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Old March 21 2013, 11:50 PM   #10
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Re: Luring people into suns -- why does it work so much?

Metryq wrote: View Post
Did any TREK episode ever use that overworked trope of slamming on the retros and watching the enemy fly right past?
I'm sure I've seen instances of ships dropping to impulse to fall behind ships at warp, but I'm not sure whether they were onscreen or in books or comics.

(See also the Jim Rockford maneuver of pulling into a parking lot, letting the pursuing car go past, then turning around and heading in the other direction. Or his trademark Rockford turn -- shift into reverse, drive straight back past the pursuers, then do a 180-degree spin while still moving and end up going forward without slowing down.)
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