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Poll of the Week: Who needs warp?

Warp drive could be described as the bread and butter of Star Trek, but it was far from the only means to get from point A to point B in the universe of our favorite franchise.

One was using a generator on a planetary surface that generated Soliton waves that would accelerate a starship to warp speeds. A second generator was required at the destination planet in order to create a counterwave to slow the incoming starship down. A civilization could be lucky enough to find alternate means of interstellar travel on their doorstep like the Vaadwaur, and their subspace corridors. Another Delta quadrant species, the Sikarians, possessed impressive transporter like technology with a range of 40,000 light years – no starship needed, just hop on the trajector pad! And who can forget the Iconians, with their Gateways to rule a vast empire? Even Starfleet, with a little Borg ingenuity, developed the Quantum slipstream drive.

So many interesting alternatives to warp drive it may be hard to pick a favorite. Tell us yours in the forums!

This poll comes from Trek Technology and science category. Where we ask questions relating to the technology and science seen in Star Trek. Often the questions will relate to how the lines between modern tech and trek tech blur more and more each day. Other times questions from this category will ask about your favorite gear or uses of the futuristic tech we enjoy seeing on the big and small screen.

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