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Old 03-16-2011, 02:37 PM
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To be fair, it was probably falling 40,000 or so feet that finished him.
It's not the fall, it's the landing
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Old 03-16-2011, 03:20 PM
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"And hey, what's this roaring sound, whooshing past what I'm suddenly gonna call my head? Wind! Is that a good name? It'll do. Yeah, this is really exciting. I'm dizzy with anticipation! Or is it the wind? There's an awful lot of that now isn't it? And what's this thing coming toward me very fast?"
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I thought it was a given that the Vulcanoid heart was lower and to the right. That goes way back to TOS, doesn't it?

Come on, Canonazis. Is this right?
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To be fair, it was probably falling 40,000 or so feet that finished him.
At least he died with his boots on
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Old 03-17-2011, 06:35 AM
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When Kirk and Sulu are fighting the Romulan guards on the drill over Vulcan, Sulu stabs one of the Romulans straight through the chest.

Question: where is a Romulan heart located? I read on a Star Trek site that a Romulan heart is located where a human liver is located. So, if Sulu stabbed the Romulan in the chest, that means it wouldn't have killed the Romulan had he not fallen off the drill.

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Why not make a test? Put on your boots, then you are a Rommie, find a sharp kitchen knife and an unscrupulous assistant, get stabbed in the chest and then report your results. In case you survived.
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I thought it was a given that the Vulcanoid heart was lower and to the right. That goes way back to TOS, doesn't it?

Come on, Canonazis. Is this right?
Right (and as a German, I strongly object to that term of yours ).
But according to the Starfleet Medical Reference Manual, the aorta curves superior and continues along the midline between the lungs.
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Right (and as a German, I strongly object to that term of yours ).
But according to the Starfleet Medical Reference Manual, the aorta curves superior and continues along the midline between the lungs.
Well, I object to your objection. Overruled.
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Romulan anatomy never made sense to me, if they came from Vulcan then they should be Vulcans but with a different society, not a different race. That's why in the new movie I was glad that they didn't have the ridges, which never made any sense to me.

although in the movie they did have slightly alien eyes, while the Vulcans had normal "human" type eyes.
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Well, instead of ridges which were just a cosmetic thing we now have tattoos which are not just superficial but make the Romulans stereotypical villains. You could have missed half the film, be totally wasted and still get instantly that the folks with the bald heads and tattoos are the bad guys.
Now compare this to the very first appearance of the Romulans which did not villify them and was rather about potential confusions between ally and enemy. They look like Vulcans so whom can we trust?
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Romulan anatomy never made sense to me, if they came from Vulcan then they should be Vulcans but with a different society, not a different race. That's why in the new movie I was glad that they didn't have the ridges, which never made any sense to me.
I'm not sure how closely all the writers thought about those aspects. But yeah, no clue about ridges and what that was about.
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