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Old June 10 2013, 01:11 PM   #32
CaptainDave1701
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Re: The Revised Starfleet Technical Manual/ Starship Enterprise (NCC-1

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An explaination as to why the Enterprise compliment increased from 203 to 430, what changed to require this.
Quick Trekkie rationalization off the top of my head: Pike's mission was peacekeeping and patrol. Kirk's mission was that PLUS exploration, requiring additional science teams.

Works for me.
If I had time to pull my books out I could perhaps help explain this. In the early development of the series the ship was meant to be very small. Just a couple of hundred feet not 1000 or so. The original crew compliment was rather small. Perhaps the crew size grew with the ship.
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