I’ve been a Star Trek fan for many years now, and since I don’t have access to a newsgroup, I thought I’d start a thread here about Star Trek. I figured we’d talk about ships, battles, characters - but please, no Trek v. Wars debates!!! I’ll start:
Why are there so many Federation classes of ships (e.g., Nebula, Galaxy, Excelsior, Defiant, Yeager, Intrepid, yadda yadda yadda…) Whereas the Klingons, for example, have the Bird-of-Prey (K’vort and B’rel class), Vor’cha, and Negh’Var classes. Oh, yeah, the D7s are still in use, too. That’s 5. I’ve counted about 25 ships in the Federation. Why is that?