New Enterprise dedication plaque

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies XI+' started by SalvorHardin, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. SalvorHardin

    SalvorHardin Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I don't think we have seen it before, have we ?
    It appears briefly in the Starships documentary, but we don't get a clue exactly where on the bridge it is.

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  2. BillJ

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    So it's Starship Class! Love it!
     
  3. Neumann

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    Excellent! :-)
     
  4. MvRojo

    MvRojo Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Hahaha...a dramatic lack of imagination there.
     
  5. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

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    Checked the bridge panorama at the official site, and...

    How about right there?
     

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  6. MvRojo

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    Interesting that it still says San Francisco Ship Yards
     
  7. JarodRussell

    JarodRussell Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Indeed.
     
  8. JuanBolio

    JuanBolio Admiral Admiral

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    Very likely that construction and final testing were completed in orbit.
     
  9. Broccoli

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    Maybe that's just where the plague was made! Haha.
     
  10. JarodRussell

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    Which is why we saw the construction on the ground?
     
  11. JuanBolio

    JuanBolio Admiral Admiral

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    Construction on the ground makes finalization in orbit impossible....how?

    Look at it this way - modern warship construction starts on dry land, then is completed in the water.
     
  12. Ward Fowler

    Ward Fowler Commodore Commodore

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    It looks like it was made in China.
     
  13. JarodRussell

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    And that changes the name of the ship yard?
     
  14. JuanBolio

    JuanBolio Admiral Admiral

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    No, it just means the plaque lists the shipyard the ship was completed, commissioned, and launched from.
     
  15. JarodRussell

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    Usually I'd think that if it construction began in the Riverside ship yards, there would be a corresponding drydock in orbit named "Riverside". No reason to change the name, especially when - as the authors suggested - the Enterprise was built in Riverside because of George Kirk's heroic act.
     
  16. JuanBolio

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    Perhaps Riverside didn't have a corresponding orbital site. *shrugs*
     
  17. BenRoethig

    BenRoethig Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Or there wasn't a spacedock large enough for the enlarged design.
     
  18. JarodRussell

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    That's why Andrew Probert was smart enough to create the modular drydock we've seen in TMP. It can be adjusted to fit ANY ship size. And be given any name, too.
     
  19. Funngunner

    Funngunner Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Are you sure?
    The commissioning plaques on modern warships show the following information:

    http://midwaysailor.com/midway/plaque-03b.jpg

    In this case,
    Ship's name: USS Midway
    Designation: CV-41
    Location it was built: Newport News Shipyards
    Date of keel laying: 27 October 1943
    Date of launching: 20 March 1945
    Date of commissioning: 10 Sept. 1945

    Now, we know from the movie that NCC-1701 is constructed at a shipyard facility in Riverside, Iowa. The plaque reads: San Fransisco Naval Yard. (Which isn't compatible with what is shown on screen)

    Therefore, the NCC-1701 commissioning plaque likely doesn't refer to the construction facility (Riverside) but perhaps it refers the location where the ship was commissioned into service, in this case the San Fransisco Naval Yards.

    Just my $0.02
     
  20. JuanBolio

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    That's more or less what I was saying.
     

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