Mikey wrote:I understand what you're saying - the way terms are used in 'Trek often bear only a nominal resemblance to the way they are used in RL. Perhaps to an extent that's as it should be... there's a reason the genre is called "science fiction," after all.
However, to say that we can't really apply our definitions to the terms as they are used in 'Trek is effectively the same as saying that we can't discuss it.
GrahamKennedy wrote:Oh, absolutely. But the approach I use is to try and treat the tech stuff in terms of the way the writers use it... I don't so much say "well this is a field and a field is X in real science so this field is probably some variation on that", but rather more "well this is how the writers treat fields in Trek so real science must have been pretty much rewritten."
Captain Seafort wrote:Or V'Ger's power output was about a Terawatt, and this is considered stunningly powerful by Fed standards.
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