Warp 10

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  1. Stoo

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    It's still odd that the crew of one ship, none of whom are full time research scientists and have limited time and resources, manage to pull off such a major scientific and technological breakthrough.

    Honestly tho all this warp 10 stuff falls into the category of stuff only nerds like us care about. What's special about Threshold is that it manages to be awful on several levels, ie newt sex.
     
  2. teacake

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    DESTINY. Janeway, fixed point in time.

    Why was Kirk there for so much key crucial shit? DESTINY. Not everyone gets to do this.

    The newt sex was awesome. But I understand if not everyone is up to it.
     
  3. dub

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    Boom, and there's an arc for season 3. ;) Very Xindi-like. A new race in the alpha quadrant: the Newt-toids. I bet Harry Kim's character would be better as a newt anyway. Or hey, maybe they accidentally slingshot around the sun on the way back to earth, and then they go back in time to earth in its early stages. And then we learn the human race actually evolved from the crew of Voyager. It's the circle of life. I can hear Elton John right now...
     
  4. Praetor

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    The fine line between continuity and fanwank.
    Agreed overall. The only way it makes sense is if the special dilithium (combined with improved vehicle construction techniques) was the linchpin. And that's assuming that the effort was building on the "Great Experiment" of TSFS.
     
  5. teacake

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    There's something familiar about that..
     
  6. Lighthammer

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    IIRC, it wasn't a new form of dilithium, but actually a different substance that the federation thought was only theoretical; kind of like Omega, but not!

    Point taken though!
     
  7. Melakon

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    All this talk about newt sex made my mind wander to politician Newt Gingrich, the last person I want to think about while thinking of sex.
     
  8. dub

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    hmm?
     
  9. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Planet of the Titans?
     
  10. Noddy

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    As I understand it, Threshold isn't regarded as canon, so we can safely ignore its oddities.
     
  11. teacake

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    What! Of course it's canon. IT IS GLORIOUS CANON.

    Their beautiful children are listed by memoryalpha under Paris and Janeway's names. It's not in the apocrypha section. They exist. They are out there. They are coming back.
     
  12. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Everything on screen is canon... Except maybe the Animated Series?

    Nothing is exempt, no matter how poorly acted or badly reasoned or plain false or morally absurd.

    Live action tv or movie means canon.

    In Doctor who there's 106 missing episodes (so far).

    Poof.

    Gone forever, and they're still canon.
     
  13. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Did we just spitroast someone Teacake?
     
  14. teacake

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    We crushed their dreams.
     
  15. Gov Kodos

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    Is it on screen, otherwise it's not canon.
     
  16. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Noddy is referring to the possibility of the decanonification of aired TV.

    It's like trying to keep a face when people talk about their desire to reviginify.

    Spiritual or surgical.
     
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  17. KaraBear

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    this is what they said:

    PARIS: We discovered a new form of dilithium in the asteroid field we surveyed last month. It remains stable at a much higher warp frequency.
     
  18. dub

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    It's canon, and yes this is mean
    But what aired cannot be unseen
    'Twas in Braga's mind
    Shat out his behind
    On a script, then onto the screen.
     
  19. Guy Gardener

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    Could you imagine the awful fanfiction that would have been written if they'd called it something like "quadlithium" or "Hexolithium"?
     
  20. Bry_Sinclair

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    Or bilithium, it swings both ways :lol:
     

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