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Pixel May 15 2013 10:53 AM

Ships of the Line 2014 - REVIEWS
 
Apologies if this has been posted before, but I can't find the thread, but I'm sure several months ago I had read that there were no plans to issue a Ships of the Line calendar for 2014, but Amazon UK have one listed for preorder -

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

- though whether it will actually show up remains to be seen!

Ó Méith May 15 2013 12:05 PM

Re: Ships of the Line 2014
 
The last I herd was that the calendar has been saved for at least 2014.

The Wormhole May 15 2013 01:54 PM

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Unfortunately there exists a very real possibility that 2014 could be the last, considering the close call we had.

But never mind that for now. As always, those are some awesome images. February appears to be NX-class refits in action, June is a new design from the TOS movie era, July a new 24th century design and October a new ship related to the ringship. Pretty awesome shit.

JD May 15 2013 11:05 PM

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8 of 5 recently posted the front and back covers for the calendar on The Trek Collective.

BillJ May 15 2013 11:21 PM

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What version of the Klingon battlecruiser is on the cover? I don't think I've ever seen that variation.

F. King Daniel May 16 2013 12:03 AM

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It looks like a version of the D-4 that was designed for ENT: "Unexpected". A quibble over the lack of windows led to them reusing their D-7/K't'inga model instead.

JD May 16 2013 12:28 AM

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^Yeah, 8 of 5 said it was an unused design from Enterprise.

Dukhat May 16 2013 01:01 AM

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Well I'm seriously underwhelmed. Aside from that ringship (which is admittedly kind of cool), we've got two shots of the Enterprise-E, two shots of the NX-01 (one with the secondary hull that we already saw in last year's calendar), The Enterprise-J underside that I saw years ago on Drexler's blog, a Belknap class ship from FASA, Deep Space Nine and a runabout, and the Enterprises docked at the starbase with a space shuttle surrounded by weird yellow lines and a (laser?) shooting at the starbase. Not to mention that the calendar publishers showing yet another scene of the Reliant and an Excelsior. I'm surprised there were no BoPs this time.

The two TNG-era ships seem okay, but not very unique.

DS9forever May 18 2013 03:31 PM

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The runabout looks amazing!

JarodRussell May 19 2013 12:22 PM

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The TWOK image looks cool. The rest is rather meh. It's always the same stuff. That ship museum image I already seem to know. I've seen a lot better versions of the exact same "Enterprise in drydock" scene already. And I don't like it when they use those fan made non canon designs when they could be showing us some nice Voyager, DS9, Defiant, Delta Flyer, etc... images. And the Enterprise-E twice, both beauty shots?

The Wormhole May 19 2013 02:17 PM

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JarodRussell wrote: (Post 8115439)
And I don't like it when they use those fan made non canon designs when they could be showing us some nice Voyager, DS9, Defiant, Delta Flyer, etc... images.

They're not really "fan made." They're designed by the professional artists who work on these calendars. And who cares? They're cool looking, and that's all that's really important.

Christopher May 19 2013 02:42 PM

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^Right, and many or most of those professional artists have worked on Trek shows and films in some capacity.

JarodRussell May 19 2013 07:18 PM

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The Wormhole wrote: (Post 8115865)
Quote:

JarodRussell wrote: (Post 8115439)
And I don't like it when they use those fan made non canon designs when they could be showing us some nice Voyager, DS9, Defiant, Delta Flyer, etc... images.

They're not really "fan made." They're designed by the professional artists who work on these calendars. And who cares? They're cool looking, and that's all that's really important.

Meh.

It's like having TOS photograph calendars with new actors or uncanon characters.

Avro Arrow May 20 2013 03:38 AM

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JarodRussell wrote: (Post 8115439)
And I don't like it when they use those fan made non canon designs when they could be showing us some nice Voyager, DS9, Defiant, Delta Flyer, etc... images.

Yeah, I have to heartily disagree with this. Seeing new, never-before seen designs is the best part of SotL to me.

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JarodRussell wrote: (Post 8117386)
It's like having TOS photograph calendars with new actors or uncanon characters.

When you say "uncanon characters", do you mean like artwork featuring characters from the TOS novels? If so, that might actually get me buying the TOS calendars again. Right now, what's the point, when all you get is screencaps from the episodes?

JD May 20 2013 04:44 AM

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If they did a calendar with images of novelverse characters, I would buy that thing in an instant. Especially if they had Vanguard, Titan and Voy-R 2.0 characters.


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