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Wink of an Eye - S3-E11

Corrected entry: This episode breaks the laws of physics. After Kirk has been hyper-accelerated to Scalosian rate, he fires a phaser at Deela but the phaser light crawls out slowly and she steps out of the way. Phasers would fire at the speed of light, which is CONSTANT, a fundamental basis of modern physics. She would not have been able to avoid getting shot regardless of being hyper-accelerated.

Correction: Being hyper-accelerated, time is moving at a faster rate for them. The phaser is not hyper-accelerated so she easily steps out of its way. In near light-speed physics frame of reference becomes particularly important.

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Wink of an Eye - S3-E11

Corrected entry: The physics here don't make any sense. If the Scalosians are moving 840 times faster, that means when they walk down a corridor (at 2 miles/hour, their speed) they are really moving at about 1680 miles per hour - that's Mach 2. The Scalosians don't create sonic booms, and they don't have any trouble stopping and turning corners despite the Mach 2 speeds they're moving at.

Correction: Time was accelerated for them too. They had to stand in place for several of their minutes to be seen. They said it would the equivalent of standing still for several hours.

Rlvlk

Wink of an Eye - S3-E11

Corrected entry: Just after Kirk is "accelerated" by the Scalosians, he draws and fires his phaser. Even if the burst was a mere microsecond in length, wouldn't the instruments he hit be fried?

Correction: It's unlikely. Phasers are rarely used at their highest setting - combined with the very short beam time, this would be enough to spare the instruments any damage.

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