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Old 05-12-2009, 11:22 AM
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A starship cannot jump to warp speed without inertial dampers, as the rapid acceleration would smash the crew into the walls, killing them instantly. (VOY: "Tattoo") It also cannot jump to warp with external inertial dampers engaged. (Star Trek)
(http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/Inertial_damper)
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Old 05-12-2009, 11:24 AM
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just a safety feature on starships i think.
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This is one of those "POOR TREK" moments I have been complaining about. First, why the hell would you need EXTERNAL inertial dampeners?? To dampen the space dust moving around?? Dum...dum...da, dumb!!!!!

It's obvious this was just a way to force a laugh by making Sulu look like he didn't know what he was doing. The Sulu we all know from the Prime Trek universe could fly just about anything, but this new version didn't even know the Enterprise had a parking brake!!


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It worked.
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Well, it was still in Spacedock, wasn't it? Wouldn't it be beneficial for a crew working on the outer hull if there were external inertial dampners?
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It worked.
What worked? The scene made Sulu look like an idiot? Then how the heck does a guy that can't even turn off the parking brake end up on the flagship??? Dumb....dumb!!!
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No, it made me laugh - C'mon, who hasn't made a nervous mistake? Stalled a car? or dropped something important?

These things happen in life, and peopl chuckle at them when they do.
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everybody can mess up in a while lol
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Well, it was still in Spacedock, wasn't it? Wouldn't it be beneficial for a crew working on the outer hull if there were external inertial dampners?
Ummmm... No. Nothing was moving. The entire purpose of inertial dampeners were to get around the scientific fact that you would end up a smear on the back wall under extreme acceleration. We can perform space walks NOW, do we need inertial dampeners??
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It was a very funny and good scene, but why do you need and not need it?
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