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# 19
03-23-2013, 12:54 PM
Star Trek has never, ever portrayed space in a truly 3-D way. You never see a warbird uncloaking directly above a starfleet ship at a 90 degree angle with disruptors pointed straight down at the saucer.

Roddenberry approached space from a very naval perspective: you *can* move on a Z-axis, but it's generally within a small range, and it's really not that different from operating on a flat surface. The Wrath of Khan scene above is a straight up basic naval submarine tactic. Not a real 3-D space environment tactic. And people who can't tell the difference aren't very good at math, to be honest.

It's much easier for the average person to follow that way.

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