I reluctantly wake up bleary-eyed, it's Monday morning, oh Gawd Nooooo... time for work.....that place... my real, get me out of here life....ugh....I drag the bed covers back over my head and grab another 5 mins aboard my starship.... But searching the stars could happen someday, right?
So here I am... Captain of the USS Nightfall NCC 1703. While proceeding towards the most beautiful and nearest star system, Alpha Centauri, why not analyze Star Trek's unique system of warp travel. Warp One being equivalent to, The Speed of Light exactly 186,282 miles per second which is like Duh what? How does that work?
|THE VOYAGE HOME SLINGSHOT EFFECT|
Now pointy ears is piping up.
VULCAN SCIENCE OFFICER: All indications are given our current impulse speed, I estimate four years on our present course to reach the nearest star system Captain.
CAPTAIN: Come again? Is this Alice and Wonderland? Warp Speed?
VULCAN SCIENCE OFFICER: Non-Operational Captain. Terraforming, uninhabitable worlds under 21st-century conditions will be a feat of engineering. The Earth Federation enforces very strict regulations to protect indigenous lifeforms.
CAPTAIN: "Duh...what? Doubletalk, I want answers." I reply.
VULCAN SCIENCE OFFICER: At our current reduced velocity of less than the speed of light. It's looking hopeless Captain. Warpspeed is impossible.
CAPTAIN: Wonderful. Just Wonderful.
VULCAN SCIENCE OFFICER: It may not be possible to deliver terraformers to their designation safely. The amount of time we have to traverse the galaxy is limited. In order for me to complete the Kolinahr disciplines at the Gol temple of Vulcan purging the last of my emotions, we'd likely risk affecting the natural balance of order in the universe.
CAPTAIN: but this is supposed to be the UFP.... Screeching alarm clock.... smack...
VULCAN SCIENCE OFFICER: Such a journey might in fact, take many hundreds of years into the future at sublight speed..... or delve into the past if we had warp speed.
CAPTAIN: Our descendants making the same trip might not even remember why we're making the trip in the first place.
VULCAN SCIENCE OFFICER sQuite logical Captain.
CAPTAIN: Well, I'm glad we agree on something. So that leaves the Slingshot Effect around the sun doesn't it?
|ZATS DUH KLINGONS SHIP. I'VE GOT TO GET ME A BIRD OF PREY,|
So there you have it trekkers. Is this a dream with a dream? Well, you decide! Maybe I had too much beer, lol. but you'll never guess who turned up! Our Klingon Warrior friends no less, haha! These guys wanted to know how in blue blazes I ended up on the moon all by myself drinking beer. Anyone care enough to figure out how I drank the beer?
So here I am offering the Klingons a Saurian_brandy instead, haha... one more for the road.....
Qapla! Where would you have photo-shopped the Klingon Bird of Prey hovering by Earth's gravity.
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