Thursday, May 14, 2009

Look, a Bigger Dork Than Me

Remember my quibble about "Star Trek" — that Delta Vega appeared to be a moon of Vulcan, which didn't make any sense.

The same complaint popped up on the IMDB list of goofs (and it wasn't posted by me):
In the movie, Spock watches the destruction of Vulcan from the surface of Delta Vega. However, for Vulcan to be visible at that size, Delta Vega would have to be in Vulcan's orbit. In Trek mythology, Delta Vega is a remote, uninhabited planet; if it were a satellite of Vulcan it would certainly not be regarded as remote, would be affected by the destruction of Vulcan, and it would not be necessary to use warp drive to maroon anyone there.