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Old 05-01-2009, 07:01 PM
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The volume is super low on this. Is there another source?
SO GLAD you said something about the volume. I was thinking it was my speakers!!!
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Old 05-01-2009, 07:15 PM
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Engineering:

What's behind the walls? Between the decks? How does plasma flow with out a pipe? How do raw materials get to the food processors? Where are the raw materials for the uniforms come from or being stored?

Even in TMP we saw Kirk and Scotty walking out of the shuttle for the first time and looking at the hanger deck with cargo containers being unloaded and stored.

You have to heat a space craft with something, and that something has to get to all parts of the ship, and it doesn't get there easy. The control room of Reactor plant is pretty with all the lights on, but you all know whats behind the walls...
My sentiments EXACTLY, and it has always been my sensibility concerning Star Trek. In TOS, it got pretty close to that vision (for me) because it had a separate area where Scotty and his team worked. Behind them were rows of massive columns that represented the warp core (and for a television budget, it did it's best to portray the massive size of the reactor). In TNG and the series after that, it drove me nuts, NUTS I tell you, in seeing the pretty strobing tube of light, and people walking around it, making sure all was well by monitoring it on flat, Plexiglas panels.

The Enterprise has always been a big, massive ship, and the depths of her various levels has never fully been portrayed. Even the area I call her "neck" has yet to be explored (unless it has been in the movie, which I haven't seen yet). An engine room has a Master Control and then a reactor room (or boiler room if really old school). Plasma can be controlled by computerized panels, but what of steam and other fluids. Computerized controls as well as back-up valves would work even in the world of tech. Hydraulics can still be managed by both solenoid as well as manual valves.

(Whew!) Okay...Rant off!
Thanks, Andy. That's just a viewpoint I've always held and shared on a thread on this forum many entries ago!
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Oh! I'd also like to see the Impulse Reactor Control room, unless that's handled by Main Engineering as well.
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The Enterprise has always been a big, massive ship, and the depths of her various levels has never fully been portrayed. (Whew!) Okay...Rant off!
Thanks, Andy. That's just a viewpoint I've always held and shared on a thread on this forum many entries ago!

I agree as well. Take a look underneath the hood of your car some day.....that's what an engine looks like!
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Yeah. But this is supposed to be a shiny new 23rd century starship. Not a 20th century chemical factory. It should be cleaner and neater. It's my opinion of course, but I really, really, really, really, etc. don't like this version of engineering. It's way too industrial looking to be believable as a 23rd century starship engineering deck. I'm fully expecting to see Scotty all sweaty, smoking a cigarrette, and shoveling coal into the boiler.
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It's the bowels of the ship, where all the mechanics happen. Not surprised it's made to look more industrial. I do hope that somewhere in all that, we get to see one big ol' warp reactor thrumming away.
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Yeah. But this is supposed to be a shiny new 23rd century starship. Not a 20th century chemical factory. It should be cleaner and neater. It's my opinion of course, but I really, really, really, really, etc. don't like this version of engineering. It's way too industrial looking to be believable as a 23rd century starship engineering deck. I'm fully expecting to see Scotty all sweaty, smoking a cigarrette, and shoveling coal into the boiler.

No, that would be Chief Tyrol all sweaty and Doc Cottle smoking, stepping out of the OR!
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No, that would be Chief Tyrol all sweaty and Doc Cottle smoking, stepping out of the OR!
I stand corrected.
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Old 05-02-2009, 06:18 AM
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"I know this ship like the back of my hand.." BAM, Scotty gets knocked out cold. That was a corridor behind the escape proof Brig. Weren't there pipes in that corridor?

I can't wait to see this film on the 7th, at 7pm, and 10pm, and Friday the 8th at 9:20pm, YES I have tickets in hand for three shows.
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Fantastic clip! McCoy and Kirk sure look like they have the mojo together. Great!
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