ID number.. not name.. Actually the first Enterprise was NX-01 remember.
Originally Posted by Mastiff
There was some thinking that NCC was Naval Construction Contract but doesn't actually stand for anything...
I must admit I love Star Trek and liked the idea of "Enterprise" but it was let down by bad writing and bad acting... the other series got better as time went on... Enterprise got worse and that last episode really stunk...
The Star Trek Encyclopedia says:
Starship registry (Star Trek)
NCC doesn't stand for anything. It was devised by Matt Jefferies, art director of the first Star Trek series. Jefferies, who is a pilot, based NCC on 20th century aircraft registration codes. In such 20th century usage, an "N" first letter refers to an aircraft registered in the USA. A "C" second letter refers to a civil aircraft. Jefferies added a second "C", just because he thought it looked better. Think of it as being like the arbitrary three-letter code that's part of automobile license plate numbers in many states.
The Trek films got worse as time went on too (mind you Star Trek: The Slow Motion Picture was pretty dire). That's not to say I didn't buy them when they came out (on video tape... I have a load of them packed away somewere which includes all the TNG since Best of Both Worlds on, All DS9 and all Voyager. Didn't buy any Enterprise at all which says a lot).
At one stage I would have loved a decent LCARS system but now am aiming more towards my own vision of an integrated system (I think I'm just getting old... After all I watched TOS when they were first broadcast . LCARS just wastes too much space for me (pun unintended heh) although it should be great for a touchscreen interface.
- John H
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