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Old 05-21-2009, 02:50 AM
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Question Tribble

Did anyone else see the Tribble??

and my geography must be off a little, but what is the chasm in Iowa or did I miss something??
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Old 05-21-2009, 03:06 AM
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and my geography must be off a little, but what is the chasm in Iowa or did I miss something??
It didn't look like a natural formation. The walls were flat and appeared to have been cut my machine (or some other futuristic cutting system).
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Old 05-21-2009, 03:13 AM
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When I saw the chasm I thought of the Xindi weapon used in "Enterprise" but quess I was wrong as that was in the future and took place in Fla.

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Old 05-21-2009, 03:27 AM
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The ditch in Iowa is, as Jim said, artificial. It's a quarry, basically. They had to get the raw buildings to create those enormous buildings from somewhere...

The walls of the canyon are covered in horizontal and vertical lines, exactly as you'd expect from layers of stone being carved away one by one. There's a similar detail in The Fellowship of the Ring. When the fellowship are canoeing down the Anduin river, past the giant Aragonath statues, one bank of the river is covered in a stepped series of excavations, where the blocks were carved out to make the statues. It's a subtle, but brilliant example of how you can add to the 'reality' of a fictional world through a bit of attention to detail. Same goes for the mammoth buildings, and their quarry, in the new Trek.
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Old 05-21-2009, 03:37 AM
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Tribble on the table in a pet cage when Scotty is first visited by Kirk and Spock Prime. You can hear it cooing for some time like in TOS !
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