<<So you can see that rocket science isn’t really all that difficult. The question you should be asking is: How does a dilithium-powered anti-matter warp drive work? I have no clue, but I’m sure there are plenty of geeks on the message boards who would be willing to explain it. In Klingon.
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I’m afraid I’m not geeky enough to speak Klingon, but I do own a copy of The Physics of Star Trek (can’t remember the author’s name right now), which has a section on warp drive. If I remember correctly, warp drive is not dilithium-powered, but is powered by the reaction of matter and anti-matter. The dilithium crystal is used to regulate the reaction. So saying warp drive is dilithuim-powered would be kind of like saying your car is carburetor-powered. But I will defer to the truly geeky who I’m sure would have a much more thorough explanation.