Is the term "warp" ever spoken in JJ's films?

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  1. Shat Happens

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    They mention the transwarp equations for the transporter, but for the Enterprise is "punch it".
     
  2. Tosk

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    Yes. "We're warping into a trap, I promise you." and "If you think you are safe at warp..." to name just two.
     
  3. King Daniel Beyond

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    The warp core is ejected at the end of ST'09, Kirk climbs up inside the (different) warp core in ID, and when at warp there is a big "warp factor" speedometer at the top of the viewscreen HUD.

    In short: Frequently.
     
  4. Christopher

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    From the script:

    Also the following bits of optional background dialogue are at the end of the script:
    It's harder to find an Into Darkness script or transcript, but I think the point is made.
     
  5. Shat Happens

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    I guess I'm too used to "maximum warp" and "warp factor 6, mr. Sulu" lines.
     
  6. Deckerd

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    'Punch it' is pilotspeak. They use it in BSG a lot.
     
  7. BeatleJWOL

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    "Punch it" makes the JJverse warp speed the best warp ever.
     
  8. drt

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    I did notice that in STID they never mentioned "warp factors" (and I don't think we ever saw a shot of the speedometer), they just used the term "warp" almost as if any ship "at warp" would be traveling at the same velocity. This is most notable when Carol tells Kirk that Vengeance will catch them up. Although, perhaps it could be hand-waved away is that Kirk believed that Enterprise was the fastest the Federation had to offer, so at maximum speed it shouldn't be overtaken.

    We also saw in the behind-the-scenes stuff that the big display in Marcus' office had a "transwarp network" notation on the map of the Klingon border.
     
  9. CorporalClegg

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    I would be perfectly fine if no one ever said "Warp factor X" again. The whole concept has always been completely ambiguous, arbitrary, and just totally silly.

    Now I suppose it may have its contextual uses in terms of plot devices and/or exposition: "We should go faster than warp three in this asteroid field" or "We can only maintain maximum warp for six hours before running out of power" that sort of thing. But whenever Picard said something like, "Set a course for Epsilon Theta Omega, Mr. Crusher. Warp factor six." I placed hands on forehead. Because, the following week, it was "warp factor five" for no reason other than to be different.
     
  10. M'Sharak

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    The numbered warp factors have always functioned as a way of conveying relative urgency and nothing more. They could as easily have been Warp Factor No Hurry, Warp Factor A Little Faster than That, Warp Factor OK We're Moving Now, Warp Factor Pretty Fast and Warp Factor We Need to Be There Yesterday. The numbered scale of 1 to 10 sounds more technical, though, and you can go past the decimal point for more precise-sounding shading.
     
  11. Greg Cox

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    Don't forget Warp Factor The Engines Can't Take It Anymore.
     
  12. CorporalClegg

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    There's also warp factor reptiles.
     
  13. Christopher

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    For what it's worth, I just watched STID again, and though I can't cite chapter and verse, the word "warp" is heard on multiple occasions, since the warp core is damaged for much of the film and so there's a lot of conversation about whether they have warp drive or whether the warp core is on line. Plus discussion of whether and how the Vengeance can catch them at warp.

    So, to sum up the whole thread: Yes.
     
  14. M'Sharak

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    I knew I was missing something.
     
  15. Skywalker

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    Isn't there also a Warp Factor But That's Impossible?
     
  16. Cyke101

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    I recall a TNG episode that starts with the Enterprise en route to a medical crisis, gets interrupted so that the real plot begins, solve the plot, and then resume course to the urgent medical crisis -- at Warp 2. It was the Warp Speed version of the cast pausing while sharing a laugh for the credits.
     
  17. CorporalCaptain

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    From The Changeling:

     
  18. alpha_leonis

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    Why not give up and just say, "Light Speed", "Ridiculous Speed", and "Ludicrous Speed"?

    Darth Helmet went to Plaid. Voyager went to Amphibians.
     
  19. Cyke101

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    Hey, some Amphibians can change colors, too. Imagine the speed of a plaid amphibian!
     
  20. Christopher

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    Is it okay if I don't?