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Old October 20 2012, 02:09 PM   #48
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Re: FC plothole? Why didn't the Borg create the vortex in the Delta Q?

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Ti-BOO!-rius wrote: View Post
I always figured that it was dangerous to go to warp inside a solar system if your engines hadn't been balanced. That's what caused the trouble in STIMP.
That's part of it. But DS9: "By Inferno's Light" has Dax object when Kira orders taking the Defiant to warp inside a solar system, suggesting it's hazardous even for a properly calibrated engine.

I figure going to warp in-system kind of like speeding -- it's something that creates a risk of accidental harm to oneself or others, especially in a region with a lot of traffic, but the risk is justifiable for official vehicles in emergency situations.
And yet the Bounty went to warp in the earth's atmosphere in Star Trek IV.
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