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Old August 12 2013, 02:17 AM   #6
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Re: Leaving for their 5 year mission

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Do we know for sure if the near instantaneous travel times we've seen so far are just a result of editing out the actual time of ship travel?
They're a result of the writers (a) not understanding physics, (b) not bothering to do some back-research into the travel times involved, and (c) most importantly not caring.
Star Trek has always moved at the speed of plot. Which is why DS9 goes from being on the frontier to being just a hop skip and a jump away from Earth over the course of the series. Physics is pretty irrelevant when talking about a fictional means of propulsion that has never been consistent.
The boring one, the one with Khan, the one where Spock returns, the one with whales, the dumb one, the last one, the one with Kirk, the one with the Borg, the stupid one, the bad one, the new one, the other one with Khan.
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