For a university project I have an animation of a starship flying away and going to warp, Star Trek style. I was wanted to know how to create Star Treks signature 'warp flash' as this would really help my animation pop.
Have you looked at old ST:TNG show opens to start figuring it out?
Apply echo to a pre-comp of everything you want to streak. Then add in some glow, blur and color adjustments. Something like this:
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