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Subject pretty much says it all...does anybody know what happened to it? One presumes that there was more than one.

  • I guess either auctioned or struck. But that's just my guess. – Xantec Mar 22 '12 at 18:16
  • Perhaps more on-topic for Movies & TV, but I'd vote to close as too (time) localized. – Iszi Mar 22 '12 at 18:51
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    This question is on-topic, so I think this one is as well. – user1027 Mar 22 '12 at 18:54
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At least two of the models were sold during the fan auction a few years back, including a normal one and a battle damaged version.

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  • $60K?! Someone must really want it badly. – Wikis Mar 22 '12 at 20:24
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    It's interesting to note that this model has basically been ALL of the Miranda-class ships for which a model was needed since the class was unveiled in Star Trek II. So, it was originally Reliant, then its name and number were changed to become the NCC-1887 USS Saratoga seen in Star Trek IV, and then the number changed (but the name kept, possibly for time reasons) to become the NCC-31911 Saratoga for the DS9 pilot/spinoff episode Emissary. After the pilot, the DS9 series used digital models for all ships including MANY Miranda-class vessels. – KeithS Apr 4 '12 at 0:50
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It's been redressed as the Saratoga I and II as well as Captain Batesman's Soyuz class starship. In the latter case, you can see a lot of additions to distinguish it from the Miranda class.

I think in the Star Trek universe, the Miranda Class of the 23rd and early 24th century was Starfleet's version of the mass produced "all purpose" light cruiser. Cheaper than a Constitution or Enterprise class heavy cruiser and more capable than the destroyer. In most games, it's an intermediate between the destroyer (or sometimes Oberth "Grissom" class) and the Constitution/Enterprise classes. Slower but more powerful than the former and faster and almost equally armed as the Constitution/Enterprise but not as much power generated and can't take as much punishment in battle.

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