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Join Date: Nov 2012
02-19-2013, 12:16 PM
Here is an idea. (Regardless of my earlier rant about fantasy versus science fiction, I feel that fantasy does need to have rules and those rules adhered to in the narrative).
Therefore: Let us assume that the titanium involved in the construction of star ships has become rather scarce in recent years with all the new ships being built. Let us also assume that a new process of isotope re-modulation (made up fantasy jargon) could be employed to strengthen the older titanium hulls of these much older ships.
We could also assume that this process would be less expensive than trying to reclaim the titanium from the alloy of the ship's hull that would then be used to make a more modern looking design.
So we retrofit the old ships, re-modulate the hulls, and press them back into service.