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Old January 25 2013, 12:37 AM   #16
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Re: What did Voyager do with the bodies of dead crewmembers?

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This is what I imagine to be in a torpedo casing normally.

1. Explosives.
2. A Warp drive.
3. An Impulse Drive
4, Fuel for the Engine.
5. A navigation system.
6. Remote Subspace failsafes.
7. Navigation shields.

What do you believe that they should extract to fit the corpse and the torpedo will still be space worthy?
Firing torpedoes at warp always made me scratch my head.... if they're moving faster than light and fire a projectile weapon... shouldn't they fly into their own torpedo... reverse firing would work, but not forward firing.
You're on the roof of a train moving east, and there's another train on the opposing track moving west towards you, you have a mortar and you have to fire a grenade at a teacup in the dining cart of the approaching train.

That may seem difficult but now imagine that both trains were switching velocities between full impulse (1/4 the speed of light) to any warp speed ranging from dozens of times the speed of light to thousands of times the speed of light... And they're now separated by a distance of 40 thousand kilometres.

Torpedoes are not cannon balls.

They have engines.

Warp drive and impulse drive.

It's how they can hit a moving target 40 thousand kilometres away with incredible accuracy.
Engines sure... but warp? If they do they just use them in a mindnumbingly dumb manner then. Screw the explosive if that torpedo can accelerate past warp 9, impact force alone would destroy a stationary target.

Though the fact we -see- the torpedoes sort of negates this.
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