Admiral class? Seriously?
Wait, clearly I missed something. What was "Admiral Class" in reference to?
Hmm... Eaglemoss already made the next two ships DST has planned, and we're not counting the Reliant on this list, correct? Does anyone remember the top five Federation starships that were commonly requested from DST? I can think of three that were regularly on the list, but I'd need to know about the others.
1. U.S.S. Voyager NCC–74656
2. U.S.S. Enterprise NCC–1701–C
3. U.S.S. Defiant NX–74205
4. U.S.S. Prometheus*
*This is commonly requested, despite "longshot" status.
Note that I've intentionally excluded the Reliant for reasons mentioned above, as well as Miranda–class variants such as the Saratoga, which I fully expect to see as an inevitable variant of the Reliant. I can't see DST not giving us Sisko's first ship if they've tooled the Reliant to allow for such a variant given how this seems like a no–brainer kind of variant like the H.M.S. Bounty BoP was. The Enterprise–C's demand shot up once we got the new "A" and "NX–01," and DST effectively left us missing only one Enterprise in the current style of ship. To me this is a no–brainer, it has the "Enterprise" name, you can do a variant pretty easily (the question is whether with or without battle damage is the "variant,") and DST already has at least one voice clip on the "D" that was taken from Yesterday's Enterprise, so they presumably can get clips for this ship rather easily. This seems like a good contender to release before something that would eat through more of a budget than usual. Voyager is a cool ship that would eat through a big budget, much like the BoP, in part because of its warp nacelles which move kind of like a BoP's wings, and because of its landing gear, which are kind of like the landing gear on a BoP as well. I could see DST doing the Enterprise–C, Voyager, and then something like the Defiant because it follows the pattern that they've been using when releasing these ships. Think about it, the Klingon BoP, Excelsior–class, and Romulan BoP all sort of fit this pattern of one "simple ship, standard ship, and advanced ship" in terms of design complexity. Given the size of the Defiant, it seems like it would make sense to save it until after a complex ship is released since it doesn't require any really unique features like Voyager would, so I'm thinking that the Enterprise–C and Voyager could be our Federation follow–ups to the Reliant. I'm also not taking variants into account that DST might release, but I wouldn't be surprised if we saw an NX–02 Columbia, I.S.S. Avenger NX–09, and the Saratoga at some point either. They just seem like nice, small, easy variants for DST to produce if they need some extra scratch to make a complex ship a little fancier, and I can't see DST passing them up.