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Old September 23 2012, 06:31 PM   #136
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Thank god IT'S A FAKE!

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Old September 23 2012, 06:45 PM   #137
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And, the Botany Bay! It even has lasers and missile launchers and everything!
Uhhhhhhhhh... why? The Botany Bay was a sublight sleeper ship, probably designed for interplanetary travel. Even if there'd been anyone for it to fight, there wouldn't have been anyone awake to operate the weapons.
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Old September 23 2012, 06:49 PM   #138
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And, the Botany Bay! It even has lasers and missile launchers and everything!
Uhhhhhhhhh... why? The Botany Bay was a sublight sleeper ship, probably designed for interplanetary travel. Even if there'd been anyone for it to fight, there wouldn't have been anyone awake to operate the weapons.
Well, sure, it's a sleeper ship, but who knows what they would have found on the other end? I don't think Khan had a specific destination in mind, did he?

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Old September 23 2012, 07:19 PM   #139
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^ Regardless of what's supposed to be there or not, it's nice. Avatar's nice too, btw. I like a ship that smiles.
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Old September 23 2012, 07:36 PM   #140
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Well, sure, it's a sleeper ship, but who knows what they would have found on the other end? I don't think Khan had a specific destination in mind, did he?
Khan didn't design the ship; it was a pre-existing model. As Spock explained:

Captain, the DY-100 class vessel was designed for interplanetary travel only. With simple nuclear-powered engines, star travel was considered impractical at that time. It was ten thousand to one against their making it to another star system.
Khan and his followers had been beaten and were on the verge of arrest. They had to flee. They somehow obtained an existing DY-100-class vessel intended for interplanetary travel and managed to escape in it, taking a mad chance by trying to reach another star. This was a ship designed for going to Mars or the asteroids or the moons of Jupiter, most likely. There's no reason it would've been armed.

And they had to have a specific destination in mind. Space is huge and empty. Any randomly chosen vector will probably just lead you to drift forever in the void. The only way you'd reach another star system is by setting a course for it in advance -- and even then you'd have a good chance of missing it if your calculations were off even minutely. That may well be what happened with the Botany Bay.

Given their course in the direction of Menkar (Alpha Ceti, or "Ceti Alpha" as ST called it for some reason), the most likely candidates for their target star would've been Gliese 105 and Kappa Ceti -- neither of which would be ideal choices for habitability, but they're the only nearby stars in roughly that direction, and they're at least borderline cases.
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Old September 23 2012, 08:29 PM   #141
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That Gep has got a pretty good eye for detail.
Or just an obsessive knowledge of sci-fi hardware. I've only ever seen that style of tall, egg-shaped helmet in about 3 modern sci-fi productions, so it was pretty easy to narrow it down.
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And the next one... I'm surprised the helmet got spotted so fast!



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Cool! Where'd you find a large enough version of the original? That 640x480 pic I posted is the biggest that seems to be out there.
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Old September 23 2012, 09:27 PM   #142
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That Gep has got a pretty good eye for detail.
Or just an obsessive knowledge of sci-fi hardware.
That certainly doesn't hurt.
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Old September 23 2012, 09:30 PM   #143
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Agreed with the Botany Bay not having nor needing any weaponry because of the early spacefaring era in which it was built and the nature of its design, but that's still an amazing pair of images. I think that the actual Botany Bay---if it appears in the new film at all---will look a little more like what we saw in the two different versions of "Space Seed" with a conning tower and the like to maintain continuity with the timeline before Nero changed it, but that's an awesome design. Love it!
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Old September 23 2012, 11:31 PM   #144
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That Gep has got a pretty good eye for detail.
Or just an obsessive knowledge of sci-fi hardware. I've only ever seen that style of tall, egg-shaped helmet in about 3 modern sci-fi productions, so it was pretty easy to narrow it down.
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And the next one... I'm surprised the helmet got spotted so fast!



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Cool! Where'd you find a large enough version of the original? That 640x480 pic I posted is the biggest that seems to be out there.
I'd got a plug-in for Photoshop called "Alien Skin Blowup" that I use to enlarge things like that. It actually converts it to a vector image, blows it up, and turns it back into a raster.

Still amazed you figured it out so quick.

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Old September 24 2012, 02:01 AM   #145
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Well, sure, it's a sleeper ship, but who knows what they would have found on the other end? I don't think Khan had a specific destination in mind, did he?
Khan didn't design the ship; it was a pre-existing model. As Spock explained:

Captain, the DY-100 class vessel was designed for interplanetary travel only. With simple nuclear-powered engines, star travel was considered impractical at that time. It was ten thousand to one against their making it to another star system.
Khan and his followers had been beaten and were on the verge of arrest. They had to flee. They somehow obtained an existing DY-100-class vessel intended for interplanetary travel and managed to escape in it, taking a mad chance by trying to reach another star. This was a ship designed for going to Mars or the asteroids or the moons of Jupiter, most likely. There's no reason it would've been armed.

And they had to have a specific destination in mind. Space is huge and empty. Any randomly chosen vector will probably just lead you to drift forever in the void. The only way you'd reach another star system is by setting a course for it in advance -- and even then you'd have a good chance of missing it if your calculations were off even minutely. That may well be what happened with the Botany Bay.

