mmxcore wrote:Even though if I remember my nerd right the Falcon "Will make .5 past light speed" where the Enterprise I'm pretty sure it around Warp 8 which is 8 times light speed. (Firefly was just a transport ship so doubt it could do much)
Whatever "point five past lightspeed" means, it clearly doesn't mean it can only make 1.5c. If the Falcon was that slow, they'd have taken months to reach the next star, much less fly halfway across the galaxy in a matter of hours. I believe at least one source calculated the Falcon's speed as something on the order of nine million times lightspeed. Even the slowest hyperdrives would be hundreds of times faster than the Enterprise, and the Enterprise still makes light look slow.
Serenity can't even break lightspeed, but it had no need to -- the action all took place within the same extended star system.