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Old December 23 2012, 02:41 AM   #61
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Re: NCC = Not Constitution Class?

blssdwlf wrote: View Post
post-ST2, future in-universe historians would label both variations "Constitution-class" regardless of the "Enterprise class" label of TWOK and "Starship class" of the bridge sign. I don't have an issue with that and gives it a real-world flavor.
I rationalize both of those bits like this:

- The Enterprise-class designation refers to the simulator itself, not the ship. Either the simulator was made to resemble the Enterprise, or it was intended for cadets who would one day be posted TO the Enterprise.

- "Starship class" clearly doesn't make sense (if taken literally, it would require the existence of a "USS Starship"). Clearly the sign should have said Starship TYPE, not Starship CLASS.
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