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#1 11 years ago

Apologizes if this has been brought up before, but I’m lazy and don’t want to shuffle through the endless list there in… Question. In Star Trek III the Excelsior had experimental trans-warp drive, far out. I don’t recall it ever coming up again in the star trek film/series as to why the Federation abandoned the technology. A couple of Trek novels mentioned it briefly, but that’s it, until the emergence of the Borg with their trans-warp drive and subsequent “hubs”. Perhaps one of you more in-depth trek fans knows?




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#2 11 years ago

It was never Canonically stated that the Federation abandoned Trans-Warp.




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#3 11 years ago

The popular idea is that it didn't work out at the time, however another theory is that at that it wasn't transwarp in the sense of what the Borg used but rather the new faster warp drive that lead to the changing of warp scale we saw in TNG.

These are just rumors/theorys i'm not defending them but I just thought i'd post them.




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#4 11 years ago

it wou;dn't be the borgs transwarp probably a faster warp drive




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#5 11 years ago

AlDaja;3373783Apologizes if this has been brought up before, but I’m lazy and don’t want to shuffle through the endless list there in…

Question. In Star Trek III the Excelsior had experimental trans-warp drive, far out. I don’t recall it ever coming up again in the star trek film/series as to why the Federation abandoned the technology. A couple of Trek novels mentioned it briefly, but that’s it, until the emergence of the Borg with their trans-warp drive and subsequent “hubs”. Perhaps one of you more in-depth trek fans knows?

The transwarp drive was originally fitted to the prototype NX 2000 Excelsior. It was removed because it proved of little practical use and was not equipped to the production vessels such as Sulu's NCC 2000 Excelsior.:lookaround:




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#6 11 years ago

THIS IS NOT CANNON:

However Mr. Scotts Guide to the Enterprise, says that the drive had catystrophic reaction with the Magnetic fields of stars in some cases apparently leading to supernovas

It was though Transwarp would be come an Intergalactic drive. Far from the reach of stars, it would travel to other galaxies in search of new life and civilizations.

The most common response though is that the Excellsior failed in warp Trials completely. But It took five years for the ship to be retooled and designed for standard warp engines and at that point it was the fastest Federation class to that date.




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#7 11 years ago

Its a good thing they dident go into transwarp because..... Remember what happened in Voyager when they went to transwarp, Also i think that the Excelsior Transwarp incident was what Data was refuring to when he said "There hasent been a ship wide systems faliure in 79 years" in Contagion i think.




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#8 11 years ago
roper34;3374875Also i think that the Excelsior Transwarp incident was what Data was refuring to when he said "There hasent been a ship wide systems faliure in 79 years" in Contagion i think.

The episode was "Evolution", and he was referring to the Enterprise-A, not Excelsior. 79 years prior to the events of Evolution was 2287, the year the events of Star Trek 5 took place.




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#9 11 years ago

There is no direct evidence to suggest it was the Enterprise A, It was Mike Okuda who originally said it was the Excelsior, As far as we know the Enterprise A did not suffer a complete systems faliure.




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#10 11 years ago
roper34;3375847There is no direct evidence to suggest it was the Enterprise A, It was Mike Okuda who originally said it was the Excelsior, As far as we know the Enterprise A did not suffer a complete systems faliure.

Sorry, I guess I too hastily jumped to a conclusion. Whatever ship it was, though, it happened the same year as the events in ST5.