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  •  I like that he pissed off Archer (4+ / 0-)
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    northsylvania, exotrip, LordMike, Arken

    I wonder if there will be a scene in the next movie where they land on a planet, find a dog's body and someone will say (as the theme song "Faith of the Heart" is playing, "Scotty, I guess the beagle has landed".)

    Red matter didn't bother me, but Ambassador Spock being able to observe the destruction of Vulcan (unless Delta Vega was one of Vulcan's moons) and Kirk being made captain of the flagship of Star Fleet bothered me.

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    by Khun David on Tue May 12, 2009 at 09:35:53 PM PDT

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    •  Red Matter bothered me... (2+ / 0-)
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      Not because it was a silly plot device, but because it was a gigantic narcissistic wank by JJ Arbams to the Red Mercury from his TV series Alias.

      •  I Didn't Catch (2+ / 0-)
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        LordMike, Arken

        The shout-out to Red Mercury, but in retrospect you're bang-on. I more found it weird that this stuff, which has some pretty powerful properties, has never been mentioned or used before. It's clearly not that rare - look at the size of the orb versus how much Spock extracts to start a black hole.

        You'd think if the Federation knew how to use this stuff, they'd have busted it out when it counted, like when the Borg was kicking their ass - unless somehow all knowledge of it was lost between then an TNG. I also wasn't clear how how the time travel "worked" (as in how they explained it) - you can use red matter to make the lightning storm in space, which you can then time-travel through?

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        by Scipio on Tue May 12, 2009 at 10:07:35 PM PDT

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        •  Romulan ships of that time (1+ / 0-)
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          are powered by singularities(black holes).

          So while i understand your point, its not that huge a stretch to say that the understanding to create black holes was available.

          More dubious, however, is that the Romulans didnt come up with the idea themselves. Instead it was left to a Vulcan science vessel to deploy the anti-supernova weapon.

          Maybe the 'Red Matter' is just different somehow than the singularity drives the Romulans utilize and therefore they werent privy to the technique.... who knows. The 'Red Matter' doesnt seem to be that common, since its only available from Spock's ship.  

          The idea that they shouldve used this Red Matter that makes black holes against the Borg making this scenario more implausible, doesnt really fly, IMO. Because, as i mentioned, the black hole drives are common.

          Something must be making that idea impossible. Most probably its because if you can destroy your arch-enemy easily, with a widely distributed weapon, it wouldnt make for much of an arch-enemy or drama.

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          by Unseen majority on Wed May 13, 2009 at 05:16:41 AM PDT

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