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USS Enterprise NCC-1701

Isn’t the USS Enterprise NCC-1701 one of the best starships ever?

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James T. Kirk trapped in the past

Captain Kirk in the past

Captain’s Log. Stardate 2021.4.3.

I’m stranded in the past… somewhere in Iowa, exploring the night sky and hoping that the Enterprise is out there… searching for me… scanning for the signal emitted by the patch Spock slapped on my shoulder before the mission started.

These are needlessly brutal times for pre-space flight human cultures all over the world. Here, the New Jim Crow elements of American society is forcing a needless civil war… It’s one thing to read about it in books, but to see it happening, day by day, is emotionally troubling; The corrupt ideas of the past alive during the dawn of the digital age… Social leaders and opportunistic politicians bonding together in an ode to hate, destruction and stupidity.

James T. Kirk in Iowa

I only hope Spock finds me before much longer… I know what he’d say: “It’s a miracle humanity survived the early 21st Century…”

I agree, but I’d never tell him that.

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USS Enterprise - 1701-D

You might prefer the USS Defiant… (not pictured), or even the USS Excelsior (also not pictured, but on purpose). Don’t get me wrong, I would not look down on having the Defiant safely tucked into my docking bay at Deep Space 9… but for the voyage between here and there, give me Picard’s Enterprise.

The USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D, with a state-of-the-art sickbay, science labs, an observation lounge, ten forward, replicator terminals all over the place and holodecks that makes traveling in space the joy that flying from New York to LA never was. This ship is twice as long with 8 times the volume of Kirk’s ship. “Take your time, Captain. I’m in no rush.”

This may actually be the best starship ever.

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The Voyager, realistically, might just be too compact for a comfortable trip. But if all I could get to fight off a Romulan Warbird was Voyager, I’d happily take it. Though I’d still rather have the Defiant for this.

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