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Old 02-15-2008, 02:17 AM
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I don't know...I look at the Enterprise Class and I know it has strong lines and a broad wing spand and poweful form...but is also has curves, a supple belly and long legs....

For me the Enterprise Class is my gal.

So do all guys see there ship as a good woman or do all women she 'em as warp speed studs.
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Old 02-15-2008, 02:39 AM
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Well since at least the time of the Greeks, sailing vessels have been refered to as she.

A Starship can be seen as a vessel "sailing" through space.

But the reason on Trek ships are refered to as she is that during Roddenberry's service in WWII as a pilot, the bombers were refered to as she. That's what motivated him to incorperate it into the show. The tradition continued through the films and series.
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Old 02-15-2008, 06:50 AM
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My favorite is of course the Constitution refit from ST:TMP thru ST:VI.... or the Enterprise Class if you prefer.... I'm tired of argueing canon and class names, especially since there truly is no STAR TREK canon to speak of in the first place....
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Old 02-15-2008, 06:52 AM
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I'm glad someone is bringing this up. See, it all depends on your language and culture. In French (which is my native tongue), no one talks about a ship as being a "She". For me, a ship has always been a "He". So every time I hear about the Enterprise (or any other ship for that matter, space or naval) being referred to as a "she", I just don't get it and it sounds awkward.

And I guess that, as a woman, I would much rather think of a ship as a "he" anyway. It's all about steel and power and speed which are very masculine attributes, in my opinion.
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Old 02-15-2008, 06:58 AM
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Well since at least the time of the Greeks, sailing vessels have been refered to as she.
Not in all cultures...
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Old 02-15-2008, 07:00 AM
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I tend to refer to ships as "She"
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Old 02-15-2008, 07:44 AM
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I think of the Enterprise, and any starship, as naval vessels. I also refer to Her and She partially in that tradition.

She is beautiful, strong, elegant, powerful, full of grace, and the love of her captain's life.

She is a lady, and she can take your breath away. And she has needs.

A Starship and a Beautiful woman can be viewed in a similar fashion, especially to the romantic side of her captain and crew.
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Lady Vaako-

I was speaking generally, but yes it was not true in all cultres. But it was in all the main experation vessels throughout history (Spainards, English, Ect.)

Personally, I love the clean lise of the original TOS Constitution Starship. Matt Jefferies desgin was so far ahead of any other SF ship design. It prooves a space vechile did not need to look like a rocket or a "Buck Rogers/Flash Gordon" type of ship.
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I think that 'she' is a fitting way to refer to our Enterprise.
Strong yet graceful, Powerful but controlled, and turns mens heads everywhere she goes.

Yep sounds like a lady to me.
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The Enterprise is a SHE!
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