How to satisfy 'annoying' endgame TOS fans
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Join Date: Aug 2012
01-20-2013, 10:00 AM
As far as TV. Movies? TOS>JJTrek>TNG (the bad outweighed the good, imo)...
The thing is, though, and I'm not sure why this is so often overlooked - but um...
The original Connie was gone with TMP.
The refit was scheduled for decom at the end of Undiscovered.
The Excelsior took over with Generations.
Generations...2293. It's ~2409. 116 years later.
The Connie entered service in the early 2240s, before 2245. Say we even go with 2245. It's ~2409. 164 years later.
It's not even really about the ship 164 years later. It was replaced 116 years ago. It was replaced during the TOS-movie timeline.
As a person that prefers TOS, yeah - I'd love to be flying around in a TOS-era designed game. It's not. It's not a TNG, not a VOY, not a DS9 era game. It's STO...
Much like Kirk went from the ol' Connie to the refit to the retrofit...and much like his comments about the Enterprise-B not being the Enterprise without a Sulu at the helm - the spirit of the Enterprise was not because it was a Connie - because it was an Excelsior - an Ambassador - a Galaxy - a Sovereign or even the Odyssey... Star Trek was about much more than just the ship.
The Connie's not missing from endgame in STO. The Connie was replaced long ago. No, what's missing from the endgame in STO...well, Star Trek is...
Willard the Rat, Reman, F.T'varo - Rave, J.Trill, Kar'Fi - Mysk, Gorn, Varanus
Maal, Klingon, Mogh - Vegar, Orion, Marauder
Nivuh, Ferasan, B'rel - Venit, Lethaen, M.Qin - Kopor, Nausicaan, Guramba