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Old November 10 2012, 08:46 PM   #46
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Re: If you could own a shuttle, which one would it be?

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Contrary to popular belief TNG blew up the most shuttles. Voyager being second. DS9 was relatively safe in 3rd. Might not have been even 3rd if TOS or ENT ran a full seven years.
As interesting as that is, I think the point was that Rio Grande was the only runabout on DS9 to never crash or get destroyed.

FYI, spoiler for TrekLit....


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Old November 10 2012, 11:53 PM   #47
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As for the original question...

It's not actually a shuttle, but if I were to ask for any support craft in the Starfleet, I'd ask for a Danube-class runabout. Preferably the U.S.S. Rio Grande.
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Old November 11 2012, 02:31 AM   #48
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As interesting as that is, I think the point was that Rio Grande was the only runabout on DS9 to never crash or get destroyed.

FYI, spoiler for TrekLit....


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Old November 11 2012, 04:26 AM   #49
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Re: If you could own a shuttle, which one would it be?

If the Delta Flyer counts as a shuttle, I'd go with that. Otherwise I'd probably go with the Type 11 from Insurrection just because it looks so cool.
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Old November 11 2012, 08:32 AM   #50
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That bears no resemblance to the description in the book.
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Old November 11 2012, 02:23 PM   #51
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That bears no resemblance to the description in the book.
Well, there's also another huge inconsistency between that cover and the book, if you've read the book you know what I'm referring to.
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Old November 11 2012, 07:07 PM   #52
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That bears no resemblance to the description in the book.
Well, there's also another huge inconsistency between that cover and the book, if you've read the book you know what I'm referring to.
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Old November 11 2012, 07:15 PM   #53
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Re: If you could own a shuttle, which one would it be?

The Aeroshuttle, since nobody else wants it.
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Old November 11 2012, 07:23 PM   #54
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Runabouts are nice and all, but I'd imagine a Captain's Yacht would be even nicer, so that gets my pick.
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Old November 12 2012, 02:03 AM   #55
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Old November 12 2012, 03:59 AM   #56
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^ There was never any intention to have the cover display "the real thing", as it were. If fans just assumed that it would, well, that's their problem, innit?
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Old November 12 2012, 09:58 PM   #57
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^That's an odd statement. What was the intention then? "Let's show a station under construction unrelated to the book in any form"?
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^ There've been lots of times when the book cover art bore little or no resemblance to what was inside. Besides, putting the 'real one' on the cover would be a spoiler.
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Old November 13 2012, 12:47 AM   #59
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Maybe it is. I can't say I care overly much. It's a perfectly plausible interpretation of a cover that's supposed to be more artistic and aesthetically pleasing than it is strictly accurate to the plot; if it's a bit of "Oh, well, let's just creatively interpret the cover to make it fit since it looks so pretty," I'm down with that.

(I didn't see DRGIII's original post, so I don't know what context it was meant in -- whether it was tongue-in-cheek creative reinterpretation or if it was meant in earnest, I don't know.)
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Besides, putting the 'real one' on the cover would be a spoiler.
The cover itself is still a spoiler. Practically everyone down in the Trek Lit forum had figured out what was going on when it was revealed.
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