Why are galaxy class ships considered the trash of the fleet -1 reply

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niceguy60

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#1 15 years ago

In my opinion the galaxy class ship is the most pratical and versitle ship ever constructed by the federation. Its extremely well suited for long range and duration exploration and it by far even taking in account the newer classes of ships provides the best standard of living for its crew. So I ask you why has the federation forsaken the galaxy completely and stalled or I think ceased their production all together. The only problem with this ship is the federation has not even bother to up grade their weapons and sheilds systems, would it kill them to upgrade their phaser to maybe type 11 or 12, and give the dame things some shields, yeah I know they do have sheild but their so weak they might as well just save the energy and divert all power to weapons, I bet you I could collaspe them by just spitting on them. I am tired of hearing about all these new ship with their type 12 phaser, quantum torpedos and stronger sheiding give them 70 percent more fire power than the galaxy, if you upgrade the galaxy to those same standard the galaxy would be slapping all those other new classes like sorveign, pathfinder and even dare I say the mighty be still not worthy excaliber around at the same time in a fight. The only galaxy class ships that were destroyed offically were do to flukes, cheap shots and its crew ignorances, the yamoto fell to a computer virus, the oddesey took a suicide run to put it down and the enterprise died because her crew wasn't smart enough to just remodulate their sheilds. The galaxy dreadnought is not a upgrade its a serious departure from the original design. What was the REAL production run for the galaxy anyway and is it still the flag ship for the federation.




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#2 15 years ago

i dnt mean 2 sound funny mate but the galaxy is nothin special, after what happened 2 the ent d in generations gettin whooped by an old bop im not suprised they decided 2 swerve the galaxy, its wayy out of proportion i mean the saucer doesnt sit rite on the stardrive, on sum angles it luks damn ugly 2 b honest and starfleet prob decided 2 replace it with better and more capable ships like the sovereign,akira and prometheus




cds7318

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#3 15 years ago

Well the galaxy class was never the flag ship. it was the enterprise that was the flag ship. It just so happen to be a galaxy class at the time. With the birth of the Sovereign class came the Enterprise E which once again became the flag ship.

p.s. When the war between the feds, and the dom was going on. neither of these classes of ships were the flag ship.. the flag ship was the defiant....




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#4 15 years ago

Ok, I am not so sure how much of this is canon, I have been reading on the internet, so...

But the Galaxy class isn't the trash of the fleet, the trash of the fleet is miranda, or saber. And they have been upgrading the weapons and systems in the galaxy classes, look at the USS Venture and the other Galaxies of the Dominion Wars. But you can't just slap on Type 12 phasers, it needs extra room in the hull, maybe different shapes on the inside of the hull, etc. They probibly installed upgraded type 10s, maybe type 11. But they aren't battleships, they are explorers with weapons, while the Sovereign and the Defiant were made with war in mind. Plus the Sovereign is bigger. But the Galaxy isn't the low end, it could take on an Akira, Defiant, Excelcior, whatever you name other then Sovereign and Promethius.

And the flag ship was never the Defiant, or a Defiant class. The flagship has always been called Enterprise(right?). But they haven't always had a flag ship, I think there is always abit of time when the flagship is in spacedock.




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#5 15 years ago
skills2k2i dnt mean 2 sound funny mate but the galaxy is nothin special, after what happened 2 the ent d in generations gettin whooped by an old bop im not suprised they decided 2 swerve the galaxy

acually the galaxy was the federations most powerfull ship during early to middle TNG, in DS9 and the Dominion War the galaxy was the most effective combat starships in the federation, going the whole war without a single loss (not counting oddesy since that happened before the war). and in generations, the only reason the Enterprise was destroyed is because she had a core breach, not because the BOP gave her that much damage, they just happened to get lucky and hit the enterprise in the right spot, and during that battle the enterprise only returned fire twice, with the phaser blast and the final torpedo hit.

its wayy out of proportion i mean the saucer doesnt sit rite on the stardrive, on sum angles it luks damn ugly 2 b honest

since there is no gravity in space, the way it's proportioned don't really affect anything but overall warp speeds and weapon placement

and starfleet prob decided 2 replace it with better and more capable ships like the sovereign,akira and prometheus

the sovereign and akira are more capable in combat only, and the prommy was only a prototype ship that has never had another canon apperance other than the prommy herself. the galaxy is still more capable in overall exploration, science missions, and diplomatic missions, evacuations, and is still a front line starship capable of heavy combat

