Re: The Constellation's registry number
Well, all the NCC numbers actually seen in TOS were within a fairly narrow range, between 1664 and 1887 at the very most (both numbers taken from the "Court Martial" chart and applying selective squinting at the ambiguous 6s and 8s). In comparison with those, NCC-1017 would really be out of whack. The implication might be that Decker's ship is a relic, launched about halfway between the founding of Starfleet (whenever that was) and the TOS era.
I still feel Matt Jefferies' "Federation Design Nomenclature" to provide more answers than it raises questions:
- NCC-1XX (Daedalus Class)
- NCC-5XX (Antares Class, TOS-R)
- NCC-6XX (Oberth Class)
- NCC-9XX (? - Constitution Class USS Eagle apparently named in honor of a ship of the 9th design)
- NCC-10XX (? - USS Constellation, ditto)
- NCC-13XX (Baton Rouge Class? e.g. USS Republic, possibly USS Yamato)
- NCC-16XX (Constitution Class)
- NCC-17XX (Enterprise Class)
- NCC-18XX (Miranda Class?)
- NCC-19XX (Soyuz Class?)
- NCC-20XX (Excelsior Class)
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Last edited by Robert Comsol; February 20 2013 at 11:07 AM.