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I've got a new challenge for all of you: Who knows what this scanner from "Vox Sola" used to be. Looks like a gameboy or something similar...--Jörg 22:09, 23 March 2006 (UTC)
- It looks to me like a RADAR detector you would use in your car, with warning strength lights, power lights and mode options. --Alan 09:06, 9 March 2008 (UTC)
Crewman ordering a LieutenantEdit
Anyone notice that the woman in engineering (a crewman) ordered the man (a Lieutenant) to go and fix the relay or what not when he was complaining about missing the movie? I think they must have gotten the roles mixed up for that one, cos the Lt. was acting as though the crewman was his superior all through that scene. TrekFan 23:33, 18 June 2008 (UTC)
First use of a force field??Edit
"This marks the first time that an Earth ship uses a force field."
Can someone explain to me how this could possibly be true as stated when, just off the top of my head, the fuel storage would have to use force fields of some kind to isolate the antimatter, the engines would have to be using them to manipulate the antimatter, and there's a navigational deflector on the front of the ship which is quite clearly doing something like this? I really think we need to somehow add to the episode's statements here to clarify that this must refer to some very specific implementation, such as "the first man-portable abruptly-terminating graviton-based local force field" or something. Reed's gadget in this episode just can't be the first force field ever in Star Trek, or they couldn't be flying around having Star Trek! 184.108.40.206 05:16, 9 August 2009 (UTC)
- I am not a hundred percent certain, but I believe it's meant through the type of application that Reed employed (or attempted to) during the course of this episode. It's also entirely possible the navigational deflector and warp systems work on an entirely different scale then we had seen in the later time periods. Also, as of note the crew's reaction to the field in this episode gives the observation credence, particularly with Reed himself saying he didn't know where to begin (or something to that effect). (PS: I tend to loose my train of thought, sorry if it looks like I trailed off here). --Terran Officer 07:00, 9 August 2009 (UTC)
- I'm not sure where I remember seeing this, but I think I remember when a Federation starship's engine was being compared to some other species, they talked about magnetic containment for the antimatter flow - no force fields involved. Izkata 06:59, May 19, 2010 (UTC)