Why does warp drive in Star Trek Discovery look so different?

Ten years before Kirk, Spock and the Enterprise, the USS Discovery discovers new worlds and lifeforms as one Starfleet officer learns to understand all things alien.
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Why does warp drive in Star Trek Discovery look so different?

Starfleet is employing advanced propulsion technology on their ships in addition to the Spore Drive
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Star Trek Discovery is showing correctly, every other series looks abnormal actually
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Nothing is wrong at all, everything is consistent everywhere
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Discovery is in a seperate timeline from TOS, TNG, DS9, VOY, and ENT
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Star Trek Discovery's visual effect of the warp drive is incorrect
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Why does warp drive in Star Trek Discovery look so different?

Post by marsh8472 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:58 pm

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Do you see the odd one out? If you guessed the Discovery and Shenzhou's warp drive shown on the upper right you'd be right.

Something is very different there. We can see the stars are flying past them much faster and there's all sorts of distortions. The stars flying past quickly remind me of the Voth's transwarp drive technology and the distortions remind me of slipstream technology as shown below.

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Which might seem out of the ordinary to suggest starfleet possesses this type of technology but is it any more unusual than the spore drive technology that allows them to teleport anywhere in the universe? So why does warp drive in Star Trek Discovery look so different?

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