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Old August 12 2014, 09:18 PM   #1235
Gonzo
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Re: Starship Size Argument™ thread

King Daniel Into Darkness wrote: View Post
^Start worrying when you put off getting laid so you can spend the night raging about it online instead.

Even the most hardcore superfans use the wrong name, sometimes. It cropped up in the unreleased Phase II fan-film "Origins" (working title? "Eleven Sucks"), during their "done right" version of the Kobayashi Maru test:


Since "Klingon Warbird" has cropped up in ENT and ST'09, it's begun popping up in novels too where it's described as a bigger and more heavily armed version of a Battlecruiser.
In original timeline

The Klingons used Birds of Prey and various Battlecruiser designs through TOS, TNG and DS9/VOY.
The Romulans used Warbirds in TNG and onwards, they originally used Birds of Prey (not very advanced) and then later Romulan versions of the Klingon D7 battle cruisers during TOS.

Of course with a reset that could easily all be different, with the Enterprise being so much bigger now it is not surprising they have up scaled the Klingon ships into perhaps larger Warbird versions.

If this is so it would be interesting to see what the writers come up with in regards to Romulan ships in this timeline, in TOS the Romulan Birds of Prey were pretty small and not that technologically advanced (only nuclear weaponry but did have cloak) only really achieving parity with the Federation with the introduction of the Romulan Battlecruisers towards the end of TOS.

Then we jumped to TNG and we got the Romulan Warbirds which were twice the size of the TNG Enterprise and packed a real punch, I have always wondered about how that came about. I know sometime during or prior to TOS the Romulans and Klingons collaborated on ship design and shared technologies. Which is where the Romulan Battlecruisers came from, they essentialy copied the Klingons D7 Battlecruiser.

Would like to see Romulans and their warships in the next film to compare, perhaps in this timeline the two powers did not share technologies like in the original timeline as Nero's incursion and the Klingons fleet losses interfered with it.
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