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Old March 5 2013, 04:52 AM   #182
blssdwlf
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Re: The Constellation's registry number

Robert Comsol wrote: View Post
It's a phaser of a "starship" (= Starship Class) which obviously belongs to the "Constitution Class".
Ah, I get it now. You meant to say:
It's a phaser of a "starship" (= Starship Class) which obviously belongs to the "Constitution Subclass".
Robert Comsol wrote: View Post
Where Matt Jefferies' "17th Federation cruiser design" should not be compatible here, I'm unable to see.
He never said "first starship", he merely said for the Enterprise to be the "first bird" and the "first in (its) series".
All it (correctly) suggests is that the XXth design series will also have a name (e.g. Constitution or Enterprise or Miranda).
If the TOS Enterprise is the "first bird" or the "first in (its) series" then she would be the lead ship of her own class or series. If so, why isn't the subclass (or class) named after the Enterprise then?

Or if she's named after a theme, the "Starship" theme, then the theme spanned 10xx for the Constellation to 17xx for the Enterprise. It would be possible for the Enterprise to be the 1st ship of the 17th batch or series - although the question then is should not the first ship of that batch be NCC-1700?
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