Because sector-space doesn't make sense...
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Join Date: Dec 2007
05-19-2010, 12:14 PM
Originally Posted by
It was SOP on
Deep Space Nine
in the early seasons as well, before the war ever started.
What I can't recall is whether they explicitly stated this "rule" on-screen, or if it was just implied by the fact that they never did it. At most, I suspect there's one or two episodes where they discuss how risky it is, and then go to warp while inside a star system.
I always assume that it was either because of the risk of warping into a planet/moon/asteroid or that the gravity of the planet/moon/asteroid would somehow interfere. I think that the first mention that it was dangerous was in TNG.
Another reason I just thought of is that repeatedly going to warp near a planet could damage the planet, probably its atmosphere.