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Star Trek Movies I-X Discuss the first ten big screen outings in this forum!

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Old September 22 2013, 12:00 AM   #1
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Enterprise E Hull marking query

Rewatching Nemesis today and noticed this hull marking on the E E front of the saucer



That wing like motif? anyone any idea if it's a technical doodad or an insignia marking of some description?
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Old September 22 2013, 12:05 AM   #2
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I thought those were always transporter emitters.
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Old September 22 2013, 02:52 AM   #3
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Yeah, if I recall from better pictures of the model, as well as other diagrams of the ship and retail model versions, those are transporter emitters.
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Old September 22 2013, 03:27 AM   #4
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They were always rectangles before, (or at least how I remember them on the "D") but I guess they wanted the ones on the front of the "E" to be a bit more stylin'.
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Old September 22 2013, 03:47 AM   #5
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I could have sworn those were supposed to be cargo bay doors. I'm pretty sure I saw a diagram label them as such, but such "official" sources also label phaser strips as sensor arrays, and Warp Nacelles as Impulse engines. I guess we need to get ahold of John Eaves and ask him.
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Old September 22 2013, 07:43 PM   #6
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Thanks for the input on this
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Old September 23 2013, 02:40 AM   #7
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Has anybody got an intact copy of Eaves' ST MOVIE SKETCHBOOK? Pretty sure there are starship porn pics in almost STAR WARS CHRONICLES/SCULPTING A GALAXY-level detail in the FC section.
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Old September 23 2013, 02:42 AM   #8
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I didn't even know that book existed. Thats something I would love to have.
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Old September 23 2013, 05:48 PM   #9
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Has anybody got an intact copy of Eaves' ST MOVIE SKETCHBOOK? Pretty sure there are starship porn pics in almost STAR WARS CHRONICLES/SCULPTING A GALAXY-level detail in the FC section.
I do, on a shelf in my parents' house, although it's barely holding itself together at this point... and yes, it's quite detailed about the design and construction process for the Enterprise-E.

I'm pretty sure those are indeed more angular versions of the traditionally rectangular transporter pallets; certainly the fairly accurate AMT kit produced them as such.
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Old September 24 2013, 12:34 AM   #10
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vulcan redshirt wrote: View Post
Rewatching Nemesis today and noticed this hull marking on the E E front of the saucer

That wing like motif? anyone any idea if it's a technical doodad or an insignia marking of some description?
That is really strange...

...that someone actually rewatched "Nemesis."

Ba-dum ching!
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Old October 1 2013, 01:00 PM   #11
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Yep, it's a transporter emitter pad.
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Old October 1 2013, 04:45 PM   #12
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I thought it was a way to tell aliens "Ship goes that way" when it's stopped.
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Old October 2 2013, 03:59 AM   #13
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^

Ship's computer: "To ram, please align enemy ship with arrow at forward edge of primary hull."

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Old October 2 2013, 10:22 PM   #14
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It's just a shame in Nemesis they forgot that some shuttles come with Independant Transporters.
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Old October 3 2013, 03:27 AM   #15
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It's just a shame in Nemesis they forgot that some shuttles come with Independant Transporters.
I always thought that shuttle transporters didn't have the same range as the ship's did.
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