"No reason for the ship's odd name-prefix nomenclature has been noted"

In the real world USGS is the United States Geological Survey - The us national research agency on geology. The starship prefixe may be an allusion.


The captain is likely a tribute to Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim.

Speculation.--31dot 22:38, January 18, 2010 (UTC)

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