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Old April 13 2013, 07:25 PM   #29
Ronald Held
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Re: Fist Warp Flight - Fist Contact Question

C.E. Evans wrote: View Post
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Well in Star Trek IV when they time travelled Scotty said it drained the dilithium crystals and they had to recrystalize them by using photons from a nuclear reactor. He clearly said they couldn't go to warp without them.
I always saw that as the trip overworked the dilithium crystals, causing them to deteriorate to the point where they were no longer usable.
That is my interpretation.
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