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The Mighty Monkey of Mim
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Both pages with the silhouettes were onscreen. Only the shiplist page wasn't. (Doesn't mean your other options aren't still viable, though.)

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IMHO, I believe they are all Constitutions, and not only because they have a Connie silhouette. If the Connie silhouettes were just random placeholders and not the actual class of the ships, then the Excelsior would have had a Connie silhouette too. But it doesn't; it has an Excelsior silhouette.
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I'm reasonably sure Sternbach said they were just meant to be generic, the Excelsior being the exception. Not that it matters really.

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Sternbach didn't make it, though. He just found some copies of the charts in his files. Okuda, on the other hand, had this to say:

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If I recall correctly, the charts visible on film/video listed only ship names and registry numbers. One can probably glean some class designations from the ship icons in the diagrams.

I don't have the original art handy (I think it's archived on Syquest disks, which I don't have the ability to read, even if I could find the disks themselves), but I recall giving the info to Bjo Trimble, and I'm pretty sure she used most of it in her revised Star Trek Concordance.

I might note that some of the ship registry numbers came from Greg Jein's interpretation of the starship chart in Commodore Stone's office in "Shore Leave" (TOS). Other registry numbers came from Franz Joseph's Starfleet Technical Manual or his Starship blueprints. In still other cases, the ships and/or numbers did not come from either source, but were consistent with some fleet status charts I did elsewhere on the Enterprise-A in Star Trek VI. (In other words, there's something that just about everyone will disagree with, but I also hoped that there would be at least something that almost everyone would agree with.)

I should also point out that I prepared several charts for the rescue briefing scene, and that not all of them ended up in the final cut of the film. I don't recall which ones were used, or which ones ended up unseen. I do seem to recall that there was at least one chart that had quite a number of registries - mostly, I recall, from FJ's work - that ended up unused.

-Mike

Still, it's somewhat open to interpretation. It is a little weird that some are smaller on one page and not on the other.

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