Re: Has "NCC" Ever Been Explained On Screen?
Never explained on-screen. A popular theory is that NCC stands for "Naval Commissioning Code", a theory which was given some lip service by one of the writers on the commentary track of the 2009 movie.
I recall they said it was "Navy Civil Catalogue". It flows well with what The Star Trek Encyclopedia
says about it: "N" is for Navy, and "C" means "Civil"--that is, non-military.
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