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Old 05-25-2009, 08:54 PM
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Nothing wrong with that... 'dilithium chambers at maximum'... that's where the antimatter/matter reactions take place, so he's saying the reactions are fully engaged. So the core is ready to go. Makes sense in my head anyway. :P
Same.

I was thinking that they're fully charged or at maximum operation/capacity/whatever. They're working at 100% efficiency.
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Old 05-25-2009, 09:10 PM
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In the metaphorical sense, yeah, it sounded like Spock was saying: "Hail, hail, the gang's all here....let's go explorin' !"

In the familial sense, he was probably speaking of Kirk's penchant for leaving spacedock at speeds that exceeded spacedock regulations.

And in the knowledgeable sense: "All is as it should be. All is well." (save for Vulcan being gone)
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Old 05-25-2009, 10:48 PM
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If Spock was a homeboy - or Sean Connery - he would've said, "you're the man now dog."

That's what he was getting at.
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Same.

I was thinking that they're fully charged or at maximum operation/capacity/whatever. They're working at 100% efficiency.
Yupp. The warp core is a fancy fusion reactor and needs an electromagnetic forcefield to keep the fusion reaction away from the housing of the chamber. When this electro magnetic force field gets instable we have a warp core breach (the antimatter gets in contact with the reactor housing, reacts with its matter and consumes the whole ship).

So, Scotty's words could be taken as meaning the electromagnetic containment field of the dilithium chambers are stable, running and tested for maximum capacity - dilithium chambers on full.

But anyway, I must agree with FanWriter, it sounded verry odd.

Take a core fusion reactor as reference. It also needs electro magnetic fields to operate and to keep the hot plasma away from the reactors housing. Otherwise the plasma cools down rapidly and the reaction stops.

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After Kirk is made captain and relieves Pike, you see older Spock saying "Thrusters on full" and then it cuts over to the enterprise.

What is the meaning of Spock saying that...?
I took it as its a new beginning and the future is yet to be determined
The main time thrusters were mentioned in Trek was in The Voyage Home
When Spock needed Thruster Control to make sure they ended up in the right time on both trips to the past and pardon the pun back to the furure
Spock in essence controled the Time
As he can also now control the timeline by using what he knows of the future
"Thrusters on full" anything can happen Now
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Old 05-26-2009, 06:45 AM
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I really think he was just reminiscing, and also anticipating, how much the new ( to him ) Kirk would be like the old one. the actual words are an inside joke, but now, only he remembers the punchline....Kirk always had a bad habit of leaving dock way too fast.
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Old 05-27-2009, 03:46 AM
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I would've loved it if Kirk had been asked for a course heading and replied as he did at the end of TMP 'Out there. That away.'
Oh and if Pine had done the narration as well, but maybe next time!
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Old 05-27-2009, 06:16 AM
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yeah I just took it as Spock reminiscing about his time with Prime Kirk and his sense of anticipation for this new crew. I liked it, I found most of Prime Spock's scenes very moving in this film.
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Old 05-27-2009, 07:25 AM
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Sounds like he was also reminiscing about his past. It was a good line.
I agree. It is an old man watching young ones leave the nest.
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I agree it was very moving and it was a very good line maybe he was thinking about his past when I still watch Spock Prime say that oh I'm bringing up old threads that is 7 months old
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