OOC: Welcome to the USS Orlando!

The general idea for this fanfic has been around for a few years, and it’s taken awhile to reach this point.  I was initially inspired by Seth McFarlane’s series The Orville and started developing ideas for a Starfleet vessel with equivalent size and capability.  The New Orleans class caught my eye, and I’ve been in love ever since!

Even while I was working on other projects, Orlando was always in the back of my mind somewhere.  It even ended up as part of a Ingrid Selvig’s backstory.  She’s one of my favorites, and I had so many different ideas for her I ended up doing the multiverse thing as a way to tie them all together.

And then I had a flash of inspiration.  What if Ingrid and her supporting cast all served on the Orlando?  As of 2375, the Orlando is essentially a smaller version of the Galaxy class…no longer the most powerful or advanced ship in the fleet, but still capable of performing almost any mission Starfleet can come up with.

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