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Old January 29 2014, 11:13 PM   #36
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Re: New Orleans-Class

STIII always gave me the impression that the Grissom, like the Excelsior, was a new ship, or at least newer than the TOS Constitution class, despite the low registry number. As I've mentioned earlier in this thread and elsewhere, I don't think ILM based their decision about the numbers on any more logic than the size of the ships. I'm not sure why ILM would have ever built a ship that was supposed to be intentionally older than the TOS Enterprise regardless of what it looked like, unless there was a specific reason or script reference to do so.

Plus, the fact that the Grissom shares design attributes with several of the Excelsior concept study models lends all kinds of credence that she's supposed to be the Excelsior's contemporary.
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