Trek Tech FAQ

Discussion in 'Trek Tech' started by AlexR, May 22, 2003.

  1. Lord Manitou

    Lord Manitou Commander Red Shirt

    Nov 22, 2010
    I could be putting myself in trouble here but I believe this is cannon. The bridge located on top of the ship has special shield parameters to protect it from incoming and from other parts of the ship. The engineers eventually deduce the fact that it makes little difference if the area is multy shielded and the enemy would get it anyway if it located more internally.
    Kirks fight with Khan nothing was mentioned about less security of the bridge. If Khan got the edge, though, that was the last of Enterprise.
    To see where one is going may have some viability but starships rely on sensors. Today the astronauts will be completely blind with their capsule in space and must rely on sensors.
  2. sojourner

    sojourner Admiral Admiral

    Sep 4, 2008
    Just around the bend.
    Yeah, the human eye looking out a window is really only good for extreme close up work such as docking. Normal operations deal with things much farther out than a window would be useful for.
  3. mahk-cha

    mahk-cha Cadet Newbie

    Nov 22, 2015
    United Federation of Kingdom
    Thanks for the info
  4. Longinus

    Longinus Commodore Commodore

    Sep 2, 2008
    Why is completely made up Cochrane factor in this FAQ? It has absolutely zero canon support.
  5. Unicron

    Unicron Continuity Spackle Moderator

    May 8, 2003
    The Red Church of Niah
    Because some of the best stuff related to Trek-based technology hasn't appeared onscreen in canonical formats, but has existed in fan works and other things over the years. The Cochrane factor was a way to reconcile how warp is thought to work (based on canon dialogue and non-canon sources like tech manuals) and how we should be able to calculate speeds and distances that make a degree of sense, as mentioned in the original post.
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  6. pymfan2000

    pymfan2000 Lieutenant Red Shirt

    May 12, 2009
    Nashville Tennessee
  7. Almael

    Almael Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Jun 12, 2011
    The people of that channel imho don't have much of a grasp on technology or engineering in general. Typical fans like anywhere else.
    As to the FAQ I've my own answers like everyone else here.
  8. Stroudarian

    Stroudarian Lieutenant Premium Member

    Oct 28, 2017
    Las Cruces, NM
    Does anyone know of a website, a book, an article or some other source of information that would conatin diagrams, charts and illustrations, of the various sections and locations on board the Enterprise-D? I am curious to know where so many things are located, like the holodecks, the transporter rooms, the brig, main engineering, sick bay, torpedo room, etc. Any information that you could provide would be greatly appreciated.
  9. B.J.

    B.J. Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jul 14, 2004
    Huntsville, AL
    There's the published E-D blueprints by Rick Sternbach, but you may need to find a physical copy of those. There's also the blueprints by Ed Whitefire, which actually was created first, but was unable to be published due to various circumstances. The two sets are similar but different in various details, but are pretty much the same for the major locations. The Next Generation Technical Manual would be a great companion to both.
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