Re: Why place warp cores away from nacelles?
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.
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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