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Old November 28 2008, 11:22 PM   #46
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Re: Tons of New Kelvin Info! (Including crew pics)

I'm like the registry number better and better.
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Old November 28 2008, 11:28 PM   #47
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Wow! Thanks for the heads up, and the downloadable screen caps!



I really get a Arex the Triexian vibe from the Alien. Not exactly the same but close.
Sortof looks like species 8472. Atleast the head does. Not sure about the rest of it.
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Old November 28 2008, 11:35 PM   #48
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And the current artwork still doesn't satisfy me as representing the real thing - the pop-up turrets are still shown in the wrong places, not extending to the area immediately forward of the "U.S.S. Kelvin" pennant as the trailer shows.
Agreed. The screencap of the phaser turrets shows them right above the NCC, but on the model, they aren't there.

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nd is it just me, or does Alnschloss K'Bentayr look ALOT like Arex?
he sure does! i was thinking the same thing myself!
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Old November 28 2008, 11:40 PM   #49
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I showed a friend those pictures and he thought the alien looked a bit like Kif from Futurama.

I really hope they show more of this ship soon
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Old November 28 2008, 11:49 PM   #50
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I find it interesting that apparently the Kelvin can switch between pulse phasers and regular phasers.
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Old November 28 2008, 11:56 PM   #51
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Wow! Thanks for the heads up, and the downloadable screen caps!



I really get a Arex the Triexian vibe from the Alien. Not exactly the same but close.
Sortof looks like species 8472. Atleast the head does. Not sure about the rest of it.
Sort of, yeah.

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I showed a friend those pictures and he thought the alien looked a bit like Kif from Futurama.

I really hope they show more of this ship soon
EM. *sigh*

(It's a Kif joke, he always sighs)
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Old November 29 2008, 12:16 AM   #52
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Can we do something bout those pics stretching the thread?
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Old November 29 2008, 12:19 AM   #53
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I believe this is also the first instance of a blue uniform connoting command status.
The look and color is similar to the gray uniforms seen in the academy pics. Also the jackets worn in "The Cage"
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Old November 29 2008, 12:21 AM   #54
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Watch the trailer again, the Phasers are in the correct locations.
They are of course in the correct locations in the screencaps, by definition. But the three hatches supposedly hiding the pop-uppers on each side seem oddly placed in the rotatable model itself - too far back, much as in the artwork where the ship flies nose up against a red nebula background, with a planet to the left. Or then I'm seeing things for squinting too hard, as the rotatable model is so damn dark and not zoomable.
Again, watch the trailer again and freeze it on the final shot of the Kelvin.
Nothing is off in regards the Phasers.

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Old November 29 2008, 12:28 AM   #55
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You know, registry number notwithstanding, I quite like the Kelvin. True, the nacelle seems a bit close to the saucer, but we could explain that away with better hull plating outclassing weaker, older engines, where by the time of the Enterprise the engines have gotten stronger and they've had to move them away. Having the secondary hull nacelle be almost entirely hangar also seems to echo the future Nebula class, perhaps an interchangeable unit for various missions? I do think that the images of the model on the site are a bit squished, though I'm not yet convinced the phasers are misplaced.

I really wish the Enterprise had more in common with the Kelvin, actually, even though the K is at least 15 years older - I just prefer its aesthetic because it seems more in line with TOS but as others suggested, this may be JJ's nod to the original prior to his reboot.
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Old November 29 2008, 12:30 AM   #56
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You know, registry number notwithstanding, I quite like the Kelvin. True, the nacelle seems a bit close to the saucer, but we could explain that away with better hull plating outclassing weaker, older engines, where by the time of the Enterprise the engines have gotten stronger and they've had to move them away. I really wish the Enterprise had more in common with the Kelvin, actually, even though the K is at least 15 years older - I just prefer its aesthetic because it seems more in line with TOS but as others suggested, this may be JJ's nod to the original prior to his reboot.
actually it's sounds more like the Kelvin is around 30 years older than the Enterprise.
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Old November 29 2008, 12:31 AM   #57
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You know, registry number notwithstanding, I quite like the Kelvin. True, the nacelle seems a bit close to the saucer, but we could explain that away with better hull plating outclassing weaker, older engines, where by the time of the Enterprise the engines have gotten stronger and they've had to move them away. I really wish the Enterprise had more in common with the Kelvin, actually, even though the K is at least 15 years older - I just prefer its aesthetic because it seems more in line with TOS but as others suggested, this may be JJ's nod to the original prior to his reboot.
I don't see a nodding at all. There is one ship 15 years older than the other ship which is supposed to be the flagship of the fleet and more advanced and simply newer. I see a ton of similarities between the two. One's simply newer and... The Enterprise.
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Old November 29 2008, 12:37 AM   #58
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I find it interesting that apparently the Kelvin can switch between pulse phasers and regular phasers.
Reading that made me wonder, too. Wasn't pulse phaser technology supposed to be a new, next step in weapons technology when the Defiant was introduced back in DS9? Something we had never seen before?
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Old November 29 2008, 12:42 AM   #59
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I don't know about never seen before. We've seen phasers pulsing instead of a beam, at the very least, in The Wrath of Khan. TOS visual effects never were really consistant, but they appeared to pulse at times there too.
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Old November 29 2008, 12:47 AM   #60
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It looks like there are two sets of phaser emitters:

(1) The TMP-era-like red beam-firing emitters.

(2) The pop-up blue bolt-firing emitters.

I don't think we'll see the different emitters "switching" -- I think they're each dedicated systems, which still makes the Defiant's weapons special.

Oh, and remember Kirk orders the phasers to be "set for proximity blast" in Balance of Terror, for whatever that's worth.
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