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Why Enterprise and not Yorktown?

subatoi

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Report this Sep. 29 2012, 7:03 pm

Does anybody know the reason the ship wasn't named Yorktown eventually?


 

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Report this Oct. 06 2012, 5:43 am

I believe it was because the dictionary definition of the word enterprise - willingness to engage in risky or daring action - was in line with the adventures that GR had in mind for the series


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Report this Oct. 08 2012, 10:44 pm

why would it be Yorktown?


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subatoi

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Report this Oct. 09 2012, 7:33 am

Yorktown was the name on the first pitch. You can find it online


 



http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Star_Trek_is...
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www.ex-astris-scientia.org/misc/40_years/trek_pitch.pdf



Fleet Admiral Braxton

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Report this Oct. 09 2012, 3:33 pm

Yorktown Was Just as Much A Recognisable Name As Enterprise;Both In the US Navy And Starfleet .

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Report this Oct. 10 2012, 6:54 am

I like Carmobite's (though should be 'Corbomite' surely?) explanation.


'Yorktown' has no real meaning.


Also i think Yorktown is more disctinctively US, rather than being a more internationally inclusive word (albeit in English) like 'Enterprise'


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Report this Oct. 20 2012, 11:18 pm

Most likely, cause Enterprise, of its past history and legacy from its ships origin...,to aviation and NASA!

Anomalous Readings

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Report this Oct. 21 2012, 12:23 pm

Quote: Fleet Admiral Braxton @ Oct. 09 2012, 3:33 pm

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>Yorktown Was Just as Much A Recognisable Name As Enterprise;Both In the US Navy And Starfleet .

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But, you see, that's where it gets you. Earth is suppose to be united, and Earth is just one planet in the Federation. Even in real life, you see a ship called the USS Yorktown as the lead ship on a show that promotes the unity of mankind, and it's named so American-centric.


Enterprise is a more regal name anyway.


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Report this Oct. 22 2012, 4:10 am

Quote: Anomalous Readings @ Oct. 21 2012, 12:23 pm

Quote: Fleet Admiral Braxton @ Oct. 09 2012, 3:33 pm

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>Yorktown Was Just as Much A Recognisable Name As Enterprise;Both In the US Navy And Starfleet .

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But, you see, that's where it gets you. Earth is suppose to be united, and Earth is just one planet in the Federation. Even in real life, you see a ship called the USS Yorktown as the lead ship on a show that promotes the unity of mankind, and it's named so American-centric.


 


Yes, exactly


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Report this Oct. 22 2012, 5:53 am

I agree with the comments regarding Enterprise being a non nation specific name, and it's definition.


But the Yorktown still got to get in on the action. NCC-1701-A is the Yorktown re-Christianed according to Memory Alpha.


That was Roddenberry's tribute to his original pitch.


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Report this Oct. 24 2012, 8:29 pm

I'm of the "let's not read to much into it" ilk.


It was a production decision plain and simple, so in the ST universe the name Enterprise is the only one that matters.


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Report this Oct. 25 2012, 2:36 pm

Quote: rawscoe @ Oct. 22 2012, 5:53 am

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>But the Yorktown still got to get in on the action. NCC-1701-A is the Yorktown re-Christianed according to Memory Alpha.

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that info isint from a canon source.


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Report this Oct. 26 2012, 11:55 am

It was originaly named Yorktown, after the aircraft carrier, but the Enterprise (seen in The Voyage Home) was the newest and best in the fleet, so they decided on that.


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Report this Oct. 26 2012, 11:53 pm

Or more like the names 'Old Paint' and 'Pokey' were taken, and they fliiped a coin. Heads for Enterprise, tails for Yorktown.


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Report this Oct. 30 2012, 3:33 pm

Quote: Sehlat123 @ Oct. 26 2012, 11:55 am

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>It was originaly named Yorktown, after the aircraft carrier, but the Enterprise (seen in The Voyage Home) was the newest and best in the fleet, so they decided on that.

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your post is a bit confusing.What ship are you saying was originally named "Yorktown"??


Which Enterprise are you claiming was seen in The Voyage Home and was the newest and best in the fleet?


 


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