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Old September 17 2012, 10:35 PM   #61
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Re: USS Copernicus, NCC-640 or 623?

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The whole "A" business originated with that Enterprise design sketch from Matt Jefferies where he added next to "17th Cruiser Design" "1st Moderize & Modification 1701A".
Get your facts straight. The "A" business, at least as far as delineating a newer ship with the same name as an older ship, originated at the end of Star Trek IV The Voyage Home, by that movie's producers. I sincerely doubt they were thinking anything about Matt Jeffries at the time.
I've also seen that original sketch by Jeffries - its in the Star Trek Sketchbook. 1701A is quite clear there.
Yes, but that's not why the new Enterprise in STIV had a registry of NCC-1701-A. It had that registry because they needed something to differentiate that it was a new ship and not the old one. They could have easily decided to go with 1701-2, 1701-II, or 1701.1 for that matter
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