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Old February 2 2009, 11:00 PM   #21
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Re: Why place warp cores away from nacelles?

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Side note - why do we call it a "warp core"? What does it have to do with warping...anything? Its just a powerplant. A reactor.
TNG technobabble!

Sadly, that's pretty much all there is to it. The "Warp Core" sounded dramatic and important, so that's what it was called. Why it stuck, and why fans insist on every ship ever in Trek history (next they'll say the Space Shuttle having one) having a Warp Core is beyond me, though...
Well, every ship with warp drive and a main reactor powering it does have one... if "warp core" is synonymous with "main reactor". I just don't like the term. It doesn't make sense.
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