Don't know if this is the right forum. If I've made a mistake sorry. I've heard for years that Gene Roddenberry did not like Franz Josephs Starfleet Technical Manual, in large part due to the inclusion of the "dreadnought" among the additional original series era ship designs. The other two being the Saladin destroyer/scout and the Ptolemy tug (which looks for all the world like an original series Miranda class ship),' Now why would Roddenberry dislike the dreadnought so much? Now we know that "dreadnought" has since the original British HMS Dreadnought entered service in the years prior to World War One been kind of a catch all term for "big gun battleship". But. 1) When he originally wrote the first pilot of Star Trek the U.S.S. Yorktown (later the Enterprise) was described as a "heavy cruiser" which is no less a militaristic type of designation than "dreadnought" 2) I thought most of Roddenberry's major dislike of the militaristic elements entering Star Trek actually came much later, mainly during the later ST:OS movies. So why the dislike of the dreadnought? Or is his dislike of it just a story fans tell?