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Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country - Left....? Right!
At the very beginning of the film, when the Excelsior science officer detects the energy wave from the explosion, he says its coming from port, which is the naval term for the left. However, when the shot cuts to the impact on the Excelsior, the wave slams into the ship on the right side!
A few moments later, Sulu gives the order, "Starboard thruster! Turn her into the wave!" The next shot shows the Excelsior veering to the right. Running up a starboard thruster, like running up a starboard propeller on a boat, will drive the ship to the left.
With navigation like this, it's a wonder they get anywhere in the Star Trek universe!
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your eyes, and a little bit of naval language info
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Jimbo on 04-05-2000
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Shawn writes:
Maybe the film got flipped in editing.
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Phil writes:
That can be totally justified by the whole XYZ thing going on... No, wait... he was facing the other direction, so he was thinking the warp nacelles were the front of the ship. Unrecalled field commision... ;)
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EggGuy writes:
maybe he was ordering a turn to starboard.
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