TWOK's PTB got the Miranda Class from Josef's TM.
There's no Miranda
class in that Tech Manual. There are only five ship classes depicted - Saladin
. In addition, there are starship names listed next to these pictures, in multiple batches. Some fans take these batches to mean subtle variants of the ships depicted on the adjoining page, while others assume that the batches refer to completely dissimilar-looking starship classes that merely happen to fill the same function (say, all the batches listed on the page next to the Saladin
picture would be destroyers, but they needn't look like the Saladin
The class name Miranda
first pops up in the ST Chronology
by the Okudas and Mirek, but supposedly it had been bandied about already back when the Reliant
was designed for ST2. OTOH, the name Reliant
was coined up long before this "villain ship" was actually designed - the older scrip versions essentially call for the Reliant
to look like Kirk's TOS ship, as opposed to his TMP-modified one. Which just goes to show that the writers didn't consider FJ's old Tech Manual here, since the book doesn't feature a cruiser named Reliant
among its list of names...