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Old June 18 2012, 06:56 AM   #195
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Re: Mirror Universe: Rise Like Lions by David Mack Review Thread (Spoi

Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
The way I look at it is: 'Star fleet', as two words, is indeed a generic term that could apply to any space fleet. 'Starfleet', as ONE word, is a proper noun which applies to the fleet operated by the Federation (or the Terran Empire).

To put it another way: The Galactic Commonwealth maintains a star fleet, but not a Starfleet.

Admiral_Young wrote: View Post
those who remember the tranny of the Empire
Admiral Frank N. Furter?
Hence, the game "Star Fleet Battles" is NOT called "Starfleet Battles", since even though it is based in the TrekU, it is more than about the forces deployed by the United Federation of Planets.
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