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Old December 12 2012, 01:17 PM   #53
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Re: Starship water landing

jayrath wrote: View Post
^ The term "flagship" has been incredibly misused after TOS. The Enterprise was only a flagship in TOS, TWOK and TSF -- that is, an admiral commanded it. No admiral? No flag.
Nope. She was "just another ship" in TOS, no more a flagship than any of the other 11 Constitution class starships. In TWOK she was a semi-retired training vessel - FAR from a flagship. They didn't start throwing around the flagship moniker until TNG, and even then it was used incorrectly, since a flag officer was not in command.
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