Unless there is something to differentiate this from starship, I would suggest a merge, as a starship with warp drive is capable of viable interstellar travel in a reasonable time, the definition of starship. 31dot (talk) 02:24, October 28, 2012 (UTC)
- Not all warp ships would be classified as "starships." By definition, a starship must be manned, so an automated cargo ship with warp drive or a warp-capable probe such as the Whale Probe or weapon (like the (VOY: "Dreadnought") would be warp ships that were not starships. Further, a test vessel such as the Phoenix which traveled at low warp might not be considered "viable" interstellar flight as it could not reach interstellar distances in a reasonable time, even though it possessed a warp drive. Even a test vessel capable of higher warp factors such as the NX-Alpha might not be considered a starship, as its primary purpose was not transport, but testing. Such a ship might not be capable of transport not because of speed but because of the lack of necessary provisions for interstellar travel, such as air supply, food and water, etc.
- Also, a starship might have a FTL drive that is not warp drive, such as Quantum slipstream drive, or another mode of interstellar propulsion which is not a FTL drive at all, such as the temporal drive possessed by the Aeon type timeship or the Time travel pod. Such a starship would not technically be a warp ship.
- Well, scanning through transcripts, the phoenix was called a warp ship, and it would indeed feel like a stretch to call it a starship. Similar story with the NX-Alpha. I'm cautiously for a keep, it seems like any ship capable of reaching warp is a warp ship, while only some qualify as starships. -- Capricorn (talk) 02:31, October 31, 2012 (UTC)