The God Thing wrote:
Gep Malakai wrote:
How is this not a flaw with inertial dampening and impulse engines as well?
23rd century Starfleet impulse engines are strictly Newtonian rockets
, whether they be fusion (TOS
) or M/AM (TMP
) energized. As for inertial compensation during high-g maneuvers, I would assume that is a parallel function of whatever mechanism generates the space vehicle's artificial gravity field.
...which was my point. If a "Subspace field" to reduce the mass of a Titan II rocket would have a deleterious effect on the Newtonian thrust of the rocket exhaust, then the 23rd century impulse engines would have the exact same problem due to those spiffy inertial dampeners.