How was Spock able to fix the Enterprise warps engines in 3 minutes yet they could not be fixed in 2 hours previously ??
Wrath of Khan.
- Anonymous9 months ago
The reason that the Enterprise warp engines could not be fixed in less than 2 hours is that it takes 2 hours to decontaminate the room so that a man can work on the warp core. You have to shut off the flow of the antimatter and the radiation to be cleared out. Spock stepped into the room that was full of radiation and the flow was still moving through the warp reactor.
He was able to realign the dilithium chamber and close the leak. But at the cost of his life.
- 18 gibbs 20Lv 79 months ago
Scotty was too emotional. Spock took a logical approach.
- 9 months ago
- Old Man DirtLv 79 months ago
If it took two hours to work on the engines and then Spock fixed them in three minutes it would have made for a very dull movie. The work done in the previous two hours prepared the problem so Spock could fix it in three minutes by violating safety rules. Once he entered he could not exit before he would die. But after the situation was resolved the crew could decon and safely enter the area to retrieve his body.