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    Zat Is (USS) Discovery a viable Plan B for reaching Destiny ?

    Okay....so the USS Discovery (NCC-1031, Crossfield-class) has this fancy, smancy piece of kit called a Displacement Activate Spore Hub drive, or DASH. The DASH allows Disco to travel fast distances in mere seconds. And - thanks to a trip to the mirror universe - has been show to be able reach (and function in) other universes.

    The bad news is that in order for the DASH to work, you have to plug in a sentient being to help the computer do the math. And the long-term side-effects are not pleasant at all. But what if you found a way around that - like a Goa'uld parasite ? - or Discovery fell into the hands of somebody who (or whom) simply didn't care how many people would have to die to reach Destiny.... Well, would Discovery be able to make the trip ?

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    Default Re: Is (USS) Discovery a viable Plan B for reaching Destiny ?

    Actually no. The Spore Hub Drive isn't even faster than some of the other speeds seen in Star Trek like Borg Transwarp for example and even that wouldn't be sufficient for reaching Destiny in good time.
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    Default Re: Is (USS) Discovery a viable Plan B for reaching Destiny ?

    In theory, the network of spores could link a great many galaxies and even universes and allow super-quick travel. The ‘cost’ of such a huge jump might be to exhaust spore supplies and prove beyond the capabilities (lives) of every member of the crew.

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    Default Re: Is (USS) Discovery a viable Plan B for reaching Destiny ?

    I bet the TARDIS would make it there easily

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    Zat Re: Is (USS) Discovery a viable Plan B for reaching Destiny ?

    Quote Originally Posted by bschultz View Post
    I bet the TARDIS would make it there easily
    Alas, the TARDIS can only function in its home universe. (As established during the 10th doctor first encounter with the new Cybermen.)

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    Default Re: Is (USS) Discovery a viable Plan B for reaching Destiny ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Janus View Post
    Alas, the TARDIS can only function in its home universe. (As established during the 10th doctor first encounter with the new Cybermen.)
    Which is why I never like Doctor who crossovers.
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    Zat Re: Is (USS) Discovery a viable Plan B for reaching Destiny ?

    Quote Originally Posted by darth_timon View Post
    In theory, the network of spores could link a great many galaxies and even universes and allow super-quick travel. The ‘cost’ of such a huge jump might be to exhaust spore supplies and prove beyond the capabilities (lives) of every member of the crew.
    Hmmm.....maybe if the M-5 computer hadn't been a disaster, it would have been able to allow Discovery to make MUCH bigger jumps, solving this issue.

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    Default Re: Is (USS) Discovery a viable Plan B for reaching Destiny ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Janus View Post
    Hmmm.....maybe if the M-5 computer hadn't been a disaster, it would have been able to allow Discovery to make MUCH bigger jumps, solving this issue.
    Unlikely. It was pointed out that a biological component is necessary for the necessary calculations. While the M5 is hugely advanced it is still a computer and as is demonstrated in its featured episode still thinks in a very binary fashion. To navigate the Mycillial network you need a living being to interface with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P-90_177 View Post
    Unlikely. It was pointed out that a biological component is necessary for the necessary calculations. While the M5 is hugely advanced it is still a computer and as is demonstrated in its featured episode still thinks in a very binary fashion. To navigate the Mycillial network you need a living being to interface with it.
    Like say.....a Dalek ? (Ohoh, I sense trouble....)

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    Default Re: Is (USS) Discovery a viable Plan B for reaching Destiny ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Janus View Post
    Like say.....a Dalek ? (Ohoh, I sense trouble....)
    Well yeah a Dalek could do it but l’m not sure you’d want them to.

    It does actually strike me as something similar to Gene Rodenberry’s Andromeda. In that ships travelled via slipstream that could only be navigated by a living being due to it being a matter of instinct rather than anything that could be mappen out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P-90_177 View Post
    Well yeah a Dalek could do it but l’m not sure you’d want them to.

    It does actually strike me as something similar to Gene Rodenberry’s Andromeda. In that ships travelled via slipstream that could only be navigated by a living being due to it being a matter of instinct rather than anything that could be mappen out.
    When I read the OP's post I immediately thought of something Andromeda related too... Great minds think alike!


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