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Old February 25 2013, 02:56 PM   #259
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Re: Coming July 2013: STAR TREK ENTERPRISE RISE OF THE FEDERATION

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Interesting. It seems the series will not be a ship on a mission type tale. Seems bigger.
There will be starship missions, but there's other stuff going on too. There's a lot of ground to cover here.


I wonder what this early Federation's flagship is if not Enterprise? Will that be revealed in the first book with its crew?
I prefer to avoid the use of "flagship" in the vernacular sense of a vessel that's treated for some reason as the most important or prestigious vessel in the entire Federation fleet. I don't think that's a very realistic usage. Strictly speaking, a flagship is the command vessel of a task force, or it's the ship on which an admiral carries his or her flag, i.e. uses as a command base or has at his or her personal disposal. Both those types of flagship are seen in the novel, but the kind of "flagship" you're talking about is not.
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