What's Left?

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Delta Geminorum, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. Delta Geminorum

    Delta Geminorum Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    What regions of the Milky Way Galaxy are still unexplored?

    Alpha, Beta, Dominion, Borg...

    I've heard the galaxy is unimaginably large. Where would you point your starship's bow?
     
  2. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Everything in Delta not in Voyager’s direct path, everything in Gamma not right near the wormhole.

    I would love it if they did a series that explored the next galaxy over.
     
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  3. Doom Shepherd

    Doom Shepherd Commodore Commodore

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    If we accept that the Federation is 10,000 light years wide, the majority of even the Alpha and Beta quadrants remain unexplored.
     
  4. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    DSC S3 could very well have gone to another galaxy for that truly "unknown" factor.


    Been nice knowin' ya....not so much.
     
  5. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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  6. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I thought it was established in DSC
    they went somewhere in beta.
     
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  7. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    They were shooting for
    Terralysium
    but rumors say they
    ended up somewhere else altogether
    We know from photos Michael ended up
    somewhere else on her own
     
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  9. Tiberous Q Data

    Tiberous Q Data Ensign Newbie

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    This.

    I feel like there have been mentions of fractions of the galaxy explored that are about 20% or so. That was Next Generation so before Voyager or The wormhole but at best we would still be below 30% explored is my guess with Voyager trying to get home and just some poking about and a little trade through the wormhole so little reason to be bored with the Milky Way and other than Magellanic Clouds galaxies are too far as we are I suppose still decades at warp 9.9 from Andromeda.
     
  10. King Daniel Beyond

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    If the plot needs it, they'll find room for a new massive alien empire somewhere.
     
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  11. Tiberous Q Data

    Tiberous Q Data Ensign Newbie

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    It can be right in the "neighborhood" and be brilliant or beyond the cosmic horizon and be complete rubbish.

    It is always about the stories and the performances working in Roddenberry' s framework.

    I think all we need is to really be humming is get back to exploration both in a meta way of humanity and also in the environment it plays out in as the entertainment vehicle to present it.
     
  12. Vger23

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    I'd say that more than 80% of the galaxy remains unexplored. That has potential for a lot of storytelling and adventure, if the writers choose to mine it.
     
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  13. Lord Garth

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    The Beta Quadrant lost a war to VHS.
     
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  15. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Vice Admiral Admiral

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    In All Good Things didn't they quote 19% had been explored? Which was up from like 13% in Encounter at Farpoint? So 20 years later I would estimate it more around 25-30%, factoring in some time lost from recovering from the war.
     
  16. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    They don't mention a percentage in "Encounter at Farpoint" or "All Good Things". They do mention a percentage in "The Dauphin", a second season episode. Wesley has a crush on a teenage girl who's soon to be ruler of a world, then takes her out to the holodeck, and tells her the Federation has only explored 19% of the galaxy.
     
  17. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I know in one of those episodes, Q says "You have only explored this percent of your own galaxy". Unless I'm completely misremembering the quote.
     
  18. fireproof78

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    Given the size of a galaxy that really isn't that hard.
     
  19. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I don't think he gave a number.
     
  20. Delta Geminorum

    Delta Geminorum Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    If the galaxy is 100,000 light years across, at warp speed, how long does it take to go from one end to the other?