Re: My Greivences of Nutrek. What makes me a hater...
The only time Trek ever showed starships going at such great speeds were in certain circumstances like with Nomad, the Kelvans, the Traveler, The Caretaker, slipstream drive, ect.
In TOS, the Enterprise was able to cover 990+ light years in a little over 11.5 solar hours at warp 8.4 ("That Which Survives").
I also think it maybe safe to assume that Starfleet's propulsion research took a different path as the wall display in Admiral Marcus' office shows a "transwarp" network.
"If we're going to be damned, let's be damned for what we really are." - Jean-Luc Picard, "Encounter at Farpoint"