People currently alive who would get ships named after them in Trek...

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  1. captcalhoun

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    ^ my fan-fic take was that it was named for Marco Cortez, captain of the NX-04 Discovery
     
  2. Gotham Central

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    I don't know about Federation starships...but its a foregone conclusion that there was an ISS Cheney out there plundering and enslaving worlds for the benefit of the Terran Empire.
     
  3. Nerys Myk

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    Yeah, but it kept blowing out it's warp core.
     
  4. Ríu ríu chíu

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    Then again, who's to say that the MU version of Cheney is the same as ours? For all we know, MU Cheney led a resistance against Emperor GWB and was executed for it.

    Think about it...in our universe, W and Cheney worked together and were part of a legitimate government. So carrying the opposites theme true, the MU versions could have been at odds and fought against each other.
     
  5. Turd Ferguson

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    U.S.S. Rick Berman

    U.S.S. Brannon Braga
     
  6. Forbin

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    Astronomers and explorers like
    Carolyn Porco
    Gene Shoemaker
    Robert Ballard
    Neil DeGrassy Tyson
    Robert Zubrin
     
  7. Sci

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    Well, the chief difference between the MU and the Prime Universe seems to be that Human governments embraced imperialism and authoritarianism; individual personalities often seem different only insofar as they were raised in differing political cultures.

    Given that Dick Cheney is already an authoritarian and an imperialist, I suspect he would have ended up as a high-ranking official in the nascant Terran Empire or one of its predecessor states.

    The MU novel Age of the Empress makes reference to a 21st Century Emperor George II; I suspect that that would be the MU counterpart to President George W. Bush. My suspicion would be that the Mirror Universe Dick Cheney would end up as Emperor George II's prime minister (in the old sense of the term, i.e., the king's primary advisor and right-hand man, not the current sense as the real political leader).

    Ha!

    Questionable parts bolded.

    But the Mirror Universe isn't necessarily about being "opposites." Its opposite sense is that Earth became an authoritarian empire, rather than a liberal democracy.
     
  8. Lanny77

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    USS Stephen Fry and runabout Alan Davis

    More seriously though...
    Neil Degrass Tyson
    Kofi Annan
    John Glen
    Henry M. Beachell (researcher behind hybrid rice, a discovery which has literately saved millions of lives previously in danger of starvation)

    And everyone on these lists
     
  9. Levir

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    Since Lenin is dead (unfortunately) I have to say Carl-Henrik Hermansson:bolian:
     
  10. sbk1234

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    Out of respect for her privacy, I won't say her name, but my second grade teacher deserves a ship (and shrine for that matter, for being such an incredible, inspiring educator) named after her.
     
  11. iguana_tonante

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    Glad you did there. :)

    Maybe a "training ship"? ;)
     
  12. Methos

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    USS Ereditato...

    named after Antonio Ereditato, one of the scientists at CERN who got particles to break the speed of light last year...

    M
     
  13. captcalhoun

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    yeah, they didn't though. they admitted they cocked up after all.
     
  14. Sci

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    Well, not just that, but even when they made the announcement, they tried to make it clear that things were not definitive and more results needed and that an error was still a possibility. They never claimed they were certain they'd gotten anything to move FTL.
     
  15. iguana_tonante

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    For how much I appreciated how the people at the OPERA experiment managed to deal with their measures and the media exposure (a testament to scientific method and accountability), I don't think they deserve to have a starship named after them. Well, maybe a successor of the NX Excelsior, the Great (Failed) Experiment. ;)
     
  16. Ríu ríu chíu

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    USS T'Bonz :D
     
  17. captcalhoun

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    why would they name a ship after a lowly transporter chief?
     
  18. Alocin

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    Oh that is just brilliant!

    I suspect that Aung San Suu Kyi might have had a fleet of ships named after her.
     
  19. Lanny77

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    Maybe even Eleanor Roosevelt. She was a strong proponent of the United Nations and even helped draft Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    Granted, not as asskicking as Teddy or FDR but still worth a thought
     
  20. Ríu ríu chíu

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