Talk:Warp drive (Star Trek)

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Another exactly specified Warp speed[edit]

There's an additional reference to a specific Warp-factor-to-speed statement: It's in the series-premier of Enterprise, Broken Bow Part I, where Capt Archer is consoling Ensign Hoshi Sato over her trepidations to space travel. He recently gave the order to increase speed to WF4.4, then exclaims, "It's easy to get a little jumpy when you're traveling at 30 million kilometers per second." -LidlTimMe —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.214.246.167 (talk) 00:57, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

Huh?[edit]

This article concludes: "as one of the methods by which a starship intends to self-destruct" Really? Starships are inanimate in the Star Trek universe - how can they intend to do anything? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 192.158.61.141 (talk) 19:16, 4 November 2011 (UTC)

Not really - the starship contains an AI computer which is instructed to self destruct. The ship then destroys itself, so I can see where the original editor was coming from. Anyway, I've changed it - as you could have done - which took less time than typing this reply. Hey ho. a_man_alone (talk) 08:03, 5 November 2011 (UTC)

Why does Warp Drive just redirect here?[edit]

This article discusses Warp drive as fictionalised in Star Trek. Discussion of other fictional references to Warp drive requires a new article; and non-fictional Warp drive theories for Faster Than Light travel is a broader topic than just the Alcubierre drive. So should there not be a top-level entry for Warp Drive, with separate articles for Warp Drive (Non-Fiction) and Warp Drive (Fiction), and subsidiary articles on Alcubierre drive and Warp Drive (Star Trek)? Oldsalo (talk) 20:10, 31 December 2011 (UTC)

Error in the Article[edit]

In the paragraph: Exact velocities were only given in the Voyager episode "The 37's" where Tom Paris describes Voyager's velocity at warp factor 9.9 (under the new warp table formula) as being about 4 billion miles per second, which would be about 2,150.537634 times the speed of light (although Voyager cannot maintain this velocity for very long).

I believe that the calculation of how fast 4 billion miles per second is in terms of light speed is in error. Assuming that light speed is 186,000 miles per second then 4 billion miles per second would be 21,505 times the speed of light not 2,150 times the speed of light. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 165.228.138.22 (talk) 01:47, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

Mass Effect[edit]

It states that Mass Effect uses warp drives too, but I don't think that is correct. They change the properties of mass if I believe correctly. Going to remove that reference unless someone can show otherwise. Dalore (talk) 16:25, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

Star Wars Warp drive?[edit]

I'm pretty sure that FTL in star wars doesn't use a Warp effect. It uses a Hyper Drive that puts the ship into Hyperspace where the normal laws of the universe don't apply. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.247.165.6 (talk) 09:37, 3 March 2012 (UTC)