Movie Notes

September 14, 2014

2:00 – 4:30 pm

Star Trek: Into Darkness Technology Notes


Suit Jet Propulsion

  • Opening scene – using special shoes to propel through the water after being chased by the indigenous species
  • Traveling from ship to ship through space (1:30 mark)

Temperature Resistant Suits

  • When going through space
  • When Spock is standing in the volcano

Teleportation/High speed transportation

  • People can be beamed on/off the spaceships
  • Warp core on the enterprise (39 minute mark) – “radioactive catastrophe waiting to happen”
  • Warp power and impulse power

Using an explosive device to prevent a volcano from erupting

  • ”Cold fusion bomb”
  • Ethically questionable

General hover transportation as seen in the opening scene in London

  • cars
  • hospital beds
  • transportation shuttles (38 minute mark)
  • potential use for firefighting purposes

Communicators

  • Work more like (very) long range walkie-talkies than today’s cell phones.
  • 26 minute mark
  • 45 minute mark
  • 59 minute mark
  • 1:03 mark
  • 1:18 mark
  • 1:23 mark
  • 1:27 mark

Surveillance software – 26 minute mark

  • allows Kirk to explore footage in a 3d-rendered environment.
  • Baseball FreeD technology

Laser weaponry/phasers – 29 minute mark

  • again at 1:37 mark
  • used against Enterprise at 1:41 mark
  • “stun” technology

VTOL Spaceships – 29 minute mark.

Holographic displays – 35 minute mark

Medical Sensors – 36 minute mark

  • collects data about patient’s vitals when held in front of someone
  • used to detect health problems.
  • 1:19 mark
  • used again on Kirk at 2:02 mark

Android Robots – 53 minute mark

Transparent Displays – 1:06 mark

  • Kirk stands in front of a large window with graphics rendered onto it
  • Kirk has a transparent display on his helmet-shield (1:32 mark)
  • Google Glass

Cryogenically freezing humans for preservation – 1:09 mark

  • Cryo-tubes can be seen at 1:42

Artificial Gravity

  • Occupants of the enterprise seem to experience Earth-like gravity
  • Seen again when Kirk and Khan enter the enemy ship (1:33 mark)
  • Gravity systems begin to fail at 1:44 mark

Genetic Engineering – 1:26 mark

  • allows Khan’s cells to regenerate and self-heal
  • Khan’s blood used to bring a tribble back to life 1:58 mark
  • Kirk is cryogenically preserved and brought back to life at 2:00 mark
  • Growing organs

Interplanetary space travel

  • Enterprise’s mission recited at 2:04
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