Friday, February 07, 2014

Star Trek Into Darkness Laserpower



See all these Starfleet Redshirts? The warp core pictured in director J.J. Abram's (2013) Star Trek Into Darkness movie was filmed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory aka National Ignition Facility in CA. Looking at this epic (NIF) structure you'd hardly guess its the largest and most energetic laser system in the world but it is! Hardly surprising Star Trek continues to test new frontiers boldly exploring where no red shirt has gone before, hehe. Which ones Chekov, I wonder?



 STID is full of cool stuff like this. Apparently the (NIF) is where real-life scientists are attempting to create nuclear fusion without underground nuclear testing. In 2012, with the approval of the Department of Energy, the NIF's laser laboratory was used for the first time as a film set during a normal maintenance cycle for the facility.




Heres Scotty getting pegged to wear special 'neutron' cream to avoid damage from ions in the air.

Heck yeah! with all this Enterprise firepower, Scotty should have vaporized Khan's USS Vengeance into sci fi oblivion.





Laser long and Prosper, Trekkers and Trekkies.

9 comments:

Rusty Carl said...

That is something I did not know. If we ever do get that controlled fusion thing working we might finally have that 'Energy too cheap to meter" promise we've been waiting on since the 50's.

Spacerguy said...

They should have just asked Scotty how to convert high energy 'cos like he had it figured out 50 years ago.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I didn't know that either! It was probably cheaper to use that facility than build a set.

Spacerguy said...

The sophisticated look of the USS Enterprise NCC 1701 warp core is totally wild and extreme.

Tony Laplume said...

So he's not a miracle worker so much as...borrowing from the 21st century???

The Armchair Squid said...

I certainly didn't know that - very cool.

Maurice Mitchell said...

What an awesome Easter Egg. The warp core set looks amazing. They couldn't have built or used computers to build a better set.

Susan Kane said...

Placing newer younger actors in the legendary actors' characters must have been challenging. The new Kirk--Chris Pine--has not won me over. Karl Urban makes a great Bones.

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