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Old 03-01-2008, 08:58 AM
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Ok, here's one we haven't discussed.

In "Where No Man" they use "Lithium" crystals. The creators in their wisdom decided that they should change the name and thus, Dilithium was born.

So which crystals (and I don't mean Folger's) Should be in this movie?
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Old 03-01-2008, 11:27 AM
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Dilithium, they changed it from lithium because a scientist pointed out that lithium had no special properties.
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Plus, you can't go on a writing error (or change) that occured from the pilot to the next episode
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Well, as we'e argued on this forum many times. Both are cannon. So which shall we see?
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Perhaps they realized that the "special qualities" Lithium possessed don't really help power a space ship....I bet McCoy got the whole stash.
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Sounds good to me. Wonder if McCoy will mix it with Burbon????LOL!
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Lithium is real and dilithium is fictional... They come up with dilithium for story telling reasons.....
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Dilithium is not entirely fictional.. it exists in the gas phase but not as a crystal.
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Lithium is still more relaxing....
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Ok, here's one we haven't discussed.

In "Where No Man" they use "Lithium" crystals. The creators in their wisdom decided that they should change the name and thus, Dilithium was born.

So which crystals (and I don't mean Folger's) Should be in this movie?
We can pretend they were saying 'Lithium crystals. Note the apostrophe in the word Lithium, which indicates a syllable has been left out. They were calling Dilithium crystals by their slang term 'Lithium crystals. After WNMGB, Starfleet discouraged the slang term when a tragic mix up in medication caused a lost of life.

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