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Old 01-14-2009, 07:37 AM
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Strategically I think a Saucer separation is a very sound idea. It gives them a chance to escape with out many casualties. Also affording them a chance to give the enemy multiple assaults on one front.
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:46 AM
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The landing pads were also present on the 1701-E
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Old 01-14-2009, 08:12 AM
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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.
Sounds to me like he is just talking about ejecting the nacelles and that the rest of the ship is the “main section” but again that’s just me. It is kind of worded so that the viewer gets to decide what Kirk means.
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Old 01-14-2009, 08:13 AM
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http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/Saucer_separation

Prior to the 24th century, separation was used as a means of abandoning either hull in the event of a catastrophic emergency. It was a one-time only event, and the hulls could not be reconnected without external support.

In the 23rd century, most classes with the saucer/engineering hull layout were capable of separation, including the Constitution-class. (TOS: "The Apple")
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:40 AM
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Well, at the very least the ship was capable of splitting off parts of itself in certain situations, even if it doesn't specify that it's a saucer/secondary hull type split. Of course, ejecting just the nacelles is actually rather a cool idea!
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Old 01-14-2009, 11:28 AM
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The landing pads were also present on the 1701-E
They didn't exist on the MSD, the triangles were merely decor.
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If they included a saucer separation, then all the "true fans" would whine so hard they'd probably soil themselves.



...and so on, for at least six pages.
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Old 01-14-2009, 03:24 PM
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crikey i hope we dont see any saucer seperation in any future movie featuring the original characters. To me it does look right and belongs with TNG era. leave it there please. I didnt even like it in TNG movie!

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Old 01-14-2009, 04:02 PM
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the whole idea of a saucer separation sucks big time. The saucer can't go to warp, its vulnerable as hell. It would be like a turkey shoot if there is still enemy vessels around. Better to have warp capable escape pods, harder to track and shoot.
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Old 01-14-2009, 04:24 PM
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you know that makes sense....
I always wondered why the US navy didn't put hydrofoil technology on life-rafts. I mean what's the point in being stranded in the middle of no where when you have highspeed hyrofoils that could take you to land.
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