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Old June 5 2013, 10:07 AM   #26
Robert Comsol
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Re: Let's Discuss the Romulan Bird of Prey!

J.T.B. wrote: View Post
The comparisons to sailing ships aren't worth much beyond the poetic. Can you imagine a starship becalmed, or unable to leave a starbase because the "winds" were unfavorable?
Do we seriously want to deprive ourselves of this poetry? Of course a starship wouldn't entirely depend on the "wind" of gamma radiation and/or dark energy.

Since a starship has its own power source the analogy would rather be one of the mid-19th Century steamships that still had sails and thus could save their onboard supplies if the winds were favorable.

Bob
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