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News Comes In Threes

Star Trek Teaser -- Right nacelles, wrong saucer? Weirdness. But it is just a teaser.

MST3K the Movie on DVD -- And about time, too!

Heath Ledger dead of possible drug O/D -- Merf.



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Jan. 22nd, 2008 11:59 pm (UTC)
Wait... they're constructing a Constitution class starship on the ground??? If you ask me, there's no way the Enterprise NCC-1701 was constructed deep in an atmosphere and gravity well. I might buy it being an orbital drydock with air held in by shields, but that looked terrestrial to me.
Jan. 23rd, 2008 12:30 am (UTC)
Well if that's what they are showing, then they are going against canon. It is held that the ships were built in a geostationary "dry-dock" (similar to the one seen in ST:TMP) above San Francisco, CA.

Not only that, the pylons holding the nacelles would collapse in 1G. They are way too small to hold that mass in a gravity well.
Jan. 23rd, 2008 12:39 am (UTC)
If I recall my trek history, it was build on earth (San Fransisco to be exact) but assembled in space. Its perfectly feasible, really, as thats what we do with things like space station modules, though is is on a grander scale. Also, keep in mind that the Enterprise from TOS is roughly half the size of most "current" (I.e TNG, DS9) ships.
Jan. 23rd, 2008 02:28 pm (UTC)
It might be a pressurized station. My old Star Fleet Technical Manual sorta implies that in the early days of starfleet, the ships were parked "indoors" so to speak.

Not that I expect them to adhere to those designs. But it would be very cool if they did. :)

Jan. 23rd, 2008 12:46 am (UTC)
Oh no! Don't leave us here with... THE GERMANS!

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Jan. 23rd, 2008 02:30 am (UTC)
This post is full of win and awesome. =};-3
Jan. 23rd, 2008 02:32 am (UTC)
With music by Michael Giacchino and Simon Pegg as Scotty?

Jan. 23rd, 2008 06:59 am (UTC)
They better not go around saying that Kirk was in charge when they built the Enterprise, there was at least two commanders before him (Robert April and Christopher Pike) before James T. showed up.
Jan. 23rd, 2008 02:30 pm (UTC)
Captain Pike is at least mentioned in some of the stuff I've read, so I don't think they're going to forget those guys.

I always assumed that Kirk was "Number One's" replacement after The Cage, and was promoted up when Pike went off to be a Commodore or whatever.

Jan. 23rd, 2008 12:06 pm (UTC)
I hope this is a good one. I could really use a good Star Trek fix. Not that watching some of the older videos is bad but I like newness. Oh, I should amend that. New stories that pay heed to what has been written in the past, what is canon and what doesn't involve time travel for the sake of justifying stupid story lines.
Jan. 23rd, 2008 02:32 pm (UTC)
Just give me that Matt Jeffries vibe, and I'll be happy.

Which Enterprise so very totally didn't do. :P

I want black instrument panels with jelly-buttons, big blue display screens, and spinny orange nacelles!

Jan. 23rd, 2008 07:57 pm (UTC)
Ah this is where I believe we've agreed to disagree before. For me ST:TNG was the climax (to date) of the Star Trek universe. Yes, I enjoyed TOS and watched it without fail both as it came out and afterward but once Next Gen hit I was on board with them hands down.

I think part of this is the difference in both the cast/characters (I wouldn't give Kirk command of a row boat) and the fullness of what Next Gen showed. Here again the media and technology available to Next Gen helped greatly but I also believe it was what Roddenberry had wanted to produce in the first place.

I will salute and honor TOS the same as I will regard "Enterprise" as a bad dream not part of Star Trek (well okay, maybe the first season) but for me Enterprise-D will forever be the ship I would serve on and Captain Jean-Luc Picard the man I would follow.

Hmm, two Klingons on the same Federation ship? Could be interesting. Hehe.

*Shields UP! Ready to receive incoming fire.*
Jan. 23rd, 2008 02:44 pm (UTC)
Enterprise, U.S.S.
Episode: TOS 001 - The Cage

Launched in 2245, the original and illustrious starship U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 was built in the San Francisco Yards orbiting Earth. The Constitution-class starship was previously captained by Robert April and Christopher Pike, before coming under the command of Captain James T. Kirk.

Taken straight from the Library at www.Startrek.com

Could be in one of those large stations that we saw in ST3,4 etc , but in an enclosed area?
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