Re: Warp Drive in Star Trek Into Darkness - [SPOILERS]
I know, I know. I just thought "pounding" implied more than one hit.
Okay. For "a pounding" substitute "significant damage," and it should still work.
In essence: "We're too broken to go top speed, but if we go just fast enough
and take the shortcut, we still might be in time to head the bad guys off at the pass."
As for literary criticism in general: I have long felt that any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel or a play or a poem is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae or a banana split. ~ Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.