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Old January 8 2009, 12:55 PM   #16
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This is cool stuff. I applaud everyone who contributes so much time, money, energy and creativity to making Trek fan films, but I'd much rather watch something set in its own "universe."
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Old January 8 2009, 04:57 PM   #17
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Thanks.

There's a topic in Trek Art here that goes into a lot of the design process for the ship - it hasn't been updated in about six months, and we've taken various aspects of the vessel in different directions since then. But the basic layout and particularly the interior deck plans remain pretty much as aridas put them together.
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Old January 8 2009, 10:46 PM   #18
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^Looking over the cross-section, you can see how genius the layout is from a production standpoint. It would only take a few sets, maybe even just one or two, that can be redressed to be all sections of the ship. Film all your scenes on the bridge, then rearrange some of the consoles and you got the CIC or an engineering section. Same with the quarters, you'd probably even be able to use the bridge set walls and set up bunks or, for senior officers, set up furniture.
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Old January 9 2009, 12:41 AM   #19
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That's a nice, realistic design. Does the ship use artificial gravity or rely on acceleration as a substitute?
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Old January 9 2009, 04:33 AM   #20
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^Looking over the cross-section, you can see how genius the layout is from a production standpoint. It would only take a few sets, maybe even just one or two, that can be redressed to be all sections of the ship. Film all your scenes on the bridge, then rearrange some of the consoles and you got the CIC or an engineering section. Same with the quarters, you'd probably even be able to use the bridge set walls and set up bunks or, for senior officers, set up furniture.
And aridas was definitely taking those production requirements into account.

As the project has evolved and the story requirements have become more specific, some of what's on the cross-section has been superceded - we don't have a separate CIC, for example, and most if not all navigation functions are located on the command deck. But for the most part this drawing is still what I use for reference.

It just makes sense to orient the deck floors along the axis of acceleration, IMAO, and I like that it echoes the way old-fashioned "rocket ships" always seemed to be designed in 1950s science fiction and speculations about near-future Moon and Mars missions. The ship has artificial gravity for use when not under acceleration, based on what aridas calls a bit of "bolognium" whereby the "gravity generators" are charged with "stored momentum" while the ship is accelerating.

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Old January 9 2009, 11:01 AM   #21
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Well, that's clever enough. And it does add to the retro appeal.
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Old January 9 2009, 05:18 PM   #22
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We have an update to the site this morning discussing the "hero" starship:

http://www.starshippolaris.com/wordpress/
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Old January 10 2009, 01:14 AM   #23
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We now also, gods willing, have a gallery featuring some of the concept and design work for the ship - there are a few images there now and will be more in the coming days. It's here.
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Old January 10 2009, 01:51 AM   #24
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It appears the gods are not willing.
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Old January 10 2009, 02:11 AM   #25
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It appears the gods are not willing.
Yeah, you get my point.

Try it again. I fiddled with the php code a bit.

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Old January 10 2009, 11:01 AM   #26
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The thing that appeals about this overall design is that it evokes not only the classic "rocketship," but also Forbidden Planet and Star Trek, without being derivative. Nicely managed.
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Old January 10 2009, 01:07 PM   #27
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Vektor's sketch looks really nice.
Is this how the Polaris will now look like or is it another ship?
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Old January 10 2009, 06:56 PM   #28
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Vektor and aridas sofia are refining the design of Polaris. This is a sketch that Vektor did as part of that; we haven't yet settled on the final configuration of the ship.

Other vessels that will appear in the film are very different from Polaris herself.
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Old January 10 2009, 07:18 PM   #29
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Who recognizes this object:

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Old January 10 2009, 08:40 PM   #30
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Is it some kind of handheld, electronic game? It looks familiar...
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