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Old July 3 2012, 03:14 AM   #170
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Re: Typhon Pact: Raise the Dawn by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)

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One thing I cared for less about this novel (and PoN) is a very small, nitpicky thing, but I was surprised at how much I didn't care for a Starfleet ship being named the First Minister (and wasn't there a President too?); it makes sense to parallel the name "Sovereign," but they just seem too easily confusing.
I actually liked that. I liked to imagine that there are ships named for every head of state and head of government for Federation Member worlds. Like:
  • U.S.S. President (e.g., President of Trill)
  • U.S.S. First Minister (e.g., First Minister of Bajor)
  • U.S.S. Chancellor (e.g., Chancellor of Coridan)
  • U.S.S. Presider (e.g., Presider of Andor)
  • U.S.S. Governor (e.g., Governor of Betazed)
  • U.S.S. Caliph (e.g., Caliph of Koa)
  • U.S.S. Prime Minister (e.g., Prime Minister of United Earth)
  • U.S.S. Administrator (e.g., Administrator of Vulcan)
  • U.S.S. Leader (e.g., Leader of Zalda)
  • U.S.S. Chief Representative (e.g., Chief Representative of Alpha Proxima II)
Honestly, I think you would be better off naming the ships after the planets like we name battleships after States.
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