Why is there no Sovereign classes in DS9?
Posted 09 February 2009 - 11:32 AM
Surely the Federation would send everything it had to repel the Gamma invaders?
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Posted 09 February 2009 - 11:33 AM
Of course, they could have gotten around that by making the name very clear on screen, but then that would detract from the overall action.
Posted 09 February 2009 - 11:41 AM
In addition, I should think that even though it wasn't the first of its class, it was probably very early in the Sovereign run when the Dominion War ended, meaning that there were probably very few of those ships around.
Posted 11 February 2009 - 04:58 AM
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Posted 10 May 2009 - 04:44 PM
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Posted 24 March 2010 - 03:09 AM
Posted 24 March 2010 - 11:38 PM
The answer I've always given from an in-character perspective (and also the one I believe to be true) is that there were only 2 or 3 Sovvies around during the war (and also only a handful of Intrepids, though more of those than Sovvies) and we just happened to never see a battle where one was involved. Probably since the Sovereign was geared towards exploration and Diplomacy they were put under the command of Captains with a lot of diplomatic ability and, much like the Enterprise, sent around putting out the small fires that the war created.
Posted 01 April 2010 - 08:51 AM
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Posted 01 April 2010 - 12:24 PM
Based on the development times quoted for the Galaxy class (and assuming that was the extreme long end of the range and that most classes using stock technology only take a few years to design and get in service) the USS Sovereign was probably in early-to-mid construction in 2369. She definitely had to be finished and through her trial runs by the time of Generations.
Posted 11 November 2011 - 11:44 AM
Not really, realistically not every starship would have been assigned to the war. Many ship's would continue to explore many would be reserved for defence of the Earth should the worst occur. The Enterprise has always been a ship of exploration it could well have been assigned other duties.
Posted 12 November 2011 - 06:49 PM
To go with a non-canon explanation, the USS Sovereign failed its shakedown testsStar Trek: Bridge Commander. Leaving the Enterprise-E as the first operational Sovereign class. Interestingly enough though, there was technically and Intrepid class in DS9, but I don't want to go missing for telling you which...
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Posted 14 December 2011 - 08:22 AM
Posted 20 December 2011 - 05:28 PM
After Generations, the Enterprise D was destroyed, so Galaxy classes always appeared in numbers greater than 2 to avoid the "I thought the Enterprise D was destroyed". The obvious exceptions to this rule are ships like the Galaxy class Odyssey, but this ship was named as such, so the rule doesn't matter. I would have liked to have seen a Sovereign class though. In fact I would like to have seen the Enterprise E.