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Old 07-14-2009, 08:32 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....
Not to mention the long time control of many of the important labor unions by the Orion Syndicate, it's like an invisible tax on all of the Federation construction projects.
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Old 07-14-2009, 08:35 AM
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Yeah, but somehow, the Orion Syndicate was able to keep the workforce happy... (I wonder how they did that?)
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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....
LOL, classic and fitting
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Old 07-14-2009, 12:01 PM
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LOL, classic and fitting
Of course there are always economic problems. Oh wait, there isnt supposed to be an economy.
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Old 07-14-2009, 04:12 PM
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I don't know it really went that route. The only dialogue really referred to 'maiden voyage of the flagship'.
Indeed, my fault. I was fooled by the usual pretense that the Enterprise is a singular ship.
Which, by the way, is a neat trick. A ship, be it the NCC-1701 or the Defiant, seems special, but whenever the writers want, they can come up with another of her class.
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Old 07-14-2009, 04:26 PM
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Yes, it's just as well the TV writers keep us on the successful ships because most of Starfleet's others get blown up or crippled as soon as we see them.

I would consider the appearance of the Enterprise near another starship to be a loose kind of jinx but.....
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Old 07-14-2009, 04:32 PM
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I would consider the appearance of the Enterprise near another starship to be a loose kind of jinx but.....
Hehe.

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She's a curse!
Bad stuff (tm) happens when Enterprise and another starship meet.
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In the scene where Kirk rides to the Riverside shipyards to see the half-built Enterprise, the timeline in the movie establishes it takes another three years before she goes up into orbit and is ready to go into service (test runs notwithstanding).

So here's an thought ... how long overall (given the advances in construction technology that may take place between now and the time the movie takes place in) do you think it would have taken from when her keel was laid to the final completion of the Enterprise ??

Given her size and how long it takes to build and aircraft carrier these days ... ...

i don't think there is anything in the movie that establishes that ship as being the enterprise.
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i don't think there is anything in the movie that establishes that ship as being the enterprise.
Well, nothing other than a big NCC-1701 on the nacelles as the shuttle does its take off.

You could be right though. That's not much to go on.
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