Lieutenant
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 30
# 21
12-16-2012, 10:37 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by elandarksky View Post
there have been times in history where naval vessels have been commandeered after the victory/loss of a battle, i vaugly remember a few russian/japanese ships being commandeered by either side during the ruso-japanese war but then again i would have to check that

edit:
there is even a DS9 episode were sisko and others pinch a jemhadar ship :p
elandarksky has covered the naval example. This is also true for armour. In WWII, it was quite common for armed forces to salvage and operate enemy tanks. For instance, the German forces were apparently quite impressed by Russian T-34s, and there are surviving examples of Russian tanks repainted with German markings.

So historically, this is very common. The issue is more that there's little precedent for this in Star Trek. Kirk and company did fly a Klingon Bird of Prey for all of Star Trek IV, although those were very unusual circumstances.
Rihannsu
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 880
# 22
12-17-2012, 02:21 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by acylion View Post
So historically, this is very common. The issue is more that there's little precedent for this in Star Trek. Kirk and company did fly a Klingon Bird of Prey for all of Star Trek IV, although those were very unusual circumstances.
Also Archer in the Xindi ship and Sisko in the Jem'hadar, at least. It happens. But when your show is about one ship, in the case of Voyager and Enterprise even named after that one ship, you can't replace it even if another ship would be better.

Thematically, they could have switched out the Defiant, especially when it was destroyed. But it was pretty much depicted as the greatest ship in the galaxy short of a Borg cube. Defeated only by the Breen cheating with the energy dissipator. It's not like they could trade it for anything better. Unlike STO, in canon the Jem'hadar ships weren't anything to write home about. They had an advantage in the beginning only because of their shield-piercing weapons.
Captain
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 1,878
# 23
12-17-2012, 02:27 AM
Not that I care at all but the problem with the ww. 2 analogy is those people were all from the same planet with the same resources and same time period and technology.

It simply does not make sense you can fly any random ship into ESD and have it repaired or even repair it yourself in space.
Even if you had the knowledge where do you get the components?

Yes my 4 white doff engineers are all well versed in any ship in the universe and we have assembly line production of all the little bits and pieces of every ship there ever were and ever will be

But totally irrelevant for the game. We got real problems to deal with.
It comes down to do you want to fly a cool ship or not. If it really bothers you that much feel free to keep your federation standard issue.
Empire Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,701
# 24
12-17-2012, 04:11 AM
Commandeer and use for a mission, sure. Comandeer and use it to survive, sure.
Commandeer and use it as your main: not in the navy, no way.
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:13 AM.