Re: Warp 10
It's also rather difficult to ignore the conceit that after warp technicians have been trying to reach warp 10 all over the galaxy for centuries, Paris figures it out on his own in a few weeks.
That would be like if I woke up tomorrow and suddenly cured cancer.
And ALSO rather difficult to ignore the fact that going warp 9.99999 doesn't turn you into lizards but does get you home in a few seconds.
Agreed overall. The only way it makes sense is if the special dilithium (combined with improved vehicle construction techniques) was the linchpin. And that's assuming that the effort was building on the "Great Experiment" of TSFS.
"If you can't take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home and crawl under your bed. It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross; but it's not for the timid." - Q