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Old December 3 2013, 04:43 AM   #31
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Gold star for Iguana for noticing the historical reference.


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Old December 3 2013, 02:10 PM   #32
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I've just re-read and caught that "sensor bay" section in the Enterprise description on page 2. Fantastic!
I've long suspected (and occasionally argued for) something similar myself, especially on the dorsal section of the TOS Enterprise (which has far too many windows for its own good) or the Engineering Hull (ditto).

Where did it appear in the TNG Tech manual?
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Old December 3 2013, 06:39 PM   #33
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Those "trenches" along the mid-lines of the saucer and engineering hulls? Those are sensor bay recesses. There's a section devoted to scientific research assets mounted aboard the 1701-D, in which this was included.
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Old December 3 2013, 08:35 PM   #34
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This is awesome! Just absolutely amazing! Keep it up!
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Old December 4 2013, 04:11 AM   #35
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I don't hang out in these parts very often, but I had to just drop by to complement you on your outstanding work, Eddie. Great job.
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Old December 5 2013, 06:36 AM   #36
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I really hope you flesh out the history more, it seems really interesting and very detailed!
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Old December 8 2013, 09:44 PM   #37
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Yet another familiar face for today's update. A few more ship classes before we start getting into technical specs for weapons and technology (sensors, shuttles and such).


Also, I'm planning on making some changes/edits to the intro chapters as IDW gets ready to wrap up the Khitomer Incident story arc. Keep your eyes peeled in the next couple of weeks.



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Old December 9 2013, 09:16 AM   #38
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So here, I think, is where it kind of gets interesting.

I'm planning to do some pages for some of the "side" designs, a combination of fanon and canon and supplemental materials not directly related to Abrams trek but part of the background all the same. Partly this is necessary because NuTrek makes a lot of explicit nods to the Enterprise timeline, but mostly -- and this is the interesting part -- because so very little is actually known about the pre-TOS Starfleet and its affairs.

I won't drag us all into another "where's the split?" debate, but for a variety of reasons we're forced to accept that ALOT of things are different about this timeline that don't seem to (directly) have anything to do with Nero. I think this one MIRRORS the old timeline in very important ways, so most people, ships, events and places happen MOSTLY the same way but slightly differently and in a different order (like TNG parallels; sometimes you win the tournament and sometimes you get 5th place, but there's always a tournament).

Apologies in advance if this goes too far off the deep end... but remember, it's only a first draft









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Old December 9 2013, 04:24 PM   #39
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And this explains the Abramsverse version of Robert April's Enterprise in the comics.
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Old December 9 2013, 08:07 PM   #40
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Those are some unlucky ships.
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Old December 9 2013, 08:13 PM   #41
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13 out of 23, no kidding that this was an unlucky class of starships.
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Old December 9 2013, 08:32 PM   #42
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^ Inspired by a reference from Mr. Scott's Guide to the Enterprise, implying that a similar thing happened to the Constitutions in the primeline. According to that book, the reason we see so few Constitutions in the refit configuration is because by the 2270s only two of them were LEFT, and all the others were destroyed or lost on exploration missions.

A bit of background: most of these losses are fates occurred or almost occurred to the Enterprise herself:
Sutherland ran into Flint The Immortal, who then shrunk their ship and banished them as punishment for their science officer hitting on his latest android.
Hathaway was shut down and crashed when the crew went spore crazy
Exeter was destroyed by biological contaminants from the planet Omega
Bonaventure got stranded in Elysium
Intrepid was eaten by a baby space amoeba
Defiant interfaced into the Mirror Universe
Constellation made a Kamikaze run to take out the Planet Killer
Lexington, Enterprise, Yamato and Potemkin were zapped by the Organians
Excalibur is on a pilgrimage to find the Borg

Space exploration is dangerous business.
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And M1 - not M5 - is the pilgrim.
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Old December 9 2013, 09:56 PM   #44
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Why the Borg?
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Old December 9 2013, 10:07 PM   #45
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Why the Borg?
Who knows? Those multitronic units are screwy.
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