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Old November 30 2012, 09:40 PM   #22
C.E. Evans
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Re: What's a Starship?

I've taken the position that the term "starship" changed between TOS and TNG, and went from being special to generic.

I think the only reason why a warp-capable shuttle might not be considered a starship is due to its small size (if a runabout was perhaps several meters shorter in length, it might have been called a long-range shuttle instead, IMO).
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