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# 31
08-31-2012, 11:16 PM
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Actually, Ron Moore said in an interview...
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# 32
08-31-2012, 11:32 PM
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Well, in THEORY, what Tolian Soran did to alter its path COULD theoretically swing it around a little earlier. True?
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I don't see the Federation or the Klingons blowing up stars to alter the path of the Nexus.

It is plausible that the Hobus Event could've altered the course of the Nexus, however given the distance from the previous Nexus paths on the Star Charts, realistically it would be infinitely minor (after all the Amagosa star only changed the course by a few degrees and the Nexus was passing very close).
I agree with Icegavel. Soran's original goals already altered the path of the Nexus Ribbon. To what end we just don't know. With or without your own Hobus suggestion, a good mission writer can make it return at the end of 2409 if they want to.
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# 33
09-01-2012, 12:38 PM
The jjprise is going to pop out of that rift firing gattiling phasers at that nero ship
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# 34
09-01-2012, 01:37 PM
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Not be a nit-picker...but how is concept art a screenshot? Isn't concept art just art and not rendered in game?



Please - no. No more timeline abuse. My head hurts from the temporal leaps of logic things like this require.
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# 35
09-01-2012, 03:04 PM
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It is plausible that the Hobus Event could've altered the course of the Nexus, however given the distance from the previous Nexus paths on the Star Charts, realistically it would be infinitely minor (after all the Amagosa star only changed the course by a few degrees and the Nexus was passing very close).
Even seemingly insignificant changes in the path of an object in space can RADICALLY alter where it will be in 40 years. Hell, that's why astronomers are wetting themselves over Apophis. There's a 2% chance that it's path will be altered 0.001 degress by our gravity, swing back and hit us, and that's only a 7 year gap.

Trust me, I know my sciences. It's entirely possible.
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# 36
09-01-2012, 08:19 PM
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I agree with Icegavel. Soran's original goals already altered the path of the Nexus Ribbon. To what end we just don't know. With or without your own Hobus suggestion, a good mission writer can make it return at the end of 2409 if they want to.
Well, that's something I'll have to wait and see.

That and that isn't really the Nexus, but a Tholian subspace tear.

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Even seemingly insignificant changes in the path of an object in space can RADICALLY alter where it will be in 40 years. Hell, that's why astronomers are wetting themselves over Apophis. There's a 2% chance that it's path will be altered 0.001 degress by our gravity, swing back and hit us, and that's only a 7 year gap.

Trust me, I know my sciences. It's entirely possible.
I know my sciences to, I actually got a college degree in Space Studies.

While the basic orbital mechanics is similar between the Nexus and Apophis (with Apophis being in a much smaller scale), I wouldn't say they are the same.

Apophis's orbit is changed by proximity to a planetary body (the Earth), which changes it's orbit. But the Nexus's orbit was changed due to a gravitational body being removed from it's path. And in Generations, the path given lightyears to the Viridian system was incredibility minor in space terms.

So yes, that minor change could've shorten the time, it could've increased it as well since we really don't know the entirity of it's path.


BTW, is it me, or was Soran stupid for not simply getting in a space suit and float in the Nexus's path?
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# 37
09-01-2012, 11:17 PM
Star Trek Destiny anyone?
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Cryptic is sloppy. Breaking News at 11. This is what happens when there is no outline or plan and you just make up **** as you go along.
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# 38
09-02-2012, 10:30 PM
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BTW, is it me, or was Soran stupid for not simply getting in a space suit and float in the Nexus's path?
Not necessarily Picard asked Data why couldn't he just fly a ship into it and was told that all ships had been destroyed encountering the nexus as we saw when Kirk tried to rescue the Lakul etc.

However because it is known to destroy ships I still don't know why it just didnt crush Soran and Picard instead of enveloping them on Viridian III maybe the atmosphere protected them or something.
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# 39
09-03-2012, 01:48 AM
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However because it is known to destroy ships I still don't know why it just didnt crush Soran and Picard instead of enveloping them on Viridian III maybe the atmosphere protected them or something.
Hypothetically it could be because ships are big chunks of *metal* whereas people aren't. Too much magnetic or whatever forces ripping at metal parts?
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