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Old October 28 2013, 05:43 PM   #106
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Re: Favourite Warp Effect...

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I think people have explained pretty clearly why they like the effect. It conveys a sense of power and danger that has been absent from Trek when it comes to warp since the beginning.

It really doesn't remind me of the Star Wars effect.
Power and danger? Never really got that vibe at all. Maybe the plot usage of it kinda undermined that when they're instantaneously traveling anywhere, transwarp beaming and warping right into gas giants.

It just seemed excessively flashy like basically.... everything else.
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Old October 28 2013, 06:50 PM   #107
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It just seemed excessively flashy like basically.... everything else.
But wormholes and the Borg transwarp network weren't?
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Old October 28 2013, 07:42 PM   #108
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Re: Favourite Warp Effect...

It reminded me of the hyperspace effect in Stargate. "Excessively flashy" to me is the TMP effect.
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Old October 28 2013, 08:15 PM   #109
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Re: Favourite Warp Effect...

Tastes vary. I'm with Kai Winn on the wormhole bit... feeling nothing when I see that spiral of color and light. The Voyager/Borg transwarp bit wasn't quite in your face as the NuTrek one. I absolutely didn't like the TMP effect at all and would say that rates towards the bottom of my list. Excessively flashing -and- dated.
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Old October 28 2013, 08:19 PM   #110
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Re: Favourite Warp Effect...

King Daniel Into Darkness wrote: View Post
It reminded me of the hyperspace effect in Stargate. "Excessively flashy" to me is the TMP effect.
Yup, the hyperspace effect in later season of Stargate, particularly when they started using the Daedalus class, was pretty awesome.
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Old October 29 2013, 02:35 AM   #111
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Re: Favourite Warp Effect...

There's still a rubber band effect going on in the 2009 version too.

If you run it frame by frame during the fleet warp scene you'll see that, artistically, the ships aren't just flashing their engines and disappearing, there's a very quick stretch before they vanish completely...
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Old October 29 2013, 03:21 PM   #112
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Re: Favourite Warp Effect...

Yup, and the viewpoint of the bridge crew as the bridge, and the saucer section outside, rapidly stretch forward as the stars lense around them.
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Old October 29 2013, 05:36 PM   #113
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Re: Favourite Warp Effect...

I personally like NX-01 entering warp the best.



Followed by the ST2009 Warp effect.


I don't care for the stretch blue pixie-dust effect added in STID. (Although I believe it was for a 3D effect)
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Old October 29 2013, 10:15 PM   #114
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Re: Favourite Warp Effect...

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Um, there is no TOS effect, it was the same footage as impulse.
Which is what I like.

NuTrek is WAY to flashy..
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Re: Favourite Warp Effect...

So, absense of effort versus effort and realism, nice to know.
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Old October 30 2013, 09:44 PM   #116
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Did you really use the word realism to describe faster than light travel?
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Old October 31 2013, 06:59 PM   #117
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Re: Favourite Warp Effect...

It's not really faster than light if you're warping space.

For me, I actually prefer the stretch effect...
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Old October 31 2013, 07:39 PM   #118
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Re: Favourite Warp Effect...

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It's not really faster than light if you're warping space.
Quite a few of the ideas about warp drive involve the ship not actually crossing the speed-of-light threshold, but just appearing to do so by moving through a shortcut in space-time. In Trek, this shortcut could be a multilayered subspace (or warp) field.
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Old October 31 2013, 09:30 PM   #119
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Re: Favourite Warp Effect...

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It's not really faster than light if you're warping space.
Quite a few of the ideas about warp drive involve the ship not actually crossing the speed-of-light threshold, but just appearing to do so by moving through a shortcut in space-time. In Trek, this shortcut could be a multilayered subspace (or warp) field.
The novels though not canon, make this pretty explicit. In the Destiny series, the Coulmbia's warp engines are damaged in deep space and it is there for forced to push its impulse engines up to the speed of light while acknowledging that its not fast enough to reach a nearby star system.
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Old November 6 2013, 02:57 AM   #120
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Re: Favourite Warp Effect...

Off topic but I don't know where else to ask this:

Just seen the Enterprise episode where THE Columbia is launched.

Yes, it uses the crappy Ent warp effect but is it actually wise to warp out of the docking bay?
Considering depending on the episode, warping inside a solar system is either a massive issue or no problem at all (Voyager I guess has no issues with warping out of orbit in its title sequence...EVERY WEEK! ), warping out of a docking bay has to bring with it SOME kind of issues, surely?
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