ATTENTION: The Boards will be closed permanently on May 28th, 2014. Posting will be disabled on April 28th, 2014. More Info

what if the U.S.S. Enterprise

CaptainJordan

GROUP: Members

POSTS: 3

Report this Apr. 21 2011, 11:42 am

what if, sometime between Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, someone overloaded one of the U.S.S. Enterprise's fusion reactors and the crew evacuated the saucer section and abandoned it just as the primary hull exploded, then the Enterprise is reduced to a secondary hull. What will happen next?

Vger23

GROUP: Members

POSTS: 6799

Report this Apr. 22 2011, 6:26 am

I don't know...but that would really suck.

Trekwolf164

GROUP: Members

POSTS: 32043

Report this Apr. 22 2011, 6:30 am

Scotty has a few sleepless weeks earning his non existant pay check


 


www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcdZla4gKk0

Ultimate Trekkie

GROUP: Members

POSTS: 37

Report this May. 05 2011, 4:01 pm

I may be wrong, but a Constitution-class starship is unable to seperate its saucer section from the engineering hull...


- Jean-Luc Picard U.S.S. Enterprise NCC 1701-D

guillermo.mejía

GROUP: Members

POSTS: 2852

Report this May. 05 2011, 6:23 pm

Quote: Ultimate Trekkie @ May. 05 2011, 4:01 pm

>

>I may be wrong, but a Constitution-class starship is unable to seperate its saucer section from the engineering hull...

>
Don't go there. That's a can of worms that has never been closed.


I think Matt Jeffries envisioned that the Enterprise always could, but didn't have the budget for it, and Roddenberry also wanted it, to the point he made it happen on the first episode of TNG. I've also seen manga where they depict it as being an emergency system that can't reconnect without the help of a starbase.


"Aye. And if my grandmother had wheels she'd be a wagon." - Scotty, The Miracle Worker since 2265.

Ultimate Trekkie

GROUP: Members

POSTS: 37

Report this May. 05 2011, 6:54 pm

Quote: guillermo.mejía @ May. 05 2011, 6:23 pm

Quote: Ultimate Trekkie @ May. 05 2011, 4:01 pm

>

>

>I may be wrong, but a Constitution-class starship is unable to seperate its saucer section from the engineering hull...

>
Don't go there. That's a can of worms that has never been closed.

I think Matt Jeffries envisioned that the Enterprise always could, but didn't have the budget for it, and Roddenberry also wanted it, to the point he made it happen on the first episode of TNG. I've also seen manga where they depict it as being an emergency system that can't reconnect without the help of a starbase.


True, but the feat of seperating the hulls has never been accomplished. As shown in the TNG technical manual, the saucer separation was a new feature, added to the new Enterprise D.


- Jean-Luc Picard U.S.S. Enterprise NCC 1701-D

WkdYngMan

GROUP: Members

POSTS: 3951

Report this May. 05 2011, 8:34 pm

In the TOS "The Apple" there was a mention of possibly seperating the saucer, so we know that they can do it.

Vger23

GROUP: Members

POSTS: 6799

Report this May. 06 2011, 5:24 am

Quote: WkdYngMan @ May. 05 2011, 8:34 pm

>

>In the TOS "The Apple" there was a mention of possibly seperating the saucer, so we know that they can do it.

>


 


Bingo...that is correct.


I AM KEE-ROCK!!

Matthias Russell

GROUP: Members

POSTS: 7705

Report this May. 06 2011, 3:44 pm

Quote: Ultimate Trekkie @ May. 05 2011, 6:54 pm

Quote: guillermo.mejía @ May. 05 2011, 6:23 pm

Quote: Ultimate Trekkie @ May. 05 2011, 4:01 pm

>

>

>

>I may be wrong, but a Constitution-class starship is unable to seperate its saucer section from the engineering hull...

>
Don't go there. That's a can of worms that has never been closed.

I think Matt Jeffries envisioned that the Enterprise always could, but didn't have the budget for it, and Roddenberry also wanted it, to the point he made it happen on the first episode of TNG. I've also seen manga where they depict it as being an emergency system that can't reconnect without the help of a starbase.

True, but the feat of seperating the hulls has never been accomplished. As shown in the TNG technical manual, the saucer separation was a new feature, added to the new Enterprise D.


 


Not true, it was anew feature in that it could seperate and be reattached easily, meanwhile they can act as 2 seperate ships. 


 


TOS also said the nacelles could be jetisoned.  From the very begining, Jefferies meant for the E to be modular so it could be refit and easily disassembled.


Ghostmojo

GROUP: Members

POSTS: 1826

Report this May. 06 2011, 4:02 pm

Apollo would come along and use it as a frisbee ...

Recently logged in

Users browsing this forum: DS9_FOREVER!

Forum Permissions

You cannot post new topics in this forum

You cannot reply to topics in this forum

You cannot delete posts in this forum