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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 8
05-17-2010, 10:51 PM
Originally Posted by Adrasil
I could see the whole "we're at war with the Klingons, Romulans, Borg, Undine, Gorn, raiders, etc, so we're pressing all available ships, technology into service". This would allow for the inclusion of TOS style equipment/ships perhaps.
I can't.

When a war breaks out you want your soldiers to have the best equipment, but realistically when your industry is limited you issue out everything you've got laying around in your armory.

However, the Federation has Trillions of sentient beings and a huge industry. Also, they have replicators. You want 100,000 of the latest up-to-date Phaser Rifles? Ok, we'll have them replicated and ready for distribution by tomorrow.

Ships are a different matter. They are too large to be replicated, except in pieces, which must then be assembled. So I could see old ships being brought out of mothballs and outfitted with up-to-date engines, sensors, shields and weapons, and then being pressed into service.