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NuFan March 31 2014 12:45 AM

"Ahead, Space Normal Speed"
 
What is Space Normal Speed?

King Daniel Into Darkness March 31 2014 12:54 AM

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Not space-warp speed. Impulse power. Sub-light.

mach7 March 31 2014 01:07 AM

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Yup, What he said

USS Triumphant March 31 2014 01:19 AM

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King Daniel Into Darkness wrote: (Post 9421423)
Not space-warp speed. Impulse power. Sub-light.

Not very bloody specific, though, is it? I mean, he's basically leaving it at Sulu's discretion to go full impulse, or the slowest possible speed the engines can idle at (2 miles an hour, so everybody sees you ;) ), or anywhere in between.

Melakon March 31 2014 01:24 AM

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Slow enough with scanners aft to see if Spock does anything out of desperation.

BigJake March 31 2014 01:28 AM

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USS Triumphant wrote: (Post 9421513)
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King Daniel Into Darkness wrote: (Post 9421423)
Not space-warp speed. Impulse power. Sub-light.

Not very bloody specific, though, is it?

You know, whatever speed people go. Whatever is the normal amount of speed.

And heading? Over there-ish. You know, thataway.

J.T.B. March 31 2014 01:40 AM

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USS Triumphant wrote: (Post 9421513)
Not very bloody specific, though, is it? I mean, he's basically leaving it at Sulu's discretion to go full impulse, or the slowest possible speed the engines can idle at (2 miles an hour, so everybody sees you ;) ), or anywhere in between.

I figure "space normal speed" means some specific speed; captains and helmsmen know what that speed is but we don't.

Metryq March 31 2014 02:09 AM

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It's about the speed you moved as a kid when being sent to bed for the night.

Ahead full RCS. "Give me a ping."

Shawnster March 31 2014 03:40 AM

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I always thought it was more like a drifting speed. Like when you turn the motor off on a boat and let the current carry you. Of course, there are no currents in space. Still, that's how I thought of it as a kid. Slow. The speed of a comet or an asteroid that's just floating around out there without any propulsion.

ZapBrannigan March 31 2014 05:40 AM

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J.T.B. wrote: (Post 9421600)
I figure "space normal speed" means some specific speed; captains and helmsmen know what that speed is but we don't.


Agreed. And also, it refers to the in-universe distinction between normal space and subspace. Subspace is the fictional dimension through which faster-than-light ships and transmission travel.

scotpens March 31 2014 07:36 AM

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It means the speed of plot.

JarodRussell March 31 2014 01:11 PM

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60s scifi writing. Put random words together and put "Space" in it.

ssosmcin March 31 2014 01:54 PM

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I'm more curious as to why Kirk only orders warp one after getting the shuttle crew back, since he dilly dallied his ass up to that point.

ClayinCA March 31 2014 04:02 PM

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ssosmcin wrote: (Post 9423115)
I'm more curious as to why Kirk only orders warp one after getting the shuttle crew back, since he dilly dallied his ass up to that point.

He just wants to really piss off Commissioner Ferris.

Kevman7987 March 31 2014 06:30 PM

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ClayinCA wrote: (Post 9423433)
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ssosmcin wrote: (Post 9423115)
I'm more curious as to why Kirk only orders warp one after getting the shuttle crew back, since he dilly dallied his ass up to that point.

He just wants to really piss off Commissioner Ferris.

How can someone become "Commissioner" while being that much of an ass?


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