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Old 07-13-2009, 04:02 PM
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We saw the Enterprise under construction, but we don't know when construction actually started.
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Old 07-13-2009, 05:54 PM
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A good range but pointless because nobody has a clue. Anyone that says otherwise would be like someone in 1776 knowing how long it would take to build a carrier in 1976. Not that anyone then could even fathom such a beast.
True, that's why I put the ?? first because it's kind of pointless to guess.
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Old 07-13-2009, 06:23 PM
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And thus they have something to do until 2011.

Well...yes!

Scotty had his hands full from STIV to STV and then some getting all the things that were wrong with the NCC-1701-A fixed. Apparently that ship had been built on a "monday" (pun) and needed a lot of TLC!

But apparently Star Fleet considered her flightworthy or expected Mr. Scott to work some miracles on a ship rushed/pushed into service.
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Old 07-13-2009, 06:23 PM
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True, that's why I put the ?? first because it's kind of pointless to guess.
Yes I saw that. But sometimes good points need to be restated to bring them home.
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Old 07-13-2009, 10:55 PM
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Could be any length of time.

She seemed relatively far along in the shipyard, and then it was three years before she went out on her maiden voyage. Assuming tests and trials were needed to certify her spaceworthy, she could have been completed a year or so prior.

Then, if she was a Connie, she wouldn't be the first one. So once the pathfinder ship had been built, subsequent production might also be quicker.

I'd go for around 5 years from first weld to where we see her in the film. Pure conjecture!
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Old 07-14-2009, 04:37 AM
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I don't know it really went that route. The only dialogue really referred to 'maiden voyage of the flagship'.
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Old 07-14-2009, 07:44 AM
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In the Movie, the Enterprise was still referred to as a 'Constellation Class' Starship....the class is always named after the first production model to actually see service, if I remember correctly. therefore, the Enterprise could have been only the second of her class, but not the first, or the class would have been 'Enterprise Class'
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Old 07-14-2009, 08:06 AM
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Her class is not referred to in the movie as far as I remember.

In TOS, which could be largely irrelevent, nobody established the order in which shops were constructed.

It is reasonable to assume that the first Constituiton Class ship was likely the USS Constitution, NCC-1700, which served as a prototype, maybe even starting as NX-1700, and an experimental testbed for technologies that would be standardized.

Think of the Enterprise Space Shuttle, which is not spaceworthy, but was created as a proof-of-concept for the Space Shuttle project, most significantly in a flight test from the back of an aircraft.

The Enterprise, NCC-1701, would then logically be the first production vessel of her class (if the registry is anything to go by).
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Old 07-14-2009, 08:29 AM
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Except the funding for construction was cut by congress three times during the process, and then the robot welders went on strike, and then they found that the low bid contractor for the antimatter containment pod had cut corners and had to be redone... Plus it looked like the fiber optic company which also supplied the hardware fir the Enterprise's computer system was brought up on ethics charges based on their "price fixing" in starfleet contracts....
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