of the sort, far away from the laboratories and factories required?

I trust the shuttle launch info in the Bible is outdated by now - the eventual design with aft-facing doors does not really lend itself to an arm-launch sequence the way a dorsal or ventral set of doors would. People understand cranes that move things up or down, but they don't understand cranes that move things horizontally.

Contrary to some comments, I think the two years in the AC-Arcturus run refers to one-way trip, not a round trip - meaning that warp 2 is about 18c by this interpretation. Either it's actually something like warp 2.6-2.7 (but still counting as warp 2 in starship crew parlance as long as warp 3 is not actually reached), or then the numbers don't follow the cubic formula quite as well as the Neptune remark. Still, we're in the ballpark.

Vulcans have an acute sense of smell? Okay. It's not like Spock ever demonstrated that, though (the "Yes" in the elevator scene in ST5 does not count as "acute sense", I trust).

Timo Saloniemi


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Lee
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JeffK: Well, since, from your prespective, Liam DOES drive on the other side of the road, he's OK. 8)

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Aban Rune
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To me, the canon dorsal shot of the Ent from TV Guide sure seems to show a shuttle bay on the aft end of the saucer. Possibly two small bays. You can't really see the doors, but the markings and signage (i.e. tellow stripes) seem consistant with shuttlebay markings.

I can't wait to see what the underside of this thing looks like though.

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Posting within seconds of each other and 40 second episodes: just remember that if we go 'by the book' seconds will seem like minutes and minutes will seem like hours.

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