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Why are Starships in the Star Trek universe so small? I mean what with structural integrity fields and inertia dampeners what's stopping them being bigger? Don't get me wrong I love Star Trek,I'm just wondering.--James1314 18:16, May 7, 2010 (UTC)

"Small" compared to what? A Galaxy-class ship is almost 650 meters long, over a half a kilometer, hardly "small".--31dot 18:23, May 7, 2010 (UTC)
I'm sure there are limits, even with 24th Century technology as to how big a starship can be. They just have never been said.--31dot 18:24, May 7, 2010 (UTC)
Well, if you want big ships, look at Star Wars. Some of the ships there are best measured in miles. Somehow, they are still able to land (unlike Starfleet's big ships which are smaller). Will (Talk - contribs) 19:20, May 7, 2010 (UTC)
That's because Star Trek is science fiction, while Star Wars is more of a space fantasy. - Archduk3 19:30, May 7, 2010 (UTC)

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