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Shik
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Oh, hi.

Yeah, remember that whole complete Starfleet register project I was working on for...ever? Yeah, I finished it at the end of 2009. All the data is entered and edited. it's pretty sweet.

Now I'm writing up generalized index pages for the eventual website. The intent was always to put the information online, on a website of my own making, & release it to the world. That requires more than the information, though. It means writing up a history & a piece on each ship class & the like. Anyway, the way I laid things out is to have all these ship classes grouped into "generations". Each generation would have a page for it as sort of a subindex for the attendant classes. I've been writing those pages first because it allows me to lay out the history of what I'm writing about, & thus place each class in the proper framing when I get write about it.

Anyway, at someone's suggestion, I'm posting the first three pieces here for a general read. Foundation generation covers the events leading to the Federation's founding, the creation of Starfleet, & the ships that formed it in 2161. Unity covers 2162 to 2175, and Trailblazer is 2186 to 2202. Here's a zipfile.

FlareUpload's still fucked, huh? Some things never change.

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Fabrux
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Trailblazers is looking good. Noticed a few spelling and grammatical errors, nothing big. Hit me up on FB or Messenger...

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Jason Abbadon
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Shikkie!
How ya doin' man?
Youve becme our very own Jerry Church.

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See, what you should do, and this is what I tried to do, but a cataclysmic series of gammashifts and birthdays have long since cast my work into dust and fusillade, is the following:

Obviously reappropriate all computer game / digital media ships and (as best as possible) recondense the names/numbers thereof, but more importantly is the following:

Use throwaway comic book drawings to flesh out unseen/imaginary designs. Though:

You're probably creative enough to stand without, I think it'd be an admirable life's work to somehow create a formative amalgamation of everything we've ever seen on this Prime universe.

I mean, what, there's 90000 numbers, now? Nigh on 98xxx, if we mash Online into our pissers.

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He actually has a list of all ships from NCC-1 to NCC-100000. Class names and histories, too. The canon ones, of course, plus fan designs and some of his own creation. Then there's the ones that have no design for them, I think...

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MinutiaeMan
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Finally got the time to read through them. Nothing jumped out at me for specific commenting, but I definitely like the overall flow of the history. It's different from the various theories that have developed in various fan circles over the years, but that's not a bad thing.

One of the most interesting parts was explaining how the UE Starfleet became the UFP Starfleet without directly merging the other members' forces. Interesting idea there, that makes sense from the traditional Trekkian idealistic view.

Are you planning on doing any more articles?

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Shik
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Yeah, I'm cogitating upon the piece for Third Wave currently, as well as sort of laying out the mental tracks for Deeprange, Sentinel, & New Wave. There's like 10 more after that. Then comes website work & eventual specific class stuff. The idea behind these generation pieces is to lay out the circumstances of the classes, the history surrounding it all, & then use them as a sort of index page for the class-specific ones. That's why I don't go too much into detail about the actual classes & instead do things like spend 5 paragraphs talking about colonization & economics. Anyone can just toss up a big list but without context, it really doesn't mean much.

It's hard rationalizing certain decisions in the context of the history, but I try to actually think them through & consider later ramifications rather than just toss things in haphazardly.

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Siegfried: "Uncharted space is pure and unvisited. Unexplored space has been probed (mapped or probed) but nothing more than that. Uncharted space is virgin space. Unexplored space has given a handjob or head. Whereas systems like the Terran system are just plain sluts."

Me: "Giving it up to any Tom, Dick, or Mariner who happens to slide on past?"

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akb1979
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I like this, very much. I look forward to the next chapters. [Smile]

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Shik
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I apologize for this taking so long, but here's Third Wave...finally. The past 6 weeks have been filled with all sorts of fun: the night dishwasher walked out in the middle of his shift; the other line cook crashed a truck owned by the catering venue that he borrowed to move into a house while having no license or insurance & was "indefinitely suspended" (that is, fired once the insurance issue is resolved); my boss quit; the new management made everything more complicated because they're catering chefs & not restaurant cooks; an out-of-state wedding; a close relative of the roommate dying of a stroke; the general manager being fired; rebuilding Guinea Pig Town; & my own psychoemotional angst. HOORAY!

Regardless, here it is. Third Wave officially covers 2214 to 2217 , when the ships were beginning production, but actually covers about 2205 to 2220-ish.

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Siegfried: "Uncharted space is pure and unvisited. Unexplored space has been probed (mapped or probed) but nothing more than that. Uncharted space is virgin space. Unexplored space has given a handjob or head. Whereas systems like the Terran system are just plain sluts."

Me: "Giving it up to any Tom, Dick, or Mariner who happens to slide on past?"

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Jason Abbadon
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But hey, other tahn all that, life is easy, right?

Just keep visualizing that beach fro the end of Shawshank Redemption and you'll make it through.

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akb1979
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A very nice continuation Shik, a few grammar errors but then it's a WIP like you said. Very creative and well thought out I feel. I especially like the POV you have taken to the rapid expansion, the problems that it caused to the inner regions, and how Starfleet adapted. I look forward to the next installment. [Smile]

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Shik
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After several months & a great deal of hardship comes Deeprange generation, covering 2229 to 2242. Actually, it covers all of the 2220s, but officially it starts at 2229.
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MinutiaeMan
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I like it. It pulls together a few loose ends, especially how the Klingon conflict could be traced back to Archer's first contact. (Ahh, fan rationalizations...)

But could you find a different upload service for the next file? That 45-second delay is obnoxious, and I got a very shady full-screen advert when I clicked on the download.

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The only other free filesharing upload site that I know if isn't any better. Besides, the internet is for PORN. Didn't you know? [Wink]

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akb1979
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Whatever happened to "Timo's Hitchhiker's Guide to the UFP Starfleet"? Did Timo ever finish it? Is Timo OK, I see he's not posted in a long time... [Confused]

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