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Old November 4 2013, 11:10 PM   #16
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Re: Scrapping Old Starships

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Or an exotic particle field that eliminated anything that *wasn't* bayronic from the structure held inside it.
Or they're taking for granted that anyone sane understands they're removing the unwanted baryons while keeping the ones that are actually needed.
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Old November 5 2013, 02:04 AM   #17
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It's possible, too, that there are elements of the ship that use non-baryonic matter. Perhaps some components like warp coils use a form of exotic non-baryonic matter in their construction. Verterium or cortenum might be non-baryonic matter that helps drive the ship's subspace field stuff. In which case stray neutrinos and what not getting caught in it might cause problems.

This doesn't quite explain why they need to dose down the entire ship with something that kills all living things, but given how important subspace field manipulation is to Federation technology, perhaps there's elements within the ship's systems that like isolinear chips or something that also use exotic matter.
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Old November 6 2013, 03:48 PM   #18
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Or an exotic particle field that eliminated anything that *wasn't* bayronic from the structure held inside it.
Or they're taking for granted that anyone sane understands they're removing the unwanted baryons while keeping the ones that are actually needed.
The vast majority of the ship is made from them, they tend to vary only by the quark combination, a singular field that swept rather quickly through such a dense ship would likely only be removing smaller particles like fermions and such from it.

The whole array was a gimmick and a bad one, an essential process that apparently makes the ship not lethal that it must put into an incredibly specialised station for every 3-4 years or so.

That's never been needed before in older ships, or but smaller vunerable ones like Voyager. A ship that could traverse much more dangerous regions at high warp for decades without needing it.

And that the Enterprise-D only needed to visit it once and never again.
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Old November 20 2013, 02:18 AM   #19
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I've often thought it would be interesting to see, within Trek, older "defanged" starships being used as merchant ships or for civilian research.
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Old December 2 2013, 11:39 PM   #20
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personally i think that old star ships are much like today's cars or airplanes. in that the hull is just to worn out and the equipment arrangement is just to expensive to modify so i think that i is cut up for scrap just like today. beside weren't most star ships ultimately destroyed and or severely damaged any way?
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Old December 3 2013, 12:54 AM   #21
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I've often thought it would be interesting to see, within Trek, older "defanged" starships being used as merchant ships or for civilian research.
This was one of the options referenced by FASA, with some hulls being stripped of any sensitive material and sold to the civilian market. The Federation Merchant Marine is specifically mentioned on a few occasions.
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Old December 5 2013, 08:15 PM   #22
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That's also what happened to the Enterprise-A after STVI, according to the novel/comic The Ashes of Eden.
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