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Jack_Crusher
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You'd think with the way the Enterprise (NCC-1701) shakes while being fired at in battle, that it doesn't even have inertial dampeners. good examples of this are Journey to Babel, and Balance of Terror.

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Ryan McReynolds
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The problem is that simple impulse acceleration would cream the crew if the ship didn't have inertial dampers. I submit that Kirk's Enterprise simply had a much greater lag time relative to later ships. Sudden, unplanned accelerations are felt; planned accelerations are not.

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Harry
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I even think good old Phoenix had inertial dampeners.

Possibly inertial dampeners were developed in the Third World War to allow fighter pilots to fly their machines a bit faster. Or they are part of the Chronowerx cop-out.

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Woodside Kid
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Seems to me it makes more sense to have them come out of whatever research developed artificial gravity generation. That would put its earliest origins in the 1990s, since the Botany Bay had artificial gravity.

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PsyLiam
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If the Botany Bay still comes from the 90s.

But let's not go there.

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Woodside Kid
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Pardon my ignorance, but who says it doesn't?

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Aban Rune
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I may not be referring to the same hangup as other people, but there are two things I'm thinking of:

1) The Admiral in "Dr. Bashir, I Presume" gave a time of "200 years ago" for the Eugenics wars, which would have put it in the 22nd century, not the 20th.

2) "Future's End" which took place in the 90's showed no evidence that the Eugenics Wars were going on, or had recently gone on. However, there is a model of a sleeper ship on Rain Robinson's window sill, so those ships obviously exist in the 90's of the Star Trek universe, or are at least being developed.

The theory is that Starling's meddling pushed the Eugenics Wars back a little while, I think.

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Fedaykin Supastar
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i know where they;re keeping her (sleeper ships), its some place called Area 51, i know coz they had all these aliean stuff there. I saw it on tv. Can u imagine the government/pentagon ppl let them show it on TV!!!

haha LMAO

conspiracies are all over the place

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Aban Rune
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That was....surreal...

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PsyLiam
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It's not a big deal, but the Eugenics war occuring in the 90s has never sat very well with me. Probably it's a real slap in the face when you hear "Geneticly engineered supermen took over three quarters of the glove in 1996". The instant mental response is "Did they? I must have slept in".

I also think that TPTB are likely to avoid ever directly saying again that the Eugenic wars occured in the 90s. They'll either fudge the date, or stick it in the early 21st century.

But we don't know.

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I have a lot more trouble with people who can't
seperate reality and fantasy


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Did they say whose glove it was?
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Malnurtured Snay
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My leather gloves are being dry-cleaned. I get 'em back Saturday, and if I'm missing one, I'll know whose glove it was.

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Aban Rune
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What if you're only missing three quarters of the glove?

Sorry...this is just too easy...

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cptmkb
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Wow.. this is an area where Trekkers get sad.

Obviously we live in an alternate universe.

Has anyone ever read 'Visit to a Strange Planet' or 'Visit to a Strange Planet Revisited' At least I think thats what they were called. The were in compilations in the 70s and dealt with Kirk, Spock and McCoy materializing in 1960s Hollywood on the Star Trek sets and trying to cope with the fact that their lives were a TV show, and the sequel involved Bill Shatner, Leo Nimoy and De Kelley arriving on the real Enterprise while shooting a scene in the transporter room, and saving the ship from a Klingon plot by pretending to be the big three.

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