Thread: Shuttlecraft
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Old April 25 2010, 06:46 PM   #21
Re: Shuttlecraft

Gagarin wrote: View Post
Perhaps you cannot use warp drive in a magnetic storm, only impulse engines. Plenty of analogies in other Treks where they have to use impulse engines to get out of a situation.
As far as TOS goes, I don't recall an instance where Kirk orders the ship to slow to impulse while in any storm. Even in an Ion Storm, he calls for Warp. But going back to the dialogue, Kirk doesn't say "If only they could use their warp drive in that storm" or something like that.

Gagarin wrote: View Post
Unless a Q picked up the ship and dropped it off near the rim, there's absolutely no way to get that far out on impulse engines.
That is only if you base your belief that impulse engines are sublight only. Perhaps in TNG and onwards it is, but that's another series and another production staff

(Although IIRC, TNG goofed in Best of Both Worlds pt2 and had the E-D at impulse cross a distance in a timeframe too short to be sublight...)

Gagarin wrote: View Post
Was it 200 years ago? Nearly 200 years ago? 170 years ago makes ZC 67 years old. And it still rounds to 200.
I'm afraid the dialogue supports 200 (or more years) not 170.
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