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Old May 22 2010, 02:39 AM   #1
Kai Winn
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battles at warp speed

watched the expanse last night where our heroes had troubles with a particularly stubborn klingon. the bird of prey chased the enterprise at warp 5 and fired his disruptor beams, enterprise banged back with phasers and torpedoes. how does it work at speeds faster than light? both ships travel within their own warp bubbles, and as soon as torpedoes and beams leave the bubbles, they should be reduced to light speed at best. i guess the fire control system can compensate if the ships fly side by side or the rear weapons fire at the chasing ship, but there is no way the weapons of the chasing ship can hit the vessel ahead.
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