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#1 11 years ago

I was playing as Constellation (Stargazer, reporting in) Against the Borg, they blew a nacelle clean off. I hit warp & Go To Warp????? Later, as Sovergin, get BOTH nacelles blasted off. Now I can't go to warp??? Warp should be disabled when Any number of Nacelles are blown off




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#2 11 years ago

That's debatable really, there are several Star Trek episodes in which a ship goes to warp with only one functioning nacelle.




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#3 11 years ago

well in star trek when a ship goes to warp it generates a warp field to warp space-time this is acived by the internal ship systems and external field genorators the warp nacelles then provide the power for faster than light travel blowing off one nacelle only means you lose thrust through warp




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#4 11 years ago
borgrule;3667090well in star trek when a ship goes to warp it generates a warp field to warp space-time this is acived by the internal ship systems and external field genorators the warp nacelles then provide the power for faster than light travel blowing off one nacelle only means you lose thrust through warp

You've got a mix of time travel, warp drive and slipstream there but the Star Trek forum is the place to talk about that, not here.




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#5 11 years ago

The Gene Roddenberry Guide for Starship Design CLEARLY states: [COLOR=red]As Andrew Probert explained in this web site's [/COLOR][COLOR=red]2005 interview[/COLOR][COLOR=lime][COLOR=red], "Gene specified to me, in fact, that starship warp engines operate in pairs... because they're codependent.... So in the same breath he negated [Franz Joseph's] three-engined dreadnoughts along with the single-engined destroyers [and scouts], on the edict simply that, to achieve warp drive, you had to have codependent warp engine pairs."[/COLOR][/COLOR]

[COLOR=lime][COLOR=black]The Great Bird of the Galaxy Invented Star Trek, maybe we should trust him.....[/COLOR][/COLOR] [COLOR=lime][/COLOR] [COLOR=lime]Plus wouldn't the sheer shock of a nacelle being blown off either A: Cause the computer to eject the Warp Core or B: Send a compression wave back through the plasma in the conduits, which would proably burst dramatically in the bridge or other similarly special location? [/COLOR]




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#6 11 years ago

Don't quote me by any means, but I was under the impression that at some point they refitted the engines and doubled the warp coils up in the engines so that they had the pairs on each and were then independent of each other. I could be making that up. I don't recall.




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#7 11 years ago

Capybara guy;3691872The Gene Roddenberry Guide for Starship Design...etc[/quote]

That guide for Starship design only applied to The Original Series. It also stated that the Nacelles had to be visible above the saucer section and at the end of pylons. In TNG, DS9 and Voyager we saw ships that didn't follow that rule.

In addition we saw the Galaxy-X with three nacelles in the final episode of TNG and the Prometheus with four nacelles in the Voyager episode "Message in a Bottle."

Capybara guy;3691872 [COLOR=lime]Plus wouldn't the sheer shock of a nacelle being blown off either A: Cause the computer to eject the Warp Core or B: Send a compression wave back through the plasma in the conduits, which would proably burst dramatically in the bridge or other similarly special location? [/COLOR]

A: The computer has no control over the ejection of the Warp Core, only the First Officer and Captain can authorise that.

B: Considering that we have seen ships have their Nacelles blown off and no other damage has occurred as a repercussion then I would say no.

[quote=Steakboy;3692137]Don't quote me by any means, but I was under the impression that at some point they refitted the engines and doubled the warp coils up in the engines so that they had the pairs on each and were then independent of each other. I could be making that up. I don't recall.

I'm not quite sure if that's exactly correct, but I remember reading something along those lines.

On a different note, could this thread please be moved to Starbase 42 of the Entertainment section instead of being locked as it no longer relates to Star Trek Legacy.