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Old January 7 2013, 08:52 PM   #4
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Re: TOS Enterprise - function of warp nacelles' caps?

Considering all of the recent theoretical concepts about a "real" warp drive - there would be a build-up of charged particles along the leading edge of the field and those particles could be a serious threat to any life present in a system such a ship entered.

While Matt didn't know anything about that back in the 1960's - to me, he looks rather prescient. Maybe they clear those particles off of the field and send them on through to the back end of the field to bleed off into space harmlessly?
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