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Old September 2 2013, 07:19 PM   #6
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Re: Did TNG's Early Scope Shrink?

There's no evidence that such an intention existed. Early promotion for TNG emphasized that technology hadn't advanced so much as attitudes/social conditions. The transwarp thing was just name-dropped in III to make the Excelsior seem like the next big leap forward. Fans invested a lot into the concept at the time, but it was never explained in the movies and was ignored in TNG, leaving offscreen sources to speculate that transwarp had been a failure.
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