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Old May 24 2013, 10:44 AM   #46
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Re: Well, I Figured its Time...

A ship that employs non euclidean geometry. Kick ass.
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Old May 25 2013, 02:26 PM   #47
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A ship that employs non euclidean geometry. Kick ass.
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Old May 25 2013, 04:49 PM   #48
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Kind of also makes me imagine it's a ship which exists in multiple dimensions somehow.

Makes me imagine a vessel of enormous size, who has portions operating safely outside of normal space and time, phasing in portions of itself with different functions as needed.
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Old May 27 2013, 08:56 PM   #49
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Man, I'd hate to have to try and get from one "end" of this ribbon ship to the other! Seriously amazing work!
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I'm pretty sure that if that ship was to be made, transporters would be a much more common means to get to places.
UNLESS the crew were always drunk on Romulan Ale.
But it would be bad news if the transporters go offline (remembers when that exact thing happened right after Picard beamed aboard the Scimitar).

I don't even know how a crew drunk on anything could navigate the corridors. And they wouldn't be the ship's crew for very long if Star Fleet Command were to get wind of them being On Duty Under Intoxication.
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Old May 28 2013, 01:26 AM   #50
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Kind of also makes me imagine it's a ship which exists in multiple dimensions somehow.

Makes me imagine a vessel of enormous size, who has portions operating safely outside of normal space and time, phasing in portions of itself with different functions as needed.
That's a cool visual mate! I like those ideas.

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I'm pretty sure that if that ship was to be made, transporters would be a much more common means to get to places.
UNLESS the crew were always drunk on Romulan Ale.
But it would be bad news if the transporters go offline (remembers when that exact thing happened right after Picard beamed aboard the Scimitar).

I don't even know how a crew drunk on anything could navigate the corridors. And they wouldn't be the ship's crew for very long if Star Fleet Command were to get wind of them being On Duty Under Intoxication.
its all a matter of technology and redundancy... the more technology gets refined, the less the chances of failure. The proof of that is every piece of technology that was invented throughout history to now. Same goes for designs. As we become more familiar with technologies and materials, what can be done with those technologies and materials can become much more elaborate and complex, or just more effiecient, and simplified, or any combinations of these terms (and many more i am leaving out).
So possible, yes, but probable, much, much less so.
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Old May 28 2013, 02:39 AM   #51
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That's a cool visual mate! I like those ideas.
Ideas and crappy photoshop images are my bread and butter. Not useful for much else. Well, I can cook.
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Old May 28 2013, 11:56 PM   #52
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I don't even know how a crew drunk on anything could navigate the corridors. And they wouldn't be the ship's crew for very long if Star Fleet Command were to get wind of them being On Duty Under Intoxication.
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Old May 29 2013, 01:15 AM   #53
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But it would be bad news if the transporters go offline.
and it would be bad news if the shields failed in combat.
and it would be bad news if the antimatter containment failed.
and it would be bad news if the hull failed in space.

this is why we can't have nice things.
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Old May 31 2013, 02:03 AM   #54
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But it would be bad news if the transporters go offline.
and it would be bad news if the shields failed in combat.
and it would be bad news if the antimatter containment failed.
and it would be bad news if the hull failed in space.

this is why we can't have nice things.
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Old June 2 2013, 10:41 PM   #55
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R'yleh shipyards
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Old June 3 2013, 08:20 PM   #56
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But it would be bad news if the transporters go offline.
and it would be bad news if the shields failed in combat.
and it would be bad news if the antimatter containment failed.
and it would be bad news if the hull failed in space.

this is why we can't have nice things.
That all comes with the territory. It is better to have ships that are fallible, than to have none, and be stuck on one big rock (though the less fallible, or otherwise the less vulnerable, the better).

It would be bad news if a planet's (such as our own) magnetic field were to fail, weaken, or be overwhelmed, leaving us to be cooked or otherwise subjected to all the universe's radiation.

It would be bad news if a super-volcano were to erupt, especially if there is no way to help clear all the dust and soot that would be thrown up into the atmosphere.

It would be bad news if any sizable comet or asteroid were to hit, the bigger, the worse the news for the poor bastards that happen to be living on the planet in question. And heaven help them if a rouge black hole were to enter the system...

This is why we need these "nice things", and I think any civilization without them is vulnerable to extinction. But there is a line between using technology to enhance a vessels capabilities, and designing a ship where if that technology were to fail, the crew might not be as well off as they would be if they crewed a less radical design.

That is not to say that radical designs that take advantage of advanced technology aren't cool, but I'm just saying.
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Old June 20 2013, 05:53 AM   #57
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I've FINALLY figured out what's supposed to go in the middle of your ring nacelles to show they're capable of really exotic mind-and-space-warping stuff...

I've taken one of my own designs off-the-shelf and modified it rather extensively to fit her out with ring nacelles. All I have in the rings are placeholders, but as soon as I have something post-worthy, I'll post it to see what you think!

I like to imagine you've created a new class of starship warp design, and we can all have fun with it!
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Old June 26 2013, 02:18 AM   #58
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Sure, that's what it's there for
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Old June 26 2013, 08:02 PM   #59
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Well, you of all people should know! After all, you created the darn contraption!!

And yes, who here nominates the inclusion of this design element into the Enterprise-K or L? Or some future Enterprise?
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