The keen-eyed among us may have thought that the "drive" in DRIVE appears similar to an Alcubierre Drive. I say similar because the physics of how the drive in DRIVE works is different in a few key ways. I'd say more, but it might reveal some...story stuff...too soon.
In any case! NASA Advanced Propulsion Lead, Dr. Harold White, proposed an updated version of an Alcubierre Drive at the SpaceVision 2013 conference. It's a great watch, in and of itself, but I thought you guys might be interested to see the theoretical ship designs proposed around the 40-minute and 42-minute mark. Hmmm. HMMMMMM.