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Old May 28 2013, 10:50 PM   #406
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Re: Starship Size Argument™ thread

Crazy Eddie wrote: View Post
My impression is that the Enterprise IS a light cruiser.
Is there any on screen evidence of that? Going strictly by the supposed crew complement, size relative to the other ships we saw in the squadron she was part of in XI, and her overall capabilities, she seems to fill the same role as she did in the prime universe. That of a full sized cruiser. Not the biggest ship around, but certainly by no measure a "small ship." She's definitely a capital ship.

As far as her being the flag ship, I think some fans have a hard time separating the notion of "flag ship" with "big ship" they're not mutually exclusive. A flag ship in this case would, I assume, be the vessel that would lead squadron's into battle, or carry out Star fleet's most important assignments.

Crazy Eddie wrote: View Post
Funny, that didn't seem to work all that well on Voyager.
Well, I mean, that comes down to the show simply not making use of what it had. Limited power, fuel, ammo, and crew could have all been used to far greater dramatic effect, but I digress. That's another topic for another place.
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