Why Bother moving the Nacelles?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Voyager' started by Tom, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. DS9forever

    DS9forever Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    According to the Memory Alpha article, the writers of "Renaissance Man" mentioned that Voyager's warp drive does harm space-time.

    DS9 was wise and just didn't mention the whole killer warp drive- thing.
     
  2. marksound

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    I never heard Sternbach's explanation until just now. But about 15 years ago, maybe on this forum, I did speculate on the whole variable warp field thing. I thought I was being clever. ;)
     
  3. Finngle Bells

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    ^This forum didn't exist 15 years ago, except perhaps in the mind of Christian.

    Tsk...a bumped thread after over four years
     
  4. marksound

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    You sure about that? I came here from the original Section31.com forum where I was a moderator, along with T'Bonz.

    I could be mistaken. It wouldn't be the first time.
     
  5. Finngle Bells

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    T'Bonz signed on 13 years ago this March...
     
  6. Mr Pointy Ears

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    its true i remember reading something about voyagers nacelles bring designed to counter the damage to space as mention in the tng episode force of nature.
     
  7. Fruitcake

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    Now that was a dumb direction to go in.. OH NOES WARP DRIVE IS POLLUTIN' THE AIR!!

    Talk about painting yourself into a corner.
     
  8. R. Star

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    TNG Recut addresses this rather accurately:

    [yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GE9OO8o_jnk&list=PLyeOqz0Vgsa4JvFqk3uJ5j13rsOxB77kx[/yt]
     
  9. Fruitcake

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    That's like me requesting extra plastic bags in the supermarket. Or shoving non recyclables into the recycle bin. Or taking a stand against reusable take away coffee cups.

    Next time I do these things I'm going to say "warp 9" under my breath and chuckle.
     
  10. King Daniel Beyond

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    ZOMBIE THREAD!!
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  11. jpch

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    Voyager has a warp speed of 9.975 :D that is like Ferrari nowadays,if a Ferrari has weird new alloyed wheel that reduce CO2 emissions you are not allowed to complain.

    Let Voyager do whatever it wants with its cute tiny nacelles :D
     
  12. lurok

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    Moving parts always look cool.
     
  13. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Well I've always wondered why the Intrepid class was the only class that we saw on screen that had moveable nacelles. Even the Sovereign class had the non-movable nacelle.
     
  14. jpch

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    Well the Sovereign was 1 year newer maybe by that time they could protect space without moving the nacelles?? who knows
     
  15. Josan

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    While I appreciate wanting to do something a little different the moving nacelles always seemed silly to me. And then, after a while, I stopped noticing for the most part.
     
  16. jpch

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    its not silly its cute :scream:
     
  17. Josan

    Josan Commodore Commodore

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    Not even if it had fluffy pink bunny slippers on the endcaps!
     
  18. Timo

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    Well, two basic possibilities: it's something related to the other ways in which the Intrepid is unique, or it's not.

    If the former, we have three unique things to choose from:

    1) This baby can land.
    2) This baby is exceptionally agile, at least at sublight.
    3) This baby is exceptionally fast at warp.

    Flapping nacelles might be related to any of these, or perhaps allow the ship to have more than one of the above when non-flapping ships have to make compromises between the properties.

    Timo Saloniemi
     
  19. jpch

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    That is also very true,in addition to the subspace damage issue,i watched an interview with Rick Sternbach and Dan curry,they both stated that Voyager or the Intrepid Class was designed to look agile,since it as gonna be the fastest ship in the Fleet,they also talk about why it looks the way it does,not just random but because of high speed and maneuverability and landing/atmospheric flight.