RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 140,143
Posts: 5,434,021
Members: 24,936
Currently online: 454
Newest member: davidhan

TrekToday headlines

Pine In New Skit
By: T'Bonz on Oct 21

Stewart In Holiday Film
By: T'Bonz on Oct 21

The Red Shirt Diaries #8
By: T'Bonz on Oct 20

IDW Publishing January Comics
By: T'Bonz on Oct 20

Retro Review: Chrysalis
By: Michelle on Oct 18

The Next Generation Season Seven Blu-ray Details
By: T'Bonz on Oct 17

CBS Launches Streaming Service
By: T'Bonz on Oct 17

Yelchin In New Indie Thriller
By: T'Bonz on Oct 17

Saldana In The Book of Life
By: T'Bonz on Oct 17

Cracked’s New Sci-Fi Satire
By: T'Bonz on Oct 16


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Misc. Star Trek > Trek Tech

Trek Tech Pass me the quantum flux regulator, will you?

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old August 14 2010, 06:07 PM   #1
Anrypan
Cadet
 
Location: Ohio, USA
Hollywood Sci-Fi technical designs

Every author has their opinions inside the story they wrote. I believe that Hollywood, and most agree, does a poor job with the technical side of science fiction. I am a retired engineer with nearly 30 years in missile and aircraft development for the US Air Force. Using this experience, I have designed a fighter, heavy cruiser, and other spacecraft, that are 'practical' in concept. Although I am going to refer to my website for technical reasons and not to sell my book. The site is UnitedWorldsAuthority.com. At the end of the 107 sample are several pictures of the fighter and the other spacecraft. Some of the rational for these designs is explained on YouTube within United Worlds Authority for YouTube. My basic complaint hinges on 'practically and functionality' of the Star Trek and Star Wars designs. The fighters have NO flight surfaces, yet are supposed to be atmosphere capable. The space only craft have an abundance of windows. I worked for General Dynamic's Electric Boat (submarines). Those war-craft function in a high pressure environment and windows would be a major liability. Spacecraft exist in zero pressure and windows would also be a very bad idea. Also, having each compartment hanging from an extension support, is risky. I would like to an place JPG pictures here, but they are with "Pictures" of "My Documents". Several make fantastic screen savers. I also hate roads/interstates since in 1993 my wife and I almost died on I-90 in NY, but that is another discussion on what I believe is a viable alternative. Private homes should be at least 60% underground. The insulation advantage of 4 to 5 feet of soil/rock is marvelous. I am in process of makes pictures of these structures. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Anrypan is offline  
Old August 14 2010, 06:53 PM   #2
sojourner
Admiral
 
sojourner's Avatar
 
Location: I'm at WKRP
Re: Hollywood Sci-Fi technical designs

Wait, what were we talking about again??? Oh and I loved the image of the Ham being used for the alien mothership.

In before lock.
__________________
Baby, you and me were never meant to be, just maybe think of me once in a while...
sojourner is offline  
Old August 14 2010, 11:19 PM   #3
Undead
Continuity Spackle
 
Undead's Avatar
 
Location: Unicron (The mockingjay soars)
Send a message via ICQ to Undead
Re: Hollywood Sci-Fi technical designs

Anrypan, you might consider posting your site and associated links in the Web forum. This board isn't really the place to plug your book, though. Advertising isn't permitted.

Closed.
__________________

"If you think you're brave enough to walk the path of honor, then follow me into the dragon's den."


Knight Exemplar
Undead is offline  
Closed Thread

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 09:54 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.