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Old May 14 2012, 06:52 PM   #1
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Slipstream to Andromeda

So I did some calculations based on numbers provided by Kirsten Beyer... at slipstream velocity, it would only take Voyager two months to reach the Andromeda Galaxy.

I wonder how long it'll take for us to see a Voyager novel set in another galaxy.
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Old May 14 2012, 08:40 PM   #2
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Re: Slipstream to Andromeda

But slipstream doesn't work.
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Old May 14 2012, 09:13 PM   #3
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Re: Slipstream to Andromeda

Maybe it does work, and Tom's just a really bad pilot.
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Old May 14 2012, 09:16 PM   #4
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Hey, if Trance Gemini can navigate it, anyone can.

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Old May 14 2012, 09:19 PM   #5
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Hey, if Trance Gemini can navigate it, anyone can.

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Old May 14 2012, 09:25 PM   #6
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Re: Slipstream to Andromeda

In Kirsten Beyer's new Star Trek: Voyager novels, slipstream DOES work. ("Full Circle," "Unworthy," & "Children of the Storm")
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Old May 14 2012, 09:40 PM   #7
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Re: Slipstream to Andromeda

Dougelo7 wrote: View Post
So I did some calculations based on numbers provided by Kirsten Beyer... at slipstream velocity, it would only take Voyager two months to reach the Andromeda Galaxy.

I wonder how long it'll take for us to see a Voyager novel set in another galaxy.
Now we're talking some serious exploration 'To seek out new life and new civilizations' indeed.

If we get a Voyager novel in the future set in another galaxy I will be thrilled!
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Old May 14 2012, 11:37 PM   #8
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Re: Slipstream to Andromeda

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In Kirsten Beyer's new Star Trek: Voyager novels, slipstream DOES work. ("Full Circle," "Unworthy," & "Children of the Storm")
Wrong forum.

What happens in the novels is interesting but hypothetical and more imaginary than what has happened in the less imaginary television adventures.
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Old May 15 2012, 12:15 AM   #9
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Re: Slipstream to Andromeda

In the novelization of Star Trek III, Captain Flynn is already in the Andromeda galaxy, surveying a supernova. How the hell she got there aboard a Miranda-class ship is left totally unexplained. I always thought, "there's some awesome story there", but it was never told

Anywho, I can't really see Voyager going extra-galactic on her current Borg/Caeliar hunt. Unless they find some evidence they might have a presence in other galaxies - which I guess is quite plausible. One has been around for centuries, the other has a limitless power source.
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Re: Slipstream to Andromeda

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In Kirsten Beyer's new Star Trek: Voyager novels, slipstream DOES work. ("Full Circle," "Unworthy," & "Children of the Storm")
Wrong forum.

What happens in the novels is interesting but hypothetical and more imaginary than what has happened in the less imaginary television adventures.
There's something intrinsically funny about the phrase "less imaginary."
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Old May 15 2012, 01:40 AM   #11
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Re: Slipstream to Andromeda

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In the novelization of Star Trek III, Captain Flynn is already in the Andromeda galaxy, surveying a supernova. How the hell she got there aboard a Miranda-class ship is left totally unexplained. I always thought, "there's some awesome story there", but it was never told
It's been a very long time since I read that novelization, but considering Vonda McIntyre wrote it, would that be Mandala Flynn, who was first introduced in The Entropy Effect? If so, she's not a canon character. She's McIntyre's invention, and a somewhat "Mary Sue" sort who can do just about anything.
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Old May 15 2012, 09:21 AM   #12
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Just like Janeway
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Old May 15 2012, 11:48 AM   #13
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In the novelization of Star Trek III, Captain Flynn is already in the Andromeda galaxy, surveying a supernova. How the hell she got there aboard a Miranda-class ship is left totally unexplained. I always thought, "there's some awesome story there", but it was never told
She pissed off Q?
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Old May 15 2012, 12:09 PM   #14
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In the novelization of Star Trek III, Captain Flynn is already in the Andromeda galaxy, surveying a supernova. How the hell she got there aboard a Miranda-class ship is left totally unexplained. I always thought, "there's some awesome story there", but it was never told
It wasn't all that inconceivable back then, IMO. Vonda McIntyre did a lot of extrapolating from onscreen material rather than from reference books that implied much slower warp speeds than what was shown during TOS. I think she deduced that Starfleet had nearly fifteen years to study and substantially improve upon the Kelvans' engine modifications to the Enterprise in "By Any Other Name," making intergalactic travel now feasible in a relatively short length of time.
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Old May 15 2012, 02:24 PM   #15
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Re: Slipstream to Andromeda

Was she writing in the gap?

Thinking that star trek on TV was dead and gone?

Novels were the king of the castle.

Vonda was a god and the entire Star Trek universe was hers.

Picards arrival must have shattered her.

Gods, looking at the dates, the first movie might have blindsided Vonda when she was brainstorming for her novel.
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