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(Wolfram Alpha)   Thanks to WolframAlpha and CNN, we know that the Challenger was traveling at warp 2.38 when it exploded   ( wolframalpha.com) divider line
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2012-07-24 07:34:26 PM  

Ecliptic: wmoonfox: So, making the Kessel Run (sp?) in "less than twelve parsecs" may actually be something not-terribly-absurd to boast about.

IIRC The Kessel run is a distance that slings past a lot of black holes... the faster you're going the closer you can get to black holes (think like slalom skiing) without getting sucked in. Because of the layout, the closer you can get to them the more your course approaches a straight line, so actual distance traveled by the ship is less the faster you go.

It's still a stupid thing to have to explain and I feel like someone in the Star Wars universe came up with that explanation to cover a goof-up in writing...

/not a Star Wars fan, don't even own the movies... that explanation just always stuck with me
//wont but the movies ever again until Han shoots first

I think the best explanation would have been that Han was trying to see just how stupid the two rednecks looking for a ride on his ship really were.
2012-07-24 09:01:54 PM  

wmoonfox: I believe Voyager had an episode covering this.

Canonically, their has never been an episode dealing with this. Also no one has ever turned into mutant space lizards and had lizard babies.
2012-07-24 09:12:08 PM  
2012-07-25 02:58:40 PM  

unchellmatt: It's all part of their plan...

[web.mit.edu image 640x489]

Came for this, leaving evil.
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