Phased matter is also unaffected by external energy sources such as heat, allowing a phased object to be able to, in theory, go inside a planet.

well, this statement jarred me out of suspended disbelief. yes, the interphase-cloaked enterprise had to fly through a planet to escape the threat of whatever, but it also means that when jordi and that girl along with the romulans were "phased" they would have died due to lack of heat -- like being thrown out of an airlock. oh yeah, how were they breathing unphased oxygen/air too? alas, it is only a TV show, and i should "get a life" according to shatner. :p
Who said they were technically "breathing"? :-P Or perhaps some oxygen got phased with them and as they went along more "phased" oxygen was produced through their breathing. Who knows, there could be any number of reasons, none of which would really make any sense. Same for the heat thing, or why they didn't phase through the decks of the ship and into outer space. I try not to understand it ... I just smile and nod my head and pretend it makes sense. :-P Oh, and by the way, his name's Geordi, not "Jordi", and "that girl" was Ro Laren. You know, for future reference. ;-) --From Andoria with Love 04:16, 19 Dec 2005 (UTC)
Well according to the article, phased matter can make contact with other phased matter assuming that it is using the same phase variance. Hence, the ship would most likely be using the same phase variance throughout all the ship so that the crew wouldn't fall through decks etc. This effect would also most likely extend to oxygen which allows everyone to breath normally ~Enigmatarius 16:11, 21 September 2006 (EST)

Removed referenceEdit

Upon rewriting this article, I removed all references to "The Pegasus" and "These Are the Voyages...", because it was never specifically stated that the Starfleet interphase cloak utilized this specific technology. I agree that it is likely, but I can't figure out a way to keep it in there without resorting to speculation. Wanted to post that here in case anybody had any thoughts on the matter. -Angry Future Romulan 21:01, August 16, 2010 (UTC)

P.S., I also took out the reference to phased matter being able to interact with other phased matter which had the same "phase variance," because I just re-watched the episode, and I don't believe that it was ever mentioned. I therefore think it was fanon. -Angry Future Romulan 21:01, August 16, 2010 (UTC)