Discovery Strongest Ship?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by iliescu, Mar 14, 2020.

  1. iliescu

    iliescu Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Is Discovery the best ship when it comes to combat. It can warp around and shoot from different sides does it make it the best ship in Star Trek so far though in the past when it comes to the timeline? They build them different now sort of thing or maybe the newer ships have secrets such as the huge Shields power on Voyager. What is your opinion or facts?
     
  2. NewHeavensNewEarth

    NewHeavensNewEarth Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Perhaps. Since it was considered to be Starfleet's "secret weapon" during the Klingon war, it would be reasonable to assume they would make it as tough & effective as possible for combat. During the war, jumping around from 1 point in space to another wasn't enough. It also had to deliver some pain to the enemy, which it did. And then it did it again against Conrtol. So Discovery is the best!
     
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  3. TPezz

    TPezz Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Perhaps!

    It will be interesting to see how it is portrayed in S3 1000 years in the future. It should be basically obsolete. Will they upgrade it? Or has the downfall of the Federation led to a downfall in civilisations with much of its past technological advances lost to history?
     
  4. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    The ability to "pop in" to the middle of a battle without being detected as an approaching starship was a huge tactical advantage.

    But as what was, as far as we know, more of a science ship, it probably isn't the most powerful ship in the fleet. It did pretty well alongside the Enterprise vs Control ships.
     
  5. Jellico

    Jellico Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    I’m thinking that Enterprise might be the top ship. After Enterprise and Discovery, we haven’t seen any thing better.
     
  6. Paul755

    Paul755 Commander Red Shirt

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    I would say the Discoprise is the strongest.
     
  7. Timo

    Timo Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I guess it's telling that when the Discovery goes to battle (say, "Butcher's Knife"), she needs to shut down major systems so that her phasers can be charged "double hot" - and still she isn't exactly cutting anybody to pieces yet.

    Sure, she can spit out a lot of torpedoes from all sorts of funny places. But those may be on the light side, since she does shoot a lot of them, while Pike thinks just two from his own ship is enough to blow up the shielded Discovery in "Sweet Sorrow I".

    Kinda fitting for a flying laboratory, really. Starfleet wasn't going to turn NCC-1031 into an invincible battlewagon - they were going to install the superdrive onto proper warships, as stated in "Choose Your Pain". So the Discovery probably never got meaningful upgrades.

    Timo Saloniemi
     
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  8. iliescu

    iliescu Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    From new Official Trek it seems La Sirena might speed past Discovery's warp around and shoot function. Being new not certain if this Picard gem of ship would be something of a deal to fly against.
    Thinking the 5 best ships might be...
    1. Discovery, 2. Enterprise, 3. La Sirena, 4. Voyager, 5. Intrepid
    Loose list...not so certain but they look pretty good