A few weeks ago, Gary asked me a question about the U.S.S. Hood. For reference, here is the lore:
Registry number NCC-42296. Named for the 20th century admiral, Sir Horace Hood. Commanded by Captain Robert DeSoto.Except, that isn’t who the naval based Hoods are named after. The Royal Navy has had three ships named H.M.S. Hood, and their namesake is Admiral Samuel Hood.
Clearly, in writing the lore for the Premiere U.S.S. Hood, Decipher named the 24th century version after a different Hood. Was that a deliberate decision, or a mistake? Now, by the 24th century, ships could be named for different namesakes of course. But that leads me to this week’s question:
Should we errata lore to correct what we might deem to be historical inaccuracies?
Is it disrespectful to the long-standing military history of ships called Hood to change their namesake? Or are we allowed to take a little creative license with these things?
Let us know your views!
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