• slazer2au
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      2010 days ago

      Love it when chevron7 leaks here.

    • @ashok36
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      1410 days ago

      It’s OK. We’ll just hang a lampshade on it.

  • @[email protected]
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    2410 days ago

    If you think about it. Once phase shifted they would basically be gone. Due to the speed of the ship, they would just be left in space millions of miles behind before anyone realizes what just happened.

    • Flying SquidOPM
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      1410 days ago

      Same issue with a time machine. The Earth moves. Fast. You go back in time a day and you’ll be floating in a void.

      • _NetNomad
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        2410 days ago

        that’s why your time machine has to be a vehicle, like a delorean. you just drive to where the earth was, problem solved!

        • Flying SquidOPM
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          1010 days ago

          “Where we’re going, we don’t need a life support system. Oh wait, we really do.”

      • @I_Fart_Glitter
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        410 days ago

        Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut is about this. It’s the only book of his I really enjoyed.

        • Flying SquidOPM
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          310 days ago

          I read that when I was a teenager in the early 90s and remember absolutely nothing about it.

      • Possibly linux
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        19 days ago

        The Earth moves

        Compared to what? Velocity is relative. From the perspective of Earth the universe is moving.

  • slazer2au
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    1910 days ago

    Because phase shifting happens on the horizontal phase not the vertical.

    At least that is my head cannon.

    • Flying SquidOPM
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      710 days ago

      Great link! If you want to know how the sausage is made on Star Trek or, honestly, any scripted TV series, I highly recommend David Gerrold’s book about the making of the famous episode he wrote, The Trouble With Tribbles. Along with an annotated script, he goes into great detail about how TV production works and how lines of his were cut or new lines were added by Gene and others (the “no tribble at all” line that Scotty ends the episode with was not his and he hated it). It’s really worth a read. I have the original paperback, but it looks like he has a new edition, both print and ebook, out.

      https://www.gerrold.com/book/the-trouble-with-tribbles/

      • Lem Jukes
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        410 days ago

        More good link!

        I’ll be honest I was more interested in the story reasoning from Moore than anything else. And while I make sausage for a living, I love production-inside baseball talk. Especially trek-production-inside baseball talk/stories.

  • @[email protected]
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    510 days ago

    I just watched that ep and wondered the same thing, especially when that Romulian flew through the wall!