Shuttles

Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by SignGuyHPW, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. od0_ital

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    The crew was a bit fan fiction - y, in that Geordi got temporary reassignment from the Big E-E and served as Scotty's first officer. Nog was also on the crew, along with a Klingon Defense Force pilot with a reckless driving record.
     
  2. publiusr

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    I have warmed to the El Baz shuttlepod over the years to where I really love it.
     
  3. JessDD

    JessDD Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Runabouts were just really, really big shuttles and they could do warp 5, and have torpedo attachments and the like. I remember reading the in TNG technical manual that some shuttles could do Warp 2 or 4 or the like.
     
  4. Trekker4747

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    The Plymouth Horizon/Shuttle pods were just complete jokes.
     
  5. King Daniel Beyond

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    Voyager's shuttles managed warp 9 without so much as breaking a sweat (one managed warp 10 twice... but we don't talk about that episode). I guess Starfleet lumped Picard with some obsolete models;)
     
  6. Trekker4747

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    Which is why Voyager was stupid. For a shuttle to operate at Warp 9 without a meaningful warp core is stupid.
     
  7. R. Star

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    You know.. lizards or not, why didn't they just use that warp 10 to get home? The doctor reversed it easy enough.

    Or send the Doctor back as a messanger saying "Hey, we're fine." :p
     
  8. Trekker4747

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    The show suffered heavily from Gilligan's Island Syndrome.
     
  9. King Daniel Beyond

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    Yay miniaturization! In Nemesis they had a transporter the size of a rank pip. Welcome to the future of the future.
     
  10. Trekker4747

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    Yeah, don't get me started on that.
     
  11. R. Star

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    Tom Paris used a "portable transporter" that was the size of a baseball one episode. That would've been useful in so many places. Worked for -two- people too.