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Old March 31 2014, 12:45 AM   #1
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"Ahead, Space Normal Speed"

What is Space Normal Speed?
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Old March 31 2014, 12:54 AM   #2
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Re: "Ahead, Space Normal Speed"

Not space-warp speed. Impulse power. Sub-light.
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Old March 31 2014, 01:07 AM   #3
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Yup, What he said
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Old March 31 2014, 01:19 AM   #4
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Not space-warp speed. Impulse power. Sub-light.
Not very bloody specific, though, is it? I mean, he's basically leaving it at Sulu's discretion to go full impulse, or the slowest possible speed the engines can idle at (2 miles an hour, so everybody sees you ), or anywhere in between.
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Old March 31 2014, 01:24 AM   #5
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Slow enough with scanners aft to see if Spock does anything out of desperation.
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Old March 31 2014, 01:28 AM   #6
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Not space-warp speed. Impulse power. Sub-light.
Not very bloody specific, though, is it?
You know, whatever speed people go. Whatever is the normal amount of speed.

And heading? Over there-ish. You know, thataway.
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Old March 31 2014, 01:40 AM   #7
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Not very bloody specific, though, is it? I mean, he's basically leaving it at Sulu's discretion to go full impulse, or the slowest possible speed the engines can idle at (2 miles an hour, so everybody sees you ), or anywhere in between.
I figure "space normal speed" means some specific speed; captains and helmsmen know what that speed is but we don't.
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Old March 31 2014, 02:09 AM   #8
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It's about the speed you moved as a kid when being sent to bed for the night.

Ahead full RCS. "Give me a ping."
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Old March 31 2014, 03:40 AM   #9
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Re: "Ahead, Space Normal Speed"

I always thought it was more like a drifting speed. Like when you turn the motor off on a boat and let the current carry you. Of course, there are no currents in space. Still, that's how I thought of it as a kid. Slow. The speed of a comet or an asteroid that's just floating around out there without any propulsion.
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Old March 31 2014, 05:40 AM   #10
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I figure "space normal speed" means some specific speed; captains and helmsmen know what that speed is but we don't.

Agreed. And also, it refers to the in-universe distinction between normal space and subspace. Subspace is the fictional dimension through which faster-than-light ships and transmission travel.
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Old March 31 2014, 07:36 AM   #11
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It means the speed of plot.
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Old March 31 2014, 01:11 PM   #12
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60s scifi writing. Put random words together and put "Space" in it.
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Old March 31 2014, 01:54 PM   #13
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I'm more curious as to why Kirk only orders warp one after getting the shuttle crew back, since he dilly dallied his ass up to that point.
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Old March 31 2014, 04:02 PM   #14
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I'm more curious as to why Kirk only orders warp one after getting the shuttle crew back, since he dilly dallied his ass up to that point.
He just wants to really piss off Commissioner Ferris.
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Old March 31 2014, 06:30 PM   #15
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I'm more curious as to why Kirk only orders warp one after getting the shuttle crew back, since he dilly dallied his ass up to that point.
He just wants to really piss off Commissioner Ferris.
How can someone become "Commissioner" while being that much of an ass?
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