King Daniel Into Darkness wrote:
And a transwarp network would explain the extremely fast travel times in the new movies, should one insist on using the warp factor cubed formula as a baseline.
Why should we insist on that, when TOS itself never did? The one episode that gave us a direct warp factor/distance/travel time comparison was "That Which Survives," and the warp velocity it indicated was thousands of times greater than what the WF-cubed formula would suggest. That "formula" was a myth to begin with.
Besides, nothing we see in the films is consistent with a "network" of transwarp lanes. Ships just go really, really fast from any given point to any other given point.