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Old September 19 2012, 06:37 AM   #21
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Re: Tech update in Star Trek

C.E. Evans wrote: View Post
Warp drive is just another name for a FTL drive. The full intricacies of how it works have remained vague onscreen, although later Trek shows have often mentioned "subspace fields" or "warp fields," but otherwise it's just a device to get our heroes where they need to go.
Star Trek (at least TNG and later) very clearly defined the theory behind the technology. We've seen a ton of on screen footage and images demonstrating it, but the nitty gritty is also outlined in pretty much every official tech manual.

Someone actually put together a very good Youtube video explaining a while back:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fPmCKt48Zw
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