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Old October 25 2008, 12:24 AM   #24
CuttingEdge100
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Re: Engine Nacelle Question

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What Scotty says is that the Romulan power generation is "simple impulse" which is not the same thing as their propulsion being simple impulse.
So, I assume by Star Trek terminology they're talking about fusion power?

All of the available evidence suggests that building a sublight ship as your new weapon would be incredibly silly. The Enterprise had to go to warp to outrun just the plasma weapon's maximum range, so it doesn't seem likely that the BOP wouldn't have had either warp or some other FTL system. It simply wouldn't be practical.
Well, technically it takes time to transition over from impulse to warp... a few seconds... it is possible that the plasma torpedo would be able to hit you before you'd make warp.
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