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Old January 27 2009, 05:17 PM   #1
Cmdr Sho
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HF spacefold drive...

in the star trek FanFic Hidden Frontier, there was a drive called a "spacefold drive". i know it is like warp, but not quite.... how does it work and how does it compare to conventional warp drive?

i was told that one of the HF writers could answer this for me....
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Old January 27 2009, 09:34 PM   #2
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Re: HF spacefold drive...

We never really got into it beyond the name: You fold space to "jump" from one place to another. There was a "fold space" we used a couple times, kind of a place between instances where time's lapse was a question of perspective; A ship makes an "instantaneous" jump from point A to point B, but a person's consciousness and physicality could get hung up there indefinitely under the right circumstances.

The implication late in the series was that folds could only happen within the Briar Patch or connected environs. That gets tied up in the plot of the series, so there are some spoilers in going into why fold jumps and the Patch are interconnected.

A "fold drive" wasn't a driver in the sense that a "warp drive" is: It's not a powered reactor feeding equipment that generates a field. It was an harmonic amplifier that used energy fed to it on a subspace level to open an event horizon and allow for that "instantaneous" jump between coordinates.

A warp drive "warps" space around a vessel, changing the laws of physics, essentially the speed light travels, but submersing the vessel into subspace. Higher warp factors, lower levels of subspace, higher speed of light (and smaller universe).

A fold drive doesn't "warp" space. It opens a kind of singularity into a "fold space" (an extremely deep level of subspace) that allows "instantaneous" transit.

That's the way I thought about it when I conceived the episodes I wrote. Other writers may have used different mental gymnastics.

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Old January 27 2009, 10:09 PM   #3
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Re: HF spacefold drive...

That is deep thinking... Thank you for the help... I do have some questions on how you guys did some of the special effects.... I am trying to make my own ffv... Whom do I talk to about these questions?
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Old January 29 2009, 02:11 AM   #4
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Re: HF spacefold drive...

I'd suggest posting the questions in the FAQ forum at hiddenfrontier.com

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Old January 29 2009, 03:41 PM   #5
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Re: HF spacefold drive...

good idea.... i think i did once but never got a reply.... but i will try again!!!
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