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Old January 4 2014, 12:29 AM   #31
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Re: Next Generation and the Dominion War

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One more time: The only thing I'm questioning is the assertion that it's the most powerful warship. Not about whether it's powerful at all -- as I've made quite clear, it's a given that every Starfleet vessel is absurdly overloaded with destructive potential, because you can't have warp drive without having absurd destructive potential.
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Therefore there is no canonical basis for concluding that they are powerful warships.
The goalposts have indeed been moved.
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Old January 4 2014, 12:33 AM   #32
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^I already conceded that I misspoke in the second quote. Go back to where this all started and you'll see I was responding specifically to a question about whether the E-E was the most powerful warship in the fleet. In a later post, I phrased my comments badly, and when that was pointed out to me, I corrected my mistake. So yeah, I accidentally moved a goalpost, and then moved it back once I realized my error. I'm only human.
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Old January 5 2014, 02:37 AM   #33
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Let's face it, most parts of war are more productive than the actual fighting. The fighting just does a lot of damage that makes it harder to achieve the intended goals afterward. I think we could run wars a lot more efficiently if we left out the fighting part altogether.
Reading this statement, I'm going like “What?! The fuck?!“
I'd even like to respond to it properly, but it just baffles me to the point of speechlessness.
A movie aiming low should not be praised for hitting that target.
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