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Old December 2 2012, 01:05 PM   #13
C.E. Evans
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Re: Transwarp mechanics

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Mr. Scott's Guide has a somewhat different interpretation, with the transwarp project being based in part on the interphasic rift encountered by the Enterprise in "Tholian Web." The engines were designed to replicate this rift on a much smaller and controlled scale, and the ship would travel faster in the rift than in conventional warp while the crew would experience no change in their perception of time. This system is more similar to FTL drives in Star Wars and B5.
But that was contradicted by "In a Mirror Darkly".
Which by that definition contradicts "The Tholian Web." So it might be best to say that the interphasic rift is also a space-time distortion that could end a vessel anywhere or anytime during an uncontrolled flight.
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