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Old February 11 2014, 07:44 PM   #20
Robert Comsol
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Re: Destination Romulus: Travel Time?

^^ Sorry, I was thinking entirely in TOS terms and don't recall that a subspace relay had ever been mentioned or hinted.

As blssdlwf pointed out the ships themselves might serve as a subspace communication link, which sounds credible to me.

By the time of TNG and the probable expansion of the Federation to cover a much larger area of space / much larger interstellar distances subspace relay stations look somewhat inevitable, but their Achilles Heel - in contrast to a starship - is their vulnerability.

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