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Date: 02/26/13 06:31 PM

50 Responses to Star Trek Vs. Battlestar Galactica

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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 26, 2013 at 6:22 pm
    Link: Star Trek Vs. Battlestar Galactica - A really well-made fan film covering the crossover of Battlestar Galactica and Star Trek.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    February 26, 2013 at 6:40 pm
    23 minutes? 23 MINUTES!

    What kind of a NERD would waste 23 minutes of his/her life on THIS??!??

    *sits down and watches it*

    Quit hogging the popcorn, @Gerry1!
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 26, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    @ 5cats - yes a bit long, but well done I thought.

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    djwajda Male 40-49
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    February 26, 2013 at 7:03 pm
    @Gerry1

    Pretty cool! There`s an old fan film of the original BSG vs Star Wars on youtube as well. The graphics are kinda dated but I thought it was a better fit as far as 2 genre`s slugging it out.
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    Kain1 Male 18-29
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    February 26, 2013 at 7:05 pm
    Maybe a little long winded, but all in all pretty cool. Especially considering it was made by a few dudes in a basement.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    February 26, 2013 at 7:24 pm
    *Brings the nacho cheese salt for the bucket of popcorn*
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    February 26, 2013 at 7:26 pm
    4:00 (apx) I really REALLY like the effect of the Cylons "moving like fish in a school". I hope that was intentional! Now that I`ve seen it? Any Cylon motion NOT like that looks stupid!

    6:00 The Cylons who run out of ammo/missiles ram? RAM! THAT is brilliant! That`s exactly how a cylon should behave.

    This is putting the TV series to SHAME!

    Wouldn`t all the Cylon Fighters be ressurected right away? I guess they`d have to physically transfer them from the R-Ship to the Base Stations...

    (nice touch at the end ;-) there`s the R-Ship! )
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 26, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    *Brings the nacho cheese salt for the bucket of popcorn*
    Sounds delish Crakr. I`ve always used Lowry`s seasoned salt.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    February 26, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    I recognized the enterprize b and d, and the defiant. Why did they call the defiant the quadrant in the end credits? And what was that other ship "magellan" from?
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    February 26, 2013 at 7:43 pm
    5Cats: I believe that was a Federation starbase, not an `R-ship`, they just look a bit alike.

    As for the Cylons, I do believe if they encountered the Borg they`d be assimilated quite easily.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    February 26, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    Also, why haven`t the BSG ships invented a way to shoot their weapons in any direction other than straight in front? I know nothing about BSG, but will admit to being a trek (mostly TNG some DS9 and voyager) fan.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    February 26, 2013 at 7:48 pm
    Gerry: Great Northern makes some that is good, but you can get the same stuff cheaper, Here

    Used to be able to get it from Watkins, but they discontinued it.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 26, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    what was that other ship "magellan" from?
    Engage Nerd Mode: ... I believe it`s a class of ship from one episode of Voyager. A relativity class ship that uses Slipstream Drive. All of them were just part of a fantasy placed in the crews head by a giant alien Pitcher Plant, but they stuck it in this fan film anyway.

    I think that`s what it comes from.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    February 26, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Thanks gerry. I do remember the term "slipstream" from voyager, but I wasn`t big on that show. TNG trivia is more up my alley.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    February 26, 2013 at 8:27 pm
    @CrakrJak: It`s pretty rare that I disagree with you, so mark this on the calender! ;-)
    22:58 That`s a "Ressurection Ship" They`re long and square with "easy to shoot out" windows.
    23:09 Another R-Ship in the top right corner.

    22:36: Federation Starbase (left) and "repair dock" (right)
    There`s ALL SORTS of Starbases though, not just one generic type.
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    February 26, 2013 at 8:31 pm
    Star Wars is better.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    February 26, 2013 at 8:36 pm
    Let a Super Star Destroyer show up and destroy them all.

    I know Star Wars isn`t even in the same galaxy. Just saying.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    February 26, 2013 at 8:39 pm
    Oh! I almost forgot Part:2!
    Of @5Cats disagreeing with @CrakrJak! :-)

    The Cylons are machines, it`s true, but they`re also all "individuals" too!
    When the die and get ressurected? Their UNIQUE memories and experiences (things they`ve learned) get re-programmed into a "blank" of their "model".
    Thus they may look alike? But some have been alive a lot longer than others. And are a lot smarter too!
    So if the Borg tried to assimilate them? The Cylons would fight to the bitter end. They`d see it as a virus which threatens their very existance (which, btw, is what the Borg are supposed to represent!).
    Assimilating one Cylon wouldn`t cause all the rest to go down too (which is what I thought initially). They`d fight as individuals to destroy the tyrrany of the collective!

    And that, my friends, is proof I`m a geek.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    February 26, 2013 at 8:44 pm
    Star Wars is better.
    @SilverThread: In your dreams "Lucas Fanboy"!
    The first 3 were good, excellent even!
    But then? Nope. And the "revisions"? ICK! The bounty-hunter shot first? NO WAY!

