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By request... ok, bring it on...

Ny, referring to any part of Star Trek at all...

Bearguin:
Why was it that Scotty, in one of the episodes, stated they couldn't fire phasers with their shields up even though they did it all the time in battle?
Embarassingly, you'll have to refresh my memory. That would be a pretty silly limitation.
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What's a Transwarp drive and why do they no longer use it?
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Isn't Nomad/Tanru way cool?

And V'ger is totally stupid shit, right?

:D
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gnome wrote:By request... ok, bring it on...

Ny, referring to any part of Star Trek at all...

Bearguin:
Why was it that Scotty, in one of the episodes, stated they couldn't fire phasers with their shields up even though they did it all the time in battle?
Embarassingly, you'll have to refresh my memory. That would be a pretty silly limitation.
I'm trying to find it. I remember it because I remember asking the question years ago and never getting a good answer. But google is not helping.
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Grammatron wrote:What's a Transwarp drive and why do they no longer use it?
Up your shaft.
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Do the question have to be canon, or can I ask something from "How much for just the planet"?
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gnome wrote:
Why was it that Scotty, in one of the episodes, stated they couldn't fire phasers with their shields up even though they did it all the time in battle?

You are not supposed to ask questions like that - because it isn't real.


Hth.
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What's the first word on page 93 of "Nightshade"? 1992 soft cover edition?

Hint. It's a proper name.
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Bearguin wrote:What's the first word on page 93 of "Nightshade"? 1992 soft cover edition?

Hint. It's a proper name.
"Ed"
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ed wrote:
Bearguin wrote:What's the first word on page 93 of "Nightshade"? 1992 soft cover edition?

Hint. It's a proper name.
"Ed"
Nope.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: And V'ger is totally stupid shit, right?

:D
I can field this one.

Yes, yes it is.
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Grammatron wrote:What's a Transwarp drive and why do they no longer use it?
Ok, taking these on in the order received... that's for YOU De_Bunk!

A sticky question never really resolved on screen. Various printed materials have provided three speculations.

The FASA RPG and technical writings of Shane Johnson suppose that the transporters are beaming the warp bubble in front of the ship. ETA: Ludicrous, in my opinion.

Another body of work known as "Technical Fandom" -- the most consistent and prolific set at one time, known for containing blueprints and ship registries... goes by the definition in a book called the Officer Requirements Manual, "...an experimental system based upon harnessing the reduction of space/time fabric resistance experienced by a vessel in a wormhole situation". Basically they're exploiting the "wormhole effect" seen in Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

Another theory that got some play in the Pocket Books novels is shaky in my memory, but I seem to recall it being a new kind of warp field discovered by studying some of the interphase effects near Tholian Space.

As for why it was discontinued, the ORM has a few ideas, mostly due to the impracticality of finding a tunnel of open space long enough to sustain ultra-high warp, the inability to maneuver while in high warp, and construction issues making the nacelles capable of both Transwarp and regular warp drive. Another book called the "Ingram Class Blueprints" suggests that it never performed as well as hoped for without sacrificing safety factors, and a Pocket Books novel, "Battlestations!" mentions that its functioning requires "trilithium" crystals, which are rare and discussed the difficulties of producing/using that material.

ETA: By some reckoning it was a great success, and was added to NCC-1701A.. which might explain how they got to the center of the galaxy so quickly in Star Trek V... but I think that's mainly more Shane Johnson/FASA/SFC crap.

Boy that was a mouthful. HTH.

Gotta go though, other's questions to be answered later.
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Goddammit this forum sucks. I'm going back over THERE.

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gnome wrote:
Boy that was a mouthful.

I've heard that once already tonight.


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Okay, gnome.

What are the names of the various Orbs of the Prophets in DS9?
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Nyarlathotep wrote:Okay, gnome.

What are the names of the various Orbs of the Prophets in DS9?
He said Star Trek. :x
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Nyarlathotep wrote:Okay, gnome.

What are the names of the various Orbs of the Prophets in DS9?
He said Star Trek. :x
Actually, DS9 (more specifically, the last couple of seasons of DS9, witht he war against the Dominion) is my favorite part of Trek. The brave honest square jawed/long legged (depending on gender) heroic minions of Starfleet that inhabited TOS and TNG just seemed a bit TOO perfect for my taste. DS9 showed the 'darker' side of the Federation and what ordinary people were like, I found that far more interesting. Voyager had a bit of that too, but I just never found it as compelling as DS9. Enterprise didn't even feel like Trek at all.

Yeah, I know a lot of people consider DS9 to be the 'Red Headed Stepchild' of Trek, but I don't care, it's still MY favorite.
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Nyarlathotep wrote:
Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Nyarlathotep wrote:Okay, gnome.

What are the names of the various Orbs of the Prophets in DS9?
He said Star Trek. :x
Actually, DS9 (more specifically, the last couple of seasons of DS9, witht he war against the Dominion) is my favorite part of Trek. The brave honest square jawed/long legged (depending on gender) heroic minions of Starfleet that inhabited TOS and TNG just seemed a bit TOO perfect for my taste. DS9 showed the 'darker' side of the Federation and what ordinary people were like, I found that far more interesting. Voyager had a bit of that too, but I just never found it as compelling as DS9. Enterprise didn't even feel like Trek at all.

Yeah, I know a lot of people consider DS9 to be the 'Red Headed Stepchild' of Trek, but I don't care, it's still MY favorite.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:Isn't Nomad/Tanru way cool?

And V'ger is totally stupid shit, right?

:D
I prefer Nomad/Tanru myself... what a doctor it would have made...

I enjoy ST:TMP primarily as a Trek historian... there's a lot of important stuff in it.
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Nyarlathotep wrote:Yeah, I know a lot of people consider DS9 to be the 'Red Headed Stepchild' of Trek, but I don't care, it's still MY favorite.
Your favorite what?

It isn't Star Trek, and neither is that thing with the froggy-woggy captain and the alleged Klingons who are really nice black people.
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