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Old March 8 2014, 01:08 AM   #46
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Those Tholian ships were tiny. I'm not sure they had more than one or two on board, more like patrol fighters than starships.
Ex Astris Scientia says they're about 15 meters long, more than twice as long as a Galileo-type shuttlecraft and about 3/4 the length of the Delta Flyer. Which suggests a crew complement in the upper single digits.
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Old March 8 2014, 02:08 AM   #47
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Delta Flyer sounds like a marital aid you'd see advertised in a 1978 Penthouse.
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Those Tholian ships were tiny. I'm not sure they had more than one or two on board, more like patrol fighters than starships.
Ex Astris Scientia says they're about 15 meters long, more than twice as long as a Galileo-type shuttlecraft and about 3/4 the length of the Delta Flyer. Which suggests a crew complement in the upper single digits.
What's their source? The same site would have me think these two ships are the same size. This picture, with the Tholian ship in the foreground, makes it look smaller than 15m long (although, thanks to perspective and FX of the era, it's somewhat open to interpretation)
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Those Tholian ships were tiny. I'm not sure they had more than one or two on board, more like patrol fighters than starships.
Ex Astris Scientia says they're about 15 meters long, more than twice as long as a Galileo-type shuttlecraft and about 3/4 the length of the Delta Flyer. Which suggests a crew complement in the upper single digits.
What's their source? The same site would have me think these two ships are the same size. This picture, with the Tholian ship in the foreground, makes it look smaller than 15m long (although, thanks to perspective and FX of the era, it's somewhat open to interpretation)
What can be gleaned about their size from this screengrab that has the Tholian ships going behind the Enterprise?
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That Tholian ships change size depending on their distance from the camera. They're very conscious of appearances.
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Ack. Perhaps I should have looked for more pics before deciding how big it is. It looks FAR bigger there than the previous shot. I wonder if the TOS-R people (with their replacement Tholian ship) were any more consistent, or had any idea about the size?
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Well, you can't trust relative sizes in TOS images. The buoy in "The Corbomite Maneuver" was supposed to be over 100 meters on a side, but as portrayed it would've been less than 10 m wide. Conversely, the Fesarius was said to be over a mile across, but as shown when it loomed over the Enterprise, it would've been much, much larger. (And the TOS-R version didn't correct the scale problems.)
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