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Old 02-05-2010, 08:00 AM
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When I think of the Dilithium Chambers at Maximum, it sounds like he's talking about them being at maximum readiness or efficiency, ready for use.

This is consistent with the Enterprise having multiple Warp Cores, and the Dilithium Chambers probably refers to the Intermix Chambers in the cores, where the matter and antimatter (Deuterium and Antideuterium in TNG, likely true here if that water pipe was the Matter, Deuterium (Heavy Water) being processed before being sent to the Intermix chambers) are thrown together, and the resulting energy converted into a Plazma to power the warp engines.

The glow we see at the back of the Warp Engine? Ionized drive plasma being pumped through the Warp Coils, and being vented after use (being drastically reduced in Engergy).

At least, that's how I interpret things
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Old 02-05-2010, 08:38 AM
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It's a duff reference to McCoy's line in The Voyage Home.


"Are you sure this is such a bright idea?"
"What do you mean?"
"I mean, him back at his post like nothing's happened. I don't know if you've got the whole picture or not, but he's not exactly operating on all thrusters."
"It'll come back to him."
- Kirk and McCoy, as Spock returns to duty
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Well, blame Nimoy on that one - it was his addition. Not scripted.
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Well, blame Nimoy on that one - it was his addition. Not scripted.
Okay, no problem. Ahem! Nimoy that was a very bad line and ya earned yourself a very severe Trekkie-Spanking....

Spankity...spankity...spankity...
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The glow we see at the back of the Warp Engine? Ionized drive plasma being pumped through the Warp Coils, and being vented after use (being drastically reduced in Engergy).

At least, that's how I interpret things
According to the Blu-Ray extras, you're right!
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When I think of the Dilithium Chambers at Maximum, it sounds like he's talking about them being at maximum readiness or efficiency, ready for use.

This is consistent with the Enterprise having multiple Warp Cores, and the Dilithium Chambers probably refers to the Intermix Chambers in the cores, where the matter and antimatter (Deuterium and Antideuterium in TNG, likely true here if that water pipe was the Matter, Deuterium (Heavy Water) being processed before being sent to the Intermix chambers) are thrown together, and the resulting energy converted into a Plazma to power the warp engines.

The glow we see at the back of the Warp Engine? Ionized drive plasma being pumped through the Warp Coils, and being vented after use (being drastically reduced in Engergy).

At least, that's how I interpret things
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According to the Blu-Ray extras, you're right!
Which is intruiging, given the oft-held belief the new ship wasn't thought about!
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