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Old August 26 2008, 12:55 AM   #781
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If there's one little thing that bothers me (and it is pretty little) it's that line about the Vesta class being the "only Starfleet ships that can even moderately defend themselves against the Borg"
You read it wrong and quoted it wrong. The line reads:

"...one of the few ships in the fleet able to mount even a moderate defense against the Borg."

Considering that Starfleet has thousands of ships, "few" is a relative term. Basically, we'd be talking about the heavier ship classes (e.g., Sovereign and Nebula, etc.), and the Defiant-class ships, as opposed to lighter classes, research ships, medical ships, etc.
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Old August 26 2008, 01:02 AM   #782
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^^Dang, now I want to see a Megazord take on a Borg cube...
Hell dude you write the damn things I'm sure you can work that in somehow. I got lots of ideas if you need them. Maybe the crew finds the US Olympic beach volleyball team trapped in some kind of time distortion thing? This would work better as a tv episode probably.

EDIT: @ David Mack: Oh that makes sense. Around the time of First Contact/Dominion War it seems like Star Fleet had a lot of battle-ready ship types: Akira, Steamrunner, etc. It sounds like Star Fleet was moving back to a more peaceful science-oriented role before the events of Destiny.
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Old August 26 2008, 09:40 PM   #783
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I suppose it helps toward restoring the usual level of negativity that Internet bulletin boards require for their proper functioning.
Sorry to spoil the negative vibe then but I've been planning on getting the trilogy since I saw a blurb of it here and have no intention of missing it.
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Old August 27 2008, 02:25 AM   #784
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There is no USS Vesta, the ships are named for the hills, but Vesta is the class name.
Huh. A little different, but okay.
Actually, it's a known practice:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lead_ship

Ship classes are typically named in one of two ways; echoing the name of the lead ship, such as the Pennsylvania-class battleships, whose lead ship was USS Pennsylvania, or defining a theme by which vessels in the class are named, as in the Royal Navy's Tribal-class frigates, named after tribes of the world, such as HMS Mohawk.
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Old August 27 2008, 02:55 AM   #785
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Ship classes are typically named in one of two ways; echoing the name of the lead ship, such as the Pennsylvania-class battleships, whose lead ship was USS Pennsylvania, or defining a theme by which vessels in the class are named, as in the Royal Navy's Tribal-class frigates, named after tribes of the world, such as HMS Mohawk.
To make up for decades of their males-only policies, the Navy has christened a frigate to be crewed entirely by women, the HMS Tribadism.

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Old August 27 2008, 03:09 AM   #786
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Actually, it's a known practice:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lead_ship

Ship classes are typically named in one of two ways; echoing the name of the lead ship, such as the Pennsylvania-class battleships, whose lead ship was USS Pennsylvania, or defining a theme by which vessels in the class are named, as in the Royal Navy's Tribal-class frigates, named after tribes of the world, such as HMS Mohawk.
"Lead ship," huh? Thanks, that's a useful bit of terminology. I've occasionally wondered what term to use for that, or at least felt the absence of a good one.
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Old August 27 2008, 02:38 PM   #787
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Just read the excerpt from Gods Of Night. Fantastic!

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Old August 27 2008, 03:02 PM   #788
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Since the current timeframe of the DS9R is roughly four years pre-Destiny, I don't think you can expect to see that happening anytime soon.
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Old August 27 2008, 03:06 PM   #789
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Since the current timeframe of the DS9R is roughly four years pre-Destiny, I don't think you can expect to see that happening anytime soon.
True but doesn't stop me hoping and waiting
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Old August 27 2008, 04:37 PM   #790
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A mock up cover from Amazon UK. They took the original mock cover down and have put this version up - why can't they just put up the actual cover!


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Old August 27 2008, 04:43 PM   #791
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1. Because they're idiots

2. They haven't got permission yet.

I'm going with option 1.
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Old August 27 2008, 04:43 PM   #792
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I'd never noticed this before, but in that SotL image (May of 2007) both runabouts have the Rio Grande's registry and the Type 8 shutle has Voyager's.
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Old August 27 2008, 04:44 PM   #793
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1. Because they're idiots

2. They haven't got permission yet.
Or 3) S&S hasn't made the correct cover available to them.

Given S&S's proven incompetency providing material in a timely manner in other areas, I'm going with #3.
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Old August 27 2008, 05:26 PM   #794
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tenmei, please don't hotlink images.
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Old August 27 2008, 07:42 PM   #795
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I just got the new StarTrek Magazine and read the new Destiny Excerpt.Takes place on Titan and Palzar finds a large mysterious energy reading in space and alerts Rager about it. That the readings are causing problem with ship sytems. After reading the previous Destiny excerpt with Dax exploring the Columbia mystery in the Gamma Quadrant. I can't wait to read this series to see how the mystery unravels about what Happened to Captain Hernandez and her crew and the borg threat.
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