Carried over from another topic. Found here: http://forums.filefront.com/showthread.php?p=3359737#post3359737
Killer KyleI thought it was being outside of a Y class atmosphere/environment for too long that killed them?
No the enhanced warp core degraded their structure as they were not human. They needed to be in a Class-Y environment to prevent their structures collapsing completely.
The fact they didn't return to one, meant the stuff returned to its original form; goo.
I would like to know how they managed to make an entire starship in the first place, Seems a bit far fetched.
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I need to rewatch that episode to be sure. I still don't think the enhanced warp core had anything to do with their disintegration. All I can say is that the disintegration started shortly before or when they built the enhanced warp core.
And, yes, it is quite a feat that they were able to clone an entire starship from the goo. Maybe the goo touched Voyager when it lifted off (or Voyager landed in some goo when it landed on that demon planet) and thus a Voyager copy was created.
Well when you rewatch, the episode "Demon" you'll see that the ground under Voyager turned to the "goo" and decks 12-15 were submerged in the "goo," untill Janeway agreed to let the "goo" touch all the crew. Werid all together if you ask me.
Well I remember clearly that they said the radiation from the core was harmless to humans but when they found out they were silver goo they realised it was very nasty to them.They needed to find a Y-class planet to recouperate.
Yes, it was the radiation that degraded their structures, they needed to find a class Y planet to prevent their molecular structures breaking down completely.
If the Time capsule has survived, The real Voyager mayhave been able to create a enhanced warp drive assuming the capsule had that info in it.
It was said in the episode that the torp tube crushed it and detroyed it hence why Voyager did not detect anything later,what bugs me is that they encountered this lifeform before,should'nt their sensors have recognised the chemical make up of the silver platter in space,For f%$k's sake would you not remember stuff like that-it seems to me that until ENT the trek crews had a 1 episode memory as they frequently encountered the same stuff and they seemed to have forgotton about it. In this respect ENT was better than the others for memory within the series-probably the only thing it was better at
Indeed, but that would have meant they got home before Season 7. The Producers actually talked about bringing Voyager back to the Alpha quadrant during the Dominion war, but decided against it.
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Well thats not really correct, the "silver goo" collapsed completely, the sensors wouldnt have detected it, because the enhanced warp core degraded the structure too much.