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Transwarp Theories

Postby alexmann » Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:06 am

I was reading Grahams article on transwarp theories and wanted to find out what you guys thought of my ideas.

Excelsior - An attempt to be able to enter warp speeds at any velocity rather than having to go through all the lower ones (I read this somewhere) as well as and attempt to increase the maximum speed of the ships.
Borg (Type 1) - Conduits generated and maintained by the Transwarp Hubs. As they use much larger and far more powerful systems, they can go faster than the Type 2 method. These can be entered by any ship capable of generating the correct access code. These cannot change course.
Borg (Type 2) - Conduits generated on the fly by a ship equipped with a transwarp coil (all borg vessels). They use more compact and less powerful systems than Type 1 but are faster than standard warp. These can be entered by the ship generating them, a ship equipped with a transwarp coil or any ship close enough to the generating ship on creation. These can change course and are controlled by the generating ship. These degrade over time.
Cochrane - An attempt to go at infinite velocity using a new form of dilithium.
Voth - Normal warp, just very fast.

By the way, If any mods feel that this is in the wrong section please move it but as they are spread over multiple trek series's I thought General Trek would be the best.
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Re: Transwarp Theories

Postby Tyyr » Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:58 am

Not a horrible summation but at this point I think "Transwarp" has lost any real meaning it might ever have had. I see it more akin to the word "Supersonic" which covers any velocity in atmosphere greater than the speed of sound.
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Re: Transwarp Theories

Postby alexmann » Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:12 pm

Transwarp literally means "Above warp" so it is really the same thing as supersonic but with warp rather than sound.
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Re: Transwarp Theories

Postby Mikey » Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:03 pm

Actually, "transwarp" would mean "across warp," leading to a good deal more vagueness. While in general "transwarp" has been used to indicate speeds past the traditional warp limit, the methodologies involved have been so widely varied as to make a better analogy the modern usage of the word "gun" - which technically meant a smoothbore artillery piece, but has come to mean any firearm from pistols and revolvers to 16" naval artillery (and greater.)
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Re: Transwarp Theories

Postby McAvoy » Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:54 pm

I don't know, but off of the top of my head, isn't the Borg the only one that demonstrated something different than what we would 'expect' for transwarp?

Transwarp probably just is a catch all word for faster than warp. Like Mach.
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Re: Transwarp Theories

Postby alexmann » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:35 am

Precisely what I was trying to say.
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Re: Transwarp Theories

Postby Praeothmin » Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:08 pm

What about Slipstream?
How would it be different from Transwarp?
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Re: Transwarp Theories

Postby Captain Seafort » Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:09 pm

Different name, and that's about it. It even bears a strong visual resemblance to Borg transwarp.
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Re: Transwarp Theories

Postby Sonic Glitch » Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:37 pm

Captain Seafort wrote:Different name, and that's about it. It even bears a strong visual resemblance to Borg transwarp.

It could be Borg Transwarp and slipstream are the same technologies with two different names depending on who is speaking and what they are speaking about.
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Re: Transwarp Theories

Postby Captain Seafort » Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:45 pm

Possibly. It's also been pointed out somewhere that Borg transwarp of the Voyager variety only showed up after Hope and Fear. When Voyager abandoned the slipstream prototype vessel in the middle of a fleet of cubes.
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Re: Transwarp Theories

Postby McAvoy » Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:10 pm

Interesting. Never thought of that. But was that ship ever said be a prototype for slipstream?
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Re: Transwarp Theories

Postby Reliant121 » Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:34 pm

It was used by someone as a "ruse" to be a starfleet Prototype but was actually alien technology. IIRC.
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Re: Transwarp Theories

Postby SomosFuga » Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:11 am

Reliant121 wrote:It was used by someone as a "ruse" to be a starfleet Prototype but was actually alien technology. IIRC.


indeed and the borg had already asimilated that species.

what about that catapult thing we saw once in VOY?
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Re: Transwarp Theories

Postby Reliant121 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:52 pm

Used by that bloke that looked like a cross between a duck and a platypus?
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Re: Transwarp Theories

Postby SomosFuga » Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:52 am

Yes, that's the one. It's named the null space catapult and i think it is a nice concept worthy to explore, lets say they put one or more of those in orbit of the important federation planets and other strategic locations.
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