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Old March 1 2011, 09:45 PM   #1014
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
Re: Whatever happened to Starship Exeter?

Not to mention the reasoning behind the 'tail pipe' sequence in The Undiscovered Country.

Spock: Gas. Gas, Captain! Under normal, impulse power she expends fuel like any other vessel. We call it, "plasma", but whatever the Klingon designation is, it is merely ionized gas.

Uhura: What about all that equipment we're carrying to catalogue gaseous anomalies?

*Kirk's brows go up*

Uhura: Well, the thing's gotta have a tailpipe.

If it could work for today's heat seeking missiles, it could certainly work for 23rd Century photon torpedoes.
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