What is the largest Enterprise?

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by kgartm1185, Jun 11, 2013.

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Which is bigger?

Poll closed Mar 7, 2016.
  1. USS Enterprise-E

    10 vote(s)
    29.4%
  2. USS Enterprise-D

    24 vote(s)
    70.6%
  1. Faria

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    I think the E-E has less internal volume than E-C
     
  2. R. Star

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    But it's not cannibalism if you eat another race is it?
     
  3. Kemaiku

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    The doors on the deck the fire fight took place all say "09", the crawl way was just off of that, the Reman fell from Deck 9 down a service shaft to the 20's numbered decks.
     
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    The bottomless pit was just a clever symbolism to all the plot holes in the movie.
     
  5. Captain Clark Terrell

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    And of the abyss into which Trek has fallen.

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    And yet it's making money like few Trek movies ever have. If it's an abyss, it's a very profitable one.
     
  7. Captain Clark Terrell

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    Stupid people can spend money just as easily as anyone else.

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    Or they can constantly ridicule those who like something different.
     
  9. Captain Clark Terrell

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    Or they can make posts complaining about being ridiculed. We can do this all day.

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  10. Hawkke

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    You know how us humans are, even if we make x thing smaller it just means we can fit more of them in the same sized area or X and a Y thing together, we usually never make the shells of things smaller past a point.
     
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    Interesting. Do you always think that people who like things you don't like are stupid ? And does this only apply to you ?

    I thought you understood that different people like differend things. I guess it's only when you agree with them.
     
  12. Captain Clark Terrell

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    The post was a joke, but how did I know you'd shit your pants over it?

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  14. Captain Clark Terrell

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    And it's not my responsibility to make sure every one of my posts meets with your approval before its posted.

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  15. Xhiandra

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    More than the duration of missions, I'd think the issue would be the nature of said missions.

    How often have we seen the Enterprise-D welcome foreign dignitaries?
    How often have we seen the Defiant do the same?

    The Galaxy was a design of peace. Starfleet had either an alliance (Klingon Empire) or non-aggression pact (Romulan Empire, Cardassian Empire) with most of the other major powers they'd met.
    They needed lavish ships not only to meet the needs of the crew, but mostly to welcome ambassadors with the luxury the position entails, and to impress them: stepping aboard the Enterprise-D immediatly conveyed a dual message: "this is a mighty civilisation, but a peaceful one".

    Whereas the Defiant-class vessels are ships of war (hell, Sisko even says so), built to counter a threat.
    It wasn't meant to carry any diplomatic missions, it was meant to fight the Borg and only to fight the Borg.
    Ended up fighting another threat, but still serving (and excelling) in a purely militaristic function.

    The Sovereign-class was designed in a time that had seen the emergence of the Borg, of the Dominion and the Klingon alliance breaking.
    It had to retain the ability to perform as a "luxury space hotel", given that the flagship was going to be a Sovereign-class, but it would not be its main purpose anymore.
    The Starfleet that designed it wanted to project a slighty more aggresive image, they still weren't going to fire first, but they were definitely going to be a bit more prepared for confrontation.
     
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    ^The pic of the insides of that ship, with all the pipes (Futurama, anyone?) and platforms, is truly bizarre

    That ship did actually make it into Trek - it showed up as a big shape looming the background when the Enterprise comes into spacedock (and sees the Excelsior) in STIII. One ofthe other PoTT study models is in the Qualor II junkyard in "Unification"
     
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    Yes! It's visible as the Enterprise comes to stop inside spacedock and the camera gradually pans over to show the Excelsior nearby. The far left of the picture shows a ship moored on the other side of the dock.

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  19. C.E. Evans

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    It's kind of given for anyone familiar with the background of the Defiant that the ship was primarily designed for combat and lacked some of the amenities found aboard larger starships. To a degree, all starships are capable of carrying out a wide variety of missions when called upon--even the Defiant engaged in some brief exploration of the Gamma Quadrant before the Dominion War kicked into full gear. Still, interdiction was her primary purpose.
    I know it's a popular theory among fans that the Sovereign-class was developed in the aftermath of Wolf 359 and first contact with the Dominion, but I tend to think that the Sovereign Class Development Project was already in the works (early drafting stage) when Wolf 359 happened. Perhaps the Sovereign-class was initially conceived as a replacement for the aging Excelsior-class and incorporated lessons learned from the Galaxy-class and other designs.
     
  20. Captain Clark Terrell

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    ^I agree with that. The Borg invasion happened in 2366-67. The Sovereign-class debuted in 2372 if not earlier, as we know the Enterprise-E had been in space for nearly a year by the time FC happened. It's likely the ship's designs were already in progress, though the Borg and Dominion threats may have pushed up the timetable for completing the ships themselves.

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