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Old September 10 2009, 12:13 AM   #16
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Re: Your favourite TrekLit ships?

I would also love to the see the Enterprise-F from Millenium, as well as the Tiberius Class vessels from the same book.
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Old September 10 2009, 05:11 AM   #17
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Re: Your favourite TrekLit ships?

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Forget the characters – Star Trek thrives on cool spaceships.
*weeps*
*commiserates*

Honestly, I couldn't care less about the ship designs. I see them on screen, then I like something visually dynamic and interesting to follow through the space battles, but on the page... nah.

I've never had a particularly visual imagination though; I can read a whole series about a character and be fascinated by their personality and actions without really ever having a mental image. Same is true with ships. Even with the Titan on the cover, when it describes the Titan doing something, I don't tend to take the mental effort to visualize it specifically.

Perhaps I'm odd in this way.
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Old September 10 2009, 06:04 AM   #18
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Re: Your favourite TrekLit ships?

We're mentioning Millennium but no one wants to see the USS Phoenix?

That'd be my pick.
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Old September 10 2009, 04:28 PM   #19
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Re: Your favourite TrekLit ships?

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We're mentioning Millennium but no one wants to see the USS Phoenix?

That'd be my pick.
I haven't read Millenium in many years, so I personally forgot about the Phoenix.
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Old September 10 2009, 04:44 PM   #20
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Re: Your favourite TrekLit ships?

Quite liked the Monitor(?) from Shatnerverse. Was a bit upset when it met its fate.
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Old September 11 2009, 01:45 PM   #21
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Re: Your favourite TrekLit ships?

Thrawn wrote: View Post
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Forget the characters – Star Trek thrives on cool spaceships.
*weeps*
*commiserates*

Honestly, I couldn't care less about the ship designs. I see them on screen, then I like something visually dynamic and interesting to follow through the space battles, but on the page... nah.

I've never had a particularly visual imagination though; I can read a whole series about a character and be fascinated by their personality and actions without really ever having a mental image. Same is true with ships. Even with the Titan on the cover, when it describes the Titan doing something, I don't tend to take the mental effort to visualize it specifically.

Perhaps I'm odd in this way.
My comment was meant to be tongue-in-cheek.

But I'm big on visualization - up until Transformers my "brain fx" were far better than any movie or TV show. Nowadays it's about even.

Any chance of Christopher, David R George III or any of the other authors with their ships mentioned here getting artistic? They don't have to be masterpieces - line drawings in MS paint would do (or scanned-in back-of-napkin-in-biro scribbles), just to give us rough shapes.

Or maybe other people here posting pics of what they think these mystery ships should look like?
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Old September 11 2009, 05:27 PM   #22
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Re: Your favourite TrekLit ships?

You question reminds of something I've been meaning to ask for a while: are the illustrations of the IKS Gorkon online anywhere? I do plan on reading the series, but I was just curious to see the pics before hand to get a better idea of what she looked like.
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Old September 11 2009, 05:44 PM   #23
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Re: Your favourite TrekLit ships?

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You question reminds of something I've been meaning to ask for a while: are the illustrations of the IKS Gorkon online anywhere? I do plan on reading the series, but I was just curious to see the pics before hand to get a better idea of what she looked like.
One of the books -- I believe The Brave and the Bold, Book 2 -- has schematics.
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Old September 11 2009, 08:58 PM   #24
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Re: Your favourite TrekLit ships?

Yeah, that's what I was asking about. I was hoping to find out if I could see them sooner, but I can wait till I get my hands on the book.
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Old September 12 2009, 01:43 PM   #25
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Personally, i'd like to see pictures of the USS Universe from DRG3's Serpents Among the Ruins, and Cleopatra's Needle, the civilian ship that Picard used in Christopher Bennett's The Buried Age.
I imagined Cleo's Needle as looking kind of like the rocketships in '50s movies like Destination Moon -- really long and sleek and cylindrical, fairly simple in design.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ge26N...x=0&playnext=1
I think the ship seen in this video from about 2.00 would be a good start at least. It probably isn't sleek and simple enough as is to fit the description, but I really like the basic design. Redesign it a bit and it could be a ship that is a combination of classic Starfleet and a Vulcan ring-ship.
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Old September 12 2009, 03:36 PM   #26
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Re: Your favourite TrekLit ships?

Well, Needle is a civilian ship, so there's no reason why it would resemble Starfleet designs, beyond form following function -- though as we've seen, form following function doesn't seem to be much of an impediment on ship design in the Trekverse.
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Old September 12 2009, 03:52 PM   #27
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Re: Your favourite TrekLit ships?

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Well, Needle is a civilian ship, so there's no reason why it would resemble Starfleet designs, beyond form following function -- though as we've seen, form following function doesn't seem to be much of an impediment on ship design in the Trekverse.
How large would this ship be?
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Old September 12 2009, 03:58 PM   #28
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Re: Your favourite TrekLit ships?

Hands down, the Luna-class.
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Old September 12 2009, 03:58 PM   #29
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Re: Your favourite TrekLit ships?

Near the end of Federation, there's a scene with an all-new, super-futuristic Enterprise. I would've loved to have seen what that one looks like.

I often imagine it to be the Enterprise-J seen briefly in "Enterprise"--and which appeared in one of the "Ships of the Line" callenders.

That is one...sexy...ship!


Still...my all-time fav would have to be Aventine. A real beauty, that one--Ezri should be proud!
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Old September 12 2009, 04:15 PM   #30
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It's all about TITAN.
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