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."
"It is my belief that nearly any invented quotation, played with
confidence, stands a good chance to deceive." — Mark Twain