[quote=kimmera;5218531]The nacelles on Kirk's TOS Connie are attached to the secondary hull by sticks, and you are arguing against the Galaxy X's structural integrity? Really? And if warp drive required symmetry, why are the nacelles set so far back? Shouldn't they be centered front to back to ensure an even warp bubble?
Fair enough on not liking the aesthetics, though
Aight, you may have a point with the Connie, or not when you look at their track record. How many of them actually survived their five year missions?!?! I'm actually starting to believe Cryptic was right making them Tier 1. Forget the SIF, what were they using for inertial dampeners?!? "Brace for impact!" BOING Everyone goes flying! Hell the 1701 refit practically had seatbelts! They fell apart at the drop of a hat! There's a reason why the Enterprise was in the Smithsonian and not the Constitution, or the second Intrepid (Connie, Vulcans, Nom nom nom!). Death traps, all of them!
Still not the kind of interstellar death machine we were originally talking about.
Point is we adapt and evolve, or we get assimilated and replaced.
Too much coffee waiting for the server, which came back up an hour ago, so yeah, this has been fun.
Holographic, yes (although they conveniently seem to ignore the obvious related social issues). Androids, not so much. Data was a one-of, and not replicated in Picard's time. Data tried but failed.
Actually, they don't ignore the social issues, at least not in the lore (before everything got folded into the Academy lore quests). The novel Needs of the Many, plus the STO lore available, note that The Doctor (and the Soong Foundation I believe) went to court after Starfleet tried to take away his mobile emitter, with the case evolving into a class-action suit in favor of all sentient synthetics (to use a Mass Effect term).
The court ruled in favor, and worked with scientists to come up with a bunch of tests to determine when a hologram or android has become sentient (and thus deserving rights).
As for Data and positronic androids, true, Data is unique (at least as far a "Soong-type" androids are concerned), but he came back when his memories implanted in B-4 were retriggered. Needs of the Many has a whole chapter dedicated to that event.
Try that memory thing again, that's exactly what you asked for:
An escort is maneuverable. A battleship is not.
Ok, ok, you don't want an Escort with the Hull of a Cruiser.
You want an Escort with the Hull, Crew, Device slots and most importantly full 8 Weapon Slots of a Cruiser.
You are forgetting the maneuverability part. I am told it is quite important. In fact, I can tell you from game experience that it is.
You seem to believe that it isn't. Then I ask you: Does this mean that tactical boff stations are superior to engineering boff stations? Because if it's not the maneuverability, what is what makes an escort on-par with the bigger ships?
I don't agree with the OP either, but can we agree to disagree without name-calling in public, please?
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