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Old August 27 2009, 05:04 PM   #53
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Re: TOS' U.S.S. Valiant and Farragut....

Warped9 wrote: View Post
cbp44189 wrote: View Post
More, I need more.......
Try these.

Early concept for the Bonaventure:



And Valiant mentioned in WNMHGB:



I'm not that crazy about my Bonaventure idea, but I rather like the Valiant.

My thinking behind the Valiant. It could have initially been built as a fast relativistic starship capable of reaching 90-95% of light (for the crew to benefit from the relativistic time dilation) and was on its maiden voyage when Cochrane introduced his FTL space warp technology. On its return the Valiant found itself obsolete almost overnight. A collaboration was reached wherein the Valiant was retrofit with a space warp drive. It was the best of both worlds at the time for if the new stardrive went down inflight then the ship could resort to its already existent stardrive to get home. It would take years, but for the crew they could still benefit from the relativistic effect. Not long after, of course, perhaps after a voyage or two the ship disappears and its recorder marker is found nearly two centuries later by the U.S.S. Enterprise.
I like 'em both.

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