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Old December 19 2012, 02:30 PM   #12
Re: Vertical Warp Core?

Okay, sorry, I think I misunderstood. If I wanted to think of the TMP thing as a warp powerplant, I still wouldn't bother with inventing a 23rd century equivalent for "warp core" just for the sake of TrekBBS discussions. But if dialogue describing this thing were to take place in the 23rd century, then the dialogue would of course have to use 23rd century expressions...

On the other hand, ENT already makes it sort of clear that warp cores have been with us since the 22nd century. Doesn't mean that Kirk's TOS or TMP ship had one, of course. But the terminology would already have existed.

Timo Saloniemi
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