Re: If You Could Re-Imagine the Phoenix?
Has it ever actually been established that the ring on the XCV-330 is in fact its warp drive--assuming it was a warp ship at all? I've always has the impression that it was a habitation ring, which rotated to create artificial gravity
I believe some of Jefferies' sketches on which the painting is based label them as 'space distortion drive rings' or something like that. They also detail a slightly different 'nose cose' setup and how it has hangars to the side, how the doors open, etc. But of course those are technically non-canon sketches, no matter how much personal reverence I put into his work.
"If you can't take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home and crawl under your bed. It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross; but it's not for the timid." - Q