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Old February 21 2013, 11:31 AM   #33
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Re: Early starfleet.

Einstein "Exceeding the speed of light is impossible."

Cochrane "My ass it is."

The name of the class of that ship was chosen (in the fictional world?) by a sarcastic asshole (that word again!) with a sick smug sense of humour.

It would be like calling a new modern US Aircraft Carrier the "USS Joey Stalin".
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