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Old August 7 2014, 03:22 AM   #391
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Re: Was NCC-1701 active for 40 years?

I was under the impression that the ring ship was the ship to be used in the cancelled Roddenberry show.

It is also possible it was a non-warp powered ship. The old books from 1980 or and FASA mention either a first space liner or first manned interstellar ship Enterprise launched from Earth several years prior to the invention of the warp drive by Cochrane. It was mentioned at being the only one that reached another star system before the warp ships started to overtake them, making it to Alpha Centauri before a warp powered vessel arrived. If there were other ships of its type the warp ships beat them to their destinations (like Barnard's Star or Sirius).
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Old August 7 2014, 04:18 PM   #392
Re: Was NCC-1701 active for 40 years?

I believe the ring-ship was one of Jefferies other ideas for the original series Enterprise.
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Old August 18 2014, 01:10 PM   #393
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Re: Was NCC-1701 active for 40 years?

Yes, some early TOS pre-production sketches appear to suggest that.

Jefferies refined the ringship for the Roddenberry TV proposal "Starship" and it finally ended up on the rec room alcove in TMP.

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