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Does anybody know how many shuttlecraft Voyager was supposed to have? It seems that every other episode one is either blown up or given away as a lovely parting gift.

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An exact count was never given, likely deliberately by the writers so that the wouldn't "run out" before the end of the series. We do know that they built the Delta Flyer because they were down to "Class-2 shuttles" which were not getting the job done, suggesting they were low on the larger shuttles.

Chakotay said in "Alice" that Voyager had "a full complement of shuttles", though the context of that is not entirely clear and doesn't make sense given all the ones they had lost prior to that episode. 31dot (talk) 09:44, July 26, 2013 (UTC)

Sending Crew members off on AWAY MISSIONS seemed to be important. This was also made evident in the LOST SHEEP episode where JANEWAY forced crew who didn't want to go to go on one of them.

Cool thanks.

It's like how fast is fast. They randomly throw out speeds and distances without realizing that we pay attention. On Voyager they seem to use impulse engines a lot where on TOS they used impulse to look for a good parking space. The other day on The Orville they mentioned a speed and nailed it down to 4 light-years an hour.

Haven't seen The ORVILLE, but according to what it says in this link about a STAR TREK ship going 2.7 LIGHT YEARS in MINUETS, 4 Light years an HOUR doesn't sound that impressive:


a prequel series titled Star Trek: Enterprise describes the warp engine technology as a "Gravimetric Field Displacement Manifold" (Commander Tucker's tour, "Cold Front"), and describes the device as being powered by a matter/anti-matter reaction which powers the two separate nacelles (one on each side of the ship) to create a displacement field.[citation needed]

The episode also firmly establishes that many other civilizations had warp drive before humans; First Contact co-writer Ronald D. Moore suggested Cochrane's drive was in some way superior to forms which existed beforehand, and was gradually adopted by the galaxy at large.[3] Enterprise, set in 2151 and onwards, follows the voyages of the first human ship capable of traveling at warp factor 5.2, which under the old warp table formula (the cube of the warp factor times the speed of light), is about 140 times the speed of light (i.e., 5.2 cubed). In the series pilot episode "Broken Bow", Capt. Archer equates warp 4.5 to "Neptune and back [from Earth] in six minutes" (which would correspond to a distance of 547 light-minutes or 66 au, consistent with Neptune being a minimum of 29 au distant from Earth).

Only three stories in the original Star Trek series involved the Enterprise traveling beyond Warp 10 ( Warp 11, briefly, as a result of Nomad's "correction of inefficiencies" in the antimatter control system in "The Changeling"; Warp 11 again in "By Any Other Name" after the Kelvans modify the Enterprise's engines for greater sustained speed to make the trip from the Milky Way Galaxy to the Andromeda Galaxy; and Warp 14.1 in "That Which Survives" after the ship was put through a Kalandan transporter, beamed parsecs away from where it had been, and reassembled slightly out of phase). In The Next Generation, such stories were rare, and usually involved a malfunction in (or alien interference with) a starship's engines. A new warp scale was drawn up, with Warp Factor 10 set as an unattainable maximum (according to the new scale, reaching or exceeding Warp 10 required an infinite amount of energy). This is described in some technical manuals as "Eugene's limit", in homage to creator/producer Gene Roddenberry. Warp 8 in the original series was the "Never Exceed" speed for the hulls and engines of Constitution-class starships

The limit of 10 did not entirely stop warp inflation. By the mid-24th century, the Enterprise-D could travel at Warp 9.8 at "extreme risk", while normal maximum operating speed was Warp 9.6 and the maximum rated cruise was Warp 9.2. According to the Deep Space Nine Tech Manual, during the Dominion War, Galaxy-class starships were refitted with newer technology including modifications which increased their maximum speed to Warp 9.9.

In the episode "Where No One Has Gone Before" the Enterprise-D was shown to exceed Warp 10, traveling 2.7 million light-years from their home galaxy in a matter of minutes (though the ship's extreme velocity was due to the influence of an alien being and could not be achieved by starship engines). The Intrepid-class starship Voyager has a maximum sustainable cruising speed of Warp 9.975; the Enterprise-E can go even faster, with a maximum velocity of Warp 9.999[citation needed]. In the alternative future depicted in "All Good Things...", the series finale of The Next Generation, the "future" Enterprise-D travels at Warp 13, although it is never established whether this is truly "above" Warp 10, or simply the result of another reconfiguration of the warp scale.

In the episode "Threshold", Tom Paris breaks the warp 10 threshold, but travel beyond the threshold is later discovered to be unacceptably hazardous to biological life.

A primary component of the warp drive method of propulsion in the Star Trek universe is the "gravimetric field displacement manifold", more commonly referred to as a warp core. It is a fictional reactor that taps the energy released in a matter-antimatter annihilation to provide the energy necessary to power a starship's warp drive, allowing faster-than-light travel. Starship warp cores generally also serve as powerplants for other primary ship systems.

Here's the result of what happens to PARIS after he EXCEEDS WARP SPEED:


Paris successfully breaks the Warp 10 barrier with the Cochrane, rapidly disappearing from Voyager's sensors. The crew begins to try to track the shuttle, but soon the Cochrane reappears, Paris unconscious at the controls. Once awake, Paris explains that he had seen everything at every point in space, and the shuttle's database similarly contains a massive amount of information about the Delta Quadrant. However, Paris starts to suffer allergic reactions, and he is raced to Sickbay, where the Doctor determines that Paris is now allergic to common water. Paris's body soon changes again, and no longer can process oxygen, forcing the Doctor to create a special environment that Paris can exist in.

Paris's body continues its strange transformations, the Doctor postulating that he is becoming a new form of life. Before the Doctor can use an "anti-proton" treatment to return Paris to his human form, Paris escapes, disrupts Voyager's internal systems, and kidnaps Janeway on the Cochrane. By the time the crew restore the damage Paris had done, the Cochrane has taken off to Warp 10. As Voyager follows the shuttle's trail, eventually coming to a planet covered with swamps, the Doctor explains that the mutation patterns in Paris' DNA are consistent with those of evolution. Near the shuttle, they discover two amphibian beings, with trace DNA of Paris and Janeway. The two have mated and have had three offspring. The crew recover their transformed crew-members to be returned to human by the Doctor, and leave the offspring behind.

What they found were 2 FLESH COLORED LOOKING FISH creatures that were about the size of a DOLPHIN.

Here's a photo of them:


Here's one of TOM after he kidnaps JANEWAY as he's in the process of becoming a FISH:


So apparently it's also our fate to EVOLVE into being creatures like that.


A little OT, but I love how the word "warp" and the phrase "Warp Speed" have have been fully intergrated into the English language.

Something else just occurred to me. Well, not "just" ...Let's call it Thursday.

Sci_Fi is the only genre I know that cares about how fast anybody travels. Everybody else says "It will take us a couple of days to get there." or show some mode of transportation a train or plane or stage coach or further afield a red line on a globe (Indiana Jones) My favorite is the old Man From U.N.C.L.E.. They're in New York, a swirly color bar is shown and Hey Presto our heroes are in Istanbul.

But nobody says:" If we travel at such-and-such speed, we'll get there in this many days.

Just a thought.

They had build-it -yourself shuttle program in the replicator although one must ask the replicator clearly other one ends up with a cheese sandwich. :laughing:


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