Discussion in 'Trek Tech' started by Laura Cynthia Chambers, Aug 9, 2019.
Is that what happened?
The more important question is, "How would you repair the plot holes?"
Perhaps dispatch the mushroom-eating aliens from DSC?
Could be that higher-than-Warp 7 speeds are unheard of. I'm not saying that the 24th century Alpha powers are the most advanced in galactic history (this is demonstrably not so), but that there is a transwarp or slipstream or spore drive usually utilized by cultures at that stage of development (shortly before transcendence and/or the weird isolationist thing some cultures do).
Cochrane-style traditional subspace warp drive with dilithium and M/AM at such high speeds was a unique crutch of the era, promulgated by the Federation's failure at research into higher technologies and nearby races just barely keeping up with the UFP. They are causing environmental damage, damage that fades away after centuries/millennia, but something they could experiment and replicate in scientific studies.
Are other types of warp that travel quicker not technically going faster, but rather taking a shortcut of sorts? Thereby arriving earlier than its traditional counterpart without having to move faster?
From the CAGE: PIKE: Our time warp, factor seven. So, warp science may involve both time and space concepts. High warp travel may involve a component of reverse time dilation, where more time occurs on ship and less time, or even reverse time, passes in the universe. We see in TOS that large travels backward in time occurs at high warp in strong gravity fields like planets and suns (TNT, YIT, A:E). I have a treknobabble theory about very high warp in the weak gravity field of the galaxy to cause a weak backward time travel component that offsets a portion of normal forward time. For example, if the Enterprise experiences 10 hours of flight time in the ship, but only 5 hours pass on the outside, then to the outside observer, the Enterprise doubled its speed while the speedometer on the Enterprise showed normal speed.
You could always try this
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