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Krenim
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quote:
Originally posted by Shik:
...A Tellarite named Durango? What's next, a Vulcan named Bob?

Bob is a perfectly cromulent logical name for a Vulcan. [Razz]

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quote:
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And next week, the USS Vancouver NCC-70492.

Yes, that’s correct: every ship in this show so far has been named after a place in the Americas. Potentially even just North America - there is a Quito in the USA, too. Come off it, CBS.

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Lee
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So this registry makes it a contemporary of the Galaxy, Nebula and Cheyenne classes - and older than the USS Galaxy (though there are Nebulas - Nebulae? - that are as well). And the saucer would appear to fit...

Interestingly, it also makes this a contemporary of the Andromeda class. You don't think..?

USS Prokofiev NCC-68814
USS Drake NCC-70956

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MinutiaeMan
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I think there should be a scene with a nonhuman Starfleet captain who complains that he got assigned a ship named after some little town on Earth instead of a major city on his or her homeworld.

That being said, I absolutely adore the design of the Vancouver! It looks like a great complement to the Galaxy class.

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quote:
Originally posted by Lee:
Interestingly, it also makes this a contemporary of the Andromeda class. You don't think..?

USS Prokofiev NCC-68814
USS Drake NCC-70956

Nope, I'm guessing the Vancouver is going to be of the British Columbia class.

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I’m afraid you’re probably right. Hopefully the “all ships of a class must have names in common with, or be of a subset of, the class ship name” thing won’t propagate any further than it has already. I mean, it’s nonsensical to begin with - we only know of two canon examples:

- USS Ahwahnee, Cheyenne-class
- USS Titan, Luna-class

... and even then they’re minor examples, of varying degrees of solid canonicity. Quite happy to ignore the rest of the Luna-class range, I doubt it’ll ever come up in filmed Trek.

OK, the Danube, but then given they were basically large shuttles and naming them (if at all) was at the commander’s discretion, I wouldn’t call it a valid piece of evidence.

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Unlike us, I don’t think the conjectural classes from the Star Trek Encyclopedia are even a glimmer in the LDS writers’ thoughts. The only thing we know now is that the class ship for the Merced class is no longer in service, and I’m sure it wasn’t because anyone was thinking about the Trieste and her sister ships at all.

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quote:
Originally posted by Dukhat:
Unlike us, I don’t think the conjectural classes from the Star Trek Encyclopedia are even a glimmer in the LDS writers’ thoughts.

Considering how many incredibly deep-cut references there are in the dialogue and the animation, I’m not so sure that’s true. But it’s probably not as high priority as it is for us. [Wink]

As for theme naming... don’t forget the Constitution class! Most of them —well, the ones seen on-screen and specifically intended to be like the Enterprise— were named after old seagoing warships.

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The Vancouver is a Parliament-class vessel.

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Lee
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Bit weird them mentioning the class in the introductory dialogue though. How often does that ever happen?

Next time there's something labelled NCC-502. The USS Antares was NCC-501.

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Kudos for not having the class be British Columbia. But like Lee, I would have preferred they used the conjectural class names since it’s so close to an Andromeda class ship. This would be the perfect opportunity to make designs for those classes.

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quote:
Bit weird them mentioning the class in the introductory dialogue though. How often does that ever happen?
I suppose one of TPTB must be a fellow ship geek. [Big Grin]

The Quito was shown as an Olympic-class vessel docked at DS9.

Vancouver shuttles were named after neighborhoods of the city: Fairview, Kitsilano and Marpole.

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