The only problem with this ship is the federation has not even bother to up grade their weapons and sheilds systems

during the TNG episode, the one were the crew de-evolves (can't remember name) it was stated that they were testing there "new Phaser upgrads" and "new photon torpedos" and there "new guidance and targeting systems", so the galaxy was upgraded from original specs

yeah I know they do have sheild but their so weak they might as well just save the energy and divert all power to weapons, I bet you I could collaspe them by just spitting on them.

how do you think that? the galaxy has more powerfull shields than the defiant, akira, klingon vor'cha, the Negh'Var, the romulan warbird, the dominion battleship, and has shields just below the power of the prometheus, so i would say the galaxys shield power outclasses all but the newest ships, so i wouldn't say there weak at all. so i think that there is no way that the galaxy is, or ever will be the trash of the fleet.




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#6 15 years ago

The fact that so many galaxies were destroyed shows that the federation trusted the design enough to send them into battle time and again.And for christ sake when you're questioniing the actions of a fictional crew on a fictional starship and saying things like they should have remodulated their shields you know you have way too much time on your hands.




admiralkirk

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#7 15 years ago

The galaxy class is mainly designed for exploration only, but I don't see why it was't refiited properly for the dominion wars. A couple of bug fighters could take it out because there are no weapons on the aft section, you could just manouvre your ship between the nacelles or under the ship & never get hit. The ship laos doesn't look very good compared to some of the classical ships e.g. TMP Constitution, Excelsior, Ambassador, Sovereign. & that deflector jsut looks crazy.




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#8 15 years ago
admiralkirkThe galaxy class is mainly designed for exploration only, but I don't see why it was't refiited properly for the dominion wars. A couple of bug fighters could take it out because there are no weapons on the aft section, you could just manouvre your ship between the nacelles or under the ship & never get hit. The ship laos doesn't look very good compared to some of the classical ships e.g. TMP Constitution, Excelsior, Ambassador, Sovereign. & that deflector jsut looks crazy.

Oh no... There are weapons at the rear end... in fact the Galaxy dosn't have a single blind spot (not like in BC)... you see it all the time... but the fact that the weapons are concentrated forward (8 phaser strips and torpedo launcer + Deflector) makes it more effective to attack from the front than from the rear




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#9 15 years ago

well one thing that could help the galaxy would be the fact that the crews could actully fire some phasers instead of letting the sheilds get whoped on by weapons fire. If you watch like, All good things (thats the last ds9 episode right?), the galaxy fires one shot every 10 seconds after discharge. Same with the episode Jem'Hadar, they could have taken out the bug ships easy if the would have fired there phasers more often then once every 16 seconds (this is disconting before there phasers were taken out). So if the crews would just fire some damned phasers, then they wouldn't be takein all the damage.

If anything tho i hafta say the fire more torpedoes then they do phasers. Even tho they do more damage, they could take out alot more enemys if they just fired some phasers more often. Look at the defiant. They used there pulse phasers more then they used there quantums. It took few more shots, but the same effect happened. Look at the Lakota. Fired phasers, almost took out the defiant (had they used torps like the defiant they would have won easily because nither would have used there Quantums)




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#10 15 years ago

Andromeda AscendantOk, I am not so sure how much of this is canon, I have been reading on the internet, so...

But the Galaxy class isn't the trash of the fleet, the trash of the fleet is miranda, or saber. And they have been upgrading the weapons and systems in the galaxy classes, look at the USS Venture and the other Galaxies of the Dominion Wars. But you can't just slap on Type 12 phasers, it needs extra room in the hull, maybe different shapes on the inside of the hull, etc. They probibly installed upgraded type 10s, maybe type 11. But they aren't battleships, they are explorers with weapons, while the Sovereign and the Defiant were made with war in mind. Plus the Sovereign is bigger. But the Galaxy isn't the low end, it could take on an Akira, Defiant, Excelcior, whatever you name other then Sovereign and Promethius.

And the flag ship was never the Defiant, or a Defiant class. The flagship has always been called Enterprise(right?). But they haven't always had a flag ship, I think there is always abit of time when the flagship is in spacedock.

durrying the dom war there wasnt a enterprise.... atleast i don't think, and yes i do believe the defiant was the flag ship, because at the time ds9 was the most important thing in the war because of the warmhole.....