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Old February 23 2012, 02:08 AM   #1
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round or oval shape

With style of saucer section do you like the best on a starship,the round one like the enterprise -D or the oval\diamond shape like the ENT-E or the Intrepid class starship?.
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Old February 23 2012, 03:19 AM   #2
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Re: round or oval shape

The Enterprise D has an oval shaped saucer as well. It's the original Ent (and A) that has a circular saucer.
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Old February 23 2012, 08:03 AM   #3
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Re: round or oval shape

I prefer the round saucer myself.
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Old February 23 2012, 09:12 AM   #4
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Re: round or oval shape

The sideways orientation on the D's oval, is more pleasing than the fore/aft orientation of the E's.

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Old February 23 2012, 11:25 AM   #5
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Re: round or oval shape

Round all the way for me. I dont find the E to be attractive atall or Voy.
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Old February 23 2012, 11:45 AM   #6
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Re: round or oval shape

NX-01 is my favorite ship.. so round. I don't find the oval shape very appealing. Voyager is kind of awkward looking.
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Old February 23 2012, 11:50 AM   #7
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Re: round or oval shape

Circular.

And yeah, since I was a kid playing with my AMT model, I've always thought it was way cool that the saucer of the TOS Enterprise was a saucer - as in like a flying saucer - but with the cool secondary hull and engines attached.
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Old February 23 2012, 01:50 PM   #8
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Circular gets my vote.
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Old February 23 2012, 02:16 PM   #9
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Re: round or oval shape

I grew up with the Galaxy, so wide oval is my fav
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Old February 23 2012, 06:18 PM   #10
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Oval. I like future Starfleet ships evolving away from using the perfectly round saucers of the 23rd-Century.
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Old February 23 2012, 06:29 PM   #11
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Re: round or oval shape

It depends entirely on the shape of the rest of the ship.
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Old February 23 2012, 06:37 PM   #12
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Re: round or oval shape

Generally prefer round though having it evolve to use different shapes open up design possibilities. Or something like that.
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Old February 23 2012, 06:41 PM   #13
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Re: round or oval shape

As a Star Fleet Battles player/fan I suppose I should say I prefer circular, however, I like any shape as long as it's in keeping with the overall design of the ship.
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Old February 25 2012, 02:28 AM   #14
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Re: round or oval shape

Um, ovals are round. I prefer the true circles.

The original E with circle primary hull and cylindrical nacelles combines feminine with masculine forms perfectly.
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Old February 25 2012, 04:58 AM   #15
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Re: round or oval shape

The disk has to be a circle. The ovals stretch the ship out toooo much and it looks distorted.
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