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Old October 18 2006, 08:56 PM   #230
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Re: USS Grandeur - One... More... Time!

I agree with Cary that, theoretically, that's the way torpedoes are supposed to operate on the show, but I can see where Vulcan is coming from given that, as Kirkunit demonstrates, it's rarely been shown on Trek that torpedoes do much more than go straight and then go boom.

I think that originally this owes mostly to trek being inspired by old-style naval warfare. Torpedoes in trek are much more analagous to 17th century cannon carrying sailing vessels than 20th century submarines and their intelligently guided projectiles.
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