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Old December 31 2012, 02:40 PM   #15
at Quark's
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Re: Was putting limits on Warp Travel a bad idea?

Depends upon how I look at it.

Just as a one-episode issue: nice idea for a story. I like the idea that there isn't an immediate tech fix for everything. However you can't tell a story like this without it having repercussions on later eps or series. Indeed, that was ignored very quickly, with a throwaway line here or there at best. I also got the feeling that it had been resolved by the moving nacelles of voyager. Both alternatives are ridiculous -- generally a solution to such a fundamental problem that has been overlooked for centuries won't arrive within a year. So either don't tell the story at all or take the consequences seriously (thereby possibly handicapping your own storytelling potential).

As a metaphor for polution and current environmental issues: meh, cheap.
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