I’m watching Star Trek: Enterprise and was curious what the warp factors correspond to, so I graphed it.

turns out it’s completely arbitrary. (source:

@cinebox I'm sure there's a statistically significant correlation in there

@cinebox That table intermingles numbers from the pre-TNG and post-TNG scales. They'd obviously still be all over the place, but at least we could plot them next to the "official" scales.

Of course, the explanation about warp factor really being an energy measure and only really being consistent in intergalactic space makes the "official" scale fairly useless.

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