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Amasov Prime
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I suppose there will be other starfleet ships in the new movie (Republic anyone?). Besides the chance to finally get rid of Okuda's "every TOS ship ever mentioned has to be a Constitution", I wonder if

Forgot what I wanted to say. Dammit. Never work in three browser windows at once... [Embarrassed]

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FawnDoo
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Oooh, an Abraham Simpson moment. Thought I was the only one who got those. [Smile]
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MinutiaeMan
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quote:
Originally posted by Peregrinus:
I already mentioned April and that Kirk was, in fact, ten at the time. [Razz]

James T. Kirk: born 2233. (Supposedly on March 22, but that's not exactly canon.) And 2245 minus 2233 equals 12. [Razz] [Razz]

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Peregrinus
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Oh, please don't go by the official Chronology without qurestioning the datapoints. *heh* He was "about 34" in the TOS Bible, and his birthday in 2285, fifteen years later, was his 50th (granted, script only, but that drove Shatner's performance and Myers' direction). Simple math, if this is 2245.

I wonder anew if this was some huge rebuilding of the Enterprise. New bridge, new engines, bigger crew complement... Maybe we're seeing the prevous big refit just before Kirk took command. That would jibe with Morrow's "twenty years old" line in Star Trek III. [Smile]

The only real problem still lies in the Chronology's placement of TOS and TMP. If Kirk was indeed born in 2233 nd "about 34" in early TOS, than TOS had to start around 2267 at the earliest. Counting back the other way, from his 50th in 2285, means he was "about 34" in 2269. And so on, and so on. Would have been better if the Okudas had hired a real researcher familiar with the Star Trek Expanded Universe to shore up dating referents. [Razz]

--Jonah

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Daniel Butler
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Your link is broken, Mim.
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Harry
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quote:
Originally posted by Pensive's Wetness:
[QB] [QUOTE]HOW MANY other Conny's are being built? or any other classes? [QB]

Technically, it's very possible that the Big E is the only one in construction there. I think the only other properly 'canon' (I do so hate that word) 17xx range vessel would the the Constitution herself, which may be already operational at this point, or in construction at some other facility. Showing other starships in the docks would probably diminish the 'wow-factor' of seeing the Enterprise under construction, I guess. I wouldn't expect any more starships in the surface docks.

But I would love to finally see some (2008 style) 23rd century contemporaries, that aren't cargo drones or weird TAS things, but proper Starfleet cruisers.

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Peregrinus
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What would absolutely wreck my brain would be to see the huge size of the Enterprise, all the work going into making her operational, all the slow loving pans...

...And then pull up into a crane shot to see several more in various earlier stages of construction, and tugs lifting a completed ship off the skids with "NCC-1700" clear on the nacelles and under-saucer. Impulse engines warm up and ignite, and the Constitution pulls away from the tugs. And a few seconds later, we get kicked in the chest as the pressure wave hits our vantage.

Or something. I think two or three graving docks of that size in San Francisco would be acceptable. With more for smaller designs, and some repair drydocks off to the side...

--Jonah

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The Mighty Monkey of Mim
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quote:
Originally posted by Daniel Butler:
Your link is broken, Mim.

Copy & paste it. I guess TrekCore doesn't allow hotlinking anymore.
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Mars Needs Women
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I don't think it take away from the uniqueness of the Big E to have other ships being constructed on screen. It adds to the realism that this is a shipyard. As long as the the other ships aren't the center of attention I don't think it would be a big deal.
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Sol System
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TP bardum.
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Daniel Butler
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This is all a lot different than I always imagined it, anyway. I always figured the spaceframe and deck plates and hull plates would all be installed and assembled by large robotic arms, and the interior wiring and 'decorating' (ie computers, lights, ducts, pipes) would be done by workers. I didn't think that getting these futuristic metals together could be done with simple welding, at least not at a temperature allowing a human to do it safely by hand.
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hey.

has anybody know what this site is about? http://www.ncc-1701.com/

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Daniel Butler
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quote:
Registrant:
Domain Admin
Paramount Pictures
5555 Melrose Ave MOB 1209
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website_contact@paramount.com +1.3239566000 Fax: -

Domain Name: ncc-1701.com

Registrar Name: Markmonitor.com
Registrar Whois: whois.markmonitor.com
Registrar Homepage: http://www.markmonitor.com

Administrative Contact:
Domain Admin
Paramount Pictures
5555 Melrose Ave MOB 1209
Hollywood CA 90038
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website_contact@paramount.com +1.3239566000 Fax: -

etc etc. So Paramount owns it, hence it's some kind of promo for the movie.
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Shik
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It's called "viral marketing." Look into it.

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Sol System
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Seriously though, TP bardum.
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