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Old August 26 2014, 03:14 PM   #1
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Is the term "warp" ever spoken in JJ's films?

They mention the transwarp equations for the transporter, but for the Enterprise is "punch it".
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Old August 26 2014, 03:26 PM   #2
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Re: Is the term "warp" ever spoken in JJ's films?

Yes. "We're warping into a trap, I promise you." and "If you think you are safe at warp..." to name just two.
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Old August 26 2014, 03:31 PM   #3
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Re: Is the term "warp" ever spoken in JJ's films?

The warp core is ejected at the end of ST'09, Kirk climbs up inside the (different) warp core in ID, and when at warp there is a big "warp factor" speedometer at the top of the viewscreen HUD.

In short: Frequently.
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Old August 26 2014, 03:33 PM   #4
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Re: Is the term "warp" ever spoken in JJ's films?

From the script:

MCCOY
...or would you like to
explain to Captain Pike why the
Enterprise warped into a crisis without
one of its medical officers?
SULU
The fleet's cleared space dock, Captain.
All ships ready for warp.

PIKE
Set course for Vulcan.

SULU
Course laid in.

PIKE
Maximum warp. Punch it.
SULU
Ready for warp, Sir.
SULU
Engines at Maximum Warp, Captain.
KIRK
We're warping into a trap-- there are
Romulans waiting for us, I promise you
that.
HANNITY
The other ships are out of warp and have
arrived at Vulcan, Sir-- but we seem to
have lost all contact--
CHEKOV
Not to mention we couldn't do it anyway:
Nero's ship would have to drop out of
warp for us to overtake them --

KIRK
-- what about assigning Engineering crews
to try and boost our warp yield?
SPOCK
...Mr. Sulu, plot a course for the
Laurentian system, Warp Factor Three--
SULU
Warp three. Course one-five-one mark
three, the Laurentian System.
SPOCK PRIME
What if I told you your trans-warp theory
was correct? That it is indeed possible
to beam onto a ship that is travelling at
warp speed.
SPOCK
We're travelling at warp -- how did you
manage to get aboard this ship?
CHEKOV
...If we could drop out of warp
behind one of Saturn's moons, say, Titan,
the magnetic distortion from the planet's
rings will make us invisible to Nero's
sensors.
ROMULAN HELMSMAN
Primary core rupture, warp engines off-
line!
KIRK
WHY AREN'T WE AT WARP?!

CHEKOV
-- WE ARE --!

SCOTTY OVER SPEAKERS
CAPTAIN, WE'RE TRAPPED IN THE GRAVITY
WELL! IT'S GOT US!

KIRK
GO TO MAXIMUM WARP! PUSH IT!!!
Also the following bits of optional background dialogue are at the end of the script:
ENSIGN (CONT'D)
Engineering reports warp core is stable.

ENSIGN (CONT'D)
Warp propulsion system is at maximum
efficiency.
...
ENSIGN
Warp drive is off line, we are on impulse
only, repeat, impulse only.
It's harder to find an Into Darkness script or transcript, but I think the point is made.
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Old August 26 2014, 03:37 PM   #5
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Re: Is the term "warp" ever spoken in JJ's films?

I guess I'm too used to "maximum warp" and "warp factor 6, mr. Sulu" lines.
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Old August 26 2014, 06:36 PM   #6
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Re: Is the term "warp" ever spoken in JJ's films?

'Punch it' is pilotspeak. They use it in BSG a lot.
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Old August 26 2014, 07:19 PM   #7
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Re: Is the term "warp" ever spoken in JJ's films?

"Punch it" makes the JJverse warp speed the best warp ever.
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Old August 26 2014, 08:44 PM   #8
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It's harder to find an Into Darkness script or transcript, but I think the point is made.
I did notice that in STID they never mentioned "warp factors" (and I don't think we ever saw a shot of the speedometer), they just used the term "warp" almost as if any ship "at warp" would be traveling at the same velocity. This is most notable when Carol tells Kirk that Vengeance will catch them up. Although, perhaps it could be hand-waved away is that Kirk believed that Enterprise was the fastest the Federation had to offer, so at maximum speed it shouldn't be overtaken.

We also saw in the behind-the-scenes stuff that the big display in Marcus' office had a "transwarp network" notation on the map of the Klingon border.
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Old August 26 2014, 10:15 PM   #9
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Re: Is the term "warp" ever spoken in JJ's films?

I would be perfectly fine if no one ever said "Warp factor X" again. The whole concept has always been completely ambiguous, arbitrary, and just totally silly.

Now I suppose it may have its contextual uses in terms of plot devices and/or exposition: "We should go faster than warp three in this asteroid field" or "We can only maintain maximum warp for six hours before running out of power" that sort of thing. But whenever Picard said something like, "Set a course for Epsilon Theta Omega, Mr. Crusher. Warp factor six." I placed hands on forehead. Because, the following week, it was "warp factor five" for no reason other than to be different.
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Old August 26 2014, 11:18 PM   #10
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Re: Is the term "warp" ever spoken in JJ's films?

The numbered warp factors have always functioned as a way of conveying relative urgency and nothing more. They could as easily have been Warp Factor No Hurry, Warp Factor A Little Faster than That, Warp Factor OK We're Moving Now, Warp Factor Pretty Fast and Warp Factor We Need to Be There Yesterday. The numbered scale of 1 to 10 sounds more technical, though, and you can go past the decimal point for more precise-sounding shading.
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Old August 27 2014, 02:00 AM   #11
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The numbered warp factors have always functioned as a way of conveying relative urgency and nothing more. They could as easily have been Warp Factor No Hurry, Warp Factor A Little Faster than That, Warp Factor OK We're Moving Now, Warp Factor Pretty Fast and Warp Factor We Need to Be There Yesterday. The numbered scale of 1 to 10 sounds more technical, though, and you can go past the decimal point for more precise-sounding shading.
Don't forget Warp Factor The Engines Can't Take It Anymore.
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Old August 27 2014, 02:24 AM   #12
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There's also warp factor reptiles.
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Old August 27 2014, 04:52 AM   #13
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Re: Is the term "warp" ever spoken in JJ's films?

For what it's worth, I just watched STID again, and though I can't cite chapter and verse, the word "warp" is heard on multiple occasions, since the warp core is damaged for much of the film and so there's a lot of conversation about whether they have warp drive or whether the warp core is on line. Plus discussion of whether and how the Vengeance can catch them at warp.

So, to sum up the whole thread: Yes.
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Old August 27 2014, 06:32 AM   #14
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The numbered warp factors have always functioned as a way of conveying relative urgency and nothing more. They could as easily have been Warp Factor No Hurry, Warp Factor A Little Faster than That, Warp Factor OK We're Moving Now, Warp Factor Pretty Fast and Warp Factor We Need to Be There Yesterday. The numbered scale of 1 to 10 sounds more technical, though, and you can go past the decimal point for more precise-sounding shading.
Don't forget Warp Factor The Engines Can't Take It Anymore.
I knew I was missing something.
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M'Sharak wrote: View Post
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The numbered warp factors have always functioned as a way of conveying relative urgency and nothing more. They could as easily have been Warp Factor No Hurry, Warp Factor A Little Faster than That, Warp Factor OK We're Moving Now, Warp Factor Pretty Fast and Warp Factor We Need to Be There Yesterday. The numbered scale of 1 to 10 sounds more technical, though, and you can go past the decimal point for more precise-sounding shading.
Don't forget Warp Factor The Engines Can't Take It Anymore.
I knew I was missing something.
Isn't there also a Warp Factor But That's Impossible?
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