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Old July 29 2013, 12:55 AM   #1
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The New DS9 Design: Hot Or Not?

Anyone else wish they'd reviewed the database of canon & stayed with a known design for the rebuilt DS9? My choice would've been a Utopia Planetia parking station with upgraded defenses and a few Nemesis style box-docks in the background to handle obvious maintenance needs in the event the wormhole is collapsed, cutting them off from help/support.

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Old July 29 2013, 02:12 AM   #2
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Re: The New DS9 Design: Hot Or Not?

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Old July 29 2013, 02:23 AM   #3
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Re: The New DS9 Design: Hot Or Not?

Put that in the literature forum.

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Old July 29 2013, 02:23 AM   #4
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That's not the design they're using in the new books.
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vetw2Mritk...n+and+Dust.jpg

But I think the OP is talking about using some other design that's been seen before (although I'm unfamiliar with the design being posted).

Ironically when DS9 was first proposed one of the early promotions in various trade magazines around '92 used Spacedock One as a stand-in for the yet-to-be designed station.
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Old July 29 2013, 02:36 AM   #5
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Well, the new design is pretty fugly and impractical. The TV design of DS9 was pretty awkward too in some areas, but it at least had way more docking capacity than the new one and it looked like it was big. I get that the new design is probably bigger than the old one, but the proportions of the arms, docking ring, and core make it look way smaller.
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Old July 29 2013, 10:27 AM   #6
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It was designed by Rick Sternbach and Doug Drexler based on the description at the end of Raise the Dawn by David R. George III.


I like it, although there was a fan-made version I saw months ago which I preferred.
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Old July 29 2013, 01:27 PM   #7
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One of the pitches for the original design of ds9 had the full rings like this. Rick Berman asked to have the top and bottom of the rings removed, and the result was ds9. Perhaps I've just grown used to it, but I prefer the TV version. I've always found it to be a visually appealing design. The only other space station design I've seen that I found visually appealing was the space dock from TSFS. And perhaps the Death Star.
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Old July 29 2013, 05:17 PM   #8
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What function do the rings serve in the new design? In the old design, the upper and lower pylons were rationalized to be designed to process incoming and outgoing uridium ore.
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Old July 29 2013, 05:48 PM   #9
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Re: The New DS9 Design: Hot Or Not?

C.E. Evans wrote: View Post
That's not the design they're using in the new books.
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vetw2Mritk...n+and+Dust.jpg
Absolutely disgusting.

Looks like a typical generic sci-fi paperback cover illustration, with Star Trek ships instead of generic sci-fi spaceships.
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Old July 29 2013, 05:54 PM   #10
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TheRoyalFamily wrote: View Post
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That's not the design they're using in the new books.
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vetw2Mritk...n+and+Dust.jpg
Absolutely disgusting.

Looks like a typical generic sci-fi paperback cover illustration, with Star Trek ships instead of generic sci-fi spaceships.
I have to agree. Even though the CG models are fine (except for the station), it just looks really cheap. You could toss a Photoshop Paint Daub filter on it and make it look ten times better.
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Old July 29 2013, 07:41 PM   #11
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While there are some beautiful book covers out there, literature is not the first place I turn for stunning visual effects!
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Old July 29 2013, 09:45 PM   #12
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Looks fine to me.



It's a paperback cover that's going to be read by a limited number of people.
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Old July 29 2013, 11:01 PM   #13
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TheRoyalFamily wrote: View Post
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That's not the design they're using in the new books.
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vetw2Mritk...n+and+Dust.jpg
Absolutely disgusting.
Me-ow. Talk about a disproportionate reaction.
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Old July 29 2013, 11:17 PM   #14
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That's not the design they're using in the new books.
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vetw2Mritk...n+and+Dust.jpg
Absolutely disgusting.

Looks like a typical generic sci-fi paperback cover illustration, with Star Trek ships instead of generic sci-fi spaceships.
You're entitled to your own opinion, but I disagree. I think it nicely conveys the sense of a modern (by 24th-Century standards) Federation space station, with a few vague nods to the original DS9.
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Old July 29 2013, 11:28 PM   #15
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I suppose the new station design is fair enough.

Strongly influenced by the previous Cardassian design. That's my problem with it.

DS9 introduced a new alien station, unlike anything we had seen in Star Fleet. An old abandoned Cardassian mining station. It was a mining station, but Star Fleet made use of it as-is for a wormhole outpost.

So... why would Star Fleet introduce a Cardassian knock-off replacement? For sentimental reasons? Is that reasonable?

(I have no knowledge of the novels or stories behind it, I'm only looking at one picture here).
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