If there are discussions about the significance (if any) of the number 9 in the Star Trek 'verse, I didn't pay attention to 'em until now. So if there is some explanation/discussion about this subject elsewhere, could ya direct me to it? That would be great!
Anyway, the main question is this: Is the number 9 or its multiples significant somehow whenever it's used in the Star Trek 'verse?
If it is
significant, why? For instance, was the number 9 Roddenberry's favorite number? I just happened to notice it because, for some reason, in another show that I appreciate, HEROES, the number 9 is supposed to be significant.
Actually, there are only a few nines or multiples that I can think of off the top of my head (though there are probably tons more), actually: NCC-1701
, Deep Space 9
, Seven of Nine
Then, just searchin' startrek.com, I found these random ones (and including an explanation about the "1701" designation first):
The reason for the letter and number designation for the Enterprise
Seven of Nine was from Tendara Colony, SD 25479
The U.S.S. Defiant NX-74205
The U.S.S. Defiant NCC-1764
had an end in 2268
Caught in a spatial interphase in 2268, near Tholian territory, the U.S.S. Defiant was lost between dimensions for several hours, until it finally faded forever into interspace.
Actually there are a few ships whose number designations are multiples of 3, at least, also. Well, I'm probably making somethin' outta nothing, but I thought I'd ask.
If I am barkin' up the wrong tree, are there other numbers that "mean" something in the Star Trek 'verse, or are put in there for a reason?