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The USS Enterprise re-enters the region in 2265. TOS: "Where No Man Has Gone Before"
Warp Region 6 is a subspace disturbance which multiplies the effect of warp drive essentially turning the area into a transwarp conduit. It is brown and cloud-like in appearance however it is not a nebula as such.

Before its official discovery the region swept the SS Valiant into the path of the Galactic barrier, a trip which would have taken hundreds of years otherwise.

The region is used by ore vessels visiting Delta Vega every twenty years. The USS Enterprise used the region in 2265 to probe beyond the galaxy. Since then it has become an essential part of outer rim exploration. Vessels such as the USS Pioneer are regularly called to traverse the region to chart the galactic edge. (TOS: "Where No Man Has Gone Before", Star Trek: Pioneer (PNR): "In Thy Image")

The idea of Warp Region 6 was created for Star Trek: Pioneer (PNR) to solve the problem of how Federation vessels can reach the edge of the galaxy. When the remastered episode of "Where No Man Has Gone Before" was released it showed a brown cloudy distortion in the background of some shots and this was incorporated into Pioneer as the warp region.

In 2364, a future USS Phoenix-X, from the year 2384, was forced to traverse this region of space when their engines were damaged to the point where they could only achieve warp 2. The region multiplied their speed enough for the ship to catch up with, and confront, three Vendoth starships.

Lieutenant Commander Kugo stated that a similar region (like Warp Region 6) also led to the Great barrier. (Star Trek: Phoenix-X: "Remnants")

This was an insinuated explanation for the USS Enterprise's quick journey's to the center of the Milky Way Galaxy in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier and TAS: "The Magicks of Megas-Tu".

This article uses material from the "Warp Region 6" article on the ST Expanded wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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