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Old October 6 2012, 05:12 PM   #11
Re: Data's high-speed heroics

Just as an aside, Data might move much faster across terrain by jumping rather than running. Instead of constant fast movement of limbs, he could use bursts of activity, and do so at a series of locations where the ground is solid enough to support his superhuman pushing - rather than dig two ditches in the dirt by moving his legs cartoon-fast through running motions.

Then again, fast movement across terrain has never appeared to be a concern for our landing party heroes. One would expect them to employ a quick series of beamings, flying boots or ground/air vehicles - but since these are expensive tricks to pull, it's nice that the stories are written so that a landing party feels no need for mobility in the first place.

Timo Saloniemi
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