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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 6
02-15-2011, 08:43 AM
Please cite your sources when it comes to statements such as "Later in DS9 once the Defiant was destroyed they meant to have the second Defiant have an "A" on the Registry but the cost of changing it in stock footage was too much."

and

"Okay so in DS9 the Defiant has the Registration of NX-74205. NX meaning it's the first of it's class. Then it's regular registration."

Do not cite wikipages as your source, not even memory alpha, I want cold hard proof.

As for NX prefix, it wasn't given to the first ship of that class, but was sometimes given to experimental vessels, such as the USS Excelsior during early testing. When the Excelsior was awarded full operational status, the registry was changed from "NX-2000" to "NCC-2000".

The above is paraphrased from the "Star Trek Encyclopedia" by Michael Okuda, Denise Okuda and Debbie Mirek.