Re: TNG: Silent Weapons by David Mack Review Thread (Spoilers!)
Agree that Stargazer and Titan share a similar mission profile, but have a hard time picturing either as a science vessel. Level of science is really restricted to TOS Enterprise levels. Seems to fit more of an exploration/first contact profile, whereas the dedicated Science Vessel we're picturing would be the one to come by later and follow up on the discovery with 6 months of flora and fauna sampling, or anthropology teams, etc.
Nothing's really indicated to me that either Stargazer OR Titan really was filling that role. Closer to TOS, just further out and without the diplomatic ferry/flagship/battleship duties.
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