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Old December 15 2012, 07:12 PM   #10
Wingsley
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Re: Shelby

If Shelby did have anything to do with the design or construction of the Defiant, her and her team acquitted themselves with distinction, not in STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT, but in DS9 "The Search, Part II". The Defiant was the first Federation vessel to successfully stand up to a Jem'Hadar task force and penetrate their defenses.

It's a shame Shelby was relegated to novels; if there was a past character from TNG which could have come back to the Enterprise-D to "shake things up" again, it would've been Elizabeth Dennehy's outstanding portrayal of Shelby . Imagine this: if Ronny Cox hadn't been brought in as Capt. Edward Jellico (TNG "Chain of Command" cliffhanger), it would've been a joy to see a newly promoted Captain Shelby come back and take command of the Enterprise-D. They probably could've used the same lines for Shelby that Jellico spoke. Imagine the tension between Shelby and Riker!
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