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/agreeJasonChapman":1pdwah54 said:Thanks for that 'Lost' I am familliar with this website, a lot of effort has gone into it.
Well I've got news for you, Jason. Although DS9 and Babylon-5 (so far as I know) aren't spaceships, the Death Star IS! :lol:JasonChapman":1a6dqhya said:Just came across this, although, DS9, Babylon 5 and the Deathstar aren't spaceships they're space stations.
Yeah, although, I suppose it could be properly said that the entire ship was VGER. It was fully integrated into it, AFAIK.bdewoody":2eo8dyd3 said:What about the ship that transported VGER in the 1st Star Trek movie...
Actually Zen DS9 isn't a space station because it also moves. Pilot episode of DS9 it orginally orbited Bajor, then it had to move to the worm hole.ZenGalacticore":1tz1dytu said:Well I've got news for you, Jason. Although DS9 and Babylon-5 (so far as I know) aren't spaceships, the Death Star IS! :lol:JasonChapman":1tz1dytu said:Just came across this, although, DS9, Babylon 5 and the Deathstar aren't spaceships they're space stations.
The Death Star can travel through "hyperspace", that makes it a spaceship.
You better get your facts straight, young man!
I think it would be "intent" that defined it. A ship, after all, could be converted to a space-station simply by intent. Something designed to remain stationary and provide a centralized location for whatever purposes you wished to use it for would be a "space station" as long as that was its primary purpose.JasonChapman":bjruznx7 said:..Actually it does make you wonder what actually qualifies as a space station.
OK the Enterprise from TOS was purported to be a ship of exploration but it was pretty warlike too and did as much fighting as it did exploring. And Fireball XL5 was a warship and it came before both.StarRider1701":3t0gtk1z said:I have to agree with lost, jason. DS9 was a station. The Death Star was a ship. It was just bigger than most stations. But because it has its own motive power beyond simple station keeping abilities, it was a ship. A station can BE moved if necessary, but generally speaking isn't really designed to move much.
My favorite ship has long been the original Battlestar Galactica. I like the newer versions ok, but the original was clearly designed to be a space-going cross between a Battleship and an Aircraft Carrier. And as far as I can remember, it was the first spaceship that was designed specifically to be a ship of WAR.
One can mount guns on any ship, but that doesn't make it a warship. The Enterprise was an Exploration vessel that was also well armed. IN the Federation world, Defiant was the first vessel that I saw that was specifically designed for fighting. You can look in a harbor and easily tell the difference between a Destroyer and a freighter. One look at the Galactica and there was no doubt what she was built to do! FIGHT! That is what drew me to her right from the beginning.bdewoody":sq98jupq said:OK the Enterprise from TOS was purported to be a ship of exploration but it was pretty warlike too and did as much fighting as it did exploring. And Fireball XL5 was a warship and it came before both.
The Enterprise on the other hand always struck me as improbable being so big and yet manuverable like a fighter.