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Old September 15 2013, 06:13 PM   #291
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Re: Was the Enterprise A actually the Yorktown?

B.J. wrote: View Post

At least according to Memory Alpha, it's on page 164. (I'll admit I don't have the book myself. )
I dunno what to tell you except that the Memory Alpha article is wrong. Page 164 of TMoST is relating a thread of memos amongst Roddenberry, Fontana, and Justman regarding the establishing of the names of the other starships, not Enterprise. In fact there is no discussion about the origins of the name Enterprise in the whole chapter...

I haven't re-read the whole book in a while, but, to my recollection, all it says about the origins of the hero ship's name is that it was originally going to be Yorktown and then Roddenberry decided to change that to Enterprise, but I'm not sure that it ever says when exactly or why. I've been meaning to re-read this book anyway, so, when I do, I'll make sure to look for this point. Maybe it is in there and I just forgot.


P.S. Someday, someone ougtha compile a subject index for that dang book!
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