Re: NuTrek's Starfleet
I like your explanation for how the flagship Enterprise is able reach the velocities it seems to make in these movies, but just to be a pain in asymmetric photons, why don't there seem to be ANY transwarp ships in the TNG era or beyond? Voyager would have a much shorter series if starfleet could have just sent a transwarp flagship out to pick up the crew...
I'm not sure if they ever established how starfleet intended to use "transwarp" or what it actually was in that context. It may be incorporated into later designs (hence the realigned warp scales) or the crews might have all turned into salamanders and the project was scrapped.
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