Given their course in the direction of Menkar (Alpha Ceti, or "Ceti Alpha" as ST called it for some reason), the most likely candidates for their target star would've been Gliese 105 and Kappa Ceti -- neither of which would be ideal choices for habitability, but they're the only nearby stars in roughly that direction, and they're at least borderline cases.
True, Khan and his crew didn't design the ship, but wherever they got it, why couldn't it have had some armaments? I mean, it was built during wartime, so some country or organization might have had other uses for it, especially if there were enemy colonies or ships near Mars, or Jupiter?

It's going to be a retcon, anyway, right? I doubt they would leave the origin of Khan exactly the same, so why should the Botany Bay be any different.

One other thing... if they were just trying to get away, why would they have to pick a destination? What if the plan was just to head into deep space, in a random direction, and head back to Earth after years had passed?

Just thinking.

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Old September 24 2012, 02:22 AM   #146
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True, Khan and his crew didn't design the ship, but wherever they got it, why couldn't it have had some armaments? I mean, it was built during wartime, so some country or organization might have had other uses for it, especially if there were enemy colonies or ships near Mars, or Jupiter?
There weren't. We're talking 1997, remember? Even in the Trek universe, there weren't any offworld colonies yet at that point. The Eugenics Wars were a strictly Earthbound conflict, so a vessel designed for extended interplanetary flights could only have been for civilian use. It's not like all civilian activity ceases to exist when there's a war on. The US has been fighting in Afghanistan for a decade now, but in that period we've managed to send a few probes to Mars and the asteroids, with another heading for Pluto.

And did you forget the part where it was a sleeper ship? Everybody onboard was in suspended animation. Who's gonna fire the weapons? Obviously a sleeper ship is not going to be a combat vessel.


It's going to be a retcon, anyway, right? I doubt they would leave the origin of Khan exactly the same, so why should the Botany Bay be any different.
"Going to be?" You're mistaking rumor for fact. We don't actually know who Cumberbatch is playing, but Simon Pegg has overtly stated that it's not Khan, and Karl Urban claimed at one point that it was Gary Mitchell.


One other thing... if they were just trying to get away, why would they have to pick a destination? What if the plan was just to head into deep space, in a random direction, and head back to Earth after years had passed?
I don't think that would be a very wise strategy. They left because they were beaten and outnumbered. Why would that be any different years or decades later?

Besides, it's not consistent with what Khan offered as the reason for their spaceflight: "A new life, a chance to build a world."
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Old September 24 2012, 02:33 AM   #147
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True, Khan and his crew didn't design the ship, but wherever they got it, why couldn't it have had some armaments? I mean, it was built during wartime, so some country or organization might have had other uses for it, especially if there were enemy colonies or ships near Mars, or Jupiter?
There weren't. We're talking 1997, remember? Even in the Trek universe, there weren't any offworld colonies yet at that point. The Eugenics Wars were a strictly Earthbound conflict, so a vessel designed for extended interplanetary flights could only have been for civilian use. It's not like all civilian activity ceases to exist when there's a war on. The US has been fighting in Afghanistan for a decade now, but in that period we've managed to send a few probes to Mars and the asteroids, with another heading for Pluto.

And did you forget the part where it was a sleeper ship? Everybody onboard was in suspended animation. Who's gonna fire the weapons? Obviously a sleeper ship is not going to be a combat vessel.


It's going to be a retcon, anyway, right? I doubt they would leave the origin of Khan exactly the same, so why should the Botany Bay be any different.
"Going to be?" You're mistaking rumor for fact. We don't actually know who Cumberbatch is playing, but Simon Pegg has overtly stated that it's not Khan, and Karl Urban claimed at one point that it was Gary Mitchell.


One other thing... if they were just trying to get away, why would they have to pick a destination? What if the plan was just to head into deep space, in a random direction, and head back to Earth after years had passed?
I don't think that would be a very wise strategy. They left because they were beaten and outnumbered. Why would that be any different years or decades later?

Besides, it's not consistent with what Khan offered as the reason for their spaceflight: "A new life, a chance to build a world."
Hmm... IF they use Khan, what I was getting at is I really doubt they would keep the timeline the same. If they change it to 2097 or something, there certainly could be colonies out there.

As far as being a sleeper ship, not a combat vessel, you're absolutely correct about no one awake to fire the weapons while in flight. But, what about when they arrive at their destination? Defenseless ships are always getting in trouble in Sci-Fi

About coming back years later... it could have turned out just like it did on the Enterprise; they could have been gone long enough no one would remember who they were... They could have blended in, and slowly tried to build up more power. It probably would be easier to do that on Earth than on Enterprise...

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Old September 24 2012, 03:12 AM   #148
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Hey guys.

Both of the posters was me, messing around. I was just trying to see if I could get some discussion going, while dropping hints about a new model I built.

I had some help from a couple of friends getting them posted earlier on.

So, here's a couple of larger images, and pictures of the new model. I'm going to go and post it in the art section also.



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I really like how they all look older in this.
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Old September 28 2012, 12:55 AM   #149
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Nice. Not too shabby.

I just wish Paramount would make with the real thing by now.
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