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Old May 4 2012, 07:29 PM   #61
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^ my fan-fic take was that it was named for Marco Cortez, captain of the NX-04 Discovery
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Old May 5 2012, 01:02 AM   #62
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I don't know about Federation starships...but its a foregone conclusion that there was an ISS Cheney out there plundering and enslaving worlds for the benefit of the Terran Empire.
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Old May 5 2012, 02:51 AM   #63
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Yeah, but it kept blowing out it's warp core.
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Old May 5 2012, 03:00 AM   #64
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Then again, who's to say that the MU version of Cheney is the same as ours? For all we know, MU Cheney led a resistance against Emperor GWB and was executed for it.

Think about it...in our universe, W and Cheney worked together and were part of a legitimate government. So carrying the opposites theme true, the MU versions could have been at odds and fought against each other.
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Old May 5 2012, 07:59 AM   #65
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U.S.S. Rick Berman

U.S.S. Brannon Braga
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Old May 5 2012, 03:30 PM   #66
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Astronomers and explorers like
Carolyn Porco
Gene Shoemaker
Robert Ballard
Neil DeGrassy Tyson
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Old May 5 2012, 03:53 PM   #67
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Then again, who's to say that the MU version of Cheney is the same as ours? For all we know, MU Cheney led a resistance against Emperor GWB and was executed for it.
Well, the chief difference between the MU and the Prime Universe seems to be that Human governments embraced imperialism and authoritarianism; individual personalities often seem different only insofar as they were raised in differing political cultures.

Given that Dick Cheney is already an authoritarian and an imperialist, I suspect he would have ended up as a high-ranking official in the nascant Terran Empire or one of its predecessor states.

The MU novel Age of the Empress makes reference to a 21st Century Emperor George II; I suspect that that would be the MU counterpart to President George W. Bush. My suspicion would be that the Mirror Universe Dick Cheney would end up as Emperor George II's prime minister (in the old sense of the term, i.e., the king's primary advisor and right-hand man, not the current sense as the real political leader).

Think about it...in our universe, W and Cheney worked together and were part of a legitimate government.
Ha!

Questionable parts bolded.

So carrying the opposites theme true, the MU versions could have been at odds and fought against each other.
But the Mirror Universe isn't necessarily about being "opposites." Its opposite sense is that Earth became an authoritarian empire, rather than a liberal democracy.
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Old May 5 2012, 08:19 PM   #68
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USS Stephen Fry and runabout Alan Davis

More seriously though...
Neil Degrass Tyson
Kofi Annan
John Glen
Henry M. Beachell (researcher behind hybrid rice, a discovery which has literately saved millions of lives previously in danger of starvation)

And everyone on these lists
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Old May 5 2012, 08:47 PM   #69
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Since Lenin is dead (unfortunately) I have to say Carl-Henrik Hermansson
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Old May 5 2012, 11:12 PM   #70
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Out of respect for her privacy, I won't say her name, but my second grade teacher deserves a ship (and shrine for that matter, for being such an incredible, inspiring educator) named after her.
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Old May 6 2012, 11:15 AM   #71
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captcalhoun wrote: View Post
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i named a ship USS Guiseppe Garibaldi in my fan-fic.
I hope you spelled it right in that, tho.
pretty sure i did.
Glad you did there.

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Out of respect for her privacy, I won't say her name, but my second grade teacher deserves a ship (and shrine for that matter, for being such an incredible, inspiring educator) named after her.
Maybe a "training ship"?
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Old May 6 2012, 11:24 AM   #72
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USS Ereditato...

named after Antonio Ereditato, one of the scientists at CERN who got particles to break the speed of light last year...

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Old May 6 2012, 05:33 PM   #73
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yeah, they didn't though. they admitted they cocked up after all.
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Old May 6 2012, 09:17 PM   #74
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yeah, they didn't though. they admitted they cocked up after all.
Well, not just that, but even when they made the announcement, they tried to make it clear that things were not definitive and more results needed and that an error was still a possibility. They never claimed they were certain they'd gotten anything to move FTL.
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Old May 6 2012, 11:42 PM   #75
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For how much I appreciated how the people at the OPERA experiment managed to deal with their measures and the media exposure (a testament to scientific method and accountability), I don't think they deserve to have a starship named after them. Well, maybe a successor of the NX Excelsior, the Great (Failed) Experiment.
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