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Old 09-01-2019, 02:22 PM
 
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For anything interstellar, a hollowed out asteroid would have advantages. OTOH, "Cities In Flight" was a fun idea - just take NYC and turn it into a spaceship.
I vote for Washington D.C. when all the politicians are there. Send it to Andromeda.
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Old 09-01-2019, 02:24 PM
 
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Except the author made the error of thinking the starship Enterprise had bathrooms. It infamously did NOT, leading to speculation that crew members pooed on the floor and set phasers to disintegrate. Mildy entertaining otherwise.

Oh yeah, and rocket propulsion mass/propellant issues only pertain to gravity wells. Once in space, it becomes a time vs. mass issue.
They used it to power the Photon Torpedoes.
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Old 09-02-2019, 09:18 PM
 
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They used it to power the Photon Torpedoes.
Reminds me of an old cartoon with a kid flushing a toilet. "Fire one torpedo!" "Aye Captain, take 'er down..."

Perhaps the Enterprise wasn't as developed as we were led to believe? Did all those Star FLEET uniforms have a sinister aspect? "Enema off the starboard bow, Captain!" "OK crew, All together now, charge photon torpedoes!" "Captain, I canna make her go no faster!" "Quiet Scottie! Think of haggis."
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Old 09-02-2019, 10:07 PM
 
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"Replicator, more beans please!"

All that aside I think the shape while in space is irrelevant. If the same ship has to enter an atmosphere then the shape becomes important, maybe.
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