May. 10th, 2009

Star Trek (11)

... The scenes with the Enterprise in Titan's atmosphere showed Titan at the wrong inclination angle with respect to the rings. Titan orbits in the ring plane, so they'd not get the visuals. If they wanted a moon that had a good view, Iapetus would be my choice (plus, you could do a 2001 reference).

Now that I got the requisite Saturn fanwank out of the way, I have thoughts on the movie besides that. Spoilers here. )

On a fandom side, I think 11-Spock has moved into my head, so expect fanfiction on Invoking Urania. I also have been enjoying a familiar-yet-different world to play in. Also Spock-Prime and 11-Scotty just introduced transwarp transporters. That's going to have Ramifications.

In a bit of coolness, the movie's science advisor was Carolyn Porco. For those of you who don't keep track of these things, she's the head scientist for the Cassini Imaging Team. In other words I know her -- we've only spoken twice, but my advisor knows her pretty well, since he's head of one of the spectrometer teams, and both he and Carolyn are scientists who work on rings.