Intrepid class VS a galaxy class, which was more powerful and advanced

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  1. King Daniel Beyond

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    Since the mammoth Enterprise-D was destroyed by a teeny tiny Klingon Bird of Prey in two timelines ("Yesterday's Enterprise" and Star Trek Generations), and the USS Odyssey was destroyed by Jem'Hadar fighters, I'd say there's ample evidence that bigger isn't necessarily better in Trek's world.
     
  2. USS Firefly

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    Well in "Yesterdays Enterprise" she was attacked by 3 BOP not one, who I believe were bigger then the one in Generations, and the Enterprise destroyed one of them.
     
  3. kgartm1185

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    In Star Trek Generations, the bird of prey could fire through the Enterprise's shields and the commander of the Enterprise was Riker at the time.
     
  4. King Daniel Beyond

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    But on stats alone, even without shields the modern and mammoth E-D should have smashed through a century-old tiny shielded Bird of Prey. Dramatic license > technical statistics.
     
  5. Takeru

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    Doesn't matter, a runabout can take out a galaxy, all they need to do is fire a tachyon beam at the thing in the galaxy's computer core and the main systems shut down, it's not a very well known weakness but the runabout's co-pilot just happened to look at the top secret files on day when he was a junior jeffries tube scrubber at Utopia Planitia.
     
  6. kgartm1185

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    I thought tachyons just forced the ship to reset it's shield harmonics. (Star Trek Insurrection) And anyways, it would take a long time for a runabout to destroy a Galaxy class starship even without shields.
     
  7. King Daniel Beyond

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    Not if it hits the plot device with the first shot.
     
  8. LobsterAfternoon

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    Yeah, that's sorta the awesome/horrible thing about Trek. Violence doesn't always save the day. But technobabble often does.
     
  9. R. Star

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    I got the impression it was more, "You dirty Klingons -dare- to get through our shields and attack us with technobabble?! We -invented- technobabble. We'll show you how it's done!" ;)
     
  10. Defiant Obrien

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    Not sure why this interests me... But i just wanted to point out, this is all relative. Here are some of the facts that I remember:

    * Galaxy Class was considered the most advanced as far as luxuries, size and armament.

    * Intrepid class was considered FASTER but it is smaller.
    (Galaxy class max warp is 9.3 .. Intrepid is 9.9 )

    (and isnt the "faster" argument moot??? there is no gravity or inertia in space)

    * Galaxy Class standard crew compliment is 900-1000 ... but can hold upto 4000 in a pinch (like doing an evacuation for example).
    vs Intrepid compliment is 140-160 .


    * Also being larger means galaxy class can hold more shuttles / torpedos / probes...



    Personally, Id rather be in the Galaxy class. It was built for power.. intrepid was built for speed
     
  11. Guy Gardener

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    There's gravity in space.

    (Sorry.)

    Inertia too.

    (I'm, so sorry.)
     
  12. M.A.C.O.

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    Yeah I hated how GEN basically gave the ENT-D the shaft. How much of the budget did they spend on those sfx for that short fight? The Kirk death reshoot cost $6 million dollars. You think they could flex a million to give the ENT-D a more heroic send off. At least make it 3 BOP firing through the shields or have them shoot a trilithum missle at the ENT that cripples it. Have the ENT-D win with guts and sacrifice not a stupid technobable hax win.

    It's one of the reasons I like the ENT-E vs Scimtiar fight. Geordi and Data don't technobabble a way to drop the Scimitar cloak or shields to make the battle less one sided.
     
  13. TheSubCommander

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    Re: Intrepid class VS a galaxy class, which was more powerful and adva

    OK, let's up the stakes:

    All Good Things Enterprise-D, the 3-nacelle, cloaked, phaser cannon sporting monster
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    VS

    Endgame Voyager, the Borg cube killing cocoon armored transwarp conduit destroyer
    [​IMG]

    Fight!

    Both are using Future tech from alternate timelines, at roughly the same amount of years into the future.
     
  14. King Daniel Beyond

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    Not at warp speed, which breaks physics, bends space and time and is kinda magical.
    Please! Voyager launched with a compliment of 39 photon torpedoes and "no way to replace them after they're gone"... and used 93 before they got home:cool:
     
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    The alternate Enterprise-D. The thing had a BFG!!!! Not to mention Warp 13. ;)
     
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    Totally agree.. the way the Enterprise D crashed was kind of anti-climatic.. Sure its the one thing we havent seen happen to the enterprise but It was hardly unique



     
  17. kgartm1185

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    Re: Intrepid class VS a galaxy class, which was more powerful and adva

    "* Intrepid class was considered FASTER but it is smaller.
    (Galaxy class max warp is 9.3 .. Intrepid is 9.9 )"

    A normal Galaxy class's maximum warp is 9.9. An uprated Galaxy class is capable of matching the Intrepid's maximum warp which is 9.975.

    "* Galaxy Class standard crew compliment is 900-1000 ... but can hold upto 4000 in a pinch (like doing an evacuation for example).
    vs Intrepid compliment is 140-160."

    A Galaxy class can hold up to 15,000 people in an evacuation.
     
  18. Mr Pointy Ears

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    Re: Intrepid class VS a galaxy class, which was more powerful and adva

    the intrepid class will be the more advanced ship but the galaxy class would be more powweful than the intrepid class.
     
  19. Infern0

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    Re: Intrepid class VS a galaxy class, which was more powerful and adva

    Just from everything i've seen as well as common sense I would say the Galaxy Class (if it was refitted as per standard at the same time as an intrepid) would be more powerful.

    The Intrepid is more advanced though as it's what 7 years newer?

    But the Intrepid to me was always about the engine, I always got the impression it was designed to zip about really fast, and be good for a variety of missions.

    The Galaxy for me seemed to be designed as the best of everything starfleet had at the time.
     
  20. Guy Gardener

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    Re: Intrepid class VS a galaxy class, which was more powerful and adva

    How long did it take to build the Galaxy class during a time of peace?

    Designs for that ship could ave started as early as 2350, and the designs therein would have been retrofitted a dozen times before the keel was even laid.

    Voyager on the other hand being tiny, built inbetween several wars and inside a couple too must have gone from blueprints to launch in a year...

    ;)
     
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