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admiralkirk

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#1 14 years ago

Now that we've got the Galaxy & prometheus seperating, what about the TOS constitution? I recently purchased an old book that shows the saucer can actually seperate from the stardrive section. It would be good to see andruil's tos conny to do this since it's the best

If you say this book is non-canon, well it isn't since it has Gene Rodenberr quoting the fact that it can seperate.




cpt_eagleeye

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#2 14 years ago

Yeah your right it can seperate but one part of the ship can't move then




tastydirt

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#3 14 years ago

I take it the saucer part seeing as the impulse engines are on the stardrive?




MC_PiCaRd

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#4 14 years ago

Yeah, i'm sure i remember an episode where the enterprise did split up. Scotty was left in command of the rear section while Kirk was on the saucer




UssDonoghue

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#5 14 years ago

I remeber hearing at an ST convension that before Roddenberry thought of the beaming down process, his first idea was to make the saucer come of and land on the planet - but neather happend.




tastydirt

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#6 14 years ago

Yeah Donohhue, that was the original plan, but it was simplier for them to just beam down to the surface =].

I'm not 100% sure, but I think i read that at ditl.org.




Ignis

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#7 14 years ago

its well known that the TOS conny could seperate, it was supposed to be in case of emergencys, so that people could use the saucer as a life boat in the event of a warp core breach. much the same as the romulan warbird is said to have the ability to seperate the head of the ship.




MadJohn

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#8 14 years ago
tastydirtI take it the saucer part seeing as the impulse engines are on the stardrive?

Impulse is the bit on the Back of the Saucer section




tastydirt

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#9 14 years ago

Hmm... yeah I see now, how are u supposed to land the saucer without engines!

But can the stardrive still warp?




MilleauRekiir

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#10 14 years ago

Yes the stardrive can still warp, the idea was once that the saucer was the flying saucer atmospheric landing craft and the stardrive (hence the name) took it from star to star. Budget constraints meant there was no way to actually land the ship all the time so the beaming solution was thought up, with shuttle craft for those days when they could be allowed. With this history, I always thought it a shame that Voyager chose to land the entire ship instead of just sending down the saucer. I never really liked its landing struts, but could have tolerated them on a saucer.




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