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Old January 17 2012, 02:08 AM   #1
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Thoughts on merging/melding B5 and ST technology

Hi, everyone. I've been mulling a rebooted version of Star Trek that takes place in the era of Star Trek Enterprise and uses characters from that series, but it wasn't until I read Methos' Babylon 5/Star Trek crossover fic Aventine that I was inspired to try something else that I'd been mulling, which was to combine elements of the two universes (Star Trek and B5), and to use my rebooted/re-imagined Star Trek as a way to do so.

The way in which I've chosen to try and meld the two universes is to try and create technology and ship designs that feel like they could be a hybrid of what we see in both ST and B5, and to do so for not only the Earth ships that we see, but the ships of the other major races (Vulcans, Romulans, Andorians, and Tellarites) that will feature most heavily in my new version of ST.

I've decided that I want most of the Earth-based ships that are seen in my new version of Star Trek to be based primarily off of the Earth Alliance Hyperion-class ships from B5, but am not entirely sure what the inclusion of artificial gravity generation systems would do to the ship's design, proportions, and dimensions, so thoughts on that score would be appreciated.

I'm also looking for suggestions on a design for my version of the Enterprise NX-01, because I'd like to try and come up with something that could be a hybrid of B5 ship and designs and ST ship designs.

I'd also like to try and find a way to re-imagine the tehcnological capabilities of the most prominent races from the ST universe (the Vulcans, Romulans, Tellarites, Andorians, Klingons, etc.) so that they feel slightly B5-esque, so suggestions on that front would also be appreciated.
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