    Let a Super Star Destroyer show up and destroy them all.
    @auburnjunky: PFFT! If a single fighter can destroy a "DeathStar"? Those "Destroyers" are candy-ass too!

    (I hope to -heck- no one takes these comments seriously...)
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    February 26, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    The Defiant would`ve kicked all their asses.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    February 26, 2013 at 9:00 pm
    5Cats: 1 Executor-class Super Star Destroyer has enough firepower to destroy a planet under bombardment. It took the ENTIRE REBEL FLEET to bring one down, and it didn`t even have it`s shields up!!

    It would be no contest. A Super Star Destroyer is 1900 meters long. The Enterprise-D is, what, 642 meters.

    A few shots from the anti-star fighter batteries would drop Enterprises shields, and then one salvo from it`s turbo lasers would instantly vaporize the Enterprise hehe.
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    djwajda Male 40-49
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    February 26, 2013 at 9:06 pm
    @5Cats

    Yeah yeah call me a geek but what is represented in this video is not the newer version of BSG but rather the 70`s series. There was no resurrection and no Human looking Cylons(I REFUSE to acknowledge Galactica 1980!!)



    BSG vs Star Wars
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    February 26, 2013 at 9:14 pm
    @djwajda: That video was good, and that`s exactly how fast a battle between Star Trek and Star Wars would end.

    Empire tech trumps them both, HOWEVER, like I said before, Star Wars is a totally different galaxy altogether.
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    djwajda Male 40-49
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    February 26, 2013 at 9:18 pm
    I was showing my son the video Gerry originally posted and like I was telling him, an allout battle against trek technology with either Star Wars or BSG just doesn`t look right. I prefer to see stuff like the vid I posted where it`s an all out dogfight between fighters and the capital ships punching away at each other instead of long phaser blasts.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 26, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    @ djwajda - I may be alone in this, but I rather liked Galactica 1980. Dillon & Troy {Boxy grown up} and their flying motorcycle! I have all the bits to modify a Viper model kit and make it a two-man craft, like in Galactica `80.

    But then, I like Star Trek: The Animated Series as well so what do I know.


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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    February 26, 2013 at 9:30 pm
    Star Wars is a totally different galaxy altogether.
    True that @auburnjunky! It`s a VERY different set of "rules" eh?
    I don`t disagree, the "Star Wars" ships are indeed powerful. But ONE torpedo destroyed the "Death Star #1" and THAT is funneh to me!

    Also: Luke Skywalker killed 1,000,000 people...
    A...million...souls...

    @djwajda: Thanks for the linky! You`re "good poeple" too!

    The whole "size" thing:
    Battleships: kill you from 12+ miles away.
    Cruisers: Kill you from 8 miles away.
    Destroyers: Kill you from 1 mile away.

    So a cheap destroyer can kill an UBER-expensive Battleship if it gets close enough.

    The role of the "Cruiser" is to keep those pesky destroyers AWAY from the batleships!

    WW2 tactics...IN SPACE!
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    February 26, 2013 at 9:39 pm
    @Gerry1: I have the complete ST:TAS on VHS... do you?
    Lolz!
    They were pretty terrible actually, but did introduce many "Star Trek" ideas into the mix!

    I bow to your "modeling skillz"!
    I am not worthy!
    Make me a He-177 Grief!
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    djwajda Male 40-49
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    February 26, 2013 at 9:39 pm
    @Gerry1

    I`m with ya on the Trek animated series and don`t get me wrong I`m a lifelong Trek fan. I just have a hard time envisioning them doing battle in either the SW or BSG universes.

    As far as a Battlestar would fair against a Star Destroyer. They both are heavily armed with laser batteries and missile launchers so it would be a good fight to be sure. There are also various other types of ships in the colonial fleet, you just don`t see them in the original series.
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    djwajda Male 40-49
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    February 26, 2013 at 9:42 pm
    I fear we`ve found a good common ground for all of us `scifi` geeks!!
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 26, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    @ 5Cats "I have the complete ST:TAS on VHS" DVD , I`ve not upgraded to blue ray. I`m waiting to see if it`s re-released in 3D haha

    Which one is the HE-177 ?

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    EgalM Male 30-39
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    February 26, 2013 at 10:36 pm
    Had a similar discussion not too long ago, boiled down to shields trumping no shields every time. It`s such a huge advantage, and the photon torpedoes are the clincher when talking about v.s. other t.v. series.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    February 26, 2013 at 10:39 pm



    It`s Germany`s 4-Engine Heavy Bomber.
    Yes FOUR! What, only two "propellers"? It still has 4 engines!
    It might have been a terrific bomber had it been used 1 year earlier...
    It had a nasty habit of the engines catching on fire...
    It dropped the first "guided bomb" to sink an enemy ship.

