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pollard/st

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Report this Mar. 24 2013, 5:42 pm

if the federation is a group of allied planets, each with equal rights, then why are all ships named in english, and after earth things? it does not make since to me, there shoud be vulcan, andorian, and bolien named ships, so why are there not ? did they draw lots, federation gets to name ships, vulcans planets, and so on.

FleetAdmiral_BamBam

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Report this Mar. 25 2013, 11:26 am

Universal Translator...

Devinoni

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Report this Mar. 25 2013, 12:38 pm

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if the federation is a group of allied planets, each with equal rights, then why are all ships named in english, and after earth things? it does not make since to me, there shoud be vulcan, andorian, and bolien named ships, so why are there not ? did they draw lots, federation gets to name ships, vulcans planets, and so on.


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I think the Federation ship names are based on heritage rather than popular votes, take the USS Enterprise - it's name has been passed on to newer type vessels.


Also the other races have their own distinctive ships which they can name in their own languages.


Make it so.

heronymous

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Report this Mar. 25 2013, 4:00 pm

One of those small points of realism  that the fans notice , and the studio couldn't sort out before the series went to air . So , limited production time is probably the real reason ! Dedicated trekkies notice these all the time , yet we tend to ignore them too ! 

Mitchz95

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Report this Mar. 25 2013, 6:13 pm

That's a good question. One thing I've noticed is that a good percentage of Starfleet officers are humans. So maybe they name most Starfleet ships using human conventions, and let the non-humans name their own non-military vessels as they choose? I don't know, I'm just thinking out loud.


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Report this Mar. 26 2013, 3:38 pm

If Anybody Has read Franz Josephs' TOS Tech Manual, You would see Ships built By Alpha Centari Used Their Own(Greek) Lettering On The Hulls. Quite Different.

stovokor2000-A

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Report this Mar. 26 2013, 8:22 pm

Not every ship was named in english, and after earth person,places or things.


ships with non english origin names


USS Yamaguchi


USS Zhukov


USS Prokofiev


USS Valdemar


USS Al-Batani


ships names after Aliens persons and places


USS Gorkon named for the klingon leader


USS Sarek named for Spocks father


USS ShirKahr named for a Vulcan city


USS Surak , named for the founder of Vulcan logic teaching





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