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Old 23-07-2009, 05:24 PM   #1
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Default Alpha Base NUCLEAR GENERATING AREA set?

Did you like the Season#1 Alpha Base NUCLEAR GENERATING AREA set?






Sadly, it was only seen in "Force Of Life" and "Alpha Child".

I think it is better than the Star Trek:Next Generation or original STAR TREK Main Engineering Sets. Do you?

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Old 23-07-2009, 08:48 PM   #2
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I like it but normally you would want some distance between the control room and the reactor core. In normal nuclear plants, there are the control room in one part of the complex and the core in a protective dome. If they were dumping the waste, I can see it done like that in "Bringers of Wonder". In fact, at the Yucca Mountain facility, they were going to dump the waste in special containers like in Waste Area 2, but one of the concerns were that magnetic radiation can start a chain reaction like in "Breakaway". Plutonium, Neptunium,and Uranium do have magnetic properties to it.

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Old 24-07-2009, 01:31 PM   #3
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Mind you, wasn't it thoughtful of the designers to think of a nuclear reactor you can push to one side for a quick game of Basketball!

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I like it but normally you would want some distance between the control room and the reactor core. In normal nuclear plants, there are the control room in one part of the complex and the core in a protective dome...
It is true eaglewingone, but it is one of the best scenarios created in the serie.
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Old 24-07-2009, 11:45 PM   #5
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I agree with you guys. The set design implied the right amount of danger and respect to be had for the forces contained in the heavy shielding.

I had to wonder, though, at the base layout: why did they have these potential a-bombs within the base perimeter? Maybe now-a-days, they'd put them out in the foothills of yon mountains, safe and sound?
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It is true eaglewingone, but it is one of the best scenarios created in the serie.
I like it however for its aesthetic value.
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I agree with you guys. The set design implied the right amount of danger and respect to be had for the forces contained in the heavy shielding.

I had to wonder, though, at the base layout: why did they have these potential a-bombs within the base perimeter? Maybe now-a-days, they'd put them out in the foothills of yon mountains, safe and sound?
They keep atomic bombs in gigantic hangars underneath the ground for gravity bombs. For ICBMs they keep it in the countryside far apart from each other to prevent a first strike hit and guarantee survival. But sometimes there are towns that are intermingled with the ICBMs.From Montana to Missouri, will be one gigantic bullseye during a nuclear attack.What will follow will be extremely heavy fallout due to the numerous ground explosions at these sites. Entire ICBM complexes and missile silos have sensitive alarm systems that are controlled at the Launch Control Center

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