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Old 02-23-2008, 10:22 PM
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so how do we explain the warp factor readings given by the helmsman in the TNG episode "Where no one has gone before"

when experimenting on the warp drive, didn't they go like warp 13 or something? And then, "off the scale" ?
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Yes, hmm... It seems to harken back to the old TOS scale with the ever-increasing warp numbers. A bit difficult to explain otherwise...

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Old 02-24-2008, 03:48 AM
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I will work it out in a logical manner...

[This being my own special branch of logic, which can really really confuse people.]
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so how do we explain the warp factor readings given by the helmsman in the TNG episode "Where no one has gone before"

when experimenting on the warp drive, didn't they go like warp 13 or something? And then, "off the scale" ?
I think that LaForge first said that they were traveling past Warp 10, but that also contradicts the reading that the ship had also traveled no faster than Warp 1.5.

It could be that LaForge was monitoring star positions as the time the Traveler was sending the Enterprise during its journey and was noting that they were traveling far faster than what should be physically possible--hence his (somewhat inaccurate) claim that they moving faster than Warp 10. Still, the engines were reading only Warp 1.5.
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Has anyone figured out the full title of this thread yet?


Not that it was very difficult to work out in the slightest, I merely wondered who noticed...
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Yes. Not hard, lol. Musta been fun to type out, though.
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Old 03-02-2008, 03:06 PM
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Just an idea referring to the TNG episode - maybe the D's computer glitched up and said warp 13 because it's sensors were never made to deal with warp travel beyond warp 10. I'm sure programming bugs still exist in the 24th century.
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Or maybe the Computer decided that it was time to re-re-calibrate the warp scale...
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Old 04-23-2008, 02:11 PM
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If you think about it logically, one day they might adjust the warp scale so that warp 9.999999etc actually reads as warp 10, warp 11, etc, if a new warp drive comes along that could reach those speeds. Then something like warp 15 would be the impossible to reach infinite velocity.
Or we could make it something sensible like Warp Googolplex. And leave out the bit about being everywhere at once.
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