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# 151
11-15-2010, 05:14 PM
Originally Posted by AngelSilhouette View Post
Admittedly, perhaps the Miranda could have been 10 - 20 years younger than the Constitution, but they aren't all that different.
That's true, it is strange that we see the Miranda in a combat role again after she was relegated to the role of a colony freighter in TNG - but that's Trek consistency for you.

It's interesting to note that the Mirandas in DS9 all had five digit NCC-registries, though, thus hinting at a much later construction/commissioning date. Probably the same idea of refits that kept the Excelsior-class in service for so many decades. The Constitution was refitted several times, too - it's just that she still did not prove to be as long-living as the other ships (we do see this in real life, too, though ... some designs are simply more successful than others).
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# 152
11-15-2010, 05:32 PM
When the shows technology is basically based on theoretical, superscience even technomagic anything can be possible. A DY-100 retrofitted with 25th century technomagic could hold its own against a Defiant class.

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