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# 122
02-04-2013, 10:08 AM
Originally Posted by wilusa View Post
how about we build something that physics actually agrees with and not a ship from a movie. i mean i love star trek and it would be awesome but come on...real life people.
Well, obviously we can't build a proper starship with today's technology. So transporters, warp drives, phasers, and tractor beams are out of the question for the time being.

But why not an interplanetary vessel equipped with ion engines, a few shuttles, and a laser? It would have a ton of uses for missions around the solar system, and the Enterprise configuration isn't as restrictive as you'd think.
"It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross. But it's not for the timid."
-- Q