    HMTRohna

    Overall? It was good, but not as good as the British heavies or the USA`s fleet.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 26, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    5Cats - how does it fly without warp nacelles?
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    February 26, 2013 at 11:14 pm
    Pbbt!
    It flew during WW2!
    Like this one:



    And this Messerschmidt 163:

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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
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    February 27, 2013 at 1:47 am
    As much as I love Sci-fi movies, (I have hundreds of `em), I still find it baffling that the technologically advanced spaceships of the future and their occupants are still incapable of hitting a barn-door with a shot-gun at 50 paces. What a waste of ammo!
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    MrAtari Male 40-49
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    February 27, 2013 at 4:39 am
    just wasted 23 minutes from my boss... what a great fanmovie!
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    SpermNinja81 Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2013 at 5:27 am
    Needs some Tie fighters.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    February 27, 2013 at 5:49 am
    auburnjunky: The problem with most Star Wars shields is that small fighters can pass through the shielding of the big ships. The lone exception being the shields that protected the 2nd death star on Endor.

    Another little discussed aspect. It took the Emperor to command clone troopers to their maximum efficiency. Watch Return of The Jedi again, up until the Emperor dies they are kicking the rebels ass, afterwards they fold like paper. The shocking loss of their telepathic link to the Emperor affected them greatly.

    So w/o the Emperor and w/o some strong exterior shielding, the smaller Star Trek ships would cut through empire ships quite easily. Also judging by the damage the empire`s star destroyers took going through an asteroid field, I`m not sure that normal Star Wars shields would stop photon torpedoes.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 27, 2013 at 6:51 am

    Here is one possible scenario.
    CAPT. PICARD vs LORD VADER
    I`m not saying it would happen this way, but it could.
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    StompinRound Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2013 at 6:59 am
    Call me an oddball, but I would love to see some B5 tech mashup in this!
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 27, 2013 at 7:25 am

    @ StompinRound - okay, you`re an oddball.
    Here you go.
    Battlestar Galactica vs Star Wars vs Star Trek vs Babylon 5
    Unless someone wants Lost In Space mashed up that should take care of everyone`s needs.
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    DromEd Male 40-49
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    February 27, 2013 at 7:42 am
    You know I`ve never seen so many nerds in one thread before. Was that the doorbell? OK everybody your parents are here to take you home now!

    I kid, I kid. :-)
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    Kain1 Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2013 at 9:29 am
    Gerry:

    Engage Nerd Mode: ... I believe it`s a class of ship from one episode of Voyager. A relativity class ship that uses Slipstream Drive. All of them were just part of a fantasy placed in the crews head by a giant alien Pitcher Plant, but they stuck it in this fan film anyway.

    I think that`s what it comes from.

    First of all, the slip stream drive ship and the pitcher plant were in different episodes.

    Second of all, the slip stream drive ship was called the Dauntless, and looked like this:

    I couldn`t find a Magellan that looked like the one in this video anywhere. Most likely fan art.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 27, 2013 at 10:09 am

    As I said, it was a guess.
    I never did like the slipstream ship style.
    Looks like a lawn dart.
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    Suicism Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2013 at 11:45 am
    I`ve never seen Star Fleet shields hold-out for so long. Then again, my screen was so covered with semen I couldn`t see much of anything.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Kain 1 - Well, in the end credits they mislabeled the Defiant as the Quadrant. They probably did the same with the ship they called Magellan.

    I think they under powered the Defiant in this clip. It was the Federations only ship built specifically as a warship. It should have been faster and more powerful.

    Also, it would have been awesome if they had the Enterprise D separate the saucer section for the battle.
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    Kain1 Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2013 at 2:19 am
    @Gerry: Agreed.. But if my memory serves, it wasn`t an actual federation ship. An alien had disguised his vessel as a federation ship to lure the voyager crew to leave voyager, so he could kidnap them and take them to the Borg for assimilation. Something about revenge, i think.

    @turdburglar: correction, i image-googled Magellan, and a pics of a ship of the same design came up. But there was no mention of a ship matching that design on any of the star trek wiki`s.. -> probably fan art.

    /nerdmode
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    Vimto Male 40-49
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    February 28, 2013 at 5:11 am
    What amazes me as an oldie is that what you can do on the desktop now completely blows what ILM was doing say 10/15 years ago out of the water.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 28, 2013 at 6:21 am

    When in doubt go to Memory Alplha. If it aint there it don`t exist.

    "The USS Magellan was a Federation starship that was in service with Starfleet in the late 24th century. In the 2360s, the Magellan was under the command of Captain Conklin. (TNG: "Starship Mine")" PHOTO

    Obviously not the same ship as in this video. So I suppose it`s a Fan Invention he slipped into the vid. It has the look of FireFly mixed in.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    February 28, 2013 at 9:24 am

    I think the star-ship "Magellan" is a galaxy class starship (like enterprise D)....but there is a ship called the "Nautilus" which is a Magellan class star-ship. So the ship they labeled Magellan in the end credits was actually the Nautilus.

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