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Old January 24 2013, 08:38 PM   #23
Re: Uses of the Reliant studio model in Trek

One doesn't build Ford Model-Ts and Ford Focuses concurrently.
...But one would keep on building things that look like Colt 1911 or Police Special for a century or two, while OTOH moving on from the Lee-Enfield to the SA80.

...later shown to be a Hood-stock footage-Excelsior, and the 5XXXX registry was not changed
Nor made canonical, thankfully.

the Atlantis from "Conspiracy" might have been an Excelsior-class Starship
Or a Lotus Flower class one, for that matter. Again a noncombatant design that could remain in production unchanged for centuries because the "threat environment" doesn't change. What worked in the 2270s should work in the 2370s, too, barring new propulsion concepts, all-new logistics strategies or major changes in the astrographical scope of operations.

Timo Saloniemi
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