Robert Comsol wrote:
According to the "unseen intent" available through The Making of Star Trek there were only 12 ships like the Enterprise and he ignored this by coming up with several dozens more.
didn't ignore that since it was mentioned onscreen, which proves he was paying attention, but your ignoring what Albertese
posted way back on page One of this thread.
Surely the producers did not preclude the possibility of a growth in fleet strength, or that the 12 starships statement had to stand for all time?