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Old 01-13-2009, 09:34 PM
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I never heard Kirk mention a saucer separation ever.
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Old 01-13-2009, 09:51 PM
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I haven't checked it yet, but was there not something about it in the episode 'The Apple'? I'm sure I remember at least one episode where it was indicated they might have separation capability. But they couldn't reconnect without a starbase to help, so it was a desperate measures type act.

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Old 01-13-2009, 09:53 PM
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I just watched the entire Original series re-mastered DVD’s (I have had a lot of time on my hands, college student of holiday break!) and I honestly can't recall Kirk ever mentioning a saucer separation, but maybe they edited that out or something, or I just missed it. Also I prefaced the whole statement with the dreaded “cannon” so unless Mr. Jefferies drawings where on screen they are not “cannon” for what ever cannon is worth… regardless... I still dislike the whole saucer separation thing, but I'm probably bias because I never really liked the galaxy class. Again its all an opinion.
They mention something in "The Apple" about it. Maybe even Scotty says something I think.
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Old 01-13-2009, 11:04 PM
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I know it is said at least one time in some episode... maybe the episode people are sayin it could be (The Apple) but I don't recall.. I only know I remember it cause when I heard it said it was new info... I had no idea the ship could do that... so it stuck in my head.
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Old 01-13-2009, 11:32 PM
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I checked it. The quote by Kirk to Scotty in "The Apple" is:

“Then use your imagination; tie every ounce of power the ship has into the impulse engines, discard the warp drive nacelles if you have to and crack out of there with the main section, but get that ship out of there.”

Doesn't really confirm it's a saucer separation he's talking about, and he did say "use your imagination," indicating that even what he is suggesting isn't necessarily a standard procedure.
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Old 01-14-2009, 12:58 AM
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Main Section means saucer. Obviously the ship was not capable of reintegration.

There is a possibility he is refering to discarding the nacelles only as he didn't mention an evaction
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Old 01-14-2009, 02:21 AM
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star trek fans want it all in one movie.
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Old 01-14-2009, 02:26 AM
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Personal taste here: I didn't like the saucer seperation, either. I get the logic of being able to seperate the crew and civillian section from the engineering section, but WHY have civvies on a military vessel? I know, fellow Trekkers, that Starfleet isn't supposed to be a "military" organization, per se, but the "Big E" sure ain't the "Pacific Princess!"
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Old 01-14-2009, 06:48 AM
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I don't have a real problem with families on board Starships at peace time, obviously war time require off loading but the truth is scientific research in deep space takes fathers and mother far from colonies and core worlds so bringing them along doesn't set against me.
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star trek fans want it all in one movie.
This is isn't Burger King...You can't always have it your way.
Right on!
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