History Headscratchers / StarTrek2009

14th Feb '16 2:37:36 PM DoctorpooandtheTURDIS
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***Chris Hemsworth (The actor that played Kirk's dad) DOES play Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
18th Dec '15 9:12:45 PM nombretomado
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**** According to the supplementary materials, sure. But to paraphrase SFDebris "You don't get credit for what you don't put in the movie because, and I'll try to explain this carefully, ''you didn't put it in the movie''". Even if you didn't have time/the budget to show Nero's capture, you could have the crew talk about how the Klingons had cost them all that time they could have used to save Romulus.

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**** According to the supplementary materials, sure. But to paraphrase SFDebris WebSite/SFDebris: "You don't get credit for what you don't put in the movie because, and I'll try to explain this carefully, ''you didn't put it in the movie''". Even if you didn't have time/the budget to show Nero's capture, you could have the crew talk about how the Klingons had cost them all that time they could have used to save Romulus.
5th Sep '15 1:23:27 AM Tuckerscreator
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* It's a funny line, but does it make any sense? As pointed out on the TechnoBabble page, "external inertial dampener" is just a fancy way of saying "parking brake", but wouldn't that be pointless in space? There's no such thing as external inertia in a vacuum; one brakes in zero-g by applying thrust in the opposite momentum. It would make more sense if the parking brake were a safety preventing them from activating the warp drive, but that's not what Spock says. What would an external inertial dampener on a starship be used for?

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* It's a funny line, but does it make any sense? As pointed out on the TechnoBabble page, "external inertial dampener" is just a fancy way of saying "parking brake", but wouldn't that be pointless in space? There's no such thing as external inertia in a vacuum; one brakes in zero-g by applying thrust in the opposite momentum.direction. It would make more sense if the parking brake were a safety preventing them from activating the warp drive, but that's not what Spock says. What would an external inertial dampener on a starship be used for?
4th Sep '15 11:02:37 PM shiori_makiba
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How about the fact that those Starships are really, really heavy? The Enterprise, at least from the specs this troper could find on beta memory wiki, weights 190,000 metric tons. Can Starfleet tech accelerate that much mass to the 11 kilometers per second required to escape Earth's gravity without damaging the surrounding area as that would require a lot of force? Second observation, their tech also needs to be able to compensate for stuff like drag if it spends any time going through atmosphere since that ship might not be the most aerodynamic thing ever constructed.
24th Aug '15 9:47:31 AM Bense
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** In the original timeline, Spock would have been serving with Pike on the ''Enterprise'' at the time this movie is set, and in ''The Cage'' Spock does appear more emotional than he would later on - he smiles when they discover a plant causing the "alien noise" on the planet, for instance. Maybe young Spock was more emotional while serving under Pike and became more "Vulcan" later.


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** It's probably there to allow the ''Enterprise'' to safely dock with that big space station. Presumably having the "external inertial dampener" on reduces the forces on the physical docking points between the ship and the station, but it also prevents the warp drive from working if it's left on.
15th Jun '15 4:24:55 AM Folded13
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** That depends on the mass of the black hole and one's distance from it. A black hole is formed when matter is compressed to a certain point. Usually this requires a lot of mass compressed to a (relatively) small space. But it can also occur with much less mass compressed into a very small space. There is a formula called Roche's limit that describes how small a space a particular mass has to be compressed into. The upshot of this is that the actual black hole may not be very massive at all, while still consuming the planet. In that case, there wouldn't be any particular increase in the surface gravity, as the overall mass is nearly unchanged, and the people standing on the surface are no closer to or farther from the center of mass of the whole thing.

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** That depends on the mass of the black hole and one's distance from it. A black hole is formed when matter is compressed to a certain point. Usually this requires a lot of mass compressed to a (relatively) small space. But it can also occur with much less mass compressed into a very small space. There is a formula value called Roche's limit the Schwarzschild radius that describes how small a space a particular mass has to be compressed into. The upshot of this is that the actual black hole may not be very massive at all, while still consuming the planet. In that case, there wouldn't be any particular increase in the surface gravity, as the overall mass is nearly unchanged, and the people standing on the surface are no closer to or farther from the center of mass of the whole thing.
15th Jun '15 2:38:06 AM Folded13
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** That depends on the mass of the black hole and one's distance from it. A black hole is formed when matter is compressed to a certain point. Usually this requires a lot of mass compressed to a (relatively) small space. But it can also occur with much less mass compressed into a very small space. There is a formula called Roche's limit that describes how small a space a particular mass has to be compressed into. The upshot of this is that the actual black hole may not be very massive at all, while still consuming the planet. In that case, there wouldn't be any particular increase in the surface gravity, as the overall mass is nearly unchanged, and the people standing on the surface are no closer to or farther from the center of mass of the whole thing.
12th May '15 3:47:24 PM Tuckerscreator
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[[folder: Kirk is a descendant of Captain America.]]

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[[folder: Kirk is a descendant of Captain America.Thor.]]



** Actually it's Thor who is Kirk's dad, not Captain America.
12th May '15 2:17:55 PM Bense
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** Actually it's Thor who is Kirk's dad, not Captain America.
6th May '15 2:48:11 AM thespecialneedsgroup
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**** The vast majority of service members never set foot in their branch's academy. That figure includes the officer corps. Given the arrogance inherent to Vulcan culture in latter-day Trek, it's very possible that most Vulcans choose to attend a Vulcan university; many of which probably have the Starfleet equivalent of ROTC programs.


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** Incidentally, that should be even more true of the Romulans, who, before the Hobus Event were running an expansionist empire.
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