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AndrewR
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Also though, in the Star Trek universe - apart from the Cardassian Border Wars and the Galen border conflicts with the Talarians there had been relative peace for about 53 years (since the Tomed incident) for the Federation. Plenty of time to establish major exploratory projects.

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And the Tzinkithi War and the border conflicts with the Tholians.
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Frankly, the mid-24th century, when you take everything together, was made out to be about as unpeaceful as you can get.
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Ok, yes Tholians AND Tzenkethi... err... ok no "fullscale" wars to the scale of the Dominion Wars.

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Jason Abbadon
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hmmm.....I dont know....most Federation citizens were probably never in any danger from those minor wars.

Consider that Picard was never involved with either war (running away once from Cardies in the Stargazer aside).

The Federation is large enough that a border war would not affect the majority of citizens in any way whatsoever- Particularly if the combat is mostly ship-to-ship.

A conflict lasting only few months might concievably be over before the residents of the opposite side of the Federation know it's started at all.

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the thing you have to remember is that for the first few seasons where rodenberry was still contributing a great deal (before age and illness got the better of him i guess) that the enterprise never met truly credible threats to them.

Most of the early season 1 episodes were more based around enterprise being "the ultimate power in the universe" and picards moral dillema (let them kill wesley and uphold prime directive, sod it all and just beam him up).

Its only later on, mebe around about the borg introduction that the possibility of things that can take the enterprise on that becomes the new standard.

I agree however that families and kids is kind of a bone idea, you are risking a lot if the ship gets stuck in some kind of vortex that threatens the magnetic containment or whatever this week.

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Well, I felt it was another attempt to de-militarize Starfleet by making it as Khan said "one big happy fleet". Unfortunately phasering holes in a planets crust to prevent an earthquake isn't near as exciting as tossing Photon torpedoes at the ugly prosthetic of the week.

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The Edo "god" seemed to present more than an idle threat, as far as that example goes, though of course we never found out what it could have done, since it decided to do nothing.
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Nothing - it was perving on the population on the planet below continually getting it on. What's a bet that whole 'station' thing was occupied by one adolescent boy. [Smile]

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Of similar interest would be these prints...

http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/lcars/centurian-series-battlecruiser.html

This is the first time I've come across this "version" of the Enteprise-D...

Does anyone have additional information on these prints?

-John

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No date on the drawings, but, like the site says, it looks like something someone did after seeing a sketch or a photo of the Ent D for a few seconds before the show came out.

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It's odd that the RCS thruster is marked as part of the deflector grid, especially as those thrusters had been around since the first movie.

Also strange is that there are movie style phasers on top, but there's still a strip that looks like the normal phaser strip on the bottom part of the ship just behind the deflector.

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It's the "D" before Liposuction and augmentation.

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Jason Abbadon
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Seriously ugly as fuck.

The movie-style phasers would be four times as large as on the "A" so that means their turretts would be about ten meters tall.

They dont seem to cover very much of the ship either.

No sir, I dont like it.

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Just a long overdue update.

The Ed Whitefire interview is now hosted at http://trekplace.com/ ,if anybody wants to read it.

If you have any questions regarding it or you would like to ask Ed about something, let me know and I will post the answers here.

Regards

Albertus

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