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Old June 29 2012, 10:20 PM   #134
aridas sofia
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Re: Matt Jefferies and NCC-1017

I think there was a fear that any number beginning with "17" would be too easily confused with "1701". These are the numbers that could have been made from the "1701" decal:

1701
1710
1071
1017
1107
1170
7101
7110
7011
0711
0171
0117

If we go with Jefferies' logic about what the number means we are probably going to throw out the numbers beginning with "0" as being too low. Likewise, any number beginning "70" or "71" would be too high. If we throw out numbers beginning "17" as being too similar, we are left with

1071
1017
1107
1170

"1071" and "1170" would represent the 71st and 70th ships of their respective series- numbers Jefferies might have wanted to avoid as being too high for a Starfleet that would only build thirteen ships like Enterprise. That leaves "1107" and "1017" - take your pick.
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