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Shikarnov November 17 2010 02:51 PM

Design the Next Enterprise
 
This just arrived in my inbox, and I thought of you guys immediately. As I didn't see (obviously) a thread on the topic, I thought I'd post:

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Cryptic Studios wrote:
Design The Next Enterprise
Seriously. We're working with our friends at CBS and Intel to turn the design of the next canon Enterprise over to you, Star Trek's most dedicated fans. Just visit our special Design Hangar and submit your version of the universe's most iconic spaceship. We'll convert the best design into a ship in Star Trek Online, but that's not where it stops.

Here are the prizes available:
  • Grand Prize: Custom, STO-painted Alienware M11x laptop; STO Collector's Edition; STO Lifetime Membership; and a 3-D model of the winning design.
  • Second Prize: Alienware laptop (no custom paint job), STO Collector's Edition and an STO Lifetime Membership.
  • Third Prize: STO Collector's Edition, STO Lifetime Membership and an Intel Core i7-875k processor.
  • Fourth Prize: STO Collector's Edition and an STO Lifetime Membership.
  • Twenty-one Honorable Mentions: Standard-edition copy of STO and a Star Trek Online poster.

Assuming any of you enter the contest, I can hardly wait to see what you come up with.

The Axeman November 17 2010 05:13 PM

Re: Design the Next Enterprise
 
I guess they saw the competition run by Eve Online doing something very similar and thought 'hey, we could get these guys to do our job for us too'. To be honest the only problem I have with this is that it's for STO, which sucks badly. If it didn't have the Trek franchise tacked to it the game would have disappeared moments after release.

If they publish all the entries though we might get to see some nice ships, the Eve Online one got quite a few very professional models sent in. They had the advantage of a much freer hand however, limited only to 1km max size. Here we would be trying to recreate a very well known ship with a well known layout and a very well known set of design rules, making it that much tougher to come up with something original.

Galileo7 November 17 2010 05:26 PM

Re: Design the Next Enterprise
 
Fascinating, I guess this would be the 1701-F.:confused:

BolianAuthor November 17 2010 05:51 PM

Re: Design the Next Enterprise
 
Funny that they would consider an STO ship to be canon.

sojourner November 17 2010 05:58 PM

Re: Design the Next Enterprise
 
^It won't be the minute the contest ends.

B.J. November 17 2010 06:34 PM

Re: Design the Next Enterprise
 
I had to go searching for it, but here's the official contest web page: http://www.startrekonline.com/enterprise
I certainly hope that you don't have to be a part of STO to take part in the contest. So, think we can get Rick Sternbach or Andrew Probert to enter as well? :D (Or at least give us their take on it.)

Herkimer Jitty November 17 2010 09:23 PM

Re: Design the Next Enterprise
 
Apparently anyone can submit a design.

The winner will probably be the one with the design that meshes most with STO's... art direction. Urgh.

DFScott November 17 2010 09:59 PM

Re: Design the Next Enterprise
 
I'm noticing an edit in the current version of the Web page, the word "canon" has been removed. I have a feeling whoever wrote that original material didn't know exactly what that implied.

-DF "Utah Preschooler Sues CBS For Unpaid Licensing Fees for Starship Design" Scott

lennier1 November 17 2010 10:29 PM

Re: Design the Next Enterprise
 
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B.J. wrote: (Post 4534690)
I had to go searching for it, but here's the official contest web page: http://www.startrekonline.com/enterprise
I certainly hope that you don't have to be a part of STO to take part in the contest. So, think we can get Rick Sternbach or Andrew Probert to enter as well? :D (Or at least give us their take on it.)

Same here. I'd rather just have CBS pay Andrew Probert, Rick Sternbach and John Eaves to get together for a few weeks and iron something out. Partly finance the whole thing through a limited run of model kits and you're set.

BolianAuthor November 17 2010 11:27 PM

Re: Design the Next Enterprise
 
I don't consider any ships in STO as a valid part of Trek, so I doubt that anything with the name Enterprise in STO would change that. If anything, STO will finally find a way to produce an Enterprise that's uglier than the JJ-Prise.

lennier1 November 17 2010 11:30 PM

Re: Design the Next Enterprise
 
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BolianAuthor wrote: (Post 4535502)
I don't consider any ships in STO as a valid part of Trek, so I doubt that anything with the name Enterprise in STO would change that. If anything, STO will finally find a way to produce an Enterprise that's uglier than the JJ-Prise.

Well, if we use the Titan contest as a precedent ... :barf:

Belisarius November 18 2010 12:11 AM

Re: Design the Next Enterprise
 
Hrm. Not much fine print yet. Wondering if the design has to be "fresh" as of the start of the contest submission period, or if it can be a preexisting design in one's portfolio?


~Belisarius
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Herkimer Jitty November 18 2010 01:59 AM

Re: Design the Next Enterprise
 
Yeah, it can be any design, I'll bet.

As long as you're from North America.

And no fat chicks.

BolianAuthor November 18 2010 03:17 AM

Re: Design the Next Enterprise
 
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lennier1 wrote: (Post 4535511)
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BolianAuthor wrote: (Post 4535502)
I don't consider any ships in STO as a valid part of Trek, so I doubt that anything with the name Enterprise in STO would change that. If anything, STO will finally find a way to produce an Enterprise that's uglier than the JJ-Prise.

Well, if we use the Titan contest as a precedent ... :barf:

There were so many designs that were better suited for the Titan than what they ended up with... our very own Praetor's design was my favorite, and I've told him so.

lennier1 November 18 2010 05:04 AM

Re: Design the Next Enterprise
 
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BolianAuthor wrote: (Post 4536130)
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lennier1 wrote: (Post 4535511)
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BolianAuthor wrote: (Post 4535502)
I don't consider any ships in STO as a valid part of Trek, so I doubt that anything with the name Enterprise in STO would change that. If anything, STO will finally find a way to produce an Enterprise that's uglier than the JJ-Prise.

Well, if we use the Titan contest as a precedent ... :barf:

There were so many designs that were better suited for the Titan than what they ended up with... our very own Praetor's design was my favorite, and I've told him so.

Same here. Hopefully one day I'll get around to finishing that 3D model.


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