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The size of the ship Enterprise

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    m_bergs

    [1]Dec 29, 2005
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    How big is the starship "Enterprise"?

    In episode 218 (The Crossing) they get captured by a ship that is "500 meters across" (quoting Trip). And that ship swallows Enterprise easy. Compared to it "Enterprise" looks as if its only 30-50 meters across.

    Do anyone have the facts about the size of "Enterprise"?

    Thanks!

    -Morten
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    m_bergs

    [2]Dec 29, 2005
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    It's actually Malcolm that Im quoting, not Trip.
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    kirke_novak

    [3]Jan 5, 2006
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    50 meters? That's it? Red Dwarf is 5 miles long O_o
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    Captain59

    [4]Jan 9, 2006
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    I know it's 224 meters long. I don't know how high or wide, though.
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    homlions

    [5]Jan 10, 2006
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    laserhmcsneer

    [6]Jan 30, 2006
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    I'm guessing somewhere around 60-80 meters wide at the widest point...any more and it would start to look like a box.
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    Im2Crazy4U

    [7]Feb 27, 2006
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    Based on the only site I could find that lists sizes, the NX-01 is (with the newer Enterprise shown for comparison):

            NX-01   NCC-1701
    Length: 225 m 289 m
    Width : 136 m 130 m
    Height: 33 m 67 m
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    LordJaguar

    [8]Jun 26, 2006
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    Too bad the 'newer' enterprise looks like crap compared to Archer's. Time to redo the original series too
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    lobomensch

    [9]Jun 26, 2006
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    Archer's looked like a tin can with nacelles. The NCC-1701 ruled.
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    LordJaguar

    [10]Jul 6, 2006
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    1701 was always falling apart
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    lobomensch

    [11]Jul 7, 2006
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    Falling apart how? Deep Space Nine, you mean.
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    wingsabre

    [12]Feb 19, 2007
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    1701 always had transporter problems, other than that, it was doing fine.

    the question people should ask is how big is the defiant?  at least you can count the decks on NX-01 and NCC-1701
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    hazzy113

    [13]Mar 5, 2007
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    lobomensch wrote:
    Archer's looked like a tin can with nacelles. The NCC-1701 ruled.


    Well the 1701 really WAS a tin can, and god knows what else.

    Enterprise saved that continuity issue in the Mirror Darkly two parters. How the hell could the constitution class ships actually be an improvement over the NX class? I mean just look at it.

    I was really surprised how the crew of the show made the Defiant seem so much more powerful than the NX, couldn't believe they pulled that off.
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    StevenJWeir

    [14]Mar 15, 2007
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    Enterprise D FTW!

    Enterprise E is quite good too however.
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    super_snotling

    [15]May 16, 2007
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    According to the nice big shiny poster on my wall:

    Length is 230m
    Width is 135.8m
    height is 34.3m (of course in space Height width and length are all arbitrary)

    Also, pointless fact-fans:

    It has 7 decks,
    an accommodation count of 82 (not necessarily crew compliment),
    4 phase cannons and 4 impulse torpedo launchers,
    5 docking points,
    4 sub-light impulse engines
    2 shuttlebays and 2 shuttlepods on hot standby
    and a dog that shouldn't eat cheese. (not on the poster but accurate)

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    GripNRip73

    [16]May 16, 2007
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    I must agree.  Archer's ship looks way better than Kirks.  However, Archers looks like a flying plate.  Besides look at the movies.  How long did it take for Kirk to blow his ship up?  The Wrath of Kahn I believe it was.  Star Trek 3.  How long did it take Picard?  If I can remember correctly, the first 15 minutes of his movie...LOL. 
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    super_snotling

    [17]May 17, 2007
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    GripNRip73 wrote:
    How long did it take Picard?  If I can remember correctly, the first 15 minutes of his movie...LOL. 

    Which ship of Picards? The D or the E?  I only ask because the D lasted seven years and the E hasn't blown up (yet) I ts had the hell kicked out of it a few times but it always survived.

    GripNRip73 wrote:
      The Wrath of Kahn I believe it was.  Star Trek 3.

    Wrath of Khan was Star Trek 2, Search for Spock was 3.

    And yes, I am a Trekkie Nerd. (hence the knowledge provided above about the NX-01)

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    mrfurious2k

    [18]Jun 26, 2007
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    It was shocking when the Enterprise was destroyed in Star Trek 3. For the uber-nerds, that practically made you sick to your stomach. It was really something when they get their new ship at the end of Star Trek IV (NCC-1701-A). It was almost like they'd come home and we (the audience) could breathe a sigh of relief. However, I felt that in Star Trek VII (Generations) the destruction of "D" was a ploy to make an epic entrance into movies with that cast. It dind't have the gut-wrenching finality of Star Trek III.

    Honestly, watching the ship get destroyed at this point is pretty meaningless. They've done it so often that it lacks any impact anymore.

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    petef20

    [19]Jul 1, 2007
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    I know what you mean. However in Enterprise in season 3 when the ship got holes blown all over it, that was class. Obviously it wasn't gonna be destroyed but out in the expanse you wondered how they'd manage to repair it. It was also quite cool that it still looked like crap up until they finally got back to earth. Any other time they'd taken damage, no matter how badly they claimed it was the ship always looked brand new from the outside!
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