Star Drive vs. Nemesis: name of the G1 'con ship

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  1. Mako Crab

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    I searched this forum and didn't see any discussion on this particular topic, so my apologies if it's already been beaten to death. Anyway, it was recently suggested to me that the actual name of the G1 Decepticon ship that originally crashed on Earth 4 million years prior to the start of the show was not, Nemesis, as Beast Wars christened it, but "Star Drive." As evidence, there's this scene from Microbots when the 'cons are looking for their original ship.

    Skip to 3:35 and listen to Scavenger.

    YouTube - ‪Transformers: Microbots 1/2 HD‬‏

    "The Star Drive is nearby," so he says. The line is vague enough that it could be referring to the ship itself or to, say, the "star drive" in the engine room. I never gave it much thought, but it wouldn't be the first time that a simple throwaway line became the name of a ship. Remember the Predacon ship, Darkside, so named after Terrorsaur welcomed Dinobot to, "the dark side!"

    So what do you think? Is the Star Drive the actual name of the G1 Decepticon ship, retroactively renamed by Beast Wars, or was it never given a name until BW came along?
     
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    Star Drive mean its the space engine. It wasn't a name of a ship. In fact the Ark wasn't given a name itself in the cartoon but just the comics.
     
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    I'd take 'Nemesis' over 'Star Drive' anyday. Not that I think 'Star Drive' was the ship's name, though.
     
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    It never even occured to me that he might've been referring to the ship by that name. I like the name Nemesis. It's a good name for the ship.
     
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    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Let's just stick with the Nemesis.
     
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    It's the Darksyde and Lifespark all over again
     
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    This.
     
  8. Mako Crab

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    Lifespark?
     
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    *check watch* I... I'm sorry... is it 1995 again and did this place become ATT?
     
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    Yeah, yeah, I know. I've already been called Skyflight on the Allspark when I crossposted this. Sheesh.

    But you're correct in the sentiment anyway. I was reading one of Raksha's essays this morning wherein she proclaims that,

    From her essay on how to write G1 fanfics.
    Con-Quest Essay: How to Write a G1 Fanfic

    I prefer Nemesis myself and think the Star Drive is part of the engineering section, but I thought it'd make a good topic for discussion.
     
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    Hell most of the ship is destroyed. We only see the thrusters and that ship was supposed to be huge.
     
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    Raksha's anti-BW sentiment automatically invalidates her viewpoint.
     
  14. XanatosVanBadas

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    To me it is the Nemesis, and why wouldn't it me? Cout you think of a more perfect name for the vessel that chased down and shot down the Ark, piloted by Prime himself?